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On This Date: September 4, 2000

By Tiff Wells

On this date in 2000, another chapter of the Hawai`i/UCLA rivalry was written. Both teams entered the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Classic at 2-0. In front of a home crowd of 6,283, it was all Hawai`i. Led by the 16 kill/4 block performance of Lily Kahumoku and Kim Willoughby’s 10 kills, 5th-ranked Hawaii would go on to sweep the top-ranked Bruins 15-8, 16-14, 15-12 and claim the Classic title. Setter Jennifer Carey added a double-double (39 assists/10digs) while middle blocker Maja Gustin was in on 7 of Hawaii’s 10 team blocks. Veronica Lima chipped in with 7 kills and 3 blocks. The Bows held the Bruins to a .163 hitting percentage. Gustin, Kahumoku and Willoughby would all be named to the All-Tournament Team.

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