Tuesday, 23 April 2024

NCAA Mens Volleyball

No. 14 Lewis Men’s Volleyball Swept by No. 3 Hawai’i Thursday

No. 14 Lewis Men's Volleyball Swept by No. 3 Hawai'i Thursday

MANOA, Hawai’i – The No. 14 Lewis University men’s volleyball team was swept by No. 3 Hawai’i Thursday in the OUTRIGGER Invitational.


No. 3 Hawai’i 15-1 | No. 14 Lewis 10-9


Kills: Max Roquet (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) (9)

Digs: Roquet (2), Tyler Morgan (Dike, Iowa/Dike-New Hartford) (2), Nico Paula (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School) (2)

Assists: Morgan (22)

Blocks: Shawn Baggs (Gilbert, Ariz./Casteel HS) (3)

Aces: Syver Drolsum (Vikersund, Norway/Toppvolley Norge) (1)


Set 1: Hawai’i 25, Lewis 9

Hawai’i took four of the first five points before Drolsum earned a kill to make it 4-2. The Rainbow Warriors just kept charging, though, using a 9-1 run to bring the score to 13-3.

Lewis took two of the next three points with a pair of kills by Daniel Haber (Remsenburg, NY/Westhampton Beach) but could not build much momentum. Another Hawai’i run made it 20-6. The Flyers only earned three more points in the set, two on Rainbow Warrior service errors and one on a Haber kill, before Hawai’i took the set.

Set 2: Hawai’i 25, Lewis 18

The Rainbow Warriors started set two by taking the first five points before a triple block by Lewis ended the run. Both sides went back-and-forth from there until the Flyers went on a 6-2 charge, started by a kill and solo block by Baggs and finished by two straight kills by Roquet, to cut the deficit to 15-13.

Hawai’i had the answer, though, using a 5-0 run to restore the lead to 20-13. Lewis responded with three of the next four points, with a kill by John Davis (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) and a solo block by Roquet to get within five at 21-16.

The Rainbow Warriors finished the set on a service ace, as Hawai’i had a 9-0 advantage in aces across the first two sets combined.

Set 3: Hawai’i 25, Lewis 21

Set three started with the Rainbow Warriors once again taking an early lead at 2-0. Moments later, a 3-0 charge from the Flyers with kills by Isaac Benka (Minneapolis, Minn./Minnehaha Academy) and Baggs made it 5-4 Lewis.

After Hawai’i got it back even, the Flyers had another 3-0 run capped off by an ace from Drolsum to take a 9-6 lead. From there, though, the Rainbow Warriors worked its way back in front at 11-10.

Lewis took the next two points to regain the lead but Hawai’i used a 3-0 push to take the advantage at 14-12. Later, a 5-1 run by the Rainbow Warriors made it 20-15.

A 3-0 run by the Flyers on three straight Hawai’i…

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