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 3, No. 12 CSUN 0, Top 15 scores

By Cindy Luis on March 15, 2019

FINAL: UH sweeps CSUN, 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 to extend its record set streak to 48. Here’s setter Joe Worsley after the win: #HawaiiMVB setter Joe Worsley on coming out slow vs. CSUN Friday night, regrouping in a close Set 1 and taking care of business in Sets 2 and 3. pic.twitter.com/UR3EHOQkLQ — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) March 16, 2019 That’s all she wrote.#HawaiiMVB beats CSUN 25-23, 25-16, 25-17. Set streak to 48: pic.twitter.com/qUNaBSEZlv — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) March 16, […]

Condolences to Ah Mow-Santos on the loss of her father

By Cindy Luis on March 14, 2019

Coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos’ dad Talmage Ah Mow has passed away. He was a fixture at many practices and matches. A very sweet man. +++++ MPSF match of the week may be this one UCLA at BYU, 3 p.m. HST live stats click here Watch on Spectrum 409 or online at byutv.org ++++++ On another note, SandBows have added a fundraiser next month in California. The SandBows have scheduled their inaugural “Bowling for ‘Bows” fundraiser at the Fountain Bowl lanes […]

Akiu invited to WNT spring break training block

By Cindy Luis on March 12, 2019

Congrats to Tita Akiu. From UH: Former Hawaii libero Reyn “Tita” Akiu is one of 17 players to be invited by the U.S. Women’s National Team to participate in a spring training block held from Saturday to March 23 at the American Sports Center in Anaheim, Calif., where the national teams train. All 17 athletes will be evaluated for additional training this summer with the full U.S. Women’s National Team with the opportunity to make international rosters including the Pan […]

Parapunov, G. Worsley, Homayun-Scoles honored; Men No. 2, SandBows to No. 6

By Cindy Luis on March 11, 2019

Rado Parapunov repeated as Big West Player of Week, while Gage Worsley earned defensive player of the week on Monday. Per the Big West: For the second straight week and the fourth time in his career, Hawaii junior Rado Parapunov notched the Big West Men’s Volleyball Player of the Week award after leading the Warriors to the Outrigger Resorts Invitational title. The 6-foot-9 opposite averaged 4.75 kills per set and hit .554 (38-7-56) as UH extended its season-opening win streak […]

LSU over SandBows 3-s; UH pulls out 3-2 win over No. 9 FIU

By Cindy Luis on March 10, 2019

No. 5 Hawaii (4-4) falls to No. 6 LSU (8-4), 3-2 Tigers beat Pepperdine on Saturday, lost to USC 4-1 earlier today Follow along on Twitter #HawaiiBVB Pairs stayed the same LSU clinches 3-1 with win at Ct 4. 1. Martin-Ozee 21-14, 21-14 2. Maglio-Huddleston win 21-18, 21-14 3. Scoles-Homayunin win 26-24, 16-21, 15-9 4. Dreeuws-Napoleon lose 21-12, 21-15 5. Loker-Banz Lose 21-16, 21-12 Hawaii wins final 2 flights for 3-2 victory over FIU (5-3) all three of the Panthers’ […]

Extra chat with MOP Parapunov after No. 2 Hawaii sweeps No. 6 Pepperdine

By Cindy Luis on March 9, 2019

Tourney MVP Rado Parapunov speaks about the #HawaiiMVB home crowd, closing out Pepperdine to move to 15-0, and what’s next. pic.twitter.com/fKox1TE2zU — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) March 10, 2019 #HawaiiMVB makes No. 6 Pepperdine its latest sweep victim, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23 16 kills by SVT, 13 by Parapunov, 11 by Cowell Rado Parapunov named tournament MVP pic.twitter.com/xNnQHzhSp2 — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) March 10, 2019 Senior hitter Stijn van Tilburg put down 16 kills, junior opposite Rado Parapunov added 13 […]

No. 4 FSU 3, No. 5 SandBows 2; SandBows 4, No. 19 TCU 1

By Cindy Luis on March 9, 2019

Hawaii falls 3-2, decided at court 2 1. Martin-Ozee def. Brooke Kuhlman-Payton Rund, 21-14, 21-14 2. Maglio-Huddleston lose to Alaina Chacon-Madison Fitzpatrick, 21-18, 20-22, 15-13 3. Scoles-Homayun def. Molly McBain-Kate Privett, 21-18, 21-16 4. Dreeuws-Napoleon lose to Payton Caffrey-Sara Putt, 21-14, 21-13 5. Loker-Banz lose to Jenna Johnson-Marcy Jerger, 14-21, 21-14, 15-12 +++++ Hawaii’s pairs for FSU match same as TCU match FSU defeated No. 3 Pepperdine 4-1 earlier today 1. Martin-Ozee 2. Maglio-Huddleston 3. Scoles-Homayun 4. Dreeuws-Napoleon 5. Loker-Banz […]

No. 2 Hawaii 3, No. 15 Ball State 0

By Cindy Luis on March 8, 2019

FINAL: No. 2 Hawaii completes a 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 sweep of No. 15 Ball State. 8:49: Stijn van Tilburg with his 12th kill, ends it at 25-18. 8:43: Ball state hitting error gives Hawaii the 19-15 lead. TO Cardinals. 8;39: Gage Worsley’s service overpass put back down, Ball State closes to 15-14. TO UH. 836: sorry lost the internet. Hawaii up 15-11 TTO. Stijn van Tilburg with a solo stuff of Matt Szews (his first error) and a kill. Joe […]