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 men’s volleyball: FINAL No. 1 Hawaii 3, No. 2 BYU 2

By Cindy Luis on March 6, 2020

FINAL: No. 1 Hawaii comes back in a thriller over No. 2 BYU, reverse sweeping the Cougars 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 19-17. Rado Parapunov put down a career-high 30 kills and Jakob Thelle assumed the reins of the offense for good in the second set. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. BYU Set 5 UH wins 19-17. 1020: Ace by Gasman ends it. 10:03: BYU hits long. It’s 13-13. TO BYU. 10:09: GGF’s serve was going long but Filip Humler couldn’t […]

Hawaii volleyball: BYU match sold out, links, Wahine on Kauai

By Cindy Luis on March 6, 2020

Tonight is sold out Door Will open half hour earlier at 5:30 p,n 7 p.m. start No. 2 BYU (17-0) at No. 1 Hawaii (14-1) TV: Spectrum Sports watch online click here Radio: ESPN 1420-AM/94.7-FM Listen online click here Live stats click here ++++ The Rainbow Wahine are on Kauai this week with three clinics, intrasquad scrimmage and autograph session at Kauai High. All clinics have been sold out. There are two today 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday’s clinic […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL No. 2 BYU 3, No. 1 Hawaii 0

By Cindy Luis on March 5, 2020

FINAL: No. 2 BYU pulled off a stunner over No. 1 Hawaii on Thursday night, sweeping the Rainbow Warriors 25-15, 25-17, 25-20 and setting a UH opponent record for hitting percentage. The teams will rematch on Friday night in front of what is close to a sellout crowd. Set 3: BYU wins 25-20 FINAL: No. 2 BYU sweeps No. 1 #HawaiiMVB, 25-15, 25-17, 25-20. First loss of the season for UH (14-1, first home loss by sweep since BYU in […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: BYU ticket update; Big West tournament tickets on sale

By Cindy Luis on March 4, 2020

Sheriff Center holds 10,300 For Thursday’s match with BYU, 3,800 tickets left For Friday, 700 ______ Big West tournament ticket info Complete info with link to purchase click here Tickets have gone on sale for the Big West Tournament at UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center April 23-25 This is for all-sessions which is five matches over three days. Lower reserved $50 all ages Upper reserved $35 adult, $25 youth. Big West schools students $15 with student I.D. Add $150 for […]

Hawaii volleyball: Warriors remain No. 1; SandBows up to No. 4

By Cindy Luis on March 2, 2020

Ahead of this week’s dual showdowns with BYU, Hawaii (14-0) remained at No. 1 in today’s AVCA poll, receiving 12 of the 16 first-place votes. BYU (16-0) received the other four in staying at No. 2. There was no change in the top seven that has five Big West teams ranked. UC Santa Barbara (12-2) is at No. 3 followed by Long Beach State (9-1), Lewis (13-4), UC San Diego (13-3) and UC Irvine (8-7). #NCAAMVB @AVCAVolleyball Coaches Poll 🏐📅 […]

Hawaii beach volleyball: No. 5 SandBows 4, No. 20 Stanford 1

By Cindy Luis on March 1, 2020

Hawaii (7-2) def. No. 20 Stanford (3-6), 4-1 1. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon def. Charlie Ekstrom-Sunny Villapando, 16-21, 21-14, 15-9 2. Tori Ashkinos-Maddi Kriz def. Maia Hannemann-Julia Scoles 15-21, 21-19, 15-12 3. Amy Ozee-Brooke Van Sickle def. Maddie Dailey-Amelia Smith, 21-17, 21-16 4. Hanna Hellvig-Ilihia Huddleston def. Shannon Richardson-Blake Sharp, 21-17, 21-18 5. Norene Iosia-Harlee Kekauoha def. Natalie Berty/Chelsea Red-Horse Mohl, 21-14, 21-19 Photo courtesy UH Hawaii def. Utah (0-4), 5-0 No clue about Utah although Granato-Hallums were at No. 1 […]

Hawaii volleyball: No. 5 SandBows 5, ASU 0; MVB results, BYU undefeated

By Cindy Luis on February 29, 2020

Good morning all Hawaii (4-2) 5, No. 19 ASU 0 SandBows are now 7-0 against the Sun Devils. Pairs remained the same, Flts 4-5 flippled 1. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon up on Katelyn Carballo-Samantha Plaster, 21-15, 21-12 2. Maia Hannemann-Julia Scoles def. Emily Anderson-Sarah Waters, 21-18, 21-17 3. Amy Ozee-Brooke Van Sickle def Ellyson Lundberg-Maddy Salazar, 21-15, 21-10 4. Hanna Hellvig-Ilihia Huddleston def. Kate Baldwin-Lexi Sweeney, 21-19, 21-13 5. Kylin Loker-Anna Maidment def. Cierra Flood-Lauren Weintraub, 21-18, 21-13 assuming that it’s […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL Warriors 3, Nittaidai 0

By Cindy Luis on February 28, 2020

+++++ Set 3: UH wins 25-14 8:33: Two aces by Max Rosenfeld makes it 17-9. TO Nittaidai. 8:24: Hawaii on a 5-0 scoring run. Cole Hogland with an ace. It’s 7-3. TO Nittaidai. 8:19: Quite few changes for Hawaii. Setting Jakob Thelle. Shea Shuzumoto at libero, Cole Hogland at Opp, Max Rosenfeld in the middle and James Anastassides at OH. Set 2: UH wins 25-23 8:07: Patrick Gasman ends it with his third kill. 25-23 8:05: Kill by Chaz Galloway, […]