Saturday, February 20, 1999


R A I N B O W _ V O L L E Y B A L L




UH falls to BYU

From staff and wire reports

Tapa

PROVO, Utah -- No. 1 Brigham Young hit the seventh-ranked Hawaii men's volleyball team where it hurt the most last night -- at the gate and in the standings.

The Cougars drew 14,156 to the Marriott Center last night, shattering the Rainbows' NCAA single-match attendance record of 10,225. Two hours and 19 minutes later, BYU won its 11th straight, 15-9, 11-15, 17-15, 15-7.

"I think they miscounted because a lot of people came a little late," said Hawaii coach Mike Wilton. "It seemed more like 18 or 19 thousand and they were all young people, energetic and loud. It was very enjoyable, a delight. What a crowd."

The match was exciting as well as both teams battled to take control of critical Game 3. The Cougars serve for the game twice at 14-13 but Torry Tukuafu put down one of his 19 kills to tie it.

BYU again served game-point at 15-14 only to have Tukuafu tie it with a block on Ozzie Antonetti. The Cougars finally put it away after 46 minutes with two straight points.

"Game 3 was huge," said Wilton. "One team was going to fade a little bit after that one. Unfortunately, it was us.

"But I am very pleased. The whole match, but especially Game 3, was a quantum leap over our last performance (a 3-0 loss at Long Beach State)."

Sophomore Brenton Davis finished with a team-high 34 kills to lead Hawaii (7-4 overall, 3-3 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation). Andre Breuer added 23 kills and eight blocks while Cory Kamana'o had 17 kills and eight blocks.

For the Cougars (11-0, 9-0), Antonetti put down 41 kills.

Brigham Young def. Hawaii 15-9, 11-15, 17-15, 15-7

At Provo, Utah

Bullet Rainbows (7-3)

		g	k	e	at	pct.	bs	ba	d
Kuo		4	3	1	5	.400	0	6	15
Kaven		3	1	0	1	1.000	0	0	0
Breuer		4	23	8	46	.326	1	7	5
Davis		4	34	10	63	.331	1	5	9
Lockwood	4	2	1	6	.167	0	1	19
Kamana'o	4	17	11	41	.146	1	7	12
Tukuafu		4	19	5	44	.318	0	4	5
Totals		4	99	36	206	.306	3	30	65
Bullet Cougars (10-0)

		g	k	e	at	pct.	bs	ba	d
Lambourne	4	16	7	31	.290	0	3	17
Antonetti	4	41	11	76	.395	0	4	12
Wilson		3	3	2	7	.143	0	1	2
Goldston	1	0	0	0	.000	0	0	1
Minds		2	7	0	9	.778	0	2	5
Jennings	1	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0
Lebron		4	4	1	11	.275	0	1	6
Pitzak		1	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0
Millar		4	24	6	45	.400	1	7	4
Bunker		3	9	3	20	.300	0	2	7
Lindemann	3	13	7	30	.200	0	3	4
Totals		4	117	37	229	.349	1	23	58
Aces--UH (3): Kuo, Breuer, Tukuafu. BYU (2): Antonetti, Lindemann. Assists--UH (97): Kuo 88, Lockwood 3, Breuer 2, Kamana'o 2, Davis 1, Tukuafu. BYU (110): Lebron 102, Lindemann 4, Minds 2, Pitzak 2.

A--14,156. T--2:19. Officials: Les Calles, Tom Given.



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