No. 13 Hawai'i Cruises Past NJIT In Straight Sets
HONOLULU, Hawai'i - The University of Hawai`i men's volleyball team swept New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday night, 3-0, in the first ever meeting between the two teams in a non-conference match at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Warriors swept the match 30-19, 30-22, 30-20. With the win UH improves to 5-13 overall. New Jersey Institute of Technology falls to 3-15 overall.
Overall Josh Walker led the way with 11 kills in two sets, hitting .333 and he added eight digs. Brennon Dyer recorded 10 kills in two sets, hitting .444. Steven Grgas and Sean Carney each recorded eight kills.
In the first set, the Warriors quickly jumped in front of the Highlanders and never looked back. UH hit .412 in the set and had 19 kills, led by Walker, who had six kills. Carney had five kills and Grgas and Jarrod Lofy had three kills each.
UH got off to a slower start in the second set, as NJIT led 11-9 forcing a timeout by the Warriors. UH came out of the timeout and went on a 21-11 run to win the second set 30-22. Walker had five kills in the set and Brennon Dyer added five kills.
In the third set, UH led from start to finish and was able to play different line-ups during the set. The Warriors hit a match-high .457 in the final set and recorded 19 kills.
The Warriors and Highlanders conclude their two-game series on Saturday night. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Article courtesy of Hawai'i athletics.