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Hawaii beach volleyball: Norene Iosia joins SandBows

By Cindy Luis on April 18, 2019

Now that spring indoor practice is done, Rainbow Wahine rising senior setter Norene Iosia will join the Hawaii beach volleyball team officially as of today. She was on the beach team for a bit in 2017, going 10-3 with Hannah Zalopany between March 10 and April 2. Hawaii has its inaugural “Alumnae Salute” exhibition starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. The SandBows then go for their fourth consecutive conference title at the Big West tournament April 26-27 at Zuma Beach, Calif.

SandBows 5, Washington 0, Hellvig signs with WVB indoor

By Cindy Luis on April 15, 2019

Senior night for SandBows Vs. Washington, 4 p.m. Live stats click here TV starts at 7 on Spectrum. Flights 2 then 1 Not even 6 p.m. and Hawaii has clinched the dual Here’s the flights 1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee (UH) def. Kristen Gengenbacher-Destiny Julye, 21-18, 21-16 2. Ari Homayun-Juila Scoles (UH) def. Kara Bajema-Shayne McPherson, 21-16, 21-11 3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon (UH) def. Cat McCoy-Avie Niece, 21-3, 21-8 4. Hi’ilawe Huddleston-Kylin Loker (UH) def. Emma Calle-Samantha Drechsel, 21-17, 21-11 5. […]

Maglio wins 100th, Homayun all-time at 104; SandBows 3-0 at BWC Challenge; Wahine at Pepperdine tourney

By Cindy Luis on March 30, 2019

At Big West Challenge, Pismo Beach, Calif. Congrats to Emily Maglio, becomes fifth SandBow to reach 100 wins, joining Ari Homayun, Katie Spieler, Ka’iwi Schucht and Nikki Taylor Happened during the sweep of CSUN Congrats to Ari Homayun, now the program’s all-time leader at 104. came against Bakersfield. She is at 105 with win over UC Davis Hawaii sweeps CSUN, 5-0 1. Maglio-Ozee, 21-15, 21-4 2. Homayun-Scoles, 21-12, 21-5 3. Martin-Napoleon, 21-13, 21-6 4. Huddleston-Loker, 21-11, 21-7 5. Dreeuws-Russo, 21-13, […]

Texas 3, Wahine 2

By Cindy Luis on March 22, 2019

Set 5: Texas wins 15-12 9:32: Hawaii hung tough but falls 15-12. 9:27: Texas up 11-6. TO Texas for some reason 9:15: Texas up 5-1. TO UH Set 4: Texas wins 25-20. 9:12: Going five. Texas wins 25-20 9:10: Texas with 13th block. it’s 24-19. TO UH 9:04: UH closes to 18-16. TO Texas 8:56: Texas up 15-9 at the TTO 8:51: The Wahine, who had been dealing with the flu all week, may be running out of gas. Texas […]

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 […]

Wahine volleyball makes it official: spring match vs. Texas, trip to Hilo, Malibu

By Cindy Luis on March 6, 2019

As mentioned a while ago (courtesy of the Longhorns): Hawaii is hosting Texas on Friday, March 22. That’s preceded by a scrimmage in Hilo and the Pepperdine tournament in Malibu. The details: The Hawaii women’s volleyball team has filled its spring break later this month with a trip to Hawaii Island and the mainland, sandwiching a spring match with Texas. The Rainbow Wahine will hold two youth clinics, two open practices and an intrasquad scrimmage at the Hawaii Hilo Gym. […]

Akiu off to NT tryout, Wahine spring practice

By Cindy Luis on February 28, 2019

Tita Akiu is leaving tonight for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is one of 45 liberos competing for a spot on one of the U.S. national and collegiate national teams. “I’m really excited,” she told me this morning. “A goal is to play overseas. This is the first step to making that happen.” This is the third consecutive year she has been invited to the tryouts. Each athlete will have one tryout session on Friday, […]