Hawaii women’s volleyball: FINAL No. 19 Hawaii 3, UC Davis 1

The Pavilion at UC Davis. / Photo courtesy Tiff Wells, ESPN Honolulu

Freshman hitter Hanna Hellvig put down 17 kills and No. 19 Hawaii won its eighth straight, downing UC Davis 26-24, 22-25, 25-22, 25-15 in a Big West volleyball match tonight in Davis, Calif.
The Rainbow Wahine (21-3, 11-2) saw senior setter-hitter Norene Iosia turn in her 15th double-double of the season, 60th of her career, with 27 assists and 12 digs when coming within one kill of a triple-double. Junior hitter Brooke Van Sickle added 12 kills and junior libero Rika Okino had 17 of Hawaii’s 61 digs.
The Aggies (14-12, 6-7) got 13 kills each from senior hitter Lauren Matias and sophomore middle Josephine Ough. Freshman libero Shira Lahav had 14 of the Aggies’ 52 digs.
Iosia also became the ninth Hawaii setter to reach the 3,000 assist mark and is at 3,019 heading into Sunday’s match at UC Riverside. Iosia also had two of the Wahine’s four aces and was in on three of the eight blocks.
Junior middle Sky Williams had a match-high five blocks and hit .600 with six kills and no errors on 10 swings.
Set 4: UH wins 25-15
7:11: UH uses three hitting errors by Lauren Matias (once blocked. to finish it off
7:04: Rika Okino with her 15th dig, Davis hits wide. UH up 18-11. TO Aggies
6:57: Rika Okino with the ace. UH up 11-7. TO Davis.
Set 3: UH 25-22
6:45: Two kills by Brooke Van Sickle ends it. UH up 2-1
6:38: Looked like it would be 20-13 but Amber Igiede hits the net on the service overpass. From 19-14 it’s now 19-16. TO UH
6:36: Hawaii’s run now 6-0, includes the two aces by Norene Iosia . It’s 18-13. TO Davis. Iosia already with a double-double 20 assists-10 digs so far.
6:32: Hawaii on a 3-0 run, takes the 15-13 lead, last point on an ace by Norene Iosia. TO Davis.
Set 2 Davis wins 25-22
6:12: Hanna Hellvig hits long. Match is tied 1-1
6:09. Live stats a bit off. UH ties at 20 and 21. Matias with a kill and Hellvig hits wide. Davis up 23-21. TO UH
6:03: Bailey Choy with a dig-kill off her right shoulder then an ace. UH pulls to 18-17. TO Aggies.
6:01: Hawaii closes to 18-15 on a kill by McKenna Ross after being down 18-11. TO Aggies.
5:57: Hanna Hellvig blocked, her first hitting error (10-1-16. Davis ups 17-11. TO UH
5:51: Norene Iosia with 11 assists, now has 3,000 for her career.
5:49: UH coaching staff not happy with the lift call on Bailey Choy , up ref gives a yellow card. UH down 9-4.
Set 1: Hawaii wins 26-24
5:40: UH with the block of Leonie Strehl, win it on their second set point
5:36: Hawaii with its first lead, 23-22 on Riley Wagoner’s first kill. TO Davis Wagoner in for McKenna Ross, who was aced twice.
5:30: Hawaii has closed to 18-17. TO Davis.
5:25: Davis up 16-12. TO UH. Wahine having problems with 6-6 middle Josie Ough. (4-1-6)
5:21: very odd. No video review. but Davis wins the argument that there was 4 touches by UH. Instead of 11-9 it’s 12-8 Davis
5:03: Starting for Hawaii: Brooke Van Sickle, Amber Igiede, Bailey Choy, Skyler Williams, Norene Ionia, McKenna Ross, Rika Okina Subbing in for Choy will Hanna Hellvig.
Nice gesture by Davis, recognizing Hawaii’s 5 graduating: Bailey Choy, Norene Iosia, McKenna Ross, Rika Okino, Kristen Sibley with floral bouquet
Davis senior night for Ally Reyes, Jackie Graves and Lauren Matias
4:55:Mahalia White out for a second straight match for Davis. She is the sophomore hitter who had match-high 17 kills vs. Hawaii last month
No. 19 Hawaii (20-3, 10-2) at UC Davis (14-11, 6-6)
5 p.m HST
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Top 25 Friday
No. 1 Texas (A) def. Oklahoma, 25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13
No. 2 Pitt (H) def. Georgia Tech, 25-17, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-13
Ohio State (H) def. No. 4 Wisconsin, 29-27, 25-20, 20-25, 26-24
No. 6 Minnesota (A) def. Maryland, 25-21, 25-19, 25-21
No. 8 Penn State (H) def. Indiana, 25-21, 25-13, 25-18
Villanova (H) def. No. 9 Creighton, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20
No. 10 Marquette (H) def. DePaul, 25=23, 25-18,
No. 12 Florida (A) def. Ole Miss, 23-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-14, 15-8
No. 15 Purdue (A) def. Rutgers, 25-19, 25-12, 25-21
No. 17 Rice (H) def. Florida Atlantic, 25-23, 25-19, 25-13
No. 18 Kentucky (A) def. Georgia, 25-16, 25-18, 25-23
No. 22 Western Kentucky (A) def. North Western, 25-16, 23-25, 25-11, 25-19
No. 25 Texas A&M (H) def. Arkansas, 25-10, 25-18, 25-13

Big West
Long Beach State (A) def. UC Irvine, 25-16, 25-14, 26-24
live stats click here
CSUN (A) at CSU Fullerton, 25-18, 25-22, 28-26, 25-11
live stats click here


  1. islandman November 8, 2019 4:50 pm

    Right now, the BWest TV says technical difficulties for the UH match. It is pregame now. The other BW matches seem to have no problems right now. This was the same error message that came up for the UH women’s soccer match for awhile yesterday .

  2. Astroboy November 8, 2019 4:54 pm

    I’m seeing the same thing. Hope it is just an error because they aren’t sending video yet.

  3. wahinefan87 November 8, 2019 4:55 pm

    Mahalia White is out

  4. islandman November 8, 2019 5:01 pm

    Video okay now

  5. Cindy Luis November 8, 2019 5:01 pm

    3. yes, see main box. Updates there.

  6. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 5:06 pm

    is big west video working for the game?

  7. Baby-Dude November 8, 2019 5:11 pm

    Sr. night for Davis. They honored Both Davis and Wahine seniors which was nice.

  8. jmy November 8, 2019 5:21 pm

    Two big upsets and Pitt & Florida just escaping…Interesting scores…

  9. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 5:24 pm

    what kind of fake unofficial challenge was that caused by davis coach?

  10. Baby-Dude November 8, 2019 5:26 pm

    Slow start for Wahine. Not good.

  11. Maverick November 8, 2019 5:30 pm

    The passing is atrocious this first set. Ross shanked a few balls and Wagoner’s serve receive is not much better. A minor miracle that UH is only down 1.

  12. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 5:37 pm

    wahine need to crunch it and finish now. lets go bows!

  13. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 5:40 pm

    wahine need to clean it up. not toy around. barely getting that 1st set.

    lets go bows!

  14. Cindy Luis November 8, 2019 5:43 pm

    7. yes, mentioned the UH seniors getting honored
    11. but they pulled it out.

  15. Makule November 8, 2019 5:56 pm

    Kyra in 3 straight errors

  16. Maverick November 8, 2019 5:57 pm

    Another poorly played set. Okino just shanked a pass super ugly. Not fun to watch. Imagine worse to play.

  17. Maverick November 8, 2019 6:00 pm

    Now Ross back in for Wagoner. Maybe one of them will take advantage of the PT tonight.

  18. airin November 8, 2019 6:03 pm

    Hanawahine should be used as the one rotation server and have Okino come back in to stabilize the back row. I don’t think she’s had enough court time to run the defense. I feel she’s a bit more aggressive than Okino, but the experience makes a difference.

  19. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 6:04 pm

    come on wahine. turn up the heat. make davis surrender.

    lets go bows!

  20. Cindy Luis November 8, 2019 6:11 pm

    18. they don’t libero out the DS.

  21. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 6:14 pm

    wahine need to get it back together. they barely kept the first set but cant keep doing what theyre currently doing.

  22. airin November 8, 2019 6:14 pm

    20. Of course, with subbing the middle [Igiede] back in, who Hanawahine serves for.

  23. H-Man November 8, 2019 6:15 pm

    I bite my tongue.

  24. Maverick November 8, 2019 6:20 pm

    14. But the poor passing didn’t help in set 2. Ross’ shank of a dig was laughable. I know it is Davis’ senior night, but UH should not be playing down a level. It amazes me how they are hitting over .300 and more than 75 pts. higher than Davis, but is doesn’t look like it. Thank goodness for Hellvig, Iosia and BVS.

  25. Maverick November 8, 2019 6:34 pm

    You can tell it is a poor passing night when the middles have less than 20% of the attempts. Too bad because they are hitting .470 for the night.

  26. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 6:35 pm

    thats more like it.

    lets go bows!

  27. Cindy Luis November 8, 2019 6:47 pm

    24. Don’t think Hawaii playing down. Davis nearly upset UH in Honolulu with Brooke Van Sickle coming off the bench in Set 3 and Wahine took the reverse sweep.
    Road match. New arena for a lot of the Hawaii players.

  28. Big Island Volleyball Fan November 8, 2019 6:57 pm

    This is so frustrating; I can’t synchronize the sound with the video. If I pause the sound and then restore it where I think it would synchronize, it jumps ahead two rallies again. For this reason I don’t enjoy watching this match. Was anyone successful? If yes, how did you do it?

  29. warriorwahine November 8, 2019 7:11 pm

    nice dominating punch out. by na wahine!

  30. Maverick November 8, 2019 7:11 pm

    27. No Mahalia White tonite.

  31. Bleachcoach November 8, 2019 7:15 pm


  32. Shar November 8, 2019 7:23 pm

    Kyra and Jolie were an amazing duo during last Spring’s exhibition. They were very similar to the Worsley brothers. I thought they had played together all along, not knowing Jolie had red shirted. Despite it all, we need to remember that we have a YOUNG team. At any given time, Iosia can be the only starter from last year on the court. The Freshman started practicing as a team in August, not in June. I don’t want to sound as if I am sermonizing but there are going to be errors. We have a GREAT team but they are new and, as stated earlier, in a new gym (for some).

  33. Baby-Dude November 8, 2019 7:29 pm

    28 I thought live stream was good tonight, but i still hate the camera angle.

  34. Bleachercoach November 8, 2019 7:32 pm

    It’s amazing how BVS can just jump up without a running start, hang time, and completely demolish the ball. Norene’s phenomenal serving really brought us back in this match and many other matches. Riley came in and did a fantastic job passing tonite. These girls again raises my blood pressure every match. These are the 21 win “heart attack” gang. They find a way and will to win!!!

  35. sports for fun November 8, 2019 7:40 pm

    Dang it!! I missed sets 3 and 4!! Glad I could come here and see the results!! Okay, I take back what I said about firing the director who had end line camera shot for the last points in the UH/Cal Poly game. At least majority of that match was side view.

  36. Cindy Luis November 8, 2019 7:45 pm

    Copy of our breaking story in main box.
    30. and no White tonight. not medically cleared but Davis also ran their middles better. Ough was 5-3-13 in Honolulu, 13-2-19 tonight
    Matias finished 13-10-51. three errors to finish match. She was 17-4-34 at the SSC

  37. UHVoice97 November 8, 2019 7:47 pm

    Big West Updates:
    Long Beach State – 3, UC Irvine – 0
    25-16, 25-14, 26-24

    CSUN – 3, CSU Fullerton – 1
    25-18, 25-22, 26-28, 25-11

  38. tongo November 8, 2019 8:53 pm

    Nice adjustments in match – Amber serving to put pressure on Aggies receivers, moving Amber around with some 3 sets, Tiffany with the slide, Hanna with the crossings, and finding Brooke to bail us out. Great comeback by Okino after rough start.

  39. blunite November 8, 2019 10:12 pm

    Wahine have a tendency to play better in the latter sets. Perhaps they need a longer warm-up prior to the game?

  40. Sheila November 9, 2019 7:26 am

    All BigWest opponents except poly, show brilliance for about 2/3 rd of match, then loose vigor and let wahine to escape. Although wahine sometimes looks disoriented and falling apart, coaching staff, as usual, knows how to turn around for final knock. Good team effort & team spirit to hanging there for another W.

  41. Cindy Luis November 9, 2019 2:48 pm

    37. updated in main box
    new thread up for Saturday

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