Today is a great day for Rainbow Warrior volleyball fans, as the University of Hawaiʻi announced the date for their season opener.
Hawaiʻi will fly up to Irvine on Feb. 21 and 22 to take on the UC Irvine Anteaters. Following that, the ‘Bows will take a short trip to San Diego to take on the UC San Diego Tritons on Feb. 24 and 25. There isn’t a time announced for the scheduled matches, and don’t be surprised if more non-conference opponents get scheduled in the future.
The Big West still hasn’t confirmed a set schedule for the Rainbow Warriors, but a tentative schedule has been released as the season takes shape.
Tentatively, UH is scheduled to open Big West play at CSUN, March 11 and 12, in Northridge, California. Hawai'i's first home matches at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center are March 26 and 27 against UC San Diego followed by another two-match series against Long Beach State, April 2 and 3.
The Warriors return to California for a pair of matches at UC Santa Barbara, April 9 and 10, and will close out the regular season at home against UC Irvine, April 16 and 17.
On top of that, the Big West preseason coaches poll named the Rainbow Warriors the best team in the Big West.
🏐 And No. 1? 🥁...it's @HawaiiMensVB.🌈 Went 15-1 in 2020🌈 No. 2 in final 2020 AVCA poll🌈 1st team All-Americans Rado Parapunov & Gage Worsley🌈 Colton Cowell & Patrick Gasman 2nd team All-Americans#GoBows pic.twitter.com/Lvybg2WlyJ— Big West Conference (@BigWestSports) February 11, 2021
Hawai'i will host the Big West Tournament April 22-24 at the SimpliFi Arena.