No. 1 Hawaii turned in a record performance from the service line in a sweep of Queens University in the Rainbow Warriors’ second win today at the First Point Volleyball Foundation Collegiate Challenge in Austin, Texas.
The Rainbow Warriors (6-2) fired 17 aces, tying the overall program record and breaking the rally-scoring mark in a 25-10, 25-11, 25-8 win at the Austin Convention Center.
UH outside hitter Spyros Chakas had four of his seven aces in a 10-0 UH run early in the third set and setter Jakob Thelle finished with four aces in the match and eight for the day.
UH opposite Dimitrios Mouchlias also continued a remarkable run with a match-high 11 kills on 14 attempts. He has no errors in UH’s past three matches and has 40 kills on 65 swings for a .615 hitting percentage over that span.
UH middle blocker Guilherme Voss finished with six kills in nine attempts and UH hit .371 as a team.
The Warriors welcomed Thelle and Voss back to the lineup after the duo missed the first two matches of the Rainbow Warriors’ road trip due to health and safety protocols.
In today’s first match, Thelle fired four aces and ran a UH attack that hit .403 in a 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson.
Chakas put away a match-high 11 kills to help the Warriors bounce back from two losses at Ball State to start the 12-day road trip.
Mouchlias put away eight kills in 12 attempts and was in on four of UH’s nine blocks. Thelle added five kills to his 27 assists.
The Warriors close their road trip by taking on No. 14 Stanford on Saturday in the finale of the first men’s collegiate volleyball event held in Texas. The match is scheduled for 2 p.m.