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 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: 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 […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Wahine open 14 RPI, drop to 19 in poll, no weekly honors

By Cindy Luis on October 7, 2019

Complete Big West release click here Big West honors went to: POW: Maia Dvoracek, Cal Poly; Norene Iosia nominated FOW: Tallulah Froley, UCSB; Hanna Hellvig nominated DPOW: Hailey Harward, Long Beach State; Amber Igiede nominated The first RPI of the season has Hawaii at 14. The Rainbow Wahine opened last year at 100. In today’s AVCA poll, the Wahine drop eight spots to 19. Baylor (13-0) stays at No. 1, Stanford moves to 2 following Nebraska’s loss, the Huskers fell […]

Hawaii volleyball: T25 results, U.S. men win at World Cup

By Cindy Luis on October 6, 2019

Sunday’s matches No. 4 Pitt (A) def. Florida State, 25-15, 26-24, 14-25, 25-19 No. 9 Washington (A) def. UCLA 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 25-23 No. 15 Kentucky (H) def. No. 12 Florida, 25-12, 19-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-8 No. 18 Illinois (A) def. No. 17 Purdue, 28-30, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21 No. 19 Cal (A) def. No. 25 Oregon, 25-14, 25-18, 25-21 No. 20 Utah (A) def. Arizona State, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 No. 22 Missouri (H) def. Texas A&M, 16-25, 17-25, 25-18, 31-29, […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: No. 11 Hawaii 3, Fullerton 2

By Cindy Luis on October 5, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii (13-2, 3-1 Big West) rallies for the reverse sweep over Cal State Fullerton (8-7, 0-4), 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 15-12. Set 5 Hawaii wins 15-12. #HawaiiWVB SURVIVES IN FIVE. UH (13-2, 3-1 Big West) rallies for the reverse sweep of Cal State Fullerton, 22-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15, 15-12. pic.twitter.com/s8YROfStWz — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) October 6, 2019 9:52: Hawaii was up 13-7. It is now 13-11. TO UH 9:48: Hawaii was up 11-5. Service error and Titans ace […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Alumnae match; T25, Big West results

By Cindy Luis on October 5, 2019

Top 25 Saturday No. 1 Baylor def. Kansas State, 25-19, 25-15, 29-27 AT Nebraska, No. 13 Wisconsin def. No. 2 Nebraska, 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 No. 3 Stanford def. Oregon State, 25-12, 25-21, 27-25 No. 5 Penn State def. Iowa, 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 No. 7 Minnesota def. Rutgers, 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-12 No. 9 BYU def. St. Mary’s, 25-12, 25-22, 29-27 No. 14 Creighton def. Seton Hall, 25-19, 25-16, 25-12 No. 16 Colorado State (A) def. Air Force, 26-28, 26-6, 26-13, […]