No. 1 Rainbow Warriors Volleyball stays undefeated after series sweep against UC Santa Barbara

No. 1 Rainbow Warriors Volleyball stays undefeated after series sweep against UC Santa Barbara
The No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team returned to the floor this weekend, sweeping UC Santa Barbara in a three match-series in the Thunderdome. (Source: Hawaii Athletics)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The No. 1 ranked University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team returned to the floor this weekend, sweeping UC Santa Barbara in a three match-series in the Thunderdome.

In game one, the ‘Bows would rally back after losing the opening set to down the Gauchos in the following three sets — 16-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20.

Senior Rado Parapunov had a night for the “H”, racking up 16 kills and a game-high 11 digs, while Patrick Gasman tallied a career-high 14 kills and 10 blocks.

In the second meeting, Hawaii took care of business, sweeping the No. 3 ranked Gauchos — 25-18, 25-21, 25-20.

Another big night for Parapunov who would again get 16 kills along with 8 digs, meanwhile Jakob Thelle has a game-high 38 assists.

In the series finale, UH kept the brooms out, sweeping UCSB on Saturday to move to 7-0 on the season.

Thursday’s opening set loss was seemingly forgotten, as the ‘Bows dominated the Gauchos for the remainder of the series, anchored by Parapunov’s stellar performance on the weekend — notching 52 kills on the weekend.

The Rainbow Warriors go on another week hiatus before their first home series of the season against UC San Diego on March 26-27 at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

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