You had a feeling that if UH could just keep its serve in the Warriors would have a chance. Win has UH tied with UCLA for eighth. Averill came up big at the end with key blocks and Zarkovic played himself out of an early slump.
BYU seemed to become very disorganized after losing Set 3 and the doubts crept in.
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Brook Sedore put down a match-high 17 kills and No. 10 Hawaii came up with one of its biggest comebacks in recent memory when taking down No. 2 Brigham Young 16-25, 19-25, 26-24, 26-18, 15-12 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match at the Stan Sheriff Center Friday.
Siki Zarkovic added 12 kills and Kolby Kanetake 12 digs for the Rainbow Warriors (14-10, 12-9) who moved into a tie for eighth place with UCLA in the MPSF standings. It was the first victory over the Cougars (18-3, 18-5) since 2010, ending a seven-match losing skid.
Taylor Sander led BYU with 16 kills and Josue Rivera added 12. Kamehameha graduate Jaylen Reyes had six digs at libero.
Hawaii overcame a poor serving night (24 service errors) with 12. 5 blocks, with Taylor Averill in on eight and Sedore six. The Warriors took the lead in the deciding fifth set at 3-2 on a BYU service error and never looked back.
Hawaii expanded its lead to 10-6 and 12-7 before the Cougars closed to 12-10 and 13-11.
Sedore and Averill teamed to block Sander for match point and, one sideout later, Nick West put down his 10 kill to end it.
The teams meet again at 7 Saturday night. It is the final home match for Hawaii seniors Jace Olsen, Joby Ramos, Johann Timmer, Aniefre Etim-Thomas and West