In front of a passionate sellout crowd, the No. 1 University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team shook off recent disappointment to take down No. 2 UCLA 29-27, 21-25, 25-22, 28-26 on Saturday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

UH is now 17-1, while UCLA falls to 19-2.

All the latest sports news from Hawaii’s sports station

After suffering its first loss of the season to No. 3 Penn State on Friday, the Rainbow Warriors fended off multiple set points to take a marathon first set in front of a sold-out crowd.

The Bruins took a 10-4 lead to begin the second set and never relinquished the lead en route to making the match one set apiece.

After falling into a quick 2-0 deficit in the third set, the Rainbow Warriors went on a 5-0 and never looked back.

A back-and-forth battle for the fourth set ended with a shared block between Jakob Thelle and Kurt Nusterer, much to the delight to the turnstile crowd of 9,308.

Dimitrios Mouchlias had a match-high 22 kills for Hawaii, while David Ido was one of four Bruins with double-digit kills, leading the way with a team-high 21.

Hawaii will remain home to kick off its Big West Conference slate, which begins with a two-match series against No. 4 Long Beach State. The first meeting between the ‘Bows and The Beach begins at 7 p.m. on Friday.