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University of Hawaii volleyball fans show up in force at Long Beach

  • DARRELL MIHO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    The Rainbow Warriors faithful were out in full force during the NCAA volleyball championship on Saturday.

  • DARRELL MIHO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hawaii fans Ray, right, and Dayle Oishi from Kaimuki cheered on the Rainbow Warriors during Saturday’s NCAA volleyball championship against Long Beach State.

  • DARRELL MIHO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Governor David Ige and his wife Dawn cheered on the Rainbow Warriors.

  • DARRELL MIHO / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Rainbow Warriors hitter Rado Parapunov acknowledged the Hawaii fans during the awards ceremony after the NCAA finals match against Long Beach State at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday. Parapunov threw a kiss at the Hawaii fans.

A Saturday evening that ended in disappointment began with festivity and hope for Hawaii’s large contingent of volleyball fans, many of whom crossed an ocean to see the Rainbow Warriors’ first appearance in an NCAA final since 2002. Read more

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