Rainbow Warrior volleyball rallies for a four-set win over Lewis | Sports

the no. 4 Rainbow Warrior volleyball team won a 3-1 thriller over the No. 12 Lewis Flyers that saw two sets go into deuces. Scores for the match were 25-18, 27-29, 25-19, and 26-24.

A large amount of credit for the win on Saturday night could be attributed to the crowd noise inside SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. A total of 4,362 fans packed into the Stan to watch the finale of the ‘Bows series against Lewis.

“Really appreciate everybody coming out. This was the first time this year over 4000 tickets were issued,” Wade said of the atmosphere. “It’s nice to get back to that ‘big event environment’ and the crowd certainly helped us push through in that fourth set.”

Chaz Galloway had a slow start to the game, he ended the match leading the ‘Bows in kills with 16. Galloway also had an assist, 10 digs, and two blocks including a strong solo to round out his performance.

“I know I’m not fully back, but it’s good to see me come this far,” Galloway said. “I know I’m not 100% and I knew I probably won’t be 100% all season, so just finding ways to play on it [his left ankle] and work through it, that’s what I’ve been working on.”

Guilherme Voss had a relatively clean night, only hitting three total errors to six kills while adding five digs and a service ace. Spyros Chakas had an up-and-down night, hitting 10 kills to six errors while Dimitrios Mouchlias, who had four aces in the first two sets, was benched in favor of Filip Humler after hitting eight total errors.

Jakob Thelle had 31 assists on the night along with three kills of his own but only hit a single ace to four service errors. Brett Sheward also got involved, setting up five assists for the ‘Bows while also adding in six digs.

The Manoa Roofing Co. put up a good performance with 16 blocks after only putting up 4.5 on Thursday. Voss had an outstanding night with four solo blocks and eight block assists, giving him 12 total blocks on the night.

“I see it everyday in practice, G is pretty insane,” Galloway said of his teammate. “It’s good to see him doing well because he works so hard and he is one of the best blockers in the country.”

The Flyers’ offense ran through the man with the beard, John Davis, who led them in kills with 23, being only one of two Flyers to reach double-digit kills. Davis was so proficient that he had more than double as many kills as the next Flyer while hitting seven errors.

The ‘Bows opened up with a white hot 5-0 run including two blocks, two kills, and a service ace before the Flyers would even got their first point. Even with multiple scares throughout the set, Mouchlias accounted for the ‘Bows’ last three points with two aces and a kill.

The ‘Bows began to lose their focus in the second set when they found themselves playing from behind while swinging for .000. Even after clawing back to force the set into deuces, the ‘Bows couldn’t finish, falling to the Flyers 29-27.

Both teams picked up right where they left off, going point-for-point early in the third set. While the ‘Bows did rebuild a sizable lead, the Flyers launched a late rally before Galloway silenced it with a solo block to end it at 25-19.

The ‘Bows fell flat early in the fourth set, giving up six unanswered points after scoring the opening point. After a nail-biter of a final set that went all the way down to deuces, The ‘Bows picked up the win thanks to miscommunication in the Flyers’ air traffic control.

After the win, the Bows moved to 16-3 on the season. They will now remain at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center to face off against the CSUN Matadors on Friday, Mar 25 at 7 pm HST. The game will be broadcast on Spectrum Sports and either the ESPN Honolulu 1420 or CBS 1500 radio station.

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