The University of Hawaiʻi men's volleyball team tied a program-record in consecutive sweeps with a 25-9, 25-17, 27-25 win over Lincoln Memorial on Sunday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center.
UH hit .441 in the match with six players recording at least five kills. Senior Brett Rosenmeier and freshman Filip Humler each had nine kills and hit .375 to lead the Warriors. Rosenmeier also added five digs and two blocks while Humler had six digs and two stuffs.
Sophomore libero Gage Worsley had 10 of the team’s 44 digs.
UH got off to a quick 15-6 lead before Lincoln Memorial called its first timeout. The ‘Bows then went on a 10-3 run for the remainder of the set. Senior outside hitter Stijn van Tilburg had five kills in the first set. The winning point came from a killer spike from senior setter Joe Worsley, who was second on the team in kills in the first set with four.
Lincoln Memorial was able to get more active on the offensive side during the second set. However, the ‘Bows pushed to a 15-9 lead before a timeout. The ‘Bows were outscored for a 5-1 stretch, which allowed Lincoln Memorial to get within two points. After a quick timeout, the ‘Bows were able to power through and seal the second set, 25-17.
The beginning of the third set was the closest of the entire match, with Lincoln Memorial taking the lead six times while tying up the score 11 times. UH won the third and final set after van Tilburg re-entered the lineup late and posted the final two kills to end the match, 27-25.
Hawaiʻi returns to the Stan Sheriff Center on Mar. 7 to take on King University at 7 p.m.