Hawaii men’s volleyball: Final No. 1 Warriors 3, No. 4 UCI 0, Colton Cowell earns MOP

Filip Humler took a swing during warmups. / Photo by Cindy Luis

FINAL: No. 1 Hawaii took care of No. 4 UC Irvine, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, in what was a nonconference matchup. UH picked up its 10th Outrigger Resorts and Invitational title.

Colton Cowell MOP, Rado Parapunov, Patrick Gasman and Gage Worsley from UH
UCI’s Joel Schneidmiller and Scott Stadick, Concordia’s Addison Enriques

Set 3: UH wins 25-20

8:47: Rado Parapunov ends it with his 14th kill.
8:44: Impressively, UCI has closed what was a 24-15 margin to 24-20. TO Hawaii.
8:42: Call stands. 24-18.
8:41: Hawaii challenging whether touch on Colton Cowell’s attempt. If not, it’s 24-18.
8:30: Hawaii up 15-9 at the TTO on Rado Parapunov’s 11th kill
8:24: Hawaii with its seventh block. It’s 12-4. TO UCI
8:21: Ace by Rado Parapunov makes it 9-3. TO UCI.

Set 2: 25-20

8:04: Hawaii ends Set 2 just like Set 1 on a block. Patrick Gasman and Filip Humler stuff Alexandre Nsakanda.
7:59: Hawaii’s fourth block gives the Warriors a 22-18 lead. TO UCI.
7:52: Hawaii on a 3-0 run, takes the 15-14 lead on ace by Rado Parapunov.
7:38: Hawaii challenging UCI in the net before Colton Cowell’s back-row attack hit the floor. Call stands. UCI up 4-1.

Set 1: UH wins 25-22

7:31: Jakob Thelle in to serve. Dimitrios Mouchlias blocking sub in front row, stuff’s JB Kam. 25-22
7:29: Hawaii’s 22-17 lead has been cut to 23-22. UCI’s last four points, block of Rado Parapunov, Guilherme Voss caught in an overlap, Filip Humler into the net, Brett Sheward sets into the net.
TO Hawaii.
7:22: Alexandre Nsakanda with back-row violation. UH up 19-14. TO UCI
7:16: Guilherme Voss in on his second block. UH up 15-9 at the TTO.
7:11: UH up 11-6. TO UCI
Colton Cowell 3-15, Rado Parapunov 2-0-2.

Warriors going with lineup from Friday
Patrick Gasman, Brett Sheward, Gage Worsley, Filip Humler, Colton Cowell, Rado Parapunov, Guilherme Voss
No. 4 UC Irvine (6-3) at No. 1 Hawaii (11-0)
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Saturday matches
No. 2 BYU def. No. 8 Pepperdine, 25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 25-20
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara def. No. 9 Penn State, 25-19, 25-23, 15-25, 19-25, 15-9
No. 5 Long Beach State def. No. 15 Ohio State, 25-21, 25-20, 28-30 25-22
No. 13 Stanford def. No. 7 UCLA, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17
No. 10 Purdue Fort Wayne up on Loyola, 27-25, 22-21, 28-26
No. 12 George Mason def. Tusculum, 25-13, 25-22, 25-13
Lindenwood def. CSUN for a second night, 25-17, 31-33, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11
Charleston def. Tusculum, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20
Emmanuel def. Lees-McRae, 29-27, 25-27, 25-19, 27-25
UC San Diego def. Vanguard, 25-19, 25-21, 27-25
Grand Canyon USC, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18


  1. rage February 8, 2020 6:07 pm

    I think this is the streaming link:


  2. Cindy Luis February 8, 2020 6:46 pm

    1. thanks. I had update it a while ago. don’t tell anyone. it may not be blocked in Hawaii.

  3. Kauaiboy February 8, 2020 10:19 pm

    Just home from the match, other than a few lapses a pretty decent match for the Bows. Hawaii’s defense just couldn’t stop Alexandre, he kept eating up the cross court against Hawaii’s middle or Rado. Would’ve liked to see better adjustments there by the coaching staff. Also Alexandre really got into Coltons head during portions of the match. I would’ve selected Rado as MVP! Pat is a beast, we gotta find ways to set him more often! Brett has one of the weakest jump serves I’ve ever seen. Humler is a smart hitter, he goes high hands often… he’s hitting the ball on his way down and just sprays it off the block.. James is a great leader, I was sitting right behind the bench and he really keeps the boys engaged!!!

  4. Cindy Luis February 8, 2020 10:28 pm

    3. they could have done a better job on Nsakanda but it was pick your poison on that, UH contained Stadick (3 kills) and Schneidmiller (7). Nsakanda had 15 of the teams’ 29 kills.
    Passing has to be there in order to get Hawai’s middles more involved.
    Gasman was 6-1-8 tonight. 7-0-9 on Friday.
    Voss (at 6-7) was up against Stadick at 7-foot. so limited swings for the freshman (2-1-3).
    Originally voted for Gage as MOP but changed it to Parapunov. got outvoted. ‘-)

  5. Maverick February 10, 2020 9:41 am

    New poll: https://www.avca.org/polls/dii-men/2-10-2020.html

    UH and BYU received same votes as last week. Congrats to UCSD for making it in the poll. Now 5 of 6 Big West teams are ranked, with 4 in the top 5. Premier conference in the country.

  6. Cindy Luis February 10, 2020 10:45 am

    thanks. new thread up for Monday.
    UCSD was in the poll a couple of weeks ago. No. 15 on Jan. 27

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