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Warriors push #1 BYU to brink but fall short

PROVO, Utah (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii men's volleyball team saw its season come to an end Saturday.

Hawaii, the 8th seed in the MPSF playoffs, took the number-one seed and nations top-ranked team, BYU, to a fifth and final frame (25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 25-12, 15-13) but came up a foot short -- literally.

For a school record 14th time this season, Hawaii's fate was decided in the maximum amount of frames. UH rallied in the 5th tying the set nine times and holding a pair of leads, but with BYU serving match point Hawaii appeared to tie things up for a 10th time when UH's Jace Olsen pounded a kill down the left line. However, after a brief meeting, the referees ruled that UH middle blocker Nick West had stepped under the net.

The call negated Olsen's point and gave BYU (23-4) a 15-13 victory, surviving to the next round of the MPSF playoffs.

Brooke Sedore led the Warriors with 18 kills, Taylor Averill added a career-high 16 kills.

Hawaii's season ends at 11-17.

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