No. 7 Hawaii Hands Men’s Volleyball 3-0 Decision

No. 7 Hawaii Hands Men’s Volleyball 3-0 Decision

White led the team with 11 kills in Harvard's second loss (Gil Talbot).

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Harvard men's volleyball dropped its second match at the Outrigger Resorts Invitational to No. 7 Hawaii in three-straight sets, 3-0.

The Crimson's (0-2) Casey White registered a team-high 11 kills while Alec Schlossman and Branden Clemens each hit double-figure kills with 10 apiece. Samuel Murphy also contributed with 10 digs. Harvard finished the match with a .325 hitting percentage compared to Hawaii's .372 hitting percentage.

The Warriors (2-0) was led by Stijn van Tilburg with a match-high 18 kills while Sinisa Zarkovic also hit double digits with 12 kills.

The first set saw 14 ties as Harvard and Hawaii battled back and forth throughout the entire stanza. The Crimson saw its first lead when the Warriors recorded two attack errors giving Harvard a two-point advantage, 15-13. After a 5-1 run from Hawaii, the Warriors would close out the first set, 25-22.

The Crimson led early in the second set, 7-6, until Hawaii took advantage of Harvard errors to give the Warriors the lead for good, 25-21.

Harvard went on a 3-0 run late in the third set to pull within one, 20-19, and trailed 22-21 following a Riley Moore. The Warriors responded, however, outscoring the Crimson 3-1 down the stretch to take match point, 25-22. 

Harvard will play in its final match of the Outrigger Resorts Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. HST.