Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine in Madison

Hawaii flew direct from Honolulu to Chicago then to Madison. Plane had to be de-iced before taking off from O’Hare.
I got in via Atlanta about an hour after they did. Temperatures were around 10-12 degrees. Lowest windchill that I saw was minus-2.
Team got some breakfast before checking in and some rest, then videos. Closed practice this evening.


  1. iGrokSpock December 11, 2019 6:39 pm

    Brrrr. Needed those caps.

  2. Chicken Grease December 11, 2019 7:41 pm

    Sickening. Mainland weather.

    I’m even beginning to start to hate A/C.

  3. Harvey December 11, 2019 7:48 pm

    If the Wahine can get a couple of wins, the Final Four in Pittsburgh is driving distance for me here in DC. Let’s Go Bows!

    OT: The NCAA Men’s Final Four will be here, in Fairfax, VA (a suburb of DC). With some luck, I’ll be able to cheer both the Hawaii men’s and women’s volleyball teams at the NCAA Championship Tournament in the same year!

  4. vballfan December 11, 2019 8:42 pm

    Glad the team has those great green beanies to help stay warm.
    Obviously, don’t know regulations, but H-Zone, UH Athletics should sell those hats– good money maker!! H-Zone needs stronger buyers to bring in more interesting gear…like those green beanies.

  5. blunite December 11, 2019 9:43 pm

    Flu making the rounds again. Here’s to every team member having a healthy stay in Wisconsin. (Recall Victoria Prince catching the flu and Hawaii falling to Wisconsin in 5.)

  6. Kahuna December 11, 2019 10:00 pm

    Those beanies are UA issued. Probably cost like $50-$75 each and with Hawaii’s hot weather, it’s not something that would sell.

  7. Cheeseball December 12, 2019 6:42 am

    For you fans who made the trip, welcome to Wisconsin. I truly hope every team plays their very best this weekend and I would love to see Hawai’i v Wisconsin on Saturday–but both teams need to first take care of business tomorrow.

    All four teams will have open practices today (Thursday): Wisconsin 12:00-1:30 (CST); Texas A&M 1:45-3:15 (CST); Nebraska 3:30-5:00 (CST); and Hawai’i 5:15-6:45 (CST).

  8. Aiea 7 December 12, 2019 8:39 am

    wish the team well and wins. I know you can do it, you did it all year and you can do it again. make Hawaii proud of you. but no matter what happens, we are all proud of your accomplishments, it has been a truly great, exciting and successful season. please continue it next year. thank you so much.

  9. Kahuna December 12, 2019 10:05 am

    Yeah…I hope the girls don’t feel the pressure to win. If they win great. If they give their all and come up short, that is great too. That is all we can ask of them.

    I know the coaches want to win the championship when they are this close but I hope they don’t put the pressure on them to win it for the state. They already made the state proud. Just 100%!

    Go Bows!

  10. H-Man December 12, 2019 10:52 am

    Yup, agree. Giving their best is more than enough. They’ve already surpassed my expectations. Just getting to the tournament as Big West champs was great. Everything from now is gravy.

  11. Baby-Dude December 12, 2019 11:51 am

    9. I was surprised that they even won the conference ( never expected that ) much less making it to the sweet sixteen. All this years Freshmen should be so much better next season. Just got to find some one to replace Iosia and her serving. I still think that they should have waited for the banquet until after this whole thing was over. I never realized that they had their banquet until the next day. So soon this year.

  12. Cindy Luis December 12, 2019 11:54 am

    new thread up
    11. always thought it would be Hawaii and Cal Poly for the Big West title, regardless of how many freshmen. and because Rasmussen looked so good in spring
    As for the banquet, under Ah Mow it has been right after senior night. So this was the third year. It’s because the families are in town and get to celebrate with the seniors.
    5. That was such a long road trip when Prince got sick in 2004. Started in Nevada at the WAC tournament. Sets 1-4 played to 30
    WAC tourney in Nevada, No. 19-21 then finished the regular season at Utah State and Utah.
    we all came home thinking they’d host. NCAA shipped them to Colorado State where they beat Colorado and Purdue
    Then up to regional in Green Bay. Hawaii had a swings at match point at 14-13 and 19-18. There was a controversial call that should have given UH the match. con’t remember exactly but think it was a line shot called out that was in.

    GREEN BAY, Wis. >> No. 2 Hawaii (30-1) fell the No. 22 Wisconsin Badgers (22-9) 29-31, 23-30, 30-22, 30-28, 21-19 at the Resch Center Friday, ending UH’s magical season with the program’s third-highest winning percentage of .968.

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