UH sweeps UC San Diego again for Wade’s 200th win

The Maui News

The second-ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team swept No. 11 UC San Diego for the second straight night Thursday in San Diego, giving coach Charlie Wade his 200th win with the program.

Colton Cowell had 13 kills and Rado Parapunov had 11 to lead the Rainbow Warriors (4-0) to the 25-20, 25-19, 25-23 victory. Cowell, a graduate of King Kekaulike High School, also had three digs, an ace and a block, and Parapunov added five blocks and five digs.

A night after collecting his 400th career block, Patrick Gasman posted six blocks to move into fourth place on the UH career list.

Ryan Ka led the Tritons (0-2) with 12 kills.

UH, which has won 12 straight sets since dropping its season-opening frame at UC Irvine, could soon move to the top of the AVCA coaches’ poll next week after No. 1 BYU fell to No. 9 Grand Canyon in three sets earlier Thursday.

The Rainbow Warriors are not scheduled to play again until opening a three-match set at UC Santa Barbara on March 11.


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