SandBows sweep Big West Awards; Hawaii 3, Pepperdine 2

Hawaii plays at 7 a.m. HST
Open with South Carolina
TV: ESPNU in Hawaii on Spectrum 221


Interactive bracket:

UCLA has already advanced to winners bracket 3-0 over FIU
FSU over USC 3-0, Bruins vs. ‘Noles next match
First loss in the national tournament in three years for USC, the three-time defending champion

I’m going to miss the first UH match. You are welcome to update. Thanks for the help.


  1. setaone May 4, 2018 6:43 am

    Does the Top Flight award replace the All American award?

  2. Astroboy May 4, 2018 7:42 am

    Hawaii takes all 5 first sets. SC clearly making adjustments in set 2.

  3. KOH I NOR May 4, 2018 7:47 am

    Thanks again Cindy. Like I said, too close. Was Clay Stanley playing for Hawai’i in 1999 or was he out already? 2001 BYU defeats UCLA. That was the year in history that also marked a milestone. Remember? Al Qaida, OSAMA BIN LADEN, blamed for the attack on the world trade center in New York. All over the news. Wew…

  4. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 7:51 am

    1. no it does not replace All-America awards. Those announced in the next few days.
    Top Flight designed to recognize individual pairs based on a formula of percentage of wins and playing together at a certain flight.

    Kan-Weaver give UH the first point

  5. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 7:54 am

    Florida State defeats USC 3-1. Noles play Bruins in a bit.

  6. KOH I NOR May 4, 2018 7:54 am

    2003, Lewis defeats BYU. Stan Sheriff Center is trying to go national coverage. Too close. Wew…

  7. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 7:54 am

    Ozee-Homayun win at Flt 4. up 2-0

  8. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 7:56 am

    Pepperdine sweeps FIU 3-0. will play the winner of SandBows-Gamecocks

  9. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 7:58 am

    Hawaii clinches 3-0 at Flt 5. faces Pepperdine next

  10. Astroboy May 4, 2018 7:59 am

    Hawaii defeats SC, with 2 sets still in play.

  11. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 8:03 am

    10. match over. you just need 3 points to win

  12. Big Island volleyball fan May 4, 2018 8:04 am

    Glad that Hawaii won 3-0. Play was stopped when Maglio-Schut had 21-20 against their opponents in the second set. I wonder who would have won that set if play hadn’t stopped due to the 3-0 win. It was interesting to hear how the match was stopped. It wasn’t a ref’s whistle, but a horn or something. So Hawaii will face Pepperdine at noon.

  13. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 8:08 am

    Because the courts are so spread out, they use a horn to stop play so everyone hears at the same time.

  14. KOH I NOR May 4, 2018 8:08 am

    Not familiar with beach volleyball yet. Hawai’i has chosen to go wirh Wahine. Nationally, still a new sport for Hawai’i. Their coach Scott Wong played for Long Beach State. I think. College play.

  15. Brandon May 4, 2018 8:26 am

    14. Seek help please. I know you’re a troll, but please still seek help.

  16. PBnJz May 4, 2018 9:50 am

    It’s HOT here in Gulf Shores! I’m watching court 1, but it seems slightly cooler on 4 & 5…closer to water with no bleachers obstructing air!
    Flt #1 was actually tied at 22 when the horn sounded, even tho big score had showed dual was clinched a couple points earlier.

  17. PBnJz May 4, 2018 9:53 am

    *big score board

    PS…does anyone know why Emily’s leg is wrapped?

  18. Warriorfan May 4, 2018 10:04 am

    Doesn’t look like Uh pepp match will start on time, maybe a half hour later.

  19. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 10:18 am

    14. Wong is indoor at Pepperdine. He played for the Waves. Jeff Hall is the SandBows coach
    Hawaii one of the original programs when it became a collegiate sport in 2012

  20. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 10:24 am

    From the Big West

    The Big West Conference handed out its all-conference awards as voted by the league coaches with the University of Hawai’i again taking home top honors. Emily Maglio and Ka’iwi Schucht were named the Big West Pairs Team of the Year, Lea Monkhouse was named Freshman of the Year, while Jeff Hall was named Coach of the Year.

    It marked the third straight year that UH took home Pair Team and Freshman of the Year honors. Meanwhile, Hall claimed Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years.

    Maglio and Schucht have been an unstoppable force all year, forging a 34-4 record. The pair have gone 25-1 since moving to the top flight and set a new school record with 25 straight wins. This is the second time Maglio has earned Big West Pairs Team of Year honors. The Coquitlam, Canada native also garnered the honor while playing with Katie Spieler as a freshman. Meanwhile, Schucht, a senior from Escondido, Calif., gained all-Big West honors for the third straight year.

    Monkhouse, a native of Mississauga, Canada, has enjoyed a spectacular debut season with the Rainbow Wahine setting a new single-season win mark as a freshman (34). She’s teamed with sophomore Morgan Martin, last year’s Freshman of the Year, to go a perfect 19-0 at the No. 2 flight. The pair joined Maglio and Schucht as first-team selections.

    In his fourth season at the helm of the SandBows, Hall has led UH to a school-record 35 wins, including 30 straight, heading into this weekend’s NCAA Tournament. He is the winningest coach in program history and has guided UH to three straight Big West Tournament titles.

    Also gaining Big West recognition were the pairs of Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (second team) and Ari Homayun/Amy Ozee (honorable mention). Homayun has appeared on the all-Big West list three years , Kan and Weaver are repeat selections, and Ozee is a first-time honoree.

  21. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 10:30 am

    LSU eliminates South Carolina 3-1
    Tigers play USC on Saturday in loser-out match. SC eliminates FIU 3-2

  22. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 10:50 am

    Results from first match
    Hawai’i 3, South Carolina 0
    1: Schucht/Maglio (UH) vs. Cadie Bates/Katie Smith (SC) 21-11, 22-21, unfinished
    2: Lea Monkhouse/Morgan Martin (UH) vs. Shannon Williams/Ali Denney (SC) 21-12, 16-21, 4-4, unfinished
    3: Kan/Weaver (UH) def. Julia Mannisto/Carly Schnieder (SC) 21-13, 21-13
    4: Homayun/Ozee (UH) def. Leah Perri/Macie Tendrich (SC) 21-19, 21-13
    5: Dreeuws/Zalopany (UH) def. Harrison/Dimke (SC) 21-19, 21-17
    Order of finish, 3, 4, 5*

  23. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 11:11 am

    17. She’s had it wrapped all season. nothing serious.

  24. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 11:32 am

    No. 4 Florida State upsets No.1 UCLA 3-1
    FSU will play the winner of Hawaii-Pepperdine tomorrow
    In loser-out matches tomorrow
    UCLA plays FIU
    Loser of Hawaii-Pepperdine plays USC

  25. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:03 pm

    Pepperdine wins Set 1 at Flights 2 and 4 UH wins at Flight 1, 2 and 3

  26. Mikey May 4, 2018 12:11 pm

    How does Jeff Hall decide which match to coach? or does he just float?

  27. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:16 pm

    1: Ka’iwi Schucht/Emily Maglio (UH) vs. Deahna Kraft-Corinne Quiggle, 21-18
    2. Lea Monkhouse-Morgan Martin (UH) vs. Madalyn Roh-Brook Bauer, 17-21
    3: Carly Kan/Laurel Weaver (UH) vs. Gigi Hernandez-Heidi Dyer, 21-17
    4: Ari Homayun/Amy Ozee (UH) vs. Alexis Filippone-Skylar Caputo, 15-21
    5: Paige Dreeuws/Hannah Zalopany (UH) vs. Maddie Dilfer-Nikki Lyons, 21-19

  28. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:24 pm

    Maglio-Schuct closes it out 21-18, 21-16. first ooint

  29. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:28 pm

    Weaver-Kan win at Flt 3 , 21-17, 21-13

  30. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:30 pm

    Flight 5 going 3, Zalopany-Ozee drop Set 2 21-18

  31. kalihifc May 4, 2018 12:33 pm

    Martin and Monkhouse lost twice today. Wow!

  32. kalihifc May 4, 2018 12:34 pm

    The first match was unfinished, so M-M lost just once.

  33. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:46 pm

    Dual tied 2-2. SandBows lose at 4 15-12

  34. Big Island volleyball fan May 4, 2018 12:48 pm

    Hawaii’s fate now hinges on the play of court 5 as the score is tied 2-2.

  35. Cindy Luis May 4, 2018 12:50 pm

    Zalopany-Dreeuws win Set 3 15-13. UH wins dual 3-2

  36. Big Island volleyball fan May 4, 2018 12:51 pm

    Court 5 barely eked out a victory, 15-13, as a Pepperdine player hit out. Hawaii survived a close one!

  37. Brandon May 4, 2018 12:51 pm

    That 5 flight gave me so much anxiety! Thank god we pulled it out. What a match!! Go bows!

  38. Warriorfan May 4, 2018 12:56 pm

    Wow just when you think hannah might have blown it she comes up with a huge play.
    Go wahine:) need morgan/lea to pick it up tomorrow, don’t think they lost the first match though as it was stopped in the third set when the wahine already sealed it.

  39. Ron May 4, 2018 1:14 pm

    Like Brandon, I think watching the duel screens filled me with extreme anxiety. I didn’t want to watch but I couldn’t look away! The players are so good and so athletic it is a pleasure to watch regardless who wins. Just kidding!! Wahine need to win! Go Bows!

  40. Bleachercoach May 4, 2018 1:29 pm

    Such an Awesome Day !! On the other hand, I was sensing some misfortunes when we had the 2 courts playing for 1 win…Oh boy, if I had a blood pressure monitor set up to me, my doctor wouldn’t be too happy. Now, I can relax the rest of today and see a couple more teams eliminated tomorrow a.m. before I see my SandBows keep on truckin’ through to perhaps a “National Champions Banner!”
    Lastly, I know Monkhead and Morgan will turn it around tomorrow….

  41. Islebiy May 4, 2018 1:30 pm


  42. Warriorfan May 4, 2018 1:37 pm

    Monkhead again lol
    i guess it gets autocorrected a lot?

  43. kahuna May 4, 2018 2:54 pm

    This is post season. Everybody is good. You have got to anticipate a lot of close matches. I know I myself get ansy too so what I do is NOT watch it. Just check out the results afterward…LOL

  44. Brandon May 4, 2018 3:13 pm

    So if the wahine make the final, and they lose to the team from the losers bracket, do they play one more, since the losers got a chance after they lost or is it done after that.

  45. FitTrainer May 4, 2018 3:33 pm

    17. I heard she pulled something last weekend during the Big West event. I think it is a new injury; haven’t noticed it wrapped at any other time this season.

    Congrats to all the pairs on the Top Flight awards and to Mags and Schucht, Monkhouse and Hall for the Big West Awards.

    Good wins for the team today…onto to the semi’s!

  46. PBnJz May 4, 2018 6:42 pm

    Thanks, FitTrainer! I didn’t think I’d seen it wrapped last weekend or earlier…otherwise, I wouldn’t have been quite so ‘alarmed’ when I saw it today! Hopefully it doesn’t bother her too much! She seemed more mobile in the second match!

  47. Bleachercoach May 4, 2018 8:48 pm

    42. My bad! I don’t know why I keep writing Monkhead when I know its Monkhouse. Probably write too fast without going over what I wrote. I always post without proofreading. I will not make that mistake hopefully again.

  48. T103 May 5, 2018 5:25 am

    Can anyone confirm how they heard about Austin leaving warriors? Is he transferring to another school to play? I’m assuming Cindy has heard but isn’t allowed to say anything as of yet? Was watching the Punahou/Kealakehe game last nite on tv, they showed Tui in the crowd and spoke a little bit about him. In anycase, GO SANDBOWS!

  49. Cindy Luis May 5, 2018 8:53 am
    new thread up for Saturday.
    44. nwe thread gives you the schedule. it’s double elimination. Hawaii-FSU loser plays tomorrow in losers bracket final. that loser out, winner to championship final
    As for Maglio’s wrap, she’s wrapped it during practices so I don’t think it’s new. It may have been aggravated.
    48. No, have not heard anything about Matautia leaving. I’m not restricted from saying anything. Have asked around and people have told me that it’s not true. But you never know. I guess you can always go back to VT ‘-)

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