No. 2 UCLA snaps UH’s winning streak
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No. 2 UCLA snaps UH’s winning streak

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Rainbow Warriors huddled after losing to the UCLA Bruins.

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Sophomore opposite Rado Parapunov put down 18 kills and junior hitter Stijn van Tilburg added 13 but it was not enough as No. 3 Hawaii fell to No. 2 UCLA 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 32-30 tonight in a nonconference men’s volleyball match at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rainbow Warriors (7-1) had won three straight over the Bruins (8-1), including Friday’s four-set victory. The loss snapped Hawaii’s home winning streak at 26 as well as a skein of 24 straight at home in nonconference play.

Senior opposite Christian Hessenauer had 20 kills and junior hitter Dylan Missry added 12 for the Bruins, who needed eight swings to end it in Set 4.

Hawaii junior setter Joe Worsley finished with his fourth career double-double and second straight with 46 assists and 11 digs. Van Tilburg had tweaked his back in Set 1 and sat out Set 3, coming back for six kills in Set 4.

The Warriors had been off to their best start since opening 10-0 in 1996. That streak was ended by UCLA in five sets.

Hawaii, the second-best blocking team in the country, was outblocked 10.5-3.

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