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No. 5 UH sweeps USC to win tournament


    Hawaii players, from left, libero Larry Tuileta (14), outside hitter Brett Rosenmeier (3), setter Joe Worsley (1), middle blocker Dalton Solbrig (11), and opposite Rado Parapunov (19) celebrated after a point against the USC during the third set.

Junior hitter Stijn van Tilburg put down 14 kills and No. 5 Hawaii won its 25th straight at home, sweeping No. 12 USC 25-17, 25-20, 25-22 to claim the title of the inaugural Texaco Classic volleyball tournament tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rainbow Warriors (3-0) got 11 kills from sophomore opposite Rado Parapunov, who was in on four of the team’s eight blocks. A season-high crowd of 2,682 saw Hawaii junior setter Joe Worsley named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

Leading the Trojans (3-1) were junior hitters Gianluca Grasso (13 kills) and Jack Wyett (11).

Joining Worsley on the all-tournament team were Warriors van Tilburg and Parapunov, USC’s Wyett, Grasso and Ryan Moss and David Lehman of Stevens.

In the earlier third-place match, Gabe Shankweiler put down 15 kills to lead Stevens Institute of Technology over Juniata, 25-27, 25-23, 25-18, 25-14, in a matchup of Division III teams.

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