The University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team improved to 5-0 for the 2023 season on Wednesday with a sweep over Queens in Charlotte, N.C.

The Rainbow Warriors played without All-American setter Jakob Thelle, who remained in the islands rehabbing what was described as a non-serious injury. UH started sophomore Austin Buchanan, who dished 25 assists in two sets. Libero Brett Sheward played the setter position in the third frame, posting 12 assists with his seven digs.

Spyros Chakas led the Rainbow Warriors with 16 kills and 10 digs while Cole Hogland added three blocks.

The two-time defending national champions will continue its road trip at Belmont Abbey on Thursday. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. HST and will be streamed via the Conference Carolinas Digital Network.