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Hawaii sweeps Ohio State in volleyball

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COMHawaii's Jace Olsen hits past Ohio State's Christy Blough in the second set of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors volleyball match of the Outrigger Volleyball Invitational Tournament at  the Stan Sheriff Center.
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    Hawaii's Jace Olsen hits past Ohio State's Christy Blough in the second set of the Ohio State Buckeyes vs the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors volleyball match of the Outrigger Volleyball Invitational Tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Junior opposite Brook Sedore put down a match-high 11 kills with three aces, and sophomore hitter Siki Zarkovic added nine kills and two aces as No. 14 Hawaii opened up the 20th Outrigger Hotels Volleyball Invitational with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of No. 12 Ohio State tonight in 98 minutes at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors (1-0, 1-0 OHVI) will face No. 11 Penn State (0-1, 0-1) in Friday’s second match at 7 p.m. The Nittany Lions were outblocked 15.5-4.5 by No. 7 UCLA when falling 25-15, 22-25, 23-25, 25-21 in today’s opener in 2 hours and 8 minutes.

The Bruins (1-1, 1-0) take on the Buckeyes (0-1, 0-1) in Friday’s 4 p.m. match.

Hawaii’s two middles — senior Nick West and junior Taylor Averill — combined for 16 kills with just two errors each. The Warriors countered a poor serving night (14errors) with six aces.

Driss Guessous and Andrew Lutz each had eight kills for Ohio State, which outblocked Hawaii 7.5-3. 

The Warriors out-dug the Buckeyes 22-13. 

UCLA 3, Penn State 2: Robart Page put down a match-high 23 kills and Spencer Rowe was in on seven blocks for the Bruins. Gonzalo Quiroga added 11 kills and Mitch Stahl had 11 kills and four aces — all in Set 1.

For the Nittany Lions, Aaron Russell put down 19 kills, Nick Goodell 13 and Peter Russel 12. 

Set 5 was tied 10 times, the last at 14-14, on UCLA’s 21st service errors. The Bruins used two consecutive blocks to close it out. 

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