Volleyshots

Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

About the blog host

Cindy Luis covers University of Hawaii volleyball for the Star-Advertiser. She began her career as a sports journalist in Hawaii in 1981 with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and was the sports editor, assistant sports editor, columnist and beat writer during a 31-year span before the paper became the Star-Advertiser. She graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a B.A. in Communication Studies.

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Hawaii menʻs volleyball: Hawaii top seed in NCAA tournament

By Cindy Luis on April 21, 2019

official bracket click here Hawaii (27-2) has earned the top seed in the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament, it was announced today on NCAA.com. It was the first time the Rainbow Warriors have been the top seed in the national tournament. Defending national champion Long Beach State (26-2), which lost in the Big West tournament championship match on Saturday, was seeded second. Both Hawaii and Long Beach State have byes into the May 2 semifinals hosted by the 49ers. The Warriors […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Big West championship Warriors 3, 49ers 2

By Cindy Luis on April 20, 2019

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on UH’s epic five-set win over Long Beach State for the Big West tournament championship. #HawaiiMVB raises the Big West tournament trophy. pic.twitter.com/GYAJ2m5PMj — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 21, 2019 Enjoy the last couple of points of #HawaiiMVB’s Big West championship win over Long Beach State. pic.twitter.com/FZ3fxcWr3T — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 21, 2019 Set 5 UH wins it 15-8 1058: Dalton Solbrig kind of knocks down the overpass on Joe Worsley’s serve. 1050: […]

Men’s college volleyball: Princeton, Lewis, Pepperdine advance to NCAAs

By Cindy Luis on April 20, 2019

Another good read from OffTheBlock with updated bracketology heading into Saturday’s finals To read, click here Saturday’s championships Will put up separate thread for Hawaii-Beach later Big West, 8 p.m. HST At Stan Sheriff Center No. 1 seed Long Beach State (26-1) at No. 2 seed Hawaii (26-2) Live stats click here Radio: 1420-AM Listen online here TV Spectrum Sports Mainland viewers watch online here Saturday results EIVA championship At Princeton No. 1 seed Princeton (17-2) outlasts No. 3 Penn […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL Hawaii 3, UC Irvine 0

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2019

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on second-seeded Hawaii’s 25-17, 25-16, 25-18 sweep of third-seeded UC Irvine. #HawaiiMVB finishes off UC Irvine in straight sets, 25-17, 25-16, 25-18. UH vs. Long Beach State for the @BigWestMVB title at 8 pm tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/3dON1Pxeaq — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 20, 2019 Set 3 9:33: Hawaii wins 25-18 9:19: Hawaii up 15-11 at the TTO. 9:14: SVT with his sixth kill. It’s 11-7. TO UCI. Joe Worsley has passed Erik Pichel for No. […]

LIVE Big West volleyball semifinal: Long Beach State 3, UCSB 1

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2019

Beach vs. UCSB Set 4: Beach wins 25-17 7:16: Simon Andersen with the match-ender, 25-17 7:09: Kyle Ensing 17-0-31. Beach up 20-13. 7:05: Josh Tuaniga with an ace. It’s 17-11. 7:00: Beach up 13-9. UCSB challenging a net violations. Original call stands. Don’t think Hawaii-UCI will start until 8 p.m. Set 3 Beach wins 25-18 6:45: Simon Andersen with the overpass. Beach wins 25-18. 6:43: Call overrulled. It’s 23-17. 6:40. 49ers challenging whether their block was in. Originally called out […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Good read from Off The Block on NCAA selection

By Cindy Luis on April 19, 2019

Vinnie Lopes and Off the Block “crunched the numbers using the same criteria as the selection committee to show how the top teams in the nation fare against each other in the race for the two at-large bids and NCAA Tournament positioning.” Here’s the link to the bracketology Click here They also have audio interview with committee chair (from NJIT) about selection process. To listen, click here _____ One auto bid decided: Barton from Conference Carolinas Big West only matches […]

Men’s volleyball: LIVE Big West tournament updates, other tourney results

By Cindy Luis on April 18, 2019

UC Santa Barbara vs. CSUN Set 5 UCSB wins it 15-9 1018: UCSB up 14-9. They were up 14-4. TO Gauchos. 10:04: UCSB up 6-1 Set 4 UCSB wins 25-13 10: On to Set 5 9:44: Another block by UCSB. It’s 15-6 at the TTO 9:42: UCSB UP 14-6. TO CSUN. Gauchos with a 14-3 edge in blocks. 9:36: UCSB up 9-4. TO CSUN Set 3: CSUN wins 28-26 9:25: Solo block gives Matadors the 28-26 victory 9:20: And just […]

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.