HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The No. 2 ranked Rainbow Warrior volleyball team's three-match winning streak was snapped Saturday night against No. 4 BYU in a four-set loss (20-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23) at the Stan Sheriff Center in 24th Outrigger Resorts Invitational finale.
The Cougars (17-4) captured their third Outrigger title in as many appearances and first since 2007.
The Warriors (13-3) were led outside hitter Stijn van Tilburg who had a team-high 16 kills and was named to the all-tournament team along with outside hitter Austin Matautia, who finished with five aces – all in the first set and 12 for the tournament – and 11 kills.
BYU outside hitter Brenden Sander earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award after finishing with 12 kills, three aces, six digs and four blocks. G
Hawaii will hit the road next to take on CSUN on March 15. First serve is set for 4 p.m., HT.