The Warriors still are in pursuit of a punter to succeed Alex Dunnachie, but they remain confident that versatile Scott Harding can handle those duties again.
Harding was the punter during Dunnachie's three-game suspension last year. He befuddled returners with his rugby-styled punts. Harding is ambidextrous.
The concern is that if the Warriors are backed near their goal line, they would like to have a punter who can boom it across midfield.
Harding also can be used at holder, although the preference would be to assign those duties to a backup quarterback. Cayman Shutter was last year's holder. He has completed his UH eligibility and is hopeful of landing a spot on a CFL roster.
Brian Hittner is expected to be the long-snapper.
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Another big match for the volleyball Warriors. They face new No. 1 UC Irvine tonight. Here are the rankings:
1. UC Irvine
3. Long Beach State
6. Ohio State
8. Cal State Northridge
T-9. Penn State
13. California Baptist
The Warriors currently are eighth in the MPSF. The top eight teams qualify for the MPSF playoffs.