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Men's Volleyball

Cardinal Falls to Warriors

STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Jaylen Jasper led the Cardinal with 10 kills, but No. 11 Stanford dropped a 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 decision to No. 1 Hawaii, Friday, in Maples Pavilion.

Stanford (5-6) was held to its second-lowest hitting percentage of the season (.179) against the top-ranked Warriors. Hawaii remains undefeated at 13-0 and has lost just two sets all season.

Jasper was the only Cardinal with double-digit kills. Freshman outside hitter Will Rottman added six kills and four digs, while senior Eric Beatty chipped in with five kills, five digs and two blocks.

Hawaii hit .458 as a team and finished with 48 kills to just 28 by the Cardinal. The Warriors sided out at a rate of 75 percent, while Stanford managed just 56 percent. Hawaii out blocked Stanford 8.5 to 5.0 and out dug the Cardinal 33-21.

Stanford presented its sixth different starting lineup of the season. Freshman Nathan Lietzke made his first start at setter and redshirt freshman Justin Lui moved back to libero. Lietzke, a native of Austin, Texas, tallied 22 assists, two kills and a team-best six digs.

Junior middle blocker Kyler Presho registered three kills on .333 hitting and two blocks, while senior middle Stephen Moye had two kills and three blocks.

Hawaii was led by opposite Rado Parapunov, who recorded a match-best 15 kills on a .462 attack percentage and three blocks. Outside hitter Filip Humler added 13 kills on .632 hitting.

The Cardinal and Warriors will meet again on Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Burnham Pavilion. Admission is free.