UH plays Santa Clara in opener
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team will travel to Seattle, Wash. for the first and second rounds of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament.
The Rainbow Wahine, under longtime coach Dave Shoji, found out their fate Sunday when the 64-team field was announced.
The Rainbow Wahine (26-2) will battle Santa Clara (20-11), a West Coast Conference at-large selection, at 3 p.m. Friday in first round action. Host and 13th-seeded Washington (23-6) will meet Southland Conference regular season and tournament champion Central Arkansas (30-4) in the second match. The winners play in second round play on Saturday for a chance to advance to the Omaha Regional.
It has not been announced yet if the Hawaii match will be on television.
The Rainbow Wahine are making their 20th consecutive trip, 31st overall, to the postseason.
Hawaii earned the Big West Conference’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament after capturing their sixth league title with a perfect 18-0 record. UH became the first Big West team to run the table since UC Santa Barbara in 2002.
The NCAA regionals will be held Dec. 7-8 at four predetermined sites — Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif., CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb., Gregory Gym in Austin, Texas, and Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. Each regional winner will advance to the Final Four in Louisville, Ky., to be held Dec. 13 & 15.
Editor’s note: The University of Hawaii Athletic Department released this volleyball information for the story.
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