Happy Kamehameha Day
Reigning U.S. national college player of the year Rado Parapunov had seven kills and a block as Bulgaria came back to beat the Netherlands, 25-18, 18-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13 Friday in a Volleyball Nations League Week 3 match in Rimini, Italy.
Parapunov (Hawai’i), playing at L1, was 7-2-16. Former Warrior teammate Stijn van Tilburg had 2 kills (2-1-3) at opposite for the Nethlands.
The U.S. (4-4) is playing Serbia (6-2) (6 a.m. HST)
Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani) again setting. Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) is with wife and newborn son. Erik Shoji (Punahou) at libero.
Match to watch later will be Poland vs. Brazil, both 7-1, at 9 a.m. HST.