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Stan Sheriff Center: Visiting Michigan State served up a bitter pill for unbeaten Wahine

By Dave Reardon on October 12, 2019

This was one of the University of Hawaii’s best volleyball teams ever, and that is saying a lot. On Dec. 8, 1995, the Wahine were undefeated, 31-0, headed into their NCAA regional final against Michigan State. Then UH’s lineup of All-Americans and Big West all-stars — Jenny Wilton, Therese Crawford, Joselyn Robins, Angelica Ljunquist, Nalani Yamashita, Cecilia Goods and future Olympian and UH head coach Robyn Ah Mow — went up two sets to none. The Wahine had national coach […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Memories of Michigan State loss

By Cindy Luis on October 12, 2019

Coming in at No. 8 on our Stan Sheriff Center Top 10 countdown was the upset by Michigan State of then undefeated Hawaii at home in the 1995 regional final. My memory might be a little shaky on some of the details but this is what I recall. The Wahine were so close to making it to Springfield, Mass., birthplace of volleyball and being part of the centennial celebration. The Warriors volleyball team had been there in May as part […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: SWEEP No. 19 Hawaii 3, UCSB 0, T25 results

By Cindy Luis on October 12, 2019

Our breaking news story Freshman hitter Hanna Hellvig put down 14 kills and senior hitter McKenna Ross added 12 as No. 19 Hawaii rebounded from being swept on Friday at Cal Poly with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of UC Santa Barbara in a Big West volleyball match today in Goleta, Calif. Senior setter-hitter Norene Iosia added her 10th double-double of the season with 16 assists and 14 digs for the Rainbow Wahine (14-3, 4-2), winning at UCSB for the […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Cal Poly 3, No. 19 Hawaii 0; T25 results

By Cindy Luis on October 11, 2019

Set 3: Cal Poly wins 25-15 5:44. Never was close 5:35: Hawaii has pulled to 16-10. TO Cal Poly 5:32: Cal Poly rolling. It’s 16-6. TO Hawaii 5:26: Tiffany Westerberg in for Sky Williams Hanna Hellvig with two errors. Cal Poly up 10-5. TO UH Set 2: Poly wins 26-24 5:13: Poly finishes it off on three kills by Dvoracek and a block of Braelyn Akana. 5:12: Hawaii was up 24-22. Cal Poly ties it at 24-24 5:09: Two kills […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Iosia still a hit when it counts

By Brian McInnis on October 9, 2019

Hawaii needed every weapon at its disposal to come back to defeat last-place Cal State Fullerton in five sets on Saturday night. One of those required weapons was senior setter Norene Iosia, who broke out her old role as an all-around threat — hitting to go with her veteran setting, tough serving and passing — in a time of desperation for the reeling Rainbow Wahine. Starting in the third set, coach Robyn Ah Mow made a couple of moves: she went […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: ESPN, BWC Wahine stories; T25 results

By Cindy Luis on October 9, 2019

First one is from ESPN: Resurgent Hawai’i volleyball reaching new (and old) heights click here to read Next is McKenna Ross profile from the Big West Click here to read Wednesday’s T25 No. 1 Baylor (A) def. Iowa State, 26-24, 25-18, 27-25 No. 4 Texas def. Kansas State, 32-30, 25-17, 25-18 No. 6 Minnesota A def No. 17 Illinois, 3-1 No. 7 Wisconsin (A) def. 1Northwestern, 25-23, 25-15, 25-19 No. 20 Purdue def. Indiana, 26-24, 16-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-13 Ole […]

Stan Sheriff Center: A Quarter Century of Thrills

By Dave Reardon on October 9, 2019

On Oct. 21 it will be 25 years since the Stan Sheriff Center, then known as the Special Events Arena, hosted its first event. In today’s Star-Advertiser, Cindy Luis recounts that women’s volleyball match between the University of Hawaii and San Jose State (you might be surprised when you’re reminded who played in that match). Also, I have a story about how the SSC came to be, and what it meant in 1994 to a rookie ticket office employee named […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football’s showdown in Boise, volleyball’s at Central Cali Coast

By Brian McInnis on October 7, 2019

It’s a pivotal week in conference play for both the Hawaii football and women’s volleyball teams. The Rainbow Warriors, well rested coming off a bye week and still feeling good following the 54-3 beatdown of Nevada in Reno, head up to Boise to take on the No. 14 Broncos on The Blue, a place they’ve never won. The No. 19 Rainbow Wahine? All they have to do is head up the Central California Coast for matchups on consecutive days with […]