Galloway 9-3-20, Hogland 4-1-6, Nusterer 4-1-6, Mouchlias 7-1-12, Buchanan 2-1-4, Todd 3-1-7, Thiim 6-4-17. Galloway, Sheward, Thiim, Hogland and Buchanan played all 3 sets.
First time UH has outblocked an opponent. 16-4.
Set 3 UH wins 25-21
3:27: Warriors use a a 7-0 run, including consecutive aces by Buchanan, to take match point at 24-20. Teams trade points. Todd finishes it on UH’s second match point.
3:23: UH on a 4-0 run, 3-0 behind Buchanan’s serve. 2 kills by Thiim and 1 by Hogland has Hawai’i up 21-20. TO Crusaders.
3:21: Net serve by BAC and kill from Thiim has UH closing to 20-19. TO Crusaders
3:17: UH had been up 16-14. Crusaders on a 4-0 run including 2 hitting errors by the Warriors. TO UH.
3:13: UH up 15-14 at the TTO. Warriors have had at least 7 aces in all 5 of their previous match. Only 1 so far this match.
3:10: UH questioning if there was a touch on MIselli. but no challenge. Crusaders up 12-11.
Todd in for Mouchlias at Opp
Stats through Set 2
UH Galloway 8-1-12. Mouchlious -1-13. Thiim 4-3-12., Hogland 2-0-3, Nusterer 3-1-5, Buchanan, 1-0-1. Voss 0-0-2.
Set 2: UH wins 25-18.
2:54: Miselli with the hitting error ends it on UH’s first set point
2:48: Hitting error by Staskunas gives UH the 19-15 lead. TO Belmont Abbey.
2:39:UH up 9-3 after Buchanan’s solo block of Winiarczyk.
Set 1: Hawai’i wins 25-18
Chakas out with undisclosed illness. Thiim with this first career start
Hawai’i (5-0) at Belmont Abbey (1-5), 2 p.m. HST
Good blocking. I like Buchanan, I think he has a bright future. Did they really have 16 service errors? Is that correct?
yep, against 2 aces. first time UH hasn’t had at least 7 aces in a match. But when you’re without two of your best servers (Thelle and Mouchlias) …
For sure not a good stat, but it’s to be expected when you’re without your starting setter and your most prolific hitter. But the bright spots (to me, anyway) have been Buchanan and Sheward, and they still swept. I doubt that other top ten teams have been tinkering as much with their starting lineups.