UCLA 3, SandBows 2. Hawaii 3rd; UCLA 3, FSU 1 for title

Loser-out match 5:30 a.m.
Third-seeded Hawaii vs. top-seeded UCLA
winner plays FSU at 8 a.m. HST for title

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  1. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 5:57 am

    Set 1 to
    Hawaii on Flight 4 Ozee-Homayun 21-16

  2. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:01 am

    Set 1 to Flight 3 21-19, Kan-Weaver

  3. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:03 am

    UCLA take Set 1 at Flight 1. 22-20. Maglio-Schucht had set point at 20-19

  4. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:15 am

    UCLA takes 3 of the 5 first sets.

  5. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:18 am

    Hawaii with first point at 4, Ozee-Homayun 21-16, 21-16

  6. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:18 am

    UCLA ties ti 21-14, 21-12 at Flight 5

  7. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:24 am

    Kan-Weaver going to a third fter losing 21-16

  8. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:28 am

    UCLA takes Flit 1 22-20, 21-18

  9. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:33 am

    Martin-Monkhouse force a 3rd set, win Set 2 25-23

  10. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:41 am

    UH wins Fligt 3 15-12

  11. Chicken Grease May 6, 2018 6:42 am

    Match point Hawaii!

  12. Chicken Grease May 6, 2018 6:45 am

    8-6, now UCLA. 3rd set!!!!

  13. Chicken Grease May 6, 2018 6:46 am

    10-7, UCLA, 3rd set nooooo!!!

  14. Chicken Grease May 6, 2018 6:51 am


  15. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 6:51 am

    Flight 5 loses 15-11. Hawaii finishes third

  16. H-Man May 6, 2018 6:53 am

    Wahine lose, but Monkhouse is awesome. Wahine will be back next season.

  17. Surfboy May 6, 2018 6:53 am

    Dang great season BeachBows! I wish Monkhouse could join indoors such a player to watch!!

  18. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 6:55 am

    3 and 4 pairs got it done other three just too many untimely errors oh well great season but soo close and fsu is beatable.
    The seniors are big losses.

  19. ballerz May 6, 2018 7:06 am

    pairs #1 and #2 had a tough go out again but it could have gone either way so they had a chance to win it. all of the teams played well today. hope we can get a few indoor players to help out next year. nice job sand bows, coach hall and staff.

  20. Robin May 6, 2018 7:06 am

    Rooting for FSU, if they win convincingly it would lessen the feeling about ‘what might have been’…

    Shoot, at least it came down to the last match. Props to the whole team. The 3’s and 4’s really kept Hawaii in the duals the last two matches. Extra credit to Kan-Weaver for going 4-0 and Homayun-Ozee for going 3-1.

  21. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 7:25 am

    Kan/weaver were excellent in alabama ,wonder how they would have done at 2.
    kan is fun to watch.
    Doubt any of the indoor wahine players could help this team to win a championship next season.
    hopefully Scoles is very good on the beach and the new freshmen surprise like Monkhouse did. maybe hall has some more recruits/transfer coming.

  22. kalihifc May 6, 2018 7:30 am

    It was the 3s and 4s that got it done during this tournament.
    Kan-Weaver: 4-0
    Homayun-Ozee: 3-1

    The top 2 did not do as well:
    Maglio-Schuht: 1-2 (1 unfinished)
    Martin-Monkhouse: 0-3 (1 unfinished)

    Dreeuws-Zalopany were 2-2

    Maglio was hurt, but did either Martin and Monkhouse have an injury or some other issue? M-M were 34-6 this year with 3 of their losses coming this weekend. Maybe the season was too long (42 matches)?

  23. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 7:34 am

    First two pairs and 5th pair were very error prone, it happens ,oh well . It was still a great season for them was hoping they would take the next step and get to the finals though.
    Wahine lose a ton of talent but luckily so does everyone else so hope Hall can reload and make the finals next season.

  24. kalihifc May 6, 2018 7:42 am

    With all the seniors gone, they will have several new pairs next year. The pairs seem to change every year anyway.

    Maybe Martin and Monkhouse split? Monkhouse plays great defense; maybe she can play with another big?

    Maybe Homayun-Ozee (35-7, a record which rivals the top 2 pairs) stay together and move up?

    With whom does Huddleston pair? Will Luyties, Kidd and Hurkett get more, real games? Will any of the redshirt freshman or bench warmers play? I assume Scoles will be in the starting flights, but will any of the (3?) true freshmen break through like Dreeuws did?

  25. cruisecontrol May 6, 2018 7:45 am

    Congrats to the Sandbows on their run! Will miss the great Senior class but can’t wait for next season to see what the new look Sandbows look like.

  26. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 7:51 am

    I’m very high on napolean hopefully she is Kan like. i am sure huddleston and Luyties will move up.

  27. Kahuna May 6, 2018 8:34 am

    I think we not only finished third but a very close third. We took both these championship teams down the wire and could have beaten both. UH should use that fact as recruiting pitches We are only a point or two behind these two teams.

    FSU looks very good. They are handling UCLA’s lower flight pretty easily so far.

  28. H-Man May 6, 2018 9:08 am

    Ka’iwi’s mom, when interviewed on ESPN2 “why drive all the way from California,” responded, “Had to bring the food for the team – mangos and spam-musubi. Drove 32 hours from California.” Priceless.

  29. isleboy May 6, 2018 9:20 am

    Key matchup was pair #1. Hawaii pair had a long winning streak and did not play well
    at Alabama. UCLA twins beat them in straight sets….

  30. kalihifc May 6, 2018 10:18 am

    8 clap it! Congrats to UCLA…

    which UH beat 5-0 at the start of the season

    and then beat UH three times after that

    Congrats to Stein, who has college men’s and beach rings!

  31. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 10:23 am

    28. of course they butchered the word musubi.
    29. UH’s Flight 1 pair lost before getting to Alabama.
    Bruins win 3-1
    still think it should be a true double elimination.

  32. Bleachercoach May 6, 2018 10:54 am

    Excellent tournament. Although all the girls were super, the 2 athletes IMO that I liked was Kan and Ozee. Those 2 just can flat out play and are versatile. Monkhead really showed how awesome she is! If Monkhead and Ozee could play indoor( (n which I know they wont) Hawaii would be super good next year (s) They both are just so athletic and can get the job done!!!
    Btw….Every player on all 5 Flights were great players and I am proud of them and the team even though the outcome was not in our favor…

  33. Setaone May 6, 2018 10:58 am

    Loved the small comment abt Kaiwi’s mom.

    Could have Hall flipped flights 1 and 2? Or were they stuck in their assigned spots?

  34. islandman May 6, 2018 11:44 am

    Kan and Weaver named to the All-Tournament Team.

  35. haka May 6, 2018 11:56 am

    Really don’t understand why they don’t play another one. The winner bracket team should be afforded another game. It should be two losses and you’re out like all the other teams.

    Proud of the Sandbows!!!

  36. Cindy Luis May 6, 2018 1:32 pm

    33. They can move up and down one flight.
    32. it’s not that they won’t play indoor, they can’t if receiving any scholarship money from beach.
    IMHO if Maglio-Schucht had won Set 1, they would have gone on to win the point. they were up 20-19. It’s happened a couple of times in their their last few matches where they couldn’t close.
    BTW, Hall said Maglio’s thigh wrap was more precautionary. Maglio said she wasn’t bothered by the hamstring, which she pulled slightly last Sunday

  37. Setaone May 6, 2018 2:42 pm

    I think it is interesting that UCLA won with quite a few indoor crossovers.

  38. kahuna May 6, 2018 3:31 pm

    #37…those crossovers were also good indoor players. I’m not so sure that if UH had players that could help both side….that Robyn would object. Sarah Sponcil, Mac May, Zana Muno were all starters and have proven themselves both indoor and sand.

    I think Robyn object to girls going out for sand volleyball when they are not that great on the indoor side and is “wasting time”playing sand instead of trying to get better indoor. Some girls in the past tried out for sand just so they can hang out there.

    Noreen Iosia is probably the only players that can crossover and excel in both but i think Robyn needs her to focus on indoor because she is the quarterback of the team and she needs to get her timing down with the hitters.

  39. ruffles May 6, 2018 3:58 pm

    A few points here a few points there and the sandbows could just as easily be champs, but that is how close the teams are. Maybe next year, the lose alot but they have some awesome recruits coming in and the returnees are also awesome, plus I think Scoles is going to make an immediate impact. Now that beach season is over, if you all, don’t mind, I’m getting excited about the possibilities of Robyn’s second indoor season. I know that I mentioned it before and maybe I’m reading too much into it, but Taylor Borup’s instagram, to me, looked very cryptic, maybe Julia Scoles convinced her to join her in Hawaii. If you also saw it, what do you think?

  40. kahuna May 6, 2018 4:12 pm

    #39 Maybe Robyn should allow Taylor to play beach too and let her play with her former UNC teammate. That could sway her to comer here.

    Be part of a nationally ranked indoor and beach team sound like a good position to be in.

  41. FitTrainer May 6, 2018 5:07 pm

    Congrats to Kan and Weaver for a great tournament! Thought they would get All-tournament.

    Maglio does not like let on that an injury is bothering her. It was not just precautionary from what I heard from someone on the team. She was playing with some pain. From a trainer’s standpoint, she was definitely not moving with the same ease she normally does. She was definitely more hurt then she let on. Hope it doesn’t hinder her in Canadian indoor tryouts. Aren’t they coming up right away? I read on VT that she was going to tryouts.

    Let’s not forget that the 1’s and 2’s carried this team all season and still have the best records on the team. They are also playing the very best pairs in the country.

    It might have been interesting to see if it would be a better match up between Martin and Monkhouse against the twins, especially with Mags’ injury. I firmly believe they can beat the twins (but unfortunately not this time). LIke Cindy said, it was a problem closing. I think they lost some momentum when Mags injured herself at the Big West Tourney on Saturday and with Ka’iwe missing some practices in the last week. Mags and Schucht beat the Sponcil and Lilley pair twice this season and quite handily. I think overall they were a better match up for them and that could have been the difference. Unfortunately though, I can see where the coach might not want to move them up to the ones because they were having a tough tourney at the 2 position. Guess we will never know.

    Since her shoulder injury, Martin hasn’t done as much hard hitting. Hopefully, by next season that shoulder will be able to take the harder hitting. Martin is extremely beach savvy and that has been a huge benefit to her pairing all season.

    39. Agree that it could have gone either way with a few points. Also, that Julia Scoles could make an immediate impact next year on the beach.

    Cindy, I know most people believe Maglio is not coming back next season, but from what I heard, she is “undecided” at this point and the reason they added her to senior’s night. Do you have any inside info. on this? Is there still a chance she may be back next season? A lot of the indoor pro teams have already signed their players (or are signing in July), with Maglio not being able to contact teams (due to NCAA rules), she may not find a team for the start of the fall pro-season that she is happy with. In that case, she could possibly return for beach?

    Maglio, Martin, Monkhouse, Ozee, Homayun, Dreeuws would be a good core of starters from this season’s championship run.

    Julia Scoles and Kylin Loker are awesome additions.

    I’d like to see Julia Scoles with Martin because she would benefit from Martin’s sick beach knowledge. Would still like to see the Canadian connection of Maglio and Monkhouse (if Mags does happen to return), Homayun and Ozee could stay together as they have great chemistry on and off the court. Or Mags and Homayun would be really good together and Ozee and Monkhouse could be really athletic, dynamic. Loker and Pani could be great too.

    Other players that could impact next season:

    Napolean, Luyties, Huddleston…

    UCLA, FSU, USC will all be tough next season (lots of good returnees)…Long Beach loses a lot of firepower, Cal Poly loses a few starters but have signed a couple decent players. Hawai’i could easily be in the mix again. They have their work cut out for them, but it’s possible.

  42. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 6:18 pm

    Ucla will be tough but as we see in indoor all the time ,winning the championship one year and returning everyone doesn’t mean you will win it all again next year.

    I would love to see Ozee and Homayun stick together, ozee dives all over the place to make plays , they are fun to watch.

    Hope Loker and Russo will surprise like Paige Dreeuws did this season.

    And maybe Hall will pick up another transfer or foreign recruit?

    I like the idea of Scoles with Martin, if Scoles comes in and is really good right off the bat to play at the top flight or the twos. if Scoles needs some time then pairing with Dreeuws or Luyties at the 4/5.

    I really enjoyed watching the sandbows play this season and looking forward to the next one.

  43. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 6:27 pm

    Wow Kan and Monkhouse making me teary eyed on the news. carly will be really missed such a great player and so fun to watch.

  44. FitTrainer May 6, 2018 6:47 pm

    UCLA definitely benefitted from having indoor crossover players. However, it really is hard on the student-athlete especially if they are taking demanding studies. It’s definitely not for everyone. Zana Muno is much like Nicki Taylor, suffering from.lots of nagging injuries throughout her career. Even Plummer from Stanford was dealing with apparent exhaustion this past indoor season. It’s extremely demanding doing it season after season. Exceptional student athletes can pull it off, but it’s not for everyone. It’s a huge commitment to both teams. Not bad bs for a season for a senior or graduate student.

    I still believe we will see far fewer cross-over players due to Beach specialization.

    It will be fun to see Maglio’s progress in Beach (if she returns), once she is able to focus primarily on Beach.

  45. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 6:56 pm

    Maybe after her senior indoor season, Iosia will try beach, she showed some promise on the beach.

  46. Kahuna May 6, 2018 7:00 pm

    Kylin Loker is a blue chipper. She was said to be recruited by USC, UCLA, Long Beach and LSU….all top 10 schools….before choosing Hawaii She could come in and play immediately at the lower or mid flights.

    Martin stated as a freshman two years ago, Monkhouse started as a freshman this year and I think Loker will be in the position to play next year. We lose plenty of experience but I think we could regain our elite status maybe in two years.

    It’s a little unrealistic for us to lose this much and still be top 5 but in 2 years we could be up there again with so much young talent next year.

  47. Warriorfan May 6, 2018 7:26 pm

    I think they still will be top 5 even with losing the 5 seniors. Huddleston and luyties weren’t that far behind zalopany and scoles and loker could make big impacts.
    i expect the returners to all
    Improve . Ozee made huge strides in her second year.

  48. Kahuna May 6, 2018 8:24 pm

    I’m sure Jeff Hall will extend invitations to indoor seniors who finished their eligibility. I can see Hall asking players like McKenna Granato, Casey Castillo and Angel Gaskin to give beach a try. Nothing to lose. Hall could find a diamond in the rough among these players.

    If Granato do try beach, she will have two years to play, just like Carly Kan. Since Granato did not redshirt during her career, she could play one year after her indoor season pau and then the following year, which would be her redshirt year.

    Gaskin is also an intriguing prospect. High jumping lefty are hard to find on the beach. Don’t know if she has any interest in beach but Hall should ask her to give it a try. A lot of indoor players nation wide are doing this after the indoor eligibility expired.

  49. islandman May 6, 2018 8:28 pm

    Jeff and Kan :

  50. FitTrainer May 6, 2018 9:07 pm

    If Mags does come back, we would be returning 6 out of 10 starters. I agree with WF that with Scoles and Loker, we could still be top 5. Pani’s going to be good and will likely play in the top pairs, and you never know about picking up another grad transfer. Huddleston is actually a really good beach player, but I think she’s had a few injuries that kept her back, given she’s healthy she could fill in at Zalopany’s spot fairly easily. Then there’s still a lot of depth with some of the freshmen who redshirted. There’s some talent there, so if there’s someone who’s really hungry for a spot like Ozee was, we’ll be in the hunt.

  51. FitTrainer May 6, 2018 9:28 pm

    48. Castillo has already played Beach for 2 seasons. She was unable to crack the lineup (but was close) but with her steady improvement indoors, you never know. She has the height the team. Wedd and has Beach experience…maybe she would play after senior indoor season?

  52. Kahuna May 6, 2018 9:29 pm

    Hey….I heard Jaime Robbins is no longer at UCLA, Any chance Robyn go after her or is she too showboaty for Robyn’s liking?

    Having two lefty OPPs on the team could be special. Angel Gaskin and Jaime could battle it out.

  53. H-Man May 7, 2018 7:54 am

    Agree the Wahine will be good again with the returning players, but UCLA loses only one player. I think they will be favored to repeat.

  54. ruffles May 7, 2018 8:14 am

    Pretty sure cross playing at UH is pau, they made it pretty clear that they want to keep indoor, indoor, beach, beach, and the UH beach recruiting reflects that. Maglio was the exception, because she was completing her final indoor season, and she was a returning beach all-american. So all speculations about this indoor player would be good at beach and so forth is just good speculation. I thinks it’s great for others, because it gives more players the opportunity for a scholarship, and the chance to play for a nationally recognized program. Somebody like Julia Scoles chose to play for the beach program and only the beach program, and if her former teammate Borup follows,she will probably choose indoor, but will still be with her former teammate, in a nationally recognized volleyball program. Everybody talks about how UH indoor is no longer contending for a national championship, but woman’s volleyball has grown so much, and the simple fact is that there can only be ONE national champion, everybody else is not the winner. The fact that Hawaii constantly is still ranked among the top 25 as a mid major versus the majors conferences, is a testament to the woman’s program.

  55. noblesol May 7, 2018 9:31 am

    Good players can have bad tournaments. In flight #1 and #2, there was some loss of focus and edge at the end. Not sure what all the dynamics at play were, but with the level of competition what it is there is little room for less than the best in the tournament. Both flights at times were doing more to defeat themselves then the competition across the net. It wasn’t going to happen, but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Huddleston for Schucht for a match, and Fitterer for Martin. I felt those two looked tired and unfocused.

    In spite of their injuries, I thought Maglio (hammie) and Monkhouse (shoulder) were doing ok, maybe 90-95% of their season peak. Clearly, the season wore on the top two flights and they peaked earlier in April. Both flights I feel were better than anything out there when they were clicking earlier in the season.

    I can see what a grind it is though. I didn’t like that pairs tournament at the end of the BWCT for that reason. Meaningless, and at that time of the year it’s rest and some time off that’s needed to keep health and an edge, not more playing time.

    UCLA was also looking unfocused and gassed at times, they too probably had played too many matches coming into the tournament. But for a few points here and there, it would have been Hawai’i in the final. FSU was pretty clearly coming down off their day one peak against UCLA and was stumbling around again in the final. But for a few points here and there, Hawaii’ would have won against FSU on day two. At the end, I don’t think UCLA’s edge over FSU and Hawai’i was physical talent as much as it was discipline. When you are tired and injured, unhappy with your play and team mate play, do you have the discipline to be aggressive, make fewer mistakes, and still make the other team beat you and not beat yourself? Do the coaching staffs have what it takes in those situations? To avoid them in the first place, and to recover if in them?

    I felt the top four teams in the tournament were all about equally talented and deep. UCLA’s pairs showed a bit more discipline and ability to shake off mistakes, recover, and start making the other team beat them and not beat themselves.

  56. Bleachercoach May 7, 2018 10:54 am

    43 Amen to that!! When Carly Kan who is so humble to start with, starting to cry when she was asked , ” How does it feel to return to Hawaii to finish your career?” That is one girl who is a tremendous athlete and has that intangible passion for the game. When she broker broked down crying I myself (a man) starting crying tears of joy for her. I know if she was ever to wear that Hawaii Indoor uniform , she would have helped our program tremendously. I believe God’s purpose for her was to go to Missouri to become a 3rd Team All American then return as a SANDBOW. STUD She is one of the very very few player that can terminate (OTT) regardless she is 5’11”. I.just admire her athleticism, humility, and passion for volleyball. She weared that emotion while she cried to the media on KHON -TV…..Thank You Carly for coming home…Monkhouse also was crying probably feeling the weight of that deciding set/dual vs UCLA….Monkhouse is our future and I can bet anyone she will be the BEST SAND PLAYER in college and future Olympian…Like Carly, she is quiet, effective, and plays with so much passion for her team….

  57. noblesol May 7, 2018 11:11 am

    I hope Maglio does change her mind and return for a year of beach. I’d sooner see her go pro in a year then play this quad for Canada. I think she can do well as a pro player, indoor/beach, and that should be her focus. Which means now is the time to complete her studies, for what comes after a pro career. The Olympics are a bit of side show, and she can miss this quad and focus on the next one if she still cares about that in four years. Selfish of me I suppose to suggest it. I’ll follow her career with interest whatever she decides.

  58. KOH I NOR May 7, 2018 7:51 pm

    Sorry they lost. Another heart breaking loss. Next year again.

  59. Cindy Luis May 7, 2018 9:41 pm

    41. Maglio is not returning. she went through senior night festivities for a reason. She told me she wasn’t ‘undecided.’ And that is about as ‘inside’ as there is.
    But I’m sure there is always room for her if she wanted to finish a second major. Hall wouldn’t say no.
    As for her injury, was told the taping was precautionary. so that is all i can go with.

    54. that is pretty much a given.

    I think people forget how hard it is to play two sports. You’re asking someone to play year-round and, for indoor players, you also have spring season to double up. It’s a lot.
    Hall had hoped that Castillo would play beach this year but she is concentrating on indoor at the moment. We’ll see if anything changes after she is done with that.
    The beach is pretty stacked with returnees, redshirts and incoming players. the 2020 class is really good.

  60. KOH I NOR May 8, 2018 1:58 am

    Where will the beach recruits be from? England.

  61. FitTrainer May 8, 2018 5:48 pm

    60. Thanks for your comments Cindy. I have heard there may be some indecision on Maglio’s part. I guess we’ll see.

    54. Some thought provoking insight and observations noblesol.

    I agree about the Big West pairs tournament. Initially I liked the idea of adding it. However, as the college “team” game evolves the pairs competitions seems to matter less and less. The main focus for the team was winning the Big West tournament and making it to the NCAA tournament. It think it ended up being a grind for players and a bit of a mental let down after the tournament anyway with players trying to take care of studies and getting ready to leave to the gulf shores next day. Really, the pairs battle it out at the various flight at the tournament anyway.

    I think the pairs tournament for the USAV may also be a little
    more motivating (especially when play at this tournament is considered towards All-American selections). Still, with foreign players lots of matchups changed etc. For some, it’s hard to be focused on it,especially with exams etc.

    Physically, I am. It convinced the pairs peaked too soon. I think there were various things that factored into the team not (potentially) playing at their highest level.

    I do agree that physically, I don’t think UCLA was superior. There were a few circumstances that may have impacted the team (of which I don’t think matters at this point).

    I don’t think it was necessarily a coaching issue. The sport itself is very athlete focused. A coach can only prepare an athlete so much for these big moments and can’t do much coaching from the sidelines unless an athlete calls a timeout. think it just came down to two teams playing closer to their potential on the Sunday. As well, three of UCLA’s player (McNamaras and Sponcil), have played in these high level (international) pressure situations on the Beach. It’s a learning opportunity for the returning players.

  62. FitTrainer May 8, 2018 5:52 pm

    Sorry that was ‘not’ convinced the pairs peaked too soon (especially physically).

  63. islandman May 8, 2018 7:31 pm

    Jeff mentioned the other teams were putting service pressure on the SandBows while his team was serving to get the ball in and not getting the other teams out of system. By design, i presume.

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