No. 2 Beach 3, No. 1 Hawaii 2

Hawaii players performed a pregame chant in last year's Big West tournament at Long Beach State. / Photo by Darryl Miho, Special to the Star-Advertiser

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking story on No. 2 Long Beach State defeating No. 1 Hawaii 24-26, 25-22, 16-25, 25-16, 15-13 at The Pyramid on Friday.

Results from tonight’s other matches
No. 9 UC Irvine (H) def. No. 3 UC Santa Barbara, 29-17, 25-12, 25-22
No. 11 CSUN def. UC San Diego (H), 25-23, 28-26, 25-23
Princeton (H) def. Saint Francis 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23
Penn State def. NJIT (H), 25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24
George Mason def. Harvard (H), 25-20, 25-15, 25-23
Sacred Heart (H) def. Charleston, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-17
IVA Tournament at Lincoln Memorial
Queens def. Coker, 27-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20
Lincoln Memorial (H) def. Daemen, 25-16, 25-16, 25-13

Set 5: Beach wins 15-13
6:42: Nick Amado ends it 15-13
6:31: TJ DeFalco on another service run, it’s 8-3. Warriors have come back to 8-5. TO 49ers.
6:27: Rado Parapunov blocked. It’s 6-3. TO UH

Set 4: Beach wins 25-16
6:18: TJ DeFalco with his 17th kill ends it at 25-16. On to 5.
6:09: TJ DeFalco with his 15th kill, Beach up 16-11. TO UH.
6:02: Gage Worsley aced. It’s 10-6 Beach TO UH

Set 3: UH wins 25-16
5:49: Service error by DeFalco ends it 25-16
5:38: Hawaii with its eighth block. It’s 16-7. TO Beach.
5:32: Ace by Colton Cowell and Beach hitting error, gives Hawaii the 10-4 lead. TO Beach

Set 2 Beach wins 25-22
5:12. TJ DeFalco ends it with his ninth kill. 25-22
5:07: Ace by Brett Rosenmeier, UH closes to 20-19. TO Beach
4:57: Beach up 13-10 TO U H

Set 1: UH wins 26-24
4:42: Service error and a kill from Colton Cowell ends it 26-24.
4:40: Hawaii had four set points. Beach has tied it at 24 when blocking Colton Cowell.
4:38: Beach holds off two set points, Was 24-19. It’s 24-21. TO UH
4:34: Kill by Rado Parapunov, UH up 23-17. TO Beach
4:30: Beach on a little run. It was 20-14. Now 20-16. TO UH.
4:24: Hawaii up 17-12. TO Beach
4:20: Hawaii up 15-12 at the TTO
Hawaii up 5-3. LBS challenging whether there was a net violation.
Inconclusive so call stands
Hawaii starters remains the same.
Joe and Gage Worsley, Stijn van Tilburg, Rado Parapunov, Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig, Colton Cowell.

T-shirt designed by Beth Anastassiades for the series at The Beach between sons James and Alexander

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Good read from OffTheBlock on today’s match
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Some other matches of interest
Big West
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara at No. 9 UC Irvine
No. 11 CSUN at UC San Diego
Saint Francis at Princeton
Penn State at NJIT
George Mason at Harvard
Charleston at Sacred Heart
IVA Tournament at Lincoln Memorial
Queens vs. Coker
Daemen at Lincoln Memorial
MPSF Tournament starts Saturday
No. 7 seed Concordia at No. 2 seed UCLA
No. 6 Grand Canyon at No. 3 USC
No. 5 BYU at No. 4 Stanford
Next Thurday, April 18
At top-seeded Pepperdine
Highest seeded Saturday winners
Lowest remaining seed from Saturday at Pepperdine
Championship on Saturday, April 20
All-MPSF teams announced
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Players with Hawaii ties
Micah Ma’a, UCLA, first team, Punahou
Jaylen Jasper, Stanford, second team, son of former UH football player Ivin
Kyler Presho, Stanford, second team, son of former Warrior volleyball player Mark


  1. Need2Know April 12, 2019 4:03 pm

    Is the game at 4 PM or 5 PM? ESPN3 says 5PM

  2. ray April 12, 2019 4:16 pm

    Ugh ESPN3. Didn’t this happen when Hawaii was last on ESPN3?

  3. Rob April 12, 2019 4:27 pm

    Can’t login on ESPN 3. Anyone know another way to view?

  4. Cindy Luis April 12, 2019 4:32 pm

    Match started at 4 p.m. No other way to view except

  5. Cindy Luis April 12, 2019 4:35 pm

    Set 1 Hawaii up 23-17. See live updates in main box
    My stream froze but it’s back up.

  6. Don April 12, 2019 5:35 pm

    They don’t call’em the fourty whiners for no reason…Knipe complaining excessively…

  7. iGrokSpock April 12, 2019 5:40 pm

    Come on Warriors – kill ’em!

  8. Don April 12, 2019 5:49 pm

    FINALLY!!! THEY CARDED KNIPE!!! About frickin time…he’s been riding the refs all night…

  9. iGrokSpock April 12, 2019 5:50 pm

    Rado and Colton not hitting very well. Need them to pick it up in the 4th set.

  10. Lori April 12, 2019 6:47 pm

    Same old same old.

    Big game – UH don”t play well. At least well enough to win. Kind of a typical UH team.

  11. Cindy Luis April 12, 2019 7:04 pm

    9. IMHO they let DeFalco get away with a lot of chirping
    11. wow. they lose for the first time this season, on the road at a place the home team has won 40 straight and are the defending national champs.

  12. Big Island Volleyball Fan April 12, 2019 7:12 pm

    11. UH played up and down, sometimes well and sometimes not so well. But I wouldn’t call it a typical UH team. Long Beach was national champion for a good reason and here UH took them to the limit, losing by 2 points in the fifth set and 3 points overall. Long Beach home winning streak was all the way from 2016.

    I’d add that Long Beach lost to USC on the road because they didn’t take them seriously and were not fired up. Would you then say that was typical? This was the first loss of Hawaii. Loosen up!

    One more note: Irvine upset UCSB. If they do it again, then first place will play Irvine instead of UCSB. Even if Hawaii loses tomorrow night, it’s not over for them. Next week is what counts and if they can win both semifinal and final against whatever team they play, they are in the NCAA tournament. It’s tough for anybody to beat Long Beach at home, so don’t be so down on UH.

  13. Lori April 12, 2019 7:19 pm

    I stand by my comment.

  14. Don April 12, 2019 7:26 pm

    12. These refs let the home team get away with too much chirping. It’s inconsistent and TJ and Ensing get away with too much. I saw it in TJ when he was in Hawaii for the USA matches, which is why I don’t think he’s tUSA material.

  15. Warriorfan April 12, 2019 7:39 pm

    Too many errors tonight, the team achilles heel from Last year showed up .
    Kudos to stijn for playing great but he needs help offensively rado lots of kills but way too many hitting errors . He needs to clean it up and UH should win tomorrow.
    UH was not going to
    Go 3-0 against the beach this year at the pyramid anyway, it’: better to get that loss out of the way now then the third one at the pyramid! Just clean up their games and they should
    Be okay.

  16. Haolepino April 12, 2019 8:56 pm

    I was at the game tonight and UH simply lost the serve and receive battle when it mattered most. But they hung in there with the defending national champion on their home court. Offense too predictable at times. But what can you do when LBSU is serving lights out? Keep the fight coming UH! You’ll break through

  17. Bleachcoach April 12, 2019 10:32 pm

    14…haha I understand how you feel!
    Hawaii just cannot finish any type of historical season the way we want them to. I remember one uh womens volleyball season (Jocelyn Robbins)where they were 33-0 and losing 3-1 to a well rounded Michigan St team during a sub regionals played in Hawaii. We had high expectations for them but Michigan St changed those plans…The MEN are human afterall and maybe if they win tomorrow and win the Big West tourney next week at home then go on to win a National Championship back in LBSU, our vision for them was on track. I have a big feeling Hawaii will win convincingly tomorrow

  18. FitTrainer April 12, 2019 10:39 pm

    14. It’s funny how easy it is for an arm-chair critic to cut down the team’s play. Have you ever been in this kind of pressure situation? I doubt you handle it half as well as these guys. You likely haven’t ever played at a high-level but you can sure dish it.

    These guys have worked their butts off and have had a stellar season. Not to make excuses for them, but they’ve had a crazy week with tough matches, seniors night, H awards, travelling, time changes, school work and then playing the defending National Champions at home. However they finish this season they deserve respect.

  19. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 7:04 am
    new thread up for Saturday
    Hawaii did lose the serve-receive battle. And as several have opined, the offense got predictable, in part due to the tough serving.
    Was impressed that they were down 8-3 in Set 5 and got it to 13-12 and 14-13.
    We will see what happens tonight.
    Agree the more important matches are next week.
    18. It’s Joselyn Robins. They were 31-0, lost 3-2. Reverse sweep after winning Sets 1 and 2 15-6, 15-8. Only Set 5 played rally score.
    That was an interesting match. Regional was first time UH was playing under the experimental Big Ten format, which Michigan State had been using all year. Technical timeouts at 5 and 10. Hawaii was in the lead each time and it hurt the momentum
    First time there was a 10-minute break after Set 2. Shoji has admitted that they didn’t handle that break well and came out cold in Set 3. Hawaii got worn down by the bigger Spartan block.
    Wahine also dropped Set 3 the night before after that long break to Arizona State.

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