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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Final 4 set

By Cindy Luis on December 10, 2018

Thursday’s semifinals 1) Stanford vs. 4) BYU 3) Illinois vs. 7) Nebraska Quarterfinal scores 1) Stanford def. 8) Penn State, 28-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 3) Illinois def. 6) Wisconsin 25-19, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23 4) BYU def. 5) Texas 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 7) Nebraska def. 15) Oregon 25-22, 25-23, 25-17

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

NCAA Sweet 16 set

By Cindy Luis on December 2, 2018

Interactive bracket click here Seeds in parenthesis Friday’s third round Washington State (16) at Stanford (1) Oregon (15) at Minnesota (2) Marquette (14) at Illinois (3) Florida at BYU (4) Michigan at Texas (5) San Diego at Wisconsin (6) Kentucky (10) at Nebraska (7) Washington at Penn State (8) ICYMI Saturday’s second round Stanford (1) 3, LMU 0Illinois (3) 3, Louisville 1 Minnesota (2) 3, South Dakota 0 Illinois (3) 3, Louisville 1 BYU (4) 3, Utah 0 Wisconsin (6) […]

Baylor with a reverse sweep, Hawaii down in 5

By Cindy Luis on November 29, 2018

Here’s the breaking summary of Baylor’s 23-25, 23-25, 25-14, 26-14, 16-14 win over Hawaii in the NCAA first round. Set 5 Baylor wins 16-14 7:22. Baylor ends it 16-14. 7:19: Baylor with match point at 15-14. TO UH. 7:16: Milana hits long, UH with match point 14-13. TO Bears. 7:13: Call stands, it’s 11-11. 7:12: In the fifth set, you get another challenge. Baylor had already used its 3. If call stands, It is tied 11-11. if not, Baylor would […]

First-round match on Spectrum OC16

By Cindy Luis on November 28, 2018

From UH, they are working on a live stream of Hawaii’s NCAA tournament first-round match against Baylor on Thursday. TELEVISION: Spectrum OC16 will broadcast the match between UH and Baylor with Kanoa Leahey calling the play-by-play and Chris McLachlin handling the play-by-play. LIVESTREAM: TBD RADIO: KKEA 1420-am, UH’s flagship radio station, will be covering the first round of the NCAA Tournament with Tiff Wells providing the play-by-play. LIVE AUDIOSTREAM: A live audio stream will be available at www.espn1420 am.com LIVESTATS: […]

Wahine RPI at 46

By Cindy Luis on November 26, 2018

Team leaves tonight For complete RPI, click here In the subregional Baylor 17, Oregon 19, Hawaii 46, New Mexico State 49.

Hawaii in, plays Baylor

By Cindy Luis on November 25, 2018

The Hawaii women’s volleyball team is back in the NCAA tournament. UH (18-8) got the announcement Sunday on the ESPNU selection show. As you can see below, the response to the program making its 26th straight postseason was emphatic: #HawaiiWVB is IN! UH vs Baylor in the first round! The streak is alive at 26! We are going dancin in Eugene! pic.twitter.com/DgMFA7HT6L — Hawaii W. Volleyball (@HawaiiWVB) November 26, 2018 The top four seeds are Stanford, Minnesota, BYU and Illinois. […]