|2008 WAC Volleyball Championship (All times Hawaii)|
|Thursday, Nov. 20|
|Match 1 - #8 Fresno St. def. #9 Louisiana Tech, 3-1
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|Match 2 - #3 Idaho def. #6 Nevada, 3-0||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
|Match 3 - #5 San Jose St. def. #4 Utah St., 3-2||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
|Match 4 - #1 NMSU def. #8 Fresno St., 3-0||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
|Match 5 - #2 Hawai‘i def. #7 Boise St., 3-0||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
|Friday, Nov. 21 (Semifinals)|
|Match 6 - #1 NMSU def. #5 San Jose St., 3-0
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|Match 7 - #2 Hawai‘i def. #3 Idaho, 3-0||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
|Sunday, Nov. 23 (Championship)|
|Match 8 - #2 Hawaii def. #1 NMSU, 3-1||Live Stats||Live Blog||WAC.tv||Final Box||Recap||Photos|
All photos by Michael Carino and Sean McLemore
Final-Hawai‘i 3, New Mexico State 1
No. 2 Hawai‘i defeated top-seeded New Mexico State in four sets (25-19, 25-27, 25-18, 25-9) to claim its ninth-straight WAC Volleyball Tournament title Sunday. Jamie Houston was named Tournament MVP after tallying 22 kills on .341 hitting to go along with 11 digs in the title match. Joining Houston on the all-tournament team were teammates Stephanie Brandt and Aneli Cubi-Otineru, New Mexico State's Amber Simpson, Krystal Torres and Lindsey Yon, Idaho's Haley Larsen and San Jose State's Colleen Burke.
Semifinal #2-Hawai‘i 3, Idaho 0
No. 2 Hawai‘i swept third-seeded Idaho in the semifinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center Friday night. The Rainbow Wahine hit .196 on the night, compared to the .096 of the Vandals. The hosts were out-blocked by Idaho 13-8. Hawai‘i was led by Jamie Houston and Aneli Cubi-Otineru with 11 kills each. Stephanie Brandt dished out 32 assists, while Kanani Danielson tallied a match-high 10 digs. Idaho was led by Haley Larsen, who posted a match-high 14 kills. Kelsey Taylor had seven blocks on the night.
Semifinal #1-New Mexico State 3, San Jose State 0
Top-seeded New Mexico State swept through No. 5 San Jose State 25-18, 25-22, 25-18 in the semifinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center Friday night. The Aggies topped the Spartans in hitting percentage (.321-.179), kills (50-33), assists (47-32), service aces (4-3), digs (53-44) and blocks (10-5). New Mexico State was led by Lindsey Yon with 15 kills and eight digs. Amber Simpson added 14 kills on .619 hitting to go along with six blocks. Krystal Torres posted a match-high 16 digs, while Krista Altermatt had 14. Kelly Crow led San Jose State with 10 kills, while Kristal Tsukano finished with 13 digs.
Quarterfinal #4-Hawai‘i 3, Boise State 0
Second-seeded Hawai`i swept through No. 7 Boise State 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 in front of of a crowd of 4,115 in the quarterfinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center Thursday night. The Rainbow Wahine won nearly every statistical category, bettering the Broncos in hitting percentage (.288-.067), kills (51-20), assists (47-19), service aces (4-0) and digs (51-28). Boise State won the blocking battle, 10-7. The Rainbow Wahine had four players with double-digit kills, led by Kanani Danielson, who hit .476 with 12 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Jamie Houston added 12 kills, nine digs and three blocks, while Aneli Cubi-Otineru hit .412 with 10 kills and 11 digs. Amber Kaufman hit .500 with 10 kills, two aces and two blocks, while Tara Hittle led all players with 17 digs. Boise State was led by Sadie Maughan and Jeanette Jenkins with five kills apiece.
Quarterfinal #3-New Mexico State 3, Fresno State 0
Top-seeded New Mexico State swept past No. 8 Fresno State (25-17, 25-17, 25-22) in the quarterfinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening. New Mexico State hit .287 on the match, compared to the .145 of the Bulldogs. The Aggies also out-blocked Fresno State 9-2. Lindsay Yon led NMSU with 11 kills and 12 digs for her 11th double-double of the seaosn. Krista Altermatt added nine kills and Amber Simpson had eight. Krystal Torres posted a match-high 14 digs. Baylee Platt paced Fresno State with 14 kills and eight digs.
Quarterfinal #2-San Jose State 3, Utah State 2
Fifth-seeded San Jose State knocked off No. 4 Utah State in the quarterfinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament Thursday. With the win, the Spartans advance to face the winner of the New Mexico State/Fresno State match. SJSU out-hit the Aggies .247 to .169 on the match. The Spartans bettered Utah State in kills (61-50) and assists (55-44), while the Aggies tallied more digs (62-60) and blocks (8-6). Colleen Burke paced the Spartans with 19 kills on .643 hitting. Kelly Crow posted a double-double – 17 kills and 11 digs, as did Emily Burke – 42 assists and 11 digs. Kristal Tsukano posted a match-high 18 digs.
Quarterfinal #1-Idaho 3, Nevada 0
No. 3 Idaho cruised to a three-set sweep (25-20, 25-21, 25-18) of No. 6 Nevada in the quarterfinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament Thursday. The Vandals advance to face the winner of the Hawai‘i/Boise State match. Idaho out-hit the Wolf Pack .250 to .164. The Vandals also bettered Nevada in kills (42-39), assists (40-35), service aces (5-2) and blocks (9-7.5). The Wolf Pack edged Idaho in digs, 48-47. Sarah Conwell led Idaho with 12 kills on .375 hitting, while Haley Larsen added 10 kills. Setter Kelsey James dished out 37 assists. Nevada was paced by Allison Hernandez with 13 kills, Nicole Link with 15 digs and Sonnie Sei with 27 assists.
First Round-Fresno State 3, Louisiana Tech 0
After dropping the first set, No. 8 Fresno State won three in a row to defeat ninth-seeded Louisiana Tech in the first match of the WAC Volleyball Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center this morning. Game scores were 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-19. With the win, the Bulldogs advance to play top-seeded New Mexico State at 5 p.m. this evening. The Bulldogs out-hit the Lady Techsters .224 to .096, and out-blocked Louisiana Tech 12-10. Fresno State had three service aces to Louisiana Tech’s six. Fresno State’s Baylee Platt posted her seventh double-double of the season, finishing with 18 kills and 15 digs. Lacey Gera added 20 kills on .382 hitting to go with five blocks, while setter Allanah Munson dished out 47 assists. Natasha Kolunija led Tech with 13 kills.