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UH men’s volleyball opens with sweep

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    Hawaii middle blocker Patrick Gasman (15) bumps the ball back into play at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii outside hitter Larry Tuileta (14) serves the ball at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii outside hitter Larry Tuileta (14) pumps his first at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii outside hitter Larry Tuileta (14) reacts after a point with middle blocker Dalton Solbrig (11) and libero Evan LaRochelle (6) at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii middle blocker Dalton Solbrig (11) and outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier (3) go up to block Erskine middle blocker Absalon Williams (16) at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii middle blocker Dalton Solbrig (11) and outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier (3) go up to block Erskine middle blocker Absalon Williams (16) at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

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    Hawaii middle blocker Dalton Solbrig puts down a kill against Erskine middle blocker Absalon Williams during the 2017 Outrigger Invitational tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center today.

Sophomore Larry Tuileta and freshmen Rado Parapunov and Brandon Rattray each had five kills and No. 7 Hawaii used 13 aces to open the season with a 25-11, 25-17, 25-9 sweep of Erskine in tonight’s second match of the 23rd Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Invitational at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rainbow Warriors (1-0) will face Princeton (0-1) in Friday’s second match. The Tigers lost to No. 15 Ball State 25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 21-19, in today’s opener.

The Cardinals (1-0) take on the Flying Fleet (0-1) in Friday’s 4 p.m. match.

Tuileta moved from libero in Set 1 to outside hitter in Set 3, finishing with no errors in eight swings in the final set. Parapunov’s and Rattray’s kills all came in Set 2, as all 16 Warriors saw the court.

Parapunov was in on three of the team’s 8.5 blocks and Austin Matautia had four of the 13 aces.

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