EWU-Hawai’i links, catching up on scores

Friday, 7 p.m. HST

Edward Waters (0-0) at No. 1 Hawai’i (0-0)
TV: Spectrum Sports (pregame 6:30 p.m.
Radio: 1420-AM/92.7-FM (pregame 6:45 p.m.)
Online audio: http://player.listenlive.co/27971

Live stream: ESPN+ (blacked out in Hawai’i)
https://plus.espn.com/
LIve stats: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=381715
Promotions: Heineken is the sponsor of both tonight’s match and that of Sunday’s (5 p.m.) 400 rally towels will be distributed both days. Free posters and schedule cards will be available at the sports marketing table near Gate A.

Ticket info/COVID protocal: The arena is at 50 percent capacity (5,150) but I doubt if there will be more than 2,000 tonight https://hawaiiathletics.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=MVBI&linkID=hawaii&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=&utm_source=HawaiiAthletics&utm_medium=Schedule+Text+Link&utm_content=MVB+Individual+Tickets&utm_campaign=2022+MVB+Tickets

  • EWU, out of Jacksonville, Fla., is in its first year of men’s collegiate volleyball and a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • The Tigers 16-player roster features 14 freshmen and eight international athletes — four from Dominican Republic, two from Belize, one each from Barbados and Jamaica.
  • EWU prepped for its first road trip with an exhibition vs. Lancaster Bible College. The Tigers lost, 21-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-20, 15-10. Freshman Opp Evens Edouard (6-5) led the Tigers with 20 kills, with  three service aces and five digs. Freshman hitter Daniel Montero (6-4) had 15 kills and six digs. Freshman setter Oneil Daley had 21 assists and freshman setter Kenyon Haynes had 17 assists. Both setters played in all 5 sets.
  • EWU is the first of three first-year programs that UH will play this season along with Kentucky State (Feb. 4) and Long Island (Feb. 8-9, 11).
  • UH (2-0) is coming off a two-match series sweep of No. 7 Loyola-Chicago last week.
  • UH has a 48-match win streak in the regular season against non-Big West/non-MPSF teams since 2013.
  • Thursday’s results
  • Congrats to Baldwin High alum Donan Cruz who picked up his first win as the new Ball State coach when the Cardinals def. Maryville 25-12, 25-18, 25-13. Cruz was the 2021 AVCA NAIA Coach of the Year after leading Grand View to the national title and a 26-0 record. Cruz started the GVU program in 2011. GVU is where former Warrior Danny Wong ended up and he was on the title team.
  • No. 3 Pepperdine def. Erskine 25-9, 25-19, 25-15
    No. 4 Penn State def. No. 6 Grand Canyon 25-17, 25-21, 25-22
    Emmanuel def. Queens 18-25, 26-24, 25-22, 17-25, 15-10
    Belmont Abbey def. Carolina 25-16, 25-18, 25-15
    Concordia-Irvine def. St. Katherine 25-13, 25-19, 25-13
  •   Wednesday’s results featured two Ivy League programs that sat out last spring)
    No. 11 Ohio State def. Saint Francis 25-18, 25-13, 25-20
    No. 12 USC def. Princeton 35-33, 25-22, 25-20
    No. 15 UC Irvine def. Harvard 25-19, 25-22, 25-21

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