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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Portland 3, Hawaii 2

By Cindy Luis on September 7, 2018

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on Portland’s five-set win over Hawaii. Portland (7-0) at Hawaii (3-2) starting a little late, thinking around 7:15 p.m. TV Spectrum 16/1016 Mainland viewers can access stream by clicking here Radio on 1420-AM Online click here Live stats click here Complete Top 25 scores on previous thread, including Oregon upsetting No. 1 Minnesota and Cal Poly taking down UCLA again in four.

Idaho 3, SDSU 1; Poly again over UCLA, other T25

By Cindy Luis on September 7, 2018

Idaho (4-3) vs. San Diego State (1-6), 4:45 p.m. HST Gametracker click here No. 18 Oregon (N) def. No. 1 Minnesota, 25-23, 25-23, 25-27, 25-23 No. 15 Baylor (H) def. No. 2 Wisconsin, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 No. 3 ByU (N) def. Syracuse, 250-23, 25-20, 25-20 No. 3 BYU (N) def. No. USC, 30-28, 25-21, 25-14 No. 25 Marquette (H) def. No. 10 USC, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 31-33, 15-11 No. 4 Stanford (H) def No. 5 Penn State, 25-20, 25-20, […]

Hawaii 3, Idaho 1

By Cindy Luis on September 6, 2018

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking story of Hawaii’s four-set victory over Idaho on Thursday night. For those who missed previous thread. No. 22 Cal Poly (H) upset No. 9 UCLA, 25-21, 17-25, 25-11, 25-18. The Mustangs raised the 2017 Big West banner prior to the match. Hawaii (2-2) vs. Idaho (4-2), 7 p.m. HST TV: Spectrum Sports Ch. 16/1016 On the mainland, click here Radio 1420-AM Sideline Hawaii app Online click here Live Stats click here

Portland 3, SDSU 0; Cal Poly upsets UCLA

By Cindy Luis on September 6, 2018

Aztecs (1-5) vs. Portland (6-0), 4:45 p.m HST Teams met two weeks ago in San Diego with the Pilots getting a 3-1 win. Only “media” is live stats Click here The match of interest tonight: No. 9 UCLA at No. 22 Cal Poly Match tied 1-1. Mustangs won Set 25-21, the Bruins 25-17 In the books already No. 6 Texas (H) def. 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 No. 7 Nebraska (A) def. No. 14 Creighton,22-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10.

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. […]

Hawaii 3, Coastal Carolina 0

By Cindy Luis on August 30, 2018

UPDATE: Hawaii picked up its first win of the season against Coastal Carolina on Thursday night. The breaking write-up of Hawaii’s sweep is here. TV Spectrum Ch. 16/1016 Mainland viewers can watch here. Radio 1420-AM espn1420am.com Live stats here.

UCR’s Ahuna national POW

By Cindy Luis on August 28, 2018

UC Riverside senior hitter Kaiulani Ahuna (Kamehameha-Hawaii) was named the AVCA national player of the week today (Tuesday) as the Highlanders went 2-1 last week at their own tournament. In 12 sets, she averaged 6.67 kps, 3.67 digs and 7.0 points per set when hitting .364. UCR hit .249 as a team. The reigning Big West player of the week set then re-set a program rally score record with 30 kills against Montana, hitting .462 with 14 digs on Friday, […]