LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Behind 13 kills from sophomore opposite side hitter Shay Sorensen and 12 from junior outside hitter Liz McArthur, Utah State completed its run to the NCAA Tournament by sweeping No. 3 Hawaii (25-15, 27-25, 26-24) late Wednesday to win its first-ever WAC tournament championship.
The Rainbow Wahine entered the match having won 59 straight sets and 22 straight matches.
Utah State, the third seed in the tournament, becomes only the third team to ever win the WAC Tournament Championship as Hawai'i had won 10 straight tournament titles prior to this year, while BYU won the first two. USU is now 5-4 all-time in the WAC Tournament and 1-1 in the title match as it lost to Hawai'i in 2005.