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April 30, 2002

Hawaii Is Ready For The Lions

The volleyball Warriors will be in the national spotlight this week in the National Championships in Pennsylvania.

The Warriors hope, third time's a charm. The volleyball Bows, in Pennsylvania now, getting ready for their third ever appearance in the men's volleyball national championship semi-finals coming up on Thursday.

First up for Hawaii, Penn State, a team Hawaii's already beaten this year to start the season. But Hawaii head coach Mike Wilton says that match was ions ago. And he knows the Nittany Lions are much improved, especially playing on their home floor. Wilton says, his team knows that as well and they are zeroed in on winning a national title.

As we said, it's Hawaii's 3rd appearance in the Final 4. First 2 times, Hawaii came up short. But now, 6 years removed from the last time he led a Rainbow squad this far, Wilton says he's a diferent coach.

He plans to lean on lessons he's learned at past Final 4's, to tranfer those lessons to his team and hopefully, for the first time in Hawaii men's volleyball history, bring home the national championship hardware.

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