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Men's Volleyball Sweeps UCSD Friday

Men's Volleyball Sweeps UCSD Friday

Sedore Tallies 1,000th Career-Kill Sedore Tallies 1,000th Career-Kill

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 1 University of Hawai`i men's volleyball team (18-3, 13-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) defeated UC San Diego, 25-10, 25-19, 25-14, Friday night at the RIMAC Arena. UH extends to an 11-match winning streak. Senior Scott Hartley led the Rainbow Warriors with nine kills, hitting at a career high .636 percent with just two errors in 11 swings. Brook Sedore and Taylor Averill additionally added eight apiece, with Sedore netting the 1,000th kill of his career - just the 15th UH men's volleyball player to do so. Averill, Sedore and Hartley, along with setter Jennings Franciskovic and sophomore Kupono Feyadded two service aces each to combine for a season-high 10 aces, tying for third in the program's rally-scoring era records. The Rainbow Warriors opened the match with an explosive first set, hitting at .500 (10-1-18) over the Tritons' -.174 (5-9-23) for a 25-10 win. After reaching for eight unanswered points, the 'Bows took a dominating 20-7 lead capped off with a service ace by Sedore. UCSD was limited to just three more points in Set 1, as the Warriors quickly ended it with another ace by Jennings Franciskovic. After a rocky start in Set 2, the Tritons were able to tie it 7-7 with the Warriors. Clinching to a two point lead shortly to follow, the 'Bows climbed back with a 5-0 run to take the lead 19-12 with UCSD giving away three points due to error. The Tritons responded with three unanswered points, but UH quickly finished them off, 25-19. UH trailed behind the Tritons early in Set 3, 8-9 but after Sedore hammered down his eighth kill of the night to tie it 9-9, the 'Bows bounced back with a 17-5 run, winning the match 25-14. The Warriors will face UCSD again in a rematch Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. PT at the RIMAC Arena before heading to UCLA, March 29-30.

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