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Posted at 4:36 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2005

Rainbow Wahine beat Texas, advance to regional

Advertiser Staff

The University of Hawai'i women's volleyball team advanced to the State College (Pa.) Regional of the NCAA Tournament with a 19-30, 30-18, 30-21, 30-20 victory over Texas in the second round today at Austin, Texas.

Hawai'i (27-6) will face No. 10 Missouri (24-4) in the Round of 16 on Friday in the regional hosted by Penn State. Missouri defeated Arkansas in the second round, 30-25, 30-16, 30-11. The other teams in the regional are No. 23 Tennessee (23-8) and host No. 2 Penn State (31-2). Texas, which shares the No. 7 national ranking with Hawai'i, finished 24-5.

Freshman Jamie Houston led UH with 20 kills. Sarah Mason added 15. Setter Kanoe Kamana'o had 56 assists and 10 digs.