A very good win for UH, particularly since they were on the verge of a sweep and also down late in Set 3. 14 ties, 7 lead changes in the last set.
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this is my online story.
Brook Sedore tied his season high with 24 kills and No. 11 Hawaii upset No. 3 UCLA 25-23, 26-24, 25-27, 25-22 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match Friday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Siki Zarkovic added 15 kills and Taylor Averill added 12 for the Rainbow Warriors (10-6, 8-5 MPSF), who snapped a two-match losing streak. It was the first time Hawaii had defeated UCLA (13-4, 10-3) in MPSF play since 2008.
For the Bruins, Gonzalo Quiroga had a team-high 19 kills and Robart Page added 17. UCLA had won its last three, including a five-setter at Stanford Monday.
Hawaii had one swing at completing the sweep when leading 25-24 in Set 3 on an ace by Nick West. It would have been the first time that the Warriors had won in straight sets since 2011 in Westwood, Calif.; the last time UH swept at the Stan Sheriff Center was in 2006.
Instead, the Bruins answered with a 3-0 run, taking the set when Zarkovic hit long.
Sedore had nine of his kills in Set 1, with no errors in 13 swings. He finished with five errors on 42 attempts.
West finished with two of the team’s six aces. Averill was in on six of the team’s 11.5 blocks
Thank god for Taylor, Nick and Brook.
Siki and Jace have got to make less errors. Hopefully they both pick it up tomorrow and UH can win again.
Apparently UCLA’s game plan was to try to shut down Siki just as UH’s plan was to try to slow down Page. The Bruins were targeting Siki on serve and at least for the first half of the match UH was targeting Page. Page was off tonight and Siki was clearly frustrated at times. I expect that the game plan for both teams will be the same tomorrow.
Not to diminish Sedore’s play but for at least the first two sets, UCLA was more focused on UH’s left and middle and consequently left one or less blockers on Sedore. UCLA adjusted but Sedore still made them pay in the later part of the match.
UH really should have won in 3. I admit that I thought after they loss the 3rd set they would deflate. I’m glad I was wrong, they hung tough and squeezed out a win.
A win tomorrow would be a giant step to erase their losses on the road the past couple weeks.
It was a great game to attend! As a neighbor islander, who doesn’t have the chance to see that many in person, we were thrilled to be there.
Kudos to Coach Charlie Wade and anyone else who was involved with the decision to provide a kids clinic afterwards- on the court. The kids loved it! The players (and coaches) were so attentive
to the kids and provided a very memorable time for kids who look up to them. It was so much fun to see our Rainbow Warriors teaching the kids and sharing their love of the game. Who knows if a future Warrior was amongst the kids at the clinic last night?! IMUA RAINBOW WARRIORS!
2. think the plan was to camp on the middles. Agree UH targeted Page, a number of their serves went long when Page was back row. That’s a normal plan when trying to take out the big hitter, making them take the serve first, much as happened with Hartong and Danielson.
Think any win is important in this league. The race is so tight that a win can move you from 9th into 3rd, just as a loss can knock you from 3rd to 9th any given weekend.
Any insight about the link for tonight’s match? The link doesn’t seem to work. Does anyone have any suggestions?
which link? live stats will be up when the lineups are announced.