Volleyshots

Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

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No. 2 Hawaii 1, Lincoln Memorial 0; Ohio State shocker

By Cindy Luis on February 15, 2019

Shirt being handed out to UH students tonight ++++ Set 1: Hawaii wins, 25-12 7:25: Rado Parapunov with two straight aces, makes it 24-11. Teams trade service errors to end it. 7:19: Hawaii up 18-9. TO LMU. Warriors hitting .727. Patrick Gasman in all on 3 blocks 715: Hawaii up 15-6 at the TTO. Gage Worsley set brother Joe at the 3-meter line, Joe puts down the kill for a 14-6 lead. 712: Stijn van Tilburg passes Jonas Umlauft for […]

Gasman DPOW, UH stays No. 2; SandBows are No. 5, add Sato

By Cindy Luis on February 11, 2019

Congrats to Patrick Gasman, the Big West’s Defensive POW today. (BWC has digs, not blocks in their release.) From the BWC: The 6-foot-10 middle blocker averaged an incredible 3.17 blocks per set as the Rainbow Warriors improved to 8-0 on the season, matching their best start to a season under head coach Charlie Wade. Gasman played in six out a possible nine sets, and racked up 19 blocks (one solo). He equalled his career-high of eight blocks in a sweep […]

No. 2 Hawaii 3, Queens 0

By Cindy Luis on February 9, 2019

FINAL: UH improved to 8-0 on the season and kept its set record intact as well, sweeping Queens for the second time in three days, 25-7, 25-16, 25-10. Set 3: Hawaii wins 25-10 343: Brett Rosemeier finishes with 8 kills, just 1 error, and Filip Humler also has 8. 3:33: Kill by Max Rosenfeld makes it 13-4. TO Queens 3:27: Dalton Solbrig with Hawaii’s fourth ace. It’s 6-1. TO Queens 3:23 Hawaii going with lineup from Set 2 Set 2: […]

No. 2 Hawaii 3, Saint Francis 0

By Cindy Luis on February 8, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii improved to 7-0, its seventh straight sweep, in dispatching Saint Francis 25-15, 25-20, 25-12. Set 3: Hawaii wins 25-12 3:40. Rado Parapunov with an ace and an SFU hitting error ends it. 3:37: SFU having problems with Rado Parapunov’s serve. It’s 21-12. TO Red Flash. Think the Warriors got a little bit angry after Set 2 was so close. It’s 8-1 and Hawaii has yet to have a kill 0-0-3. TO SFU Set 2: Hawaii wins 25-20 3:17 […]

No. 2 Hawaii 3, Queens 0; UCLA outlasts Stanford in 5

By Cindy Luis on February 7, 2019

Freshman opposite Filip Humler put down a career-high 10 kills with just one error and No. 2 Hawaii swept host Queens 25-13, 25-17, 25-16 in today’s nonconference men’s volleyball match at Charlotte, N.C. It was the first road match for the Rainbow Warriors (6-0), who have not dropped a set this season. Hawaii also got eight kills from junior hitter Colton Cowell and seven from junior opposite Rado Parapunov, the latter playing only in Set 1. The Royals (2-8), a […]

Up early with the chickens; Q&A with Parapunov

By Cindy Luis on February 5, 2019

The Warrior volleyball team practiced from 6-8 a.m. today, and headed to the mainland this afternoon for matches against Queens and St. Francis in Charlotte, N.C., from Thursday to Saturday. They are traveling 12: Joe Worsley, Gage Worsley, Stijn van Tilburg, Rado Parapunov, Patrick Gasman, Dalton Solbrig, Colton Cowell, Brett Rosenmeier, James Anastassiades, Jakob Thelle, Max Rosenfeld, Filip Humler. Very busy on lower campus this morning. Several teams out conditioning on the track. Mahalo to our Brian McInnis for the […]

Congrats to G. Worsley, DPOW; Hawaii stays at No. 2

By Cindy Luis on February 4, 2019

Gage Worsley earned his first career Big West Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday. The sophomore libero averaged 3.00 digs per set in the home series sweep of No. 8 Stanford. Worsley had a match-high 11 digs in the opener, a 25-15, 27-25, 25-22 win. He had seven digs in the 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 victory on Sunday. Worsley’s defense helped limit Stanford to .246 hitting over the two matches. Here’s the <a href="http://” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>complete Big West release. […]

No. 2 Hawaii 3, No. 8 Stanford 0

By Cindy Luis on February 3, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii (5-0) kept its spotless set record intact, sweeping No. 8 Stanford for the second time in three days, 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 on Sunday night. Anddddd … it’s another sweep for No. 2 #HawaiiMVB, 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 over No. 8 Stanford. UH still hasn’t dropped a set. pic.twitter.com/ovVMy37iVT — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) February 4, 2019 Set 3: UH wind 25-16 739: Van Tilburg ends it with his tip, his 12th kill 7:34: Hawaii with its eighth ace, this […]