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Hawaii water polo: Rainbow Wahine redeem Big West championship weekend

By Brian McInnis on April 28, 2019

It was shaping up to be a tough weekend for University of Hawaii sports in Big West Conference championship events. The beach volleyball team lost twice to Cal Poly on Saturday, ending a three-year run in the sand as tournament champs (although it then received an NCAA at-large bid). The UH women’s tennis team positioned itself to repeat as the league champion in Indian Wells, Calif., Sunday morning, only to fall in heart-rending fashion to Long Beach State, 4-3, when […]

Hawaii water polo: Big West tournament inspiration

By Brian McInnis on April 23, 2019

Members of the Hawaii water polo team witnessed what it was like for a Manoa sport to win a Big West championship last weekend. The fifth-ranked Rainbow Wahine look to take the fond memories of UH men’s volleyball’s epic five-setter against Long Beach State and put their own twist on it in their sport’s Big West championships this weekend at Long Beach, Calif. Wahine senior Femke Aan was still a little hoarse from contributing her vocals to the rowdy sellout […]

Rainbow Wahine water polo: Looking to contend

By Brian McInnis on April 13, 2019

UPDATE: Hawaii defeated UC Santa Barbara 15-9 on senior night. UH sent its four seniors out with a home win and the Rainbow Wahine wrapped up the regular season at 16-5 overall and 4-1 in the Big West β€” clinching at least a share of the conference title. πŸ€™πŸ½πŸŒˆ Senior float to cap off a fun night! Mahalo to seniors Elyse, Femke, Carla, and Irene πŸ˜ƒ #HawaiiWWP | #GoBows pic.twitter.com/9TxPgllHVS — Wahine Water Polo (@WahineWP) April 14, 2019 β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Senior […]

UH water polo knocks off No. 4 Cal

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 30, 2019

Hawaii’s first two meetings with No. 4 California this season accounted for half of the Rainbow Wahine water polo team’s loss total. In the third matchup, No. 5 UH’s lowest goal total of 2019 proved enough to knock off the Golden Bears 6-5 on Friday at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex. Six different players scored for the UH (14-4) with freshman Maxine Schaap lobbing in the game-winner with 1:19 left in the game. The Wahine held Cal (13-4) to its lowest […]

Hawaii-USC water polo worth price of admission

By Brian McInnis on March 17, 2019

The admission was free, as is policy for Hawaii water polo matches at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatics Complex. But the match Saturday between the Rainbow Wahine and No. 1 USC was notable for a couple of reasons. Reasons enough that you probably could’ve gotten people to pay to get in, had you been so inclined. Of course, that’s a tongue-in-cheek statement, given what happened earlier this week. But, in all seriousness, there were some genuinely compelling things in play here. […]

Court Sense: Lower campus live blog March 16

By Brian McInnis on March 16, 2019

In terms of variety and quantity, it’s the day of days for Hawaii sports on the Manoa lower campus. Softball against Niagara and No. 4 Alabama. Baseball against Cal State Bakersfield. Water polo against the top-ranked team in the country, USC, that made some headlines lately (you might’ve heard about it). Men’s volleyball against Cal State Northridge. And beach volleyball just off campus at Queen’s Beach. And over in Southern California, the UH women’s basketball team playing UC Davis in […]

Yet another busy week, just add water (polo)

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 12, 2019

And you thought last week was busy around UH’s lower campus. While the UH basketball teams begin their runs in the Big West tournament in California (the men on Thursday and the women on Friday), the on-campus schedule remains packed, including visits by the No. 1 ranked water polo team and the lone undefeated team remaining in Division I softball. The fifth-ranked Rainbow Wahine water polo team (12-3) returns to the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex for its first home match […]

Rainbow Wahine water polo moves ahead with USC match

By Brian McInnis on March 12, 2019

The massive college admissions bribery scheme that shook the nation on Tuesday was not limited to the continental United States. Tuesday morning, Jovan Vavic, the legendary coach of USC water polo, was arrested by the FBI in Waikiki and charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering as part of the widespread case dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” He was one of several coaches, and about 50 people total arrested nationwide. If you haven’t heard by now, USC, the top-ranked and undefeated (19-0) […]