No. 1 Hawai’i had to make a big comeback but finished the night clinching its first postseason home match in five years.
All-American middle attacker Taylor Averill had a team-high six blocks and added 16 kills as Hawai’i rallied to beat No. 12 UCLA 22-25, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19, 15-8 on Monday in Los Angeles.
With this victory, the Rainbow Warriors extended their first-place lead in the MPSF standings and became the first team to clinch a home match for the upcoming conference tournament quarterfinals. The last time Hawai’i played a home match in the MPSF Tournament occurred in 2010, which was its last postseason victory.
Check out the video highlights shot by Off the Block special contributor Jonathan Bates of the Rainbow Warriors’ comeback win against the Bruins.