SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Volleyball team put up a fight at its home opener against No. 14 Hawai'i Saturday night, but fell short, finishing the match 3-1.
The Mustangs came out strong in their first set, as they were neck and neck from the start and beat the ranked team 34-32.
Cal Poly couldn't keep up the pace in their last three sets, as Hawai'i won 27-25, 25-17 and 25-20.
Clewis led the team in kills for the match, putting up 17, while Greisen put up 16.
Nelson led the team in assists with 42.
Senior Taylor Gruenewald led the team in blocks, with five block assists, contributing the team's overall eight.
Cal Poly had a .192 attack percentage compared to Hawai'i's .275.
The Mustangs are now 7-5 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.
The team will be back on the road next weekend to take on Long Beach State on Friday Sept. 30 and CSUN on Saturday Oct. 3.