Great match, big win for Hawaii volleyball.
Heartbreaking way for it to end for Pepperdine, as Nejc Zemljak’s serve hit the net and then went over it and onto the Waves’ side of the floor. But, Hawaii had a couple of bad breaks on serves, too. Those tend to even out.
When I asked Zemljak what he thought was the key to the match, he pointed up at the scoreboard.
“I think the biggest thing tonight was the tower. It hit the top a lot of times,” he said.
He was referring to the sound meter on the scoreboard, which the 5,391 in attendance maxed out several times.
“That helped us a lot,” he said. “And I think it affected Pepperdine.”
–By Dave Reardon