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.

Latest news

Hawaii 3, UC Riverside 0

By Cindy Luis on October 20, 2017

UH wearing purple hair ribbons in support of PAU Hawaii, for domestic abuse awarenes. LInks for tonight TV http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=279 Radio 1420-am espn1420am.com gametracker http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=184117 May or may not see Greeley tonight. She’s been fighting a cold for over a week. And a belated happy 1st birthday to Makana, Ah Mow-Santos’ son

Williams cleared, PAU Violence Night Friday

By Cindy Luis on October 17, 2017

Team had the day off Monday, were back in the gym today Williams has been cleared to practice No surprise. Focus on serve-and-pass. SandBows Hannah Zalopany is working with PAU Violence (Prevention Awareness Understanding) Violence on campus It is a UH system-wide program that focuses on creating a welcoming and safe environment for students. There will be informational tables out on the concourse for those interested. If you’d like to support the cause by wearing a color, it is purple. […]

Maglio DPOW, Wahine to 48 in RPI, catching up on the weekend

By Cindy Luis on October 16, 2017

http://www.bigwest.org/aotw.asp Congrats to Maglio, repeating as Defensive POW From the BWC Recording a team-high 18 blocks in a pair of road wins, Hawai‘i senior Emily Maglio earned her second straight Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week nod. The 6-3 middle hitter notched her fourth career honor after averaging 2.00 blocks per set as the Rainbow Wahine defeated Long Beach State in four and CSUN in five. Maglio tied her career high for the third straight match with […]

Hawaii 3, CSUN 2

By Cindy Luis on October 14, 2017

4 p.m. HST Online: ESPN3 http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3175543/hawaii-vs-csu-northridge-w-volleyball Radio 1500-AM http://www.nbcsportsradiohawaii.com Gametracker http://www.sidearmstats.com/csun/wvball/ Early Top 25 2) Penn State def. Michigan 25-17, 25-18, 25-14 4) Nebraska def. 16) Purdue 25-16, 22-25, 25-14, 25-18 7) BYU def. Gonzaga 25-11, 26-24, 25-16 10) Michigan State def. Rutgers 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 18) San Diego def. Portland 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 21) Colorado State def. Nevada 25-21, 25-19, 25-18 also 29) Marquette lost to Villanova 22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 20-25, 9-15

Hawaii 3, Long Beach State 1

By Cindy Luis on October 13, 2017

ICYMI Scores from Thursday 7) BYU def. Portland 25-15, 25-10, 25-14 21) Colorado State def. San Jose State 25-18, 25-15, 25-22 Early T25 Friday 1) Florida def. Ole Miss 25-23, 25-18, 25-16 2) Penn State def. 10) Michigan State 25-18, 15-25, 30-28, 25-18 TV: ESPNU http://www.espn.com/watch/_/id/3175017/hawaii-vs-long-beach-state-w-volleyball Radio: 1500-AM http://www.nbcsportsradiohawaii.com LiveStats http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=187835

Tuesday/Wednesday check-in; Burns traveling

By Cindy Luis on October 11, 2017

SORRY, thought this posted Tuesday. updating with Wednedsay stuff Team has spent a lot of time doing video work, replaying the Cal Poly match quite a few times. They are scheduled to leave Wednesday afternoon Williams still isn’t cleared. As has been mentioned previously, injury during last week’s practice. That then dictates the travel roster. As of today’s practice, they weren’t sure if they were taking Burns or Williams only because they didn’t know if Williams would be cleared by […]

Congrats to Maglio, DPOW; RPI falls to 51

By Cindy Luis on October 9, 2017

No surprise about Maglio RPI down to 51 http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-women/d1/ncaa-womens-volleyball-rpi In the AVCA poll, Cal Poly moved from 26th to 24th https://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/10-9-2017.html From the Big West Hawaii senior Emily Maglio registered her third career Big West Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after posting back-to-back bests in blocks. The 6-3 middle hitter set and then tied her new career high with 10 blocks against both UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. She came within one kill of producing a double-double […]

Cal Poly 3, Hawaii 2 Saturday scores

By Cindy Luis on October 7, 2017

TV Spectrum OC16 CH 12/1012 mainland streaming http://bigwest.sidearmstreaming.com/watch/?Live=229 Radio on 1520-AM NBCSportsradiohawaii.com http://www.nbcsportsradiohawaii.com/ Gametracker http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=184116 Top 25 3) Penn State def. Maryland 25-17, 25-11, 25-23 4 Nebraska def. Iowa, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20 6) Minnesota def. 22) Michigan 25-21, 25-21, 25-20 8) BYU def. Pacific 25-19, 25-20, 25-16 No. 11 Kansas def. Oklahoma, 25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 25-11 14) Michigan State def. 7) Wisconsin 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 No. 15 USC def. Arizona STate, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 19) San Diego def. […]