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No. 3 Hawaii beats No. 2 UCLA in 4 sets


    Hawaii middle blocker Patrick Gasman put down a kill against UCLA players Oliver Martin, left, and Micah Ma‘a.

Much was on the line tonight.

Two unblemished records.

Early national implications.

No. 2 vs. No. 3.

And it was Hawaii-UCLA for the 93rd time.

Something had to give.

As a Stan Sheriff Center season-high crowd of 4,328 watched, it wasn’t the Rainbow Warriors.

Behind 15 kills from sophomore opposite Rado Parapunov and 13 from junior Stijn van Tilburg, Hawaii prevailed 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19. Junior hitter Brett Rosenmeier added 10 and junior setter Joe Worsley a double-double (36 assists, 14 digs) as the Warriors (7-0) ran their home winning streak to 26.

Senior libero Tui Tuileta finished with 10 digs for Hawaii, which outdug UCLA 43-24.

The Bruins (7-1) won the block war 13.5-8. Daenan Gyimah led UCLA with nine kills.

The match lasted 2 hours and 17 minutes. It was Hawaii’s third straight win over UCLA.

The teams meet again at 5 p.m Sunday.

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