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Warriors open four game home stand without starter Steven Hunt

Brennon Dyer Brennon Dyer
Mike Wilton Mike Wilton
Gus Tuaniga Gus Tuaniga

By Brian Ojima - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - The University of Hawaii men's volleyball team has lost two straight and 8 of their last 10. Now things get even tougher with freshman, Steven Hunt, sidelined for four weeks with a hairline fracture in his right hand.

"it's a pretty big blow, you've seen the season he's had, he's one of our main starters and he's a big part of our backbone on our team, so with him being out, it's a shock", said Brennon Dyer.

It's undoubtedly a big loss for a young team, but with a 4-game homestand beginning on Thursday against Stanford, the team has to quickly focus on the Cardinals.

"Stanford is a very good team, good setting, good passing, good outside hitters, they're good in the middle, they're good, so they're going to be giving us a lot of challenges", said Coach Mike Wilton.

The team's leader in kills last season, Josh Walker, will fill the void left by Hunt's absence, and collectively, the team says they're ready for the challenge, as they enter the second half of the season.

"all we gotta do is go in there with a mindset that we're going to win and just do our part", said Gus Tuaniga.

The Warriors will host Stanford in the first of their two game set against the Cardinal, beginning on Thursday at 7 pm.

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