Hawaii men’s volleyball: No. 1 Rainbow Warriors 3, Harvard 0

The Rainbow Warriors listened to the national anthem before facing Harvard. / Photo by Cindy Luis

FINAL: No. 1 Hawaii (4-0) ran its season-opening sets-won streak to 12 with a 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 sweep of Harvard on Friday night.


Set 3: UH sweeps 25-17
8:45: UH finishes it off 25-17 on a block of Jakob Thelle of Griffin Schmit.
8:32: James Anastassiades replaces Colton Cowell then serves up an ace. It’s 18-13. TO Crimson.
Cowell had KT tape on his hitting shoulder and getting ice on his left leg. Think he’s done for the night.
8:29: After not having a hitting error in his first 24 swings. Colton Cowell with two straight. UH calls timeout, leading 16-13.
8:24: Patrick Gasman with an ace. UH up 15-10 at the TTO.
Set 2: UH wins 25-18
8:03: Great dig by ‘Eleu Choy. Guilherme Voss connects, ends it 25-18.
7:58: Set by ‘Eleu Choy to Rado Parapunov makes it 22-16. Choy’s first career assist. TO Crimson.
7:51: Ryan Hong (Punahou) hits into the net. UH up 15-11 at the TTO
Set 1: UH wins 25-17
7:35: Patrick Gasman with the service overpass. UH wins 25-17.
7:31: Hawaii really good out of system. Colton Cowell from 3-meters, 6-0-10. It’s 23-16. TO Harvard.
7:25: Jakob Thelle with an ace, it’s 17-13. TO Harvard.
7:21: Colton Cowell with is four kill, UH up 15-13 at the TTO
7:16: Call stands. Serve then goes into net. It’s 9-9
BTW new this year if you win the challenge you get to keep it.
7:15: Hawaii burning an early challenge when the attempt by Harvord’s Li called in. If call stands, Crimson up 9-8. If not UH leads 9-8.
Hawaii going with its usual starters:
Patrick Gasman, Jakob Thelle, Gage Worsley, Filip Humler, Colton Cowell, Rado Parapunov, Guilherme Voss.
Harvard (1-0) at No. 1 Hawaii (3-0), 7 p.m. HST
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Grand Canyon def. Emmanuel, 25-11, 25-16, 25-23. Lions led Set 3 22-21, Lopes close it out on a 4-0 run, including match-ending ace.
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On the mainland
No. 3 BYU def. No. 15 Penn State, 25-23, 25-19, 25-22
No. 4 Long Beach State def. McKendree, 15-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23
No. 5 UC Santa Barbara def. Benedictine, 25-12, 25-21, 25-18
No. 7 Stanford def. NJIT, 21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-14
No. 8 UC Irvine up on No. 11 Loyola, 2-1
No. 10 Princeton def. Charleston, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22
George Mason def. No. 12 USC, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20
No. 13 CSUN vs. Concordia at UCSB
No. 14 Purdue Fort Wayne def. Queens, 25-16, 25-21, 27-29, 25-18


  1. rage January 10, 2020 7:01 pm


    Are those the new unis or did they still not come in?

  2. rage January 10, 2020 7:05 pm

    Also, where is Coach Milan? I noticed last night he wasn’t greeting the starters.

  3. Cindy Luis January 10, 2020 7:22 pm

    1. new uniforms. as mentioned last night.
    Zarkovic still out. Anastassiades filled in with the hugs.

  4. Mark A January 10, 2020 7:28 pm

    Where is Coach Milan?

  5. Cindy Luis January 10, 2020 7:52 pm

    4. as mentioned, Zarkovic still out (sick)

  6. shar January 10, 2020 9:40 pm

    Is James Anastassiades (sp) the team captain?

  7. Cindy Luis January 10, 2020 9:47 pm

    6. no

  8. shar January 10, 2020 10:10 pm

    7. Do they have a captain and/or floor captain?

  9. UHVoice97 January 11, 2020 12:17 am

    8. What I recently noticed is James represents the team during the coin toss at the 25-minute mark of the pre-game countdown to decide who serves first to open the match. The designated floor captain has been Jakob Thelle through the four matches so far.

  10. Manoafan January 11, 2020 12:46 am

    I do like UnderArmor, but the uniforms have SUCKED big time especially for the Wahine this past season. Sooooooo booooooring. BORING BORING BORING BORING BORING!!!!!!!!!! The men’s shorts and tops don’t even match!!! Asics made some pretty nice designs in the past, especially during Nikki Taylor’s senior year and Hendrik Mol’s senior year.

  11. vballfan January 11, 2020 2:02 am

    Any update on men’s volleyball games posdibly needing to be played on Wednesdays and Sundays next season? If the rumor is true, it isn’t too early to protest this ludicrous schedule change. The change will kill attendance for men’s volleyball games.

  12. Setaone January 11, 2020 4:52 am

    11. Who is dictating that change? That sucks for everyone. How do the athletes even attend school during travel weeks?

  13. T103 January 11, 2020 5:29 am

    For todays (Saturday) final match, is it going to be on tv? Or just stats online and radio?

  14. Arigato January 11, 2020 7:48 am

    Thank you Spectrum for allowing Hi Telcom to show the volleyball games, but you really should get a person who does a better job with the camera.

  15. islandman January 11, 2020 8:18 am

    Which announcer introduces the national anthem singer ? Because he said the singer is an “alumni ” of the University of Hawaii. It should be an alumna (for females) or an alumnus ( for males) or “alum” can be used.

  16. Cindy Luis January 11, 2020 9:52 am

    8. yes, normally the setter. Last night, it was Thelle
    10. the seasons you mention were ASICS, not UnderArmor. UnderArmor is not known for its volleyball apparel or shoes. We are seeing their lack of expertise.
    11. not a rumor. It is what I wrote. Wade said that is the discussion of the Big West because of the addition teams in men’s and women’s basketball which might take up all the Thur-Fri-Sat nights Jan-through mid-March. The Wednesday-Sunday would be Hawaii’s solution.
    BUT too early to protest. It’s not a done deal.
    12. teams travel all the time. It isn’t an issue. Much of their classwork is done online. Hawaii traveling next week from Tuesday through the following Wednesday.
    13. have links to Saturday’s info. TV and Radio
    If you need immediate answers in case I can’t get to it. go to hawaiiathletics.com and click on men’s volleyball schedule.
    14. don’t watch the TV so don’t konw what you mean. They havn’et changed camera people and I have found them to be the best in the country.
    If you mean Thursday’s single-camera view that was due to no Spectrum coverage and basically what the other schools do with their online stream
    15. Wasn’t the usual announcer, who for two nights didn’t realize that the teams walk onto the court first then the singer is announced. He was doing the anthem introduction while the teams were waiting to walk out.
    yes, agree it is alumna. single female. alumnae plural female. alumnus single male. alumni plural male or plural mixed gender.
    new thread up for Saturday

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