No. 14 Hawai'i Cruises Past Pacific For Series Sweep

4/11/2009

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HONOLULU, Hawai'i - The University of Hawai`i men's volleyball team won its second straight match against Pacific, sweeping the Tigers 3-0 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Warriors only dropped one set over the two matches against the Tigers.
 
With the win, UH improves to 8-17 overall and 5-15 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. Pacific fell to 3-26 overall and 0-20 in conference action.
 
Overall the Warriors had a balanced attack, with Joseph Strotman recording 13 kills and Steven Hunt adding 12 kills. Josh Walker came off the bench and recorded 10 kills in the third set for UH. Sean Carney set the offense with 33 assists and added 11 digs.
 
In the opening set, the Warriors took an early lead and never looked back, earning the 30-20 victory. Strotman led the team with seven kills and hit .364, while Matt Rawson and Hunt each had three kills. UH hit .273 in the set, while Pacific hit -.167.
 
Both teams went back-and-forth in the second set, before UH took a 28-27 lead. Pacific tied the set 29-29, but the Warriors answered with consecutive points to win 31-29. Hunt had nine kills in the set and Gus Tuaniga added five kills.
 
In the third set, UH fell behind early before taking a 20-19 lead. The Warriors hung on for the close 30-28 victory. Walker led the way in the final set with 10 kills and he hit .588.
 
UH ends the regular season with two matches against USC at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18. First serve for both matches is at 7 p.m. with a senior ceremony for Sean Carney, Jim Clar and Michael China set for Saturday following the match.

Article courtesy of Hawai'i athletics.

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