No. 4 Hawaii swept its two matches today, defeating No. 13 Grand Canyon 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 followed by the 25-18, 25-13, 25-15 win over Lincoln Memorial. Warriors are 6-0, GCU 5-1.
Stijn van Tilburg and J. Worsely named to all-tournament team.
The MVP will be decided via online voting. Polls open until 6 p.m. HST Monday.
As predicted yesterday, the Warriors went to their bench against the Railsplitters. Opposite Brandon Rattray and outside hitter Colton Cowell made their first career starts. Rattray finished with a career-high 14 kills along with eight digs and four blocks and Cowell posted 11 kills, four digs, and two aces.
Junior Mamane Namahoe got the start at libero and finished with five digs. Freshman Jackson Van Eekeren had 18 assists, two aces, and three blocks and Larry Tuileta switched from his usual libero spot to outside hitter and had four kills.
Against the ‘Lopes, Stijn van Tilburg led Hawai’i with 14 kills, hitting .407. Opposite Rado Parapunov added 10 kills and five blocks while middle blocker Dalton Solbrig posted eight kills, with no errors, in 12 swings and five stuffs.
Hawaii back home for matches with UCLA Jan. 26 and 28. Warriors also have their fundraiser next Sunday, the 21st. Tickets still available