Star-Bulletin Sports

Wednesday, January 27, 1999

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

’Bows glad to have
Breuer back in lineup

It couldn't have come at a better time
as Hawaii embarks on its first
road trip of the season

By Cindy Luis


As painful as his ankle sprain was, it hurt more for Andre Breuer to sit on the bench as his University of Hawaii men's volleyball team got swept by UCLA last Friday.

"But after I made my decision (not to play), I didn't think about what would happen if I played," Breuer said last night before the Rainbows (4-1) left on their first road trip of the season. "But I am happy that I will be able to play this week."

The junior all-American blocker severely sprained his right ankle Jan. 13 against UC San Diego and has missed the last four matches, including wins over Lewis and Penn State and the loss to UCLA in the Outrigger Hotels Invitational last week. He said he was still not 100 percent but was expecting to start against No. 8 Stanford (1-1) tomorrow and Friday.

In yesterday's USA Today/AVCA Coaches poll, Hawaii traded places with Brigham Young (6-0). The Cougars, who swept Stanford last week, moved into third while the Rainbows slipped to fourth.

UCLA remained No. 1 with nine first-place votes after having been a unanimous choice last week. Lewis, which defeated the Bruins here, stayed No. 2 but picked up three first-place votes; BYU received three and fifth-ranked Pepperdine one.

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