Honolulu, HI- The Juniata men's volleyball team fell to #5 University of Hawaii, 3-0, Friday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Warriors took the first seven points of the opening set, and the Eagles could not come back as UH took set one, 25-10.
The second set saw the Eagles tie things early, with a Peterson kill tying the score at 1-1 early. UH took the next three points before a Cavanagh kill made it 2-4. The teams traded points before Hawaii took four straight to make it 3-8. Fick put down a kill and some errors helped JC stay within shouting distance at 8-12. UH took the next three points to go up 9-15, and an error and another Peterson kill pulled the Eagles back within five at 10-15. The Warriors took the next four points and went on to take set two, 15-25.
The third set began with the teams going back and forth early, and blocks by Mahlon Bender (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) and Fick gave Juniata a 3-2 lead. Back to back kills from David Hibner (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock Secondary) and Peterson made it 5-3, UH tied the score at 6-6. Peterson put down a kill, but UH took the next three points to go up 7-9. Bender put down a kill to get JC within one, but an 8-0 run by the Warriors made it 8-17 and essentially iced the match. Hawaii took the third set, 13-25.
Juniata wraps up their trip against #2 Stevens, this evening at 9:00 p.m. EST.