Hawaii women’s volleyball: Ticket prices for subregional; SandBows results

Ticket prices announced (NCAA sets the prices)
For the two-day packages, lower level seats are $44. Lower level range from $32 (adult), $26 (seniors 65-up) to $14 (ages 4-high school and college students with valid ID).
Any remaining individual session tickets will go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. The Wahine sold out its last home match on Nov. 22, the 15th for the program in the 25-year history of the arena.
complete info click here
Catching up with SandBows with full results from Sunday’s pairs tournament
Opening Round
Kyla Doig/Paige Dreeuws (USC) def. Harlee Kekauoha/Sabrina Hardisty (UH) 22-20, 21-19
Amy Ozee/Maia Hannemann (UH) def. Ariyana Kim/ Anaree Smith (USC) 21-16, 21-16
Cammie Dorn/Harper Hallgren (USC) def. Regan Hurkett/Anna Maidment (UH) 21-16, 21-16
Karina Myszkowski/ Maja Kaiser (USC) def. Kylin Loker/ Sofia Russo (UH) 21-18, 21-19

Morgan Martin/Pani Napoleon (UH) def. Dorn/Halgren 21-16, 21-19
Ozee/ Hannemann (UH) def. Sammy Slater/Joy Dennis (USC) 21-15, 21-16
Julia Scoles/ Ilihia Huddleston (UH) def. Doig/Dreeuws (USC) 21-16, 21-16
Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse (USC) def. Myszkowski/Kaiser (USC) 21-10, 21-19

Scoles/Huddleston (UH) def. A. Nourse/ S. Nourse (USC) 21-19, 21-16
Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Ozee/Hanneman (UH) 18-21, 21-19, 16-14

Martin/Napoleon (UH) def. Scoles/Huddleston (UH) 21-17, 25-23


  1. Harvey December 2, 2019 8:39 pm

    I never knew that the NCAA set ticket prices until now. Learn something new every day.

  2. Optimist December 2, 2019 9:37 pm

    Agree from prior post that Hawaii in Stanford regional bracket makes more sense than Wisconsin regional.
    Was there an explanation why Wisconsin was seeded 4th and Pittsburgh seeded 5th when final rpi had Pittsburgh 4 and Wisconsin 5?
    Why wasn’t Hawaii 11 seed as there final rpi was 11?
    Regarding comment about travel and 2 flights instead of 1, would San Diego, Washington State, or Northern Colorado go directly to Stanford, if they and Hawaii were in that bracket or would the go home first(vs in Wisconsin bracket and if went directly from 1 site to next, no direct flight)?
    On a completely different subject, why is the 5th set only to 15, especially when I’ve heard numerous comments by coaches, analysts, etc. that playing to only 15 is much more of a cr**shoot?

  3. Optimist December 2, 2019 9:49 pm

    Correction: Why wasn’t Hawaii the 11 seed as their rpi was 11?

    If someone is thinking that playing to 15 is a time saving issue, why not have sets 1, 2, 3, and 4 be to 23 instead of 25, and if a 5th set needed play also to 23 instead of 15. 23×5=115 and 25×4 +15=115

  4. Maverick December 2, 2019 9:54 pm

    2,3. RPI rank does not equal seed. Never has.

  5. Optimist December 2, 2019 10:34 pm

    4. I realize that. That rpi is an “objective” tool to aid in “subjective” selection and seeding. Just looking at the optics of final rpi and seedings of top 16 and relatively similar. One glaring exception PSU 16 rpi, seed 11. I mention Pittsburg vs Wisconsin because location regional-wise, Pittsburg gives a broader regional diversity, truly east and looking at figstat final rpi the point value rating difference seems substantial between the two teams. I realize figstat is not official, but their relative ranking is almost a mirror image of the official NCAA rpi ranking and figstats gives numbers, whereas NCAA only gives ranking. Granted I don’t really know what is significant spread; e.g. 0.6923 vs 0.6831

  6. Optimist December 2, 2019 10:48 pm

    4. Also again optics AVCA ranked Pitt 2 and Wisconsin 6. In fairness , if I’m using AVCA as an arguing point PSU is ranked 8.

  7. Optimist December 2, 2019 10:52 pm

    4. Also again optics AVCA ranked Pitt 2 and Wisconsin 5. In fairness , if I’m using AVCA as an arguing point PSU is ranked 8.

  8. Optimist December 2, 2019 10:53 pm

    Sorry 7 is a correction of 6

  9. blunite December 3, 2019 1:31 am

    If you buy the package deal at the Stan Sheriff ticket office they charge you an extra $3.00. So the lower level is $44 + $3 = $47. The $3.00 is for one of the following: “will-call”, or “home-print”, or “Email print”. (You have to choose one of the 3.)

    So why does the upper level offer senior discount but the lower level does not?

  10. Sheila December 3, 2019 3:09 am

    As wahines do not have Alumni Hawaiian Aunties at grayhouse, never expected to have a cake walk instead wahine is molded somewhat like Pearl Harbor marines & ready to battle forward through forest, mountain & muddy field all the way to the top. All hurdles (except traveling to winterland) are beneficial checks to progress to next step. IMHO, wahine got beneficial bracket/path to battle all the way to title. First round against #74, who took CalPoly to 5th set, is a good start. If overcomes, on 2nd day, SanDiego, closely matched up against wahine. If overcome SD, will be ready to take on higher seeds #8 and #5 back2back using vice strategy although seems very challenging. This path makes wahine stronger not only to reach semis but also to compete as a title contender in final four.

  11. T103 December 3, 2019 5:26 am

    Do we know if the matches will be televised? Whether it be on local tv station or mainland ( I.E. oc16/ESPN?)

  12. Big Island Volleyball Fan December 3, 2019 9:45 am

    11. I wish that ESPN3 would broadcast the matches. Then I could watch them live. OC16 won’t allow me to watch matches live.

  13. Cindy Luis December 3, 2019 10:00 am

    2. interesting that this is brought up now.
    not sure what the other teams would do. Guessing they’d go back home first since likely they have a round trip to Honolulu and back. plus you don’t need to be at the regional site Wednesday. (for a Friday match)
    3. don’t think time is a consideration. At least they finally got it changed from going to 30 to 25. Never understood the logic of 30 points other than it was 2×15
    We didn’t have the RPI used by the committee. Coming into the selection show, Hawaii was at 11. who knows if it slipped to 12
    Set 5 has always been at 15, including back when it was traditional scoring when all sets went to 15
    but, as maverick points out, RPI does not equal seed.
    6. the AVCA poll doesn’t matter.
    9. because the lower level is the same price for all seats. There is no discount for students either in LL
    didn’t see TV info. I know radio has it on 1420-AM

  14. rabbit ears December 3, 2019 10:06 am

    I’m confused. Did Paige Dreeuws transfer to USC?

  15. Maverick December 3, 2019 10:55 am

    13. Hope I am not mistaking your comment on the RPI the committee used, but as an fyi, it is available here:




    UH was 11th in the selection RPI rankings.

  16. kahuna December 3, 2019 11:18 am

    To me the fifth set is like overtime. Two teams are tied at 2 each so the final set should not be like a “regular set”. Other sports are like that. In college football, their overtime is shorten to one possession each team and the last one to score and stop the other team wins. In college basketball, the overtime session is only 5 minutes. In college softball, a runner is placed on second base and you play from there.

    I don’t see it as a bad thing to go only to 15. Part of it is to shorten the game but also part of it is to make it more exciting.

  17. Cindy Luis December 3, 2019 11:24 am

    14. she did. have mentioned it several times.
    that and Harlee Kekauoho (UCI) now at UH as a grad student.
    Don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but former Wahine McKenna Granato will be playing beach for Utah. As will Kamehameha grad Tiyana Hallums, who played indoor at Gonzaga.

  18. Cindy Luis December 3, 2019 11:28 am

    15. my comment was based on when I looked at the RPI before the selection show. it hadn’t been updated then and that the public only had the RPI of Nov. 25.

  19. Maverick December 3, 2019 11:44 am

    Tmw I’ll be posting a fun quiz based on NCAA tournament history/fun facts, and a final bonus question I specifically wrote for Cindy’s benefit 😉

  20. turfwar December 3, 2019 3:20 pm

    Season ticket holders only have till 5pm today to purchase their regular season seats for the NCAA games this weekend.

  21. Cindy Luis December 3, 2019 4:16 pm

    new thread up for Tuesday.
    20. yep, otherwise tickets go into the pool for sale Wednesday.

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