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UH men’s volleyball team ranks No. 4 in AVCA

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Rainbow Warrior #9 Iain McKellar takes a shot past Bruin #15 Jake Arnitz and Bruin #7 Mitch Stahl in the first game when the UH Manoa Rainbow Warrior’s take on the UCLA Bruin’s on “Pink Night” promoting breast cancer awareness at The Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday.

A two-match split with then-No. 1 UCLA last week helped the Hawaii men’s volleyball team move up a spot in Monday’s AVCA Division I-II Top 15.

The Rainbow Warriors (9-2, 4-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) traded places with defending national champion Loyola-Chicago, moving to No. 4 while the Ramblers (7-2, 2-0 MIVA) dropped to No. 5.

Long Beach State (9-2, 6-2 MPSF) replaced UCLA (11-1, 7-1 MPSF) in the top spot, the 49ers edging the Bruins on points 288-287 despite fewer first-place votes. Long Beach State had nine votes to UCLA’s 11.

BYU (8-2, 6-2 MPSF) remained at No. 3. Rounding out the top 10 were Stanford (8-2, 6-2 MPSF), Penn State (6-2, 1-0 EIVA), Pepperdine (6-3, 5-3 MPSF), Ohio State (8-3, 3-1 MIVA) and UC Santa Barbara (8-5, 4-4 MPSF).

Hawaii leaves Wednesday for its second road trip of the season. The Warriors are at No. 6 Stanford Friday and Saturday, and at USC (2-8, 2-6 MPSF) next Monday and Tuesday.

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