PROVO, Utah – The University of Hawai'i men's volleyball team put up a fight in its rematch with No. 2 Brigham Young but still lost in four Saturday in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match at Smith Fieldhouse. Set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 25-20.
The Warriors (0-2) dropped both ends of the MPSF series to the Cougars (2-0) for the third straight season. Dating back to last season, UH has lost 10 straight matches.
Sophomore JP Marks led the Warriors with 13 kills and had three of the team's seven service aces. He also tallied eight digs and four blocks. Middle blocker Nick West added nine kills and four blocks while Johann Timmer and Brook Sedore each had two aces for the Warriors.
National player of the year candidate Taylor Sander led the Cougars with a match-high 18 kills on .500 hitting. As a team, BYU hit .350 for the match and totaled 17 blocks.
The Warriors return to Honolulu to host the 19th Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Invitational, Jan. 10-12. One of the country's premiere early season tournaments features UH, UCLA, Penn State, and Ohio State. Matches each day begin at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.