Sophomore hitter Stijn van Tilburg put down 12 kills and No. 3 Hawaii swept pro team Academy United 25-20, 25-16, 25-22 in tonight’s second match of the inaugural Waikiki Beachcomber Classic men’s volleyball tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Rainbow Warriors had 11 blocks, with van Tilburg, junior middle Dalton Solbrig and sophomore middle Patrick Gasman all in on five each.
Hawaii goes for its second tournament title at home Saturday, taking on Canada West member Thompson Rivers at 7 p.m. The WolfPack fell to Lees-McRae 33-31, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19 in today’s first match.
The Bobcats, out of Conference Carolinas, faces Academy United at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Former USC All-America hitter Tony Ciarelli led Academy United with 12 kills.