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College Recap: UC Irvine off to a perfect start in women’s volleyball

Catching up with how local college teams fared recently.

UC Irvine

The women’s volleyball team is off to a 6-0 start following a pair of victories Saturday, and another on Friday.

On Saturday, UCI defeated Illinois State, 17-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-20, thanks to a 38-assist, 14-dig performance from junior setter Ali Koumelis. Earlier in the day, the Anteaters cruised by Saint Louis, 25-19, 25-15, 19-25, 26-24, thanks to a career-best 21 kills from Haley DeSales. Saturday’s victories were preceded by a 25-21, 25-18, 25-23 sweep against Kennesaw State. Harlee Kekauoha led UCI with 14 kills in that victory.

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