Senior hitter Stijn van Tilburg and junior opposite Rado Parapunov added 11 kills apiece for the Rainbow Warriors , who set a program record for wins in a season.
Senior setter Joe Worsley had his second double-double with 38 assists and 10 digs.
Hawaii advances to its first championship match since and will face second-seeded Long Beach State Senior opposite Mitch Perinar had 13 and sophomore middle Tyler Mitchem A run in the middle of the frame removed the drama and UH won going away, Cowell led the Rainbow Warriors with 15 kills on 27 swings, hitting.
Gasman had eight kills and was in on eight blocks.
Worsley had 38 assists and 10 digs. Set 3: Hawaii squandered leads of and , as well as six match points, as Lewis rallied to take the frame and extend the NCAA semifinal match to a fourth set. Mitchem hurt the Rainbow Warriors at the center of the net, with 11 kills on.
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Van Tilburg and Cowell led UH with 11 kills apiece to that point. Set 2: The second set between Hawaii and Lewis was more competitive than the first, as the Flyers and the Rainbow Warriors were knotted at 10 before UH pulled away with a run to take the frame and go up overall.
Reserve hitter Brett Rosenmeier ended the set with a service ace.
Cowell led the way with four kills on six attempts, while Worsley notched two service aces. Gasman got in on two blocks.
Star-Advertiser reporter Brian McInnis contributed to this report.