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Warriors AVCA preseason No. 3; SandBows schedule out

By Cindy Luis on December 6, 2018

Hawaii was picked No. 3 in the AVCA preseason poll; defending national champion Long Beach State was the unanimous No. 1, with UCLA No. 2. ——————— The SandBows’ schedule was ready a few weeks ago, but I think they were waiting on contracts and sponsors. There’s good home and away matches. Kickoff tourney with UCLA Stanford Pepperdine Saint Mary’s Feb 23-24 @ Queens

No Wahine on all-region team

By Cindy Luis on December 4, 2018

Tough region for Hawaii, Pac-12 North, First team: Stanford (6), Oregon (3), Cal Poly (2 with the Van Winden sisters) 1 each from Washington, Washington State and Colorado For complete list, click here HM: Oregon (2), Washington State (2), Colorado State (2) POY Plummer Stanford. Fo’y: Neneviller, Oregon. Coy Hambly, Stanford

Get chance? Let speculation begin; MVB tickets Monday

By Cindy Luis on November 24, 2018

Several places have Hawaii as one of the last four in for the NCAA tournament. The Rainbow Wahine got some help from UCLA losing 3-2 to USC on Friday. The Bruins, at 13-14, are ineligible for a bid when being under .500. Other Top 25 8) Wisconsin def. Rutgers 25-15, 25-18, 25-12 9) Creighton def. Villanova 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 16) Marquette def. St. Johns 26-24, 25-19, 25-15 26) Colorado lost to 31) Utah 23-25, 25-22, 29-31, 16-25 +++++ Season tickets […]

Hawaii sweeps UCI 3-0, MVB schedule released, Swords out

By Cindy Luis on November 15, 2018

FINAL: Hawaii sweeps UC Irvine, 25-19, 27-25, 25-16. Set 3 UH wins 25-16 8:46: Norene Iosia ends it 25-16. 8:38: Casey Castillo with her 14th kill, puts Hawaii up 20-12. TO UCI. Castillo needs one more kill to tie her career high. 8:30: McKenna Granato’s sixth kill puts Hawaii up 11-8. TO UCI Set 2 Hawaii wins 27-25. 8:13: Hitting error by UCI ends it 27-25. 8:12. Call stands. Sarah Liva with the kill. It’s 25-24. 8:10: UCI challenging whether […]

Granato double-doubles as Hawaii sweeps UC Riverside

By Cindy Luis on October 19, 2018

Senior hitter McKenna Granato put down 12 kills and picked up her 100th career ace as Hawaii swept UC Riverside, 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 in a Big West volleyball match tonight in Riverside, Calif. Granato added 10 digs for her ninth double-double for the Rainbow Wahine (12-6, 8-1 Big West). Senior libero Tita Akiu had 19 digs, including her 300th UH career, for her 17th match in double digits. Freshman hitter Marissa Holt had nine kills for the Highlanders (6-13, 1-7) […]

U.S. men top Serbia in World Championship opener

By Cindy Luis on September 12, 2018

The second-ranked U.S. men’s national team, with three players with Hawaii ties in the starting lineup, rallied past Serbia 15-25, 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10, in the opening pool-play match Wednesday of the FIVB World Championship in Bari, Italy. Setter Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) was in on three blocks and middle Taylor Averill (University of Hawaii) four kills, a block and an ace. Erik Shoji (Punahou) played the entire match at libero and his older brother Kawika Shoji (“Iolani) was a serving […]

WVB matches still on, condolences to Sunahara, MVB to Japan

By Cindy Luis on September 11, 2018

Some have speculated about the UH women’s volleyball matches being cancelled this week. Olivia is still a tropical storm but expect rain and winds. As far as we know, the matches vs. Oregon (Thursday and Friday) are still on. UH campus is still open. Oregon was scheduled to get in today, lift tomorrow morning, and hold practice in the afternoon. ———— Condolences to West Virginia coach Reed Sunahara on the passing of his dad Masa, a lovely man with a […]

Rise of the Wahine tonight, MVB & SVB news

By Cindy Luis on September 5, 2018

The “Rise of the Wahine” premiere event takes place today (Wednesday) at the Hawaii Theater. Doors and the red carpet for selected guests begins at 5:30 p.m. with the event starting at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following the film, filmmakers Dean Kaneshiro and Ryan Kalei Tsuji along with former UH Wahine volleyball coach Dave Shoji and the first Wahine volleyball team captain Beth McLaughlin will participate in a panel discussion. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Patsy T. […]