UH beats UCLA after crazy first set
The Maui News
The fourth-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team won a marathon first set on the way to defeating No. 6 UCLA 41-39, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Neither team led by more than two points during the first set. The Rainbow Warriors fought off 12 Bruin set points and eventually won with back-to-back kills by Hendrik Mol.
UCLA had 15 service errors in the set, five of which came on set points — the Bruins finished with 31 service errors.
Kupono Fey and Rado Parapunov each had 11 kills to lead UH (24-4, 14-4 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), which had already secured the third seed for the upcoming conference tournament.
Jake Arnitz led UCLA (17-9, 10-8) with 14 kills.
The Rainbow Warriors host Pepperdine in the MPSF quarterfinals on April 15.