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U.S. volleyball: Men, women take NORCECA Cup openers

By Cindy Luis on August 22, 2019

The U.S. women def. Canada 18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 25-20 in their NORCECA Cup opener. Emily Maglio started Sets 1, 2, and 3, finishing with two kills and a block. _______ U.S. men swept Puerto Rico. Patrick Gasman was the starting middle, and Punahou alum Spencer McLachlin is an assistant coach. Gasman played the entire match, finished with five blocks, four kills and an ace. _____ On another note, the Rainbow Warriors are back in the gym for fall workouts. They’ve […]

Hawaii volleyball: Kaniho new Wahine volunteer; Costello to Irvine Valley College; former Warrior Ribarich passes

By Cindy Luis on August 21, 2019

Kamehameha graduate Puna Kaniho is the new volunteer assistant coach for the Rainbow Wahine. He’s been at practice in an unofficial capacity so waited until UH made its announcement. Kaniho returns home after playing volleyball and earning two degrees from Grand Canyon. Kaniho received his Bachelor of Science in sports management in 2016 and then earned his Master’s in Business Administration in sports business in 2018. He finished his four-year career with the Lopes ranked fourth all-time with 1,249 assists. […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Patrick Gasman named to NORCECA Championship Cup team

By Cindy Luis on August 14, 2019

Incoming senior Hawaii middle Patrick Gasman was selected to Team USA’s 14-player roster for the upcoming NORCECA Championship Cup. The assistant coach is Spencer McLachlin (Punahou), current assistant at UCLA. Gasman and Loyola setter Garrett Zolg are the only active college men’s volleyball players on the team. Gasman was the 2019 Off the Block National Blocker of the Year and concluded the season second in the country averaging 1.42 blocks per game. The NORCECA Championship Cup begins Aug. 22 at […]

Men’s volleyball: U.S. sweeps Korea in Olympic qualifier; condolences to Kahuanui ohana

By Cindy Luis on August 10, 2019

The U.S. men’s national team moved closer to earning a berth in the 2020 Olympics with a sweep of Korea today in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The U.S. (2-0) defeated the Koreans (0-2), 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 on Saturday, setting up a showdown with the host country at the Tokyo Qualification Tournament. Micah Christenson (Kamehameha) was the setter, finished with 3 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces. Erik Shoji (Punahou) was the libero (no dig stats available). On the roster but not playing […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: U.S. sixth after falling to Puerto Rico 3-2 at Pan Am Games

By Cindy Luis on August 3, 2019

U.S. again couldin’t hold on vs. Puerto Rico in the fifth-place match at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 15-8 Colton Cowell started at OH, Joe Worsley at setter and Kupono Fey at libero. Cowell finished with nine kills and a block. Worsley had a kill, a block and two aces. ====== The U.S. Men (1-2) will play Puerto Rico (1-2) for fifth place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m HST. Matches are being shown on […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: U.S. can’t hold on, loses to Brazil 3-2 at Pan Am Games

By Cindy Luis on August 2, 2019

U.S. nearly swept Brazil Friday, up 2-0, before losing 23-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-19, 15-9 U.S. drops into consolation bracket, will play Puerto Rico Saturday for fifth, same finish they had at the Pan Am Cup. Colton Cowell had 2 kills and a block, playing in Sets 2-3-4-5, starting Sets 3 and 4. Joe Worsley used as a serving sub, served once in both Sets 3 and 4. Kupono Fey was the libero. —— It’s the U.S. (1-1) vs. Brazil (2-0) […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: U.S. sweeps Mexico at Pan American Games

By Cindy Luis on August 1, 2019

As has been our style of late, updating here U.S. wins 26-24, 25-22, 25-23 Colton Cowell did not play, Joe Worsley served twice in Set 3. They might be saving Cowell for Friday’s match with Brazil. _____ I am traveling so unable to update today’s result between U.S.-Mexico until much later. Appreciate at the help if you end up with the score before I do. Previous thread asked about live feed. This link is for live stats. Supposed to be […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Despite Cowell, U.S. loses to Chile in Pan American opener

By Cindy Luis on July 31, 2019

Hawaii outside hitter Colton Cowell put down a team-high 16 kills but it was not enough as the U.S. fell to Chile in Wednesday’s men’s volleyball pool-play opener at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Cowell, a rising senior, added an ace in the 25-17, 25-17, 17-25, 25-22 loss at the Callao Sports Center. Former Rainbow Warrior All-American setter Joe Worsley, who played all four sets and started the last two, had two aces and a kill, and former […]