By Cindy Luis
sorry, dealing with a leaky toilet … still not fixed … arg
congrats to Hartong. How could they NOT give it to her.
Junior Emily Hartong recorded career-highs in kills and digs to lead Hawai’i to a road conference sweep and earn Big West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week accolades.
Hartong put forth a monumental effort as the Rainbow Wahine outlasted Long Beach State (3-1) and UC Irvine (3-2) in two intense matches. The 6-2 outside hitter averaged 6.89 kills, 3.44 digs and 0.22 blocks per set as UH improved to 19-2 overall and remained perfect in the Big West at 12-0. Hartong also hit a solid .297 (62-15-158) for the week.
In a match televised on FOX Prime Ticket, Hartong reeled off a career-high 33 kills to subdue Long Beach State in four hard fought games. She hit .329 (33-7-79) against the 49ers and added 15 digs to guide the Rainbow Wahine to three straight wins after dropping the first set.
Against the Anteaters, Hartong slammed 29 kills and chipped in a career-high 16 digs as UH again rallied from behind to win in five sets. She had five kills in the decisive fifth set and finished the match with a .266 (29-8-79) hitting percentage. Hartong added two service aces and two blocks to complete an all-around effort. The 29 kills and 16 digs also represented her sixth double-double of the season.
This is the third Player of the Week award for Hartong this season. She leads the Big West in kills (4.60 kpg) and ranks eighth in hitting percentage (.274).
Hawaii stays at No. 9
1. Stanford upa a spot 50 votes
2. Oregon 9
3. Penn State 1
4. Nebraska drops from 1