HONOLULU — After a strong start, the No. 11 Penn State mens volleyball team could not hold off No. 14 Hawaii on Friday night in the Outrigger Invitational.
The Nittany Lions are off to an 0-2 start to the season after the 20-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-21 loss at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Sinisa Zarkovic put down the last of his match-high 22 kills to close the match, while former Nittany Lion Jace Olsen added 15 kills. The Wahini hit .350 to Penn States .325 night, with a 7-5 advantage in blocks.
Nick Goodells 19 kills on .455 hitting, Aaron Russells 16 kills, eight digs and four aces and Peter Russells 10 kills paced Penn State. Taylor Hammond gave out 52 assists, Matt Callaway had eight kills and three blocks and Connor Curry had 11 digs.
The Nittany Lions wrap up their trip to Hawaii with a match against Ohio State on Saturday night.