UH-BYU rewind

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.

Saturday should be fun. Here’s my online story.

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



  1. rayson April 4, 2014 10:30 pm

    Awesome win for the Warriors.

    Cindy, that score for the third set can’t be right.

  2. Kaleiboy April 4, 2014 10:46 pm

    too bad is wasn’t on TV 🙁

  3. rayson April 4, 2014 11:09 pm

    To continue my previous post. Putting aside how this affects their chances of making the MPSF tournament, tonight’s win was important and oh so sweet. For too long it seemed that Hawaii’s serve was all they had. Tonight they beat a good team despite their service errors. They managed to gut out a win despite continually sabotaging/killing themselves from the service line.

    The 1st set the Warriors looked awful all around. They got a little better in the second. I think everybody in the SSC, especially BYU, thought this was going to over in 3. BYU let up a little on their serving and Hawaii (in particular Siki) steadied out their serve receive.

  4. Cindy Luis April 4, 2014 11:28 pm

    1. thanks. it was 26-24
    2. yep, it was to bad. You can always complain to Oceanic.

  5. Warriors!! April 5, 2014 2:06 am

    Great win for the bows! Hope we can before consistent with all this talent. If so, we can win a championship. If not, we can’t even make it to playoffs. It’s the tale of two sides to every coin

  6. karmady April 5, 2014 2:27 am

    I knew they could do it.

  7. Ron April 5, 2014 7:01 am

    I am glad someone thought we could win.I would have staked my life on the outcome after game two and would have lost my life! Best comeback ever! Did anyone mention Siki s foot dig? BYU is the best team in the west and we beat them! PS I usually hate float serves but it worked last night.

  8. Cubicle1126 April 5, 2014 7:20 am

    great win! critical win too. here’s hoping the televised match tonight will be just as entertaining.

  9. Tiki808 April 5, 2014 12:40 pm

    Franciskovic Jennings 6-5, Oak Christian H.S., Westlake Village, California, UH’s setter. This would be the ideal player for Hawai’i Warriors. Good win!

  10. formerlywarriorfan April 5, 2014 2:02 pm

    Good job by the warriors last night and the beach bows this morning.
    Hope Karlee Riggs is okay. Noticed Riggs/Tucker had a medical forfeit against HPU but Tucker played afterward and Riggs did not.

  11. Cindy Luis April 5, 2014 3:14 pm

    7. after all those service errors the strategy did change to keep the ball in. they also started targeting Taylor Sander on the serve-receive.
    9. he’s on the team and played last night. not sure what you mean.
    10. see new thread. Tiegs sat out as well. no need to aggravate her back.
    the rules don’t let you to move teams up and down much, not sure how it being an exhibition affects the rules.
    they’ve been playing with their Nos 4 and 5 all season. Wong said he has a lot of options but hasn’t decided on the final combos as the season closes out the next few weeks.
    He wasn’t there today. He’s on the mainland recruiting. Michelle Meyer ran the team.

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