Hawaii women’s volleyball: No. 13 Hawaii 3, No. 17 Missouri 2

Sky Williams took a swing off a set from Bailey Choy against No. 17 Baylor on Saturday. / Photo by Jose Yau, Waco-Tribune Herald via Associated press

FINAL: No. 13 Hawaii remains unbeaten with its third five-set win of the season, 17-25, 28-26, 16-25, 25-16, 16-14 over No. 17 Missouri.


Set 5: UH wins 16-14
1024: Wahine with their 15th block, ends it.
10:22: Hawaii had three match points, 14-11, 14-12, 14-13. TO Wahine.
10:18: It was 12-7. It is now 12-9. TO UH
10:16. Kill by Hanna Hellvig, it’s 11-6. TO Missouri
10:15: No NV. UH up 10-6
10:14: Missouri challenging whether UH had a net violations. If not, UH up 10-6.
10:10: UH up 8-4 at the turn, now on side that every team has won.
10:-5: UH up 5-1. TO Missouri
Set 4: UH wins 25-16
10:00: Ace by Bailey Choy ends it. On to 5th
9:54: Ace stands
9:53: Ace by Brooke Van Sickle being challenged by Tigers. If not overturned, UH would be up 17-11
9:47: Amber Igiede on the service overpass. It’s 13-5. TO MU
9:43: Hawaii up 8-3. TO Missouri
Set 3: Missouri wins 25-16
9:24: Service overpass gives Missouri the win and the 2-1 lead. From what radio said, Tiger hit the top of the net on the overpass but guess Hawaii decided to keep its last challenge.
9:31: Hawaii making a late rally, has cut the lead from 22-14 to 22-16. TO Tigers.
9:24: Hanna Hellvig’s attempt hits the tape and rolls out. It’s 17-9. TO UH
9:21. Call overturned. it’s 14-7.
9:20: Hawaii challenging a touch. If not overrulled, it would be 15-6
9:18: Missouri wins the challenge on a no-touch call. It’s 13-5 instead of 12-6.
9:14: Riley Wagoner with two hitting errors. Tiffany Westerberg in for Amber Igiede. It’s 7-1
9:10: Missouri on a 4-0 run, leads 5-1 TO UH
Set 2: UH wins 28-26
9:02. On their fourth set points, Wahine use a lift call on Mizzou setter to end it. match tied 1-1
9:00 Challenge denied. MU serving for set. at 25-24. McKenna Ross with the kill ties it.
8:59: McKenna Ross appears to have hit long but UH challenging whether there was a touch.
8:58: Skyler Williams blocked for her first error. Missouri holds off two set points to close to 24-23. TO UH
8:56: Two kills by Brooke Van Sickle gives Hawaii set point at 24-21. TO Mizzou.
8:52: hawaii’s 21-16 lead cut to 22-20. TO UH.

8:44: Sky Williams with two kills helps Hawaii pull away 18-12. TO Missouri
8:41: Hawaii up 15-11 at the TTO. Wahine with seven blocks so far.
Set 1: MIssouri wins, 25-17
8:25: Was 22-17. Service error by Norene Iosia starts a 3-0 closing run by the Tigers.
8:23: Hawaii had cut the deficit to 20-15 and appeared to have it down to 20-16 on a block. But Wahine called for their second net violation, this one Robyn Ah Mow not happy with. It’s 22-16 TO UH
8:12: Hawaii trailing 10-6 early. having trouble with Kylie DeBerg, the 6-4 transfer from Illinois. She is 5-1-8. TO UH
No. 13 Hawaii (9-0) vs. No. 17 Missouri (8-1), 8 a.m. HST
Radio: espnhonolulu.com Click here
Livestats click here
ICYMI Jolie Rasmussen stayed in Honolulu, along with Janelle Gong. Appreciate everyone who helped with the info.
Starting for Hawaii
Brooke Van Sickle, Amber Igiede, Riley Wagoner, Norene Iosia, Hanna Hellvig, McKenna Ross, Rika Okino.
Top 25 matches Saturday
moving to this link


  1. Andrew September 21, 2019 7:28 am

    If they can upkeep the blocking numbers that they’ve shown so far this season, they’ll be in good shape for this match

  2. Cindy Luis September 21, 2019 7:40 am

    Agree. tough turnaround for Missouri after last nigh’t match. that ended about 740 CT
    Reminder that updates are posted in main box

  3. Brandon September 21, 2019 7:45 am

    Its going to be a tough match, but I know we can do this. GO BOWS

  4. H-Man September 21, 2019 8:59 am

    Poof! That’s shooting yourself in the foot.

  5. Big Island Volleyball Fan September 21, 2019 9:33 am

    Too many service and hitting errors. That long delayed flight sure hurt them as they did not have enough time to rest or practice well. Not sure that even Rasmussen could have helped had she been there.

  6. Andrew September 21, 2019 9:49 am

    It’s good that UH has multiple 5 set experiences this season already. They know how to come back and win. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going and crush Mizzous spirit going into the 5th

  7. Big Island Volleyball Fan September 21, 2019 9:51 am

    In the fourth set the Wahine woke up. Sounds like Robyn Ah Mow lit a fire under them. Hope that they won’t lose their lead.

  8. warriorwahine September 21, 2019 9:56 am

    nice hands nasty serve saves na wahine in set 2 thats for sure.

  9. warriorwahine September 21, 2019 10:01 am

    set 5, come on wahine. let the fight begin! lets go bows!!!

  10. vballfan September 21, 2019 10:08 am

    Great! Hanna hou! Turn it on!

  11. UHVballfanNVA September 21, 2019 10:14 am

    What is it about the one side that is bad?

  12. warriorwahine September 21, 2019 10:25 am


  13. H-Man September 21, 2019 10:26 am

    Oh boy, sore stomach, but its a WWWWW !!!!!!

  14. jmy September 21, 2019 10:26 am

    I hope they have something left for tomorrow’s match…

  15. Andrew September 21, 2019 10:27 am

    Most impressive win of the season. Washington was higher ranked but this was on the road (although neutral site) and without a key player. I hope they don’t make a habit of that set/match point leading by ____ and then letting the opponent tie it up. Man that was nerve racking

  16. ManoaFan September 21, 2019 10:28 am

    Wish I could’ve seen that last block. I am sweating over here. Whew!!! Yay!

  17. Rice September 21, 2019 10:29 am

    Yessss! Congrats Wahine. Was so nervous seeing the stats refresh at 14-14 in fifth. Great win. Nothing to lose, have fun in tomorrow’s match!

  18. ballerz September 21, 2019 10:32 am

    big-ups bows!

  19. RainbowWahineFan15 September 21, 2019 10:42 am

    My palms we’re sweating during those final moments in the 5th set, lol! Phew! Great win for the coaches, players, and program! I love how they battled after the first and thirds sets. They could have folded but these ladies were hungry and their determination showed. Wagoners block to open the fifth, Igiede and Hellvig’s block to end it! 15 total blocks for the match… Amazing! Continue to accomplish greatness Rainbow Wahines! Hawaii has your back!

  20. blunite September 21, 2019 10:51 am

    Props to the coaches and players on the win; however, it was really preparation for the real test tomorrow. (After all, Hawaii was supposed to beat Missouri.) No moral victories, aim for the top.

  21. Maverick September 21, 2019 10:53 am

    Two best wins on UH’s resume so far are against Washington and Missouri. Both are against Top 20 opponents from Pac12 and SEC who have good projected RPIs (which gives UH bonus RPI points). From an eye-test perspective, beating a top 20 team on a neutral court is more impressive.

    Statistically, UH played ugly. Missouri scored 4 more points, outhit UH, had 4 more net kills (kills minus hitting errors), and more digs. UH had more aces and service errors, but really shined in the blocking department. Basically two evenly matched teams as reflected in their AVCA rankings. UH played significantly better at the end of the match than at the beginning. This was a match in which the OHs all had poor stats except for Ross, while Williams (!!) and Igiede led the way for the middles. I am not surprised by UH’s set-to-set inconsistent play. They don’t have Rasmussen and they are starting 3 true freshmen. It is really good to win when you are not at full strength and not playing your best against an equally-strong opponent.

    UH has to play like it did against Washington if it hopes to upset Baylor.

  22. jmy September 21, 2019 10:57 am

    On a side note, BYU leads Stanford 2-1, and ahead early in the 4th…another upset in the making?

  23. Cindy Luis September 21, 2019 11:04 am

    game pau. update in main box
    No style points in the RPI. Ugly win is a win.

  24. tongo September 21, 2019 11:06 am

    Unbelievable, the wahine did it again! Nerve racking and heart pounding to the end. Congrats – a great team win.

  25. Maverick September 21, 2019 11:12 am

    Cindy, can you inquire as to whether the 2020 recruits attended today’s or will attend tomorrow’s match? Both are within a 2 hour drive of Waco. I hope Nikki Thomas makes the trip also. Great recruit who persevered despite the injuries she had. I remember she attended UH’s sweep of Texas A&M in the 2015 tournament.

  26. nomu1001 September 21, 2019 11:14 am

    As Wells said, rpi win on neutral site. Another awesome 5 set match. Baylor is an awesome team, maybe even deserves a number 1 or 2 ranking?

  27. Maverick September 21, 2019 11:15 am

    25. Sorry, Nickie Thomas

  28. menehune September 21, 2019 11:18 am

    The undersized players did it again. Unbelievable.

    Actually, it was a total team effort.

    Super congrats, ladies.

  29. Maverick September 21, 2019 11:22 am

    26. RPI doesn’t care about match location, much less the AVCA ranking of opponents. However, the tournament committee does consider location of wins and significant wins against top opponents when it comes to filling the bracket and seeding teams, plus out-of-conference record.

    The adjusted RPI does care that UH beat a high RPI ranked team like Missouri, however (bonus points). So keep rooting for Missouri so they maintain a top 25 or top 50 RPI ranking on Selection Sunday.

  30. Maverick September 21, 2019 11:33 am

    22. BYU upset Stanford 3-1 at Maples. Shocking.

  31. jmy September 21, 2019 11:45 am

    Will be a very interesting poll on Monday…#1-#4 all lost this weekend…If Baylor can beat UH tomorrow, will they be the new #1?

  32. Maverick September 21, 2019 12:12 pm

    31. I would vote them #1. Five top 25 wins, 2 away and 1 neutral. But I speculate that voters have a bias against teams not perennially in the top 10.

  33. Manoafan September 21, 2019 12:19 pm

    Any video clips from fans in the audience at Waco posted anywhere? I am still bummed live video wasn’t broadcast, but I suppose it would have had me sweating more. hehe.

  34. rabbit ears September 21, 2019 12:56 pm

    Wow coach Robyn doing wonders. Serve tough, pass good.

  35. Cindy Luis September 21, 2019 12:58 pm

    31. agree about Baylor and the bias They could move up to No. 1 but all depends on how the votes go
    32. attendance listed at 251. someone may have shot it. Igiede had about 20 family and friends there
    weird that since there was video replay that there’d be no stream.

  36. Cindy Luis September 21, 2019 1:00 pm

    30. shocking for sure
    updating scores in main box as they finish

  37. Andrew September 21, 2019 1:50 pm


    Ah had a feeling one of the players had family there. It was pretty evident with the sound difference when Hawaii scores

  38. Big Island Volleyball Fan September 21, 2019 2:07 pm

    Missed the fifth set due to a prior commitment so I was spared the nerve racking ending. Glad that the Wahines were able to pull it off somehow.

    As for Cal Poly, the update is that the Mustangs beat the Beavers in four sets. Next Tuesday they’ll play Long Beach on the road, their first true conference test and probably without Torrey van Winden. Either team could possibly win that one.

  39. WaveRipper September 21, 2019 3:15 pm

    Congrats 2 the Na Wahine — a W is a W, and a roadkill over a ranked opponent to keep the undefeated streak going is buzzworthy!

    As for Memphis (11-1), their undefeated season came to an end today. What Cindy did not mention is that, in the preseason AA coaches’ poll, Memphis was chosen to come in DEAD LAST in the 12-team AA!

    Aside: As for the 9-team Big West, in our conference’s preseason coaches’ poll, Cal State Fullerton was picked to finish dead last just below UC Riverside. CS Fullerton is 8-3 (counting today’s W over Penn) while UC Riverside is 4-6 (not counting today’s game gainst Seattle). Not that bad for what was expected to be our conference’s bottom-feeders.

    Go Bows!

  40. Cindy Luis September 21, 2019 3:18 pm

    have moved Saturday’s scores to above link
    39. you’re right. didn’t mention it.
    but did mention that they haven’t played anyone of note. Most of the teams as rated by Pablo are somewhere between 189 and 320 PRPI

  41. Sheila September 21, 2019 3:26 pm

    Missouri played a very competitive match against Baylor. But Yossiana’s sharp angle attacks, evading blockers earned many points for Baylor. Wahine needs a good strategy to slow down Yossiana, and to dig her attacks (probably, by Riley). This is a golden opportunity to reach top eight and to make up for last year, 5-game loss to Baylor. Please, bring wahine’s A+ game (that played against WA) tomorrow and give another good challenge with team effort to stay unbeaten against Baylor!

  42. warriorwahine September 21, 2019 4:40 pm

    39. CONCUR na wahine roadkill vs ranked opponent and still undefeated now at 10 – 0 is buzzworthy!

    41. yup, they need to serve baylor tough (including norenes nice hands, nasty serve) which doesnt have to ace but make baylor fumble the pass/set to bring the showcase to the match – it surely saved na wahines okoles in set 2 vs mizz

  43. Hot September 21, 2019 5:27 pm

    25. Maverick, thanks for mentioning Nickie Thomas. Came in as a raw player who redshirted, penciled in to start for two years but was injured, and finally earning all-conference honors her fifth year.

  44. darkfire35 September 21, 2019 7:31 pm

    What a nail biter that was. Cindy, props to your son, Tiff. The way he calls the game and hearing his voice raise on a pending hit or defensive move by na Wahine gets me sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for him to say “Score” or “Blocked”!!! It is amazing to me how he can speak so fast in such detail and I can understand every word he says. It truly takes talent to do what he does without skipping so much as a beat!! Great job Tiff Wells! Hang in there against Baylor! GO BOWS!!!

  45. EA September 21, 2019 10:40 pm

    Is there a replay link for this game? Please let me know, thanks!

  46. Cindy Luis September 22, 2019 6:39 am

    new thread up for Sunday
    44. thanks for the kind words. He works very hard at game prep. I’m biased but I think he’s really good
    45. don’t think radio has a replay link

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