Hawaii men’s volleyball: Final Rainbow Warriors 2, Alumni 1

Hawaii alumni Josh Walker laughed while coming up short on a dig against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the first set on Friday night. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Some stat leaders
For the alumni: Josh Walker 17 kills, Mauli’a La Barre 10 kills, 2 aces, Mikey China six kills, Rory Brandt five kills.
For the varstiy: Cole Hogland 12 kills, 2 blocks; Devon Johnson 9 kills, 3 blocks; Danny Wong 5 kills, 6 blocks; James Anastassiades 6 kills.


Set 3: Varsity pulls it out on fifth match point, 33-31
Josh Walker hits wide to finally end it.
Set 2: Alumni win 25-18.
Josh Walker with the last two kills.
Set 1: Varsity wins 25-21
no official stats being kept. Alumni hanging in. Some impressive kills for Josh Walker from 3-meter
Crowds just sang Happy Birthday to Beth McLachlin. Forgot to mention that Milan Zarkovic sang Hawai’i Pono’i.
Charlie Wade not going with his normal starters so the B side starting
Up ref: Brett Sheward. Down ref: Rado Parapunov Lining: Patrick Gasman and Guilherme Voss
James Anassasiades, Jackson Van Eekeren, Shea Suzumoto, Max Rosenfeld, Danny Wong, Devon Johnson
Alumni: Cory Enriques, Mikey China, Josh Walker, Matt Larson, Rory Brandt, Kolby Kanetake, Mauli’a LaBarre
In the skills contests, servers had to aim for the ball baskets
It was alumni Alex BerganioJustin Ching vs. Gage Worsley-‘Eleu Choy. Alumni win 9-8.
Setting into the target net
Varsity Alaka’i ToddJackson Van Eekeren vs. alumni Mauli’a LaBarre-Mason Kuo
Todd beat out Van Eekeren and LaBarre beat out Kuo, LaBarre then defeated Todd 27-27.

No. 9 Penn State def. No. 6 UCLA, 25-22, 29-27, 26-24 First win for the Nittany Lions over the Bruins since 2008
No. 2 BYU def. No. 5 UC Irvine, 28-25, 27-25, 25-17, 27-25
No. 7 Lewis def. Urbana 25-17, 25-13, 26-24
No. 15 Loyola def. Charleston 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 25-1
Grand Canyon def. McKendree 25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18
Saint Francis def. King 28-30, 25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 15-12
Lindenwood def. Lees-McRae 25-19, 25-18, 25-14
UC San Diego def. Quincy 25-22, 25-13, 25-20
Ohio State def. USC, 25-20, 25-21, 25-22
NJIT def. No. 11 Purdue Fort Wayne, 27-25, 25-17, 25-22
No. 12 George Mason def. Ball State, 26-24, 25-16, 19-25, 19-25, 18-16
UC San Diego def. Lindenwood, 25-23, 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-12
No. 2 BYU def. No. 5 UC Irvine, 25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-15


  1. jm2375 January 24, 2020 8:27 pm

    Josh Walker with some wicked serves. Guess heโ€™s warmed up now. ๐Ÿ˜€

    KolbyNation is still alive and well.

  2. Kauaiboy January 24, 2020 9:37 pm

    BYU looking pretty good right now; the race is wide open compared to last year (Anybody in the top 8 can win it all). I think not having any stud setters this year in menโ€™s volleyball is really making things super interesting.

  3. Maverick January 25, 2020 4:14 pm

    There are three teams that are above the rest right now: BYU, UH and UCSB. The rest are a step below. If I were to vote today, I would vote those three 1, 2 and 3. BYU has looked better than UH against similar competition. UCSB hasn’t played anyone of note until Stanford tonite (and up 2-0). LBSU is undefeated but is very young and hasn’t played anyone either (Pepperdine tonite)–not their year. Realistically, a three-team race at this point.

  4. Cindy Luis January 25, 2020 6:24 pm

    3. Yep, that’s my top 3 in the OTB poll. Beach is not that good.

  5. Cindy Luis January 25, 2020 6:35 pm

    new thread up with Saturday scores
    UCSB swept Stanford

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