Waves sweep Rainbow Warriors, with box link

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Punahou product Josh Taylor put down a match-high 11 kills to lead No. 2 Pepperdine over No. 9 Hawaii 25-19, 25-17, 25-23 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match Friday in Malibu, Calif.

The victory clinches a home quarterfinal match in the MPSF tournament for the Waves (17-6, 17-6 MPSF). The Rainbow Warriors (15-11, 13-10) will need to beat Pepperdine Saturday as well as have BYU defeat UCLA Saturday in order to get into the playoffs.

Hawaii holds the tiebreaker over UCLA. The Bruins are 14-9 in the MPSF going into Saturday’s regular-season finale.

The Rainbow Warriors, seeing their four-match winning streak snapped, got 10 kills from Brook Sedore when hitting just .165 as a team. Reigning national player of the week Siki Zarkovic finished with 4 kills and hit .045. UH libero Kolby Kanetake had a match-high 11 digs.

Hawaii led for most of Set 3, the last at 22-21. Pepperdine rallied to close out the match with a 4-1 run in winning a third straight and eighth in nine matches.


  1. Brandon April 11, 2014 6:12 pm

    Horrible calls by the refs. Wade got a yellow card for protesting one of them.

  2. FormerlyWarriorfan April 11, 2014 7:23 pm

    Well maybe so but the refs didn’t commit all those service errors or miss sets, overpasses and hitting errors, UH just got out played and out coached, you would think they would play better knowing how much was on the line for them. Especially the seniors , all of whom will probably play their final match ever tomorrow, I don’t see Ramos, West or Olsen playing professionally, Maybe Olsen on the beach.

    Taylor Averill is the only player that played at his best. He can’t do it alone.

  3. Brandon April 11, 2014 7:33 pm

    2. Oh of course, UH lost the match themselves with those SE, but the refs had a clear bias

  4. Cindy Luis April 11, 2014 9:53 pm

    2. If they want to have a pro career, I would not be surprised if all have one.
    It’s a team game, UH had 3 seniors out there most of the time. Zarkovic had an off night and they depend on him to be a threat, which allows the middle to open up. They didn’t pass well which means they couldn’t run a varied offense.
    Yes the refs didn’t create the service errors but the calls that went against UH changed momentum and each one meant a a two point swing. At one point it was 17-14, if the call had gone UH’s way it would have been 17-15, instead it was 18-14. it did seem that it was very inconsistent, especially the lifts and the uncalled nets.

  5. MPSF fan April 11, 2014 10:33 pm

    Not sure you can blame the passing. In set 2 alone, the UH hitters were blocked 5 times and had 6 hitting errors.

  6. Hot April 12, 2014 3:31 am

    Mosolf used to be on the UH roster, right?

  7. MPSF fan April 12, 2014 6:53 am

    6 yes redshirted his freshman year, then left. This is his second year at Pepp.

    If you want to watch the match from last night, you can still watch it on the Pepp site

  8. Brandon April 12, 2014 10:32 am

    I wouldn’t recommend watching it: it was very messy play for the warriors besides the third set where they would of won if the refs didn’t make bogus calls. I hardly ever call out the refs but they were just as bad as the ucsb refs for the wahine

  9. FeedTheMiddles April 12, 2014 1:31 pm

    #2 You’d be surprised at how good they may get in future years, with actual good coaching.

  10. Cindy Luis April 12, 2014 4:33 pm

    9. so guessing you didn’t like the coaching from last week when they beat BYU?

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