Warriors cruise in straight sets over Lincoln Memorial

Warriors cruise in straight sets over Lincoln Memorial

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawai’i men’s Warrior volleyball team looks better every time they step on the court and tonight was no different.

The number 2 ranked overall team in the country made easy work of the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters cruising in straight sets 25-12, 25-14, and 25-12.

The Warriors set a new program record with a .667 hitting percentage, beating the previous mark of .638 set back in 2001 against CSUN. The Warriors hit just three errors in a blistering 51 attempt performance.

The win also marked the ninth consecutive straight-set victory to start the season. The offense has operated like a high powered machine thus far but head coach Charlie Wade still believes there is room for improvement.

“We still need to be more efficient from the service line,” said Wade." “We wanted to free it up a bit but we played a little too rushed.”

Maui native Colton Cowell led the Hawaii offense with nine kills while matching his career high in blocks with five. All American Stein Van Tilburg went an astronomical 8-8 in kill attempts and added two aces on a night in which every Warrior looked to be in his offensive groove.

The Warriors will close out the two game home series against Lincoln Memorial Sunday Feb 17 at 5:00 p.m.

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