The Rainbow Warrior men’s volleyball pair of Brett Rosenmeier and Colton Cowell fell in the championship match of the USAV Collegiate Beach Championship Saturday to Florida State’s Jon Justice and Adam Wienckowski, 15-21, 28-26, 15-12.
The UH duo, who finished fourth in this event last year, went 3-1 record duirng this year’s tournament. With the win, the FSU pair earned a spot to represent the United States this summer at the FISU World University Games in Munich, Germany.
In a rematch of Thursday’s pool play finals which Rosenmeier and Cowell won, 21-14, 19-21, 15-12, the UH team got off to a good start with a 21-15 win in Set 1. After taking an early lead, the Rainbow Warriors closed out the set with an 8-3 run for the 1-0 lead in the match.
Rosenmeier and Cowell appeared on their way to a straight-set win taking a 16-12 lead in Set 2. However Justice and Wienckowski used an 8-3 run to get back in the match and had set point at 20-19. The UH pair would go on to erase six set points before Wienckowski’s block gave FSU a 28-26 victory.
In the final set, UH led 7-5 before FSU tied it at 10. In the race to 15, the Seminoles scored five of the final seven points for the championship.