Junior hitter Stijn van Tilburg and sophomore opposite Rado Parapunov each put down 21 kills as No. 3 Hawaii turned back No. 5 UC Irvine 25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16 in tonight’s Big West men’s volleyball match at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Sophomore middle Patrick Gasman added 10 kills and junior setter Joe Worsley had a career-high four service aces for the Rainbow Warriors (9-1, 1-0 BWC), who won their 14th consecutive home conference match.
Aaron Koubi had 17 kills to lead the Anteaters (10-4, 0-1), who fell to the Warriors for the fifth straight time.
The teams meet again at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center.