Live from scrimmage in the arena

Not shooting video. they got a little late start. It’s 317 and they are just know doing warmups.
Only ones not participating are Burns and Ma’afala, both sidelined with knee issues.
Greeley cleared to swing but has had sat out some of the week with a back thing.

Not sure what to expect other than likely the male coaches will be on one side.
they’re supposed to be doing a lot of moving things around. not sure if Maglio stays in the middle. but she should be playing all the way around and doing some 3-meter.
Castillo probably going right and middle
Koelsch right and setting.
Things are going to be very fluid.


  1. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:00 pm

    having a real problem posting
    will have to do a recap later sorry unless i can get this fixed.

  2. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:05 pm

    one team Iosia, Granato, Koelsch, Williams, Kahakai, Castillo and Maglio. At one point Castillo was middle back, now at OH. Maglio just switched to replace Williams.
    Other team Nick Castello setting the other side that has Sibley, Anderson, Okino, Ross, Williams and Lipscomb Howling in as MB

  3. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:18 pm

    thy have Maglio on right, now on the left. , Williams has moved to right with Howling in the middle.
    A lot of movement out there

  4. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:21 pm

    They haven’t been doing a lot of 6-on-6 work but impressed that Iosia faked an inside slide to Maglio when went Bic to Goanato. Play ended with Iosia doing a side-set over that fell

  5. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:41 pm

    Lipscomb cleared to return, dug a couple of nice balls. the front line has Lipscomb LS, Williams MB, Howling RS. big front line relatively.

  6. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 4:55 pm

    Very spirited play. Some great up, including two by Costello digging hard shots by Maglio and Granato.

  7. Brandon August 19, 2017 5:05 pm

    Whats your opinion on greeley starting the first match?

  8. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 5:20 pm

    don’t see Greeley starting the first match

  9. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 5:23 pm

    sorry still having problems with the new site. I am going to come back later with a recap

  10. Cindy Luis August 19, 2017 7:51 pm

    From UH, stats are unofficial
    The University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball team played their annual Green and White scrimmage in front booster club members on Saturday afternoon in the Stan Sheriff Center. The teams took turns rotating players, with the Green team winning the match by capturing the first two sets 25-21, 25-21, with the White team winning the third set with modified scoring, 25-17.

    The Green team’s senior middle hitter Emily Maglio had seven kills and four blocks Junior outside hitter McKenna Granato recorded a team-high 14 kills with a service ace

    Freshman middle hitter Skyler Williams had six kills and three blocks. Sophomore Kirsten Sibley added 10 kills and three blocks. Fellow sophomore, outside hitter McKenna Ross tallied five kills and two blocks.

    The best performance at the serving line came from senior libero Savanah Kahakai, redshirt freshman Rika Okino and rookie Janelle Gong who all had two aces each.

    A strong blocking combination appeared in senior Kendra Koelsch and freshman middle hitter Sophia Howling with seven blocks together.

    Next up for the Rainbow Wahine is the Texaco Rainbow Wahine Invitational which begins on August 25. UH opens the season against Marquette at 7 p.m., while No. 13 UCLA and No 22 San Diego will open the tournament at 445

  11. Ron August 19, 2017 9:23 pm

    Thank you for the recap. Very exciting. How was the passing? Did the setters have options. Did all that work on fundamentals seem to have any effect? Did they maintain their “platform” under game conditions? Let us know if anyone has the time to respond, thank you in advance.

  12. Crazy4WVB August 20, 2017 4:44 am

    Nothing really said about progress of Sibley but she had 10 kills. Is she in the mix?

  13. Ron August 20, 2017 7:09 am

    Todays article answered most of my questions. Thanks

  14. noblesol August 20, 2017 3:46 pm

    Assuming last season performances, processes, procedures, and selection committee peccadilloes are prologue for this season (axioms):
    1) There will be 64 NCAA tournament teams, and 32 of these teams will be conference champion auto-qualifiers (AQs), and there will be 16 seeded teams.
    2) Factors considered for picking seeded teams are numerous and include record, recent performance, geography, etc.
    3) ~ 6 of the seeded teams will be conference champion auto-qualifiers (AQs), and come from the top 10 RPI teams
    4) ~ 10 of the 16 seeded teams be non-AQs
    5) The 10 seeded non-AQ teams will come from the top five RPI conferences, and ~ top 25 RPI teams, and from the Selection RPI Standard Deviation (Sigma) 3rd and 2nd RPI ranks (~ RPI [1 – 4] = 3rd Sigma, and ~ RPI [5 – 51] = 2nd Sigma)
    6) The remaining at large bid tournament teams will all come from RPI teams whose Selection RPI scores ranked within the Selection RPI 2nd Sigma. No at large bid team will come from a one Sigma ranking or weaker. The last non-AQ team to make the 2016 tournament was ranked at RPI 51, conference RPI ranking = 15.
    7) Some of the 2nd Sigma RPI ranked teams will not make into the playoffs (making room for weaker RPI AQs). Last year Temple at RPI 47 and conference RPI ranking =6, and Georgia Tech RPI 49 and conference RPI ranking=10, did not make the playoffs.
    8) The Big West will not be a top five RPI conference, but will again be somewhere around the 13th ranked RPI conference.
    9) Hawaii’s pre-conference season schedule has seven teams with a 2016 Selection RPI of 42 or better. Marquette’s 2016 Selection RPI = 41, and they are the first team that Hawaii faces on Friday, 25th of August.
    10) A reasonable hypothetical then, is that for a Big West team not an AQ to make the tournament, it would need an RPI of 41 or better. There are ten slots from RPI 42 – 51. Likely, two or more of those will go to weaker AQs, and the remaining would come from the non-AQs, with a tendency to go the stronger conferences. A Big West non-AQ team with an RPI from 42 – 51 would be on the bubble for making the tournament, with odds of making the tournament quickly declining above RPI 46.
    Q.E.D.: The Marquette match-up shapes up as an early out of the gate test of whether Hawaii will be competitive for an at large bid for the 2017 tournament.

  15. noblesol August 20, 2017 4:16 pm

    Expansion to #9 above, the 2016 Selection RPIs for Hawaii’s 2017 pre-conference schedule are: BYU -7; UCLA-12; USD-16; Hawaiii-23; Utah-31; Marquette-41; Baylor-42; Nevada-85; Northern Arizona-92; South Dakota-95; Western Carolina-264.

    I’ve done a comparison of the schedules for the above teams, using the same template used for the Big West comps a couple of weeks ago. It’s a lot to digest, but interesting. In a nut shell, UCLA and USD put together very strong RPI schedules, next group down were Utah, Marquette, Hawaii, and BYU. Following that group were Baylor and Nevada, and Northern Arizona and South Dakota were a level below them. Western Carolina was in trail, way back from the rest.

  16. rabbit ears August 20, 2017 5:11 pm

    I agree

  17. noblesol August 20, 2017 7:31 pm

    16) Great. It also follows then if Hawaii goes 8-3, losing only to BYU, UCLA, and USD, they will have had a successful pre-conference season and should still be in good RPI shape. Going 7-4 with an additional loss to Utah, they could still be OK, depending on how Utah does the rest of the season. Go 6-5 in pre-conference play, and likely they put themselves on the at-large bid bubble, or worse.

  18. Maverick August 20, 2017 9:39 pm

    Noble, biggest assumption is that last season’s performances are a prologue (I assume you mean generally replicated) for this season, and lots have and can change from last year. While I agree BW won’t be a top 5 RPI conference (BW’s cumulative pre-season record has to be ridiculously good and beyond historical precedent), BW could very well be top 8 or top 10 if the conference has a very strong pre-season showing. That is primarily what will drive whether the conference gets an at-large in; secondary consideration will be if UH isn’t the BW AQ. If UH loses the AQ narrowly to another team like Poly or the Beach, but has a strong record and some good pre-season wins, it is very much within the realm of probability that UH gets an at-large.

    As a side note, it really is using apples and oranges to predict this year’s results using last year’s. You may have sound logic, but your argument is built on a shaky foundation of assumptions (not axioms). I think this discussion is better conducted after week 3 when there is some current year data to use for predictions. I also think you are putting too much weight on the Marquette match. Too many things can happen after that match (i.e., if UH loses to Marquette but puts together a strong rest of the season while Marquette tanks). But I admire your passion for UH WVB and the upcoming season.

    Maybe you can predict UH’s wins (even better, the BW’s pre-season cumulative record to predict its RPI rank) and see what everyone thinks. You have a lot of data at your disposal to do this.

  19. noblesol August 21, 2017 12:41 am

    Mav, thanks for weighing in. I do appreciate it.

    Of course it’s all built on assumptions, and yes season A is apples to season B oranges; which is an axiom. So much so, one hardly needs to state the it 🙂 In my initial statement, I meant to infer that what follows only has predictive value if one can assume that the past can in someways be prologue as an axiom. If it’s not, than most all usage of sports statics for anything other than determining an award at the end of the season is an exercise in futility. If it’s not, than usage of RPI itself is perpetration of gross fraud. But, by end of the season Selection RPI does have some predictive value. Granted, none at all at the beginning of the season. Except that most good teams at the end of one season seem to carry on as good teams into the next season. Not all, and not to the same degree, but as a whole, good RPI teams tend to linger near the top, and bad RPI teams tend to linger near the bottom, and the run of the mill tend to linger in the middle from year to year. Big individual moves one way or the other happen, but in the whole, not so much.

    As for me putting too much too much weight on the Marquette match, I understand your objections and concern. However, I stipulate that it’s Marquette that will put weight on it, tt’s USD and UCLA that will put weight on it, it’s all the coaches and fans and players that will put weight on it. Go 0-1 on Friday? Ok. Next up is USD, a tougher match presumably. Go 0-2 then? Next up is UCLA, an even tougher match, a team that seems to have the Wahine’s number of late. Go 0-3 for the weekend, and things will look pretty bleak. The following week the hand wringing and second guessers will be out in force, and team confidence in themselves, and perhaps their coaches, won’t be flying high. But, as my analysis shows, if they can go 1-2, taking Marquette as the probably the easiest path to a 1-2 weekend, then things are not bleak. Actually, not bad, and potentially still on track for a 8-3 or 7-4 finish to the non-conference season. Go better than 1-2? Then they can take a ride with Big Mo into the next week. Finish 8-3 or 7-4 overall in non-conference season, and they’ll be in pretty good RPI shape. Less than that, and they shouldn’t get their hopes up that their will be an at large bid for them. And Cal Poly or Long Beach or UCSB will have other ideas about who wins the AQ.

    For good fun, I’ll toss this one out there. It’s axiomatic that data that captures a fluid segment from the past only has predictive value if we assume the past can in some ways be prologue. That if we have enough good data and analysis, that we can perhaps tease out some degree of predictive value from it.

    As for other predictions about the season and matches, I find it interesting that you agree that assuming the past is somehow prologue can actually be an axiom. Otherwise why would you suggest I conduct an exercise in further prediction based on all the data you assume is at my disposal. I think you should give it shot Mav, I can tell you’d like to see it tried. I’ll pedantically critique your efforts for you.

  20. Crazy4WVB August 21, 2017 7:06 am

    Hi Cindy. How is Sibley doing? Nothing really being said. Is she in the mix?

  21. Mike August 21, 2017 4:42 pm

    Sorry for bringing this up again, but the reason I asked about the Spectrum OC16 vs. Spectrum Sports is because if the volleyball games are on Spectrum OC16 instead of Spectrum Sports (formerly OC Sports), then people with Hawaiian Telcom subscriptions will not be able to watch Wahine matches this year. I find this ridiculous, as for example in my apartment building we cannot even switch over to Spectrum and Spectrum seems to be pulling a move to try and prevent more viewers from watching UH Sports, as they have already done with HS sports. I saw on the channel guide for Spectrum that at least this weekend and seemingly all future weekends will be shown on OC16 instead of Spectrum Sports, which would lock out a huge portion of the market from watching.

  22. setaone August 21, 2017 6:11 pm

    I agree with Mike…..hopefully HawaiianTel will be able to broadcast the matches. There will be a ton of disappointed fans.

  23. setaone August 21, 2017 6:14 pm

    Television: Eleven Sports Net with Eric Frede (play-by-play) and Andy Gresh (analyst). Televised live locally and statewide on Spectrum (257/1257 HD) and Hawaiian Telcom (91/1091 HD).

    Just saw that regarding the football game against UMass. Hopefully the Wahine VB game will be on the same station.

  24. Andrew August 22, 2017 8:33 am


    My building is the opposite. We are only allowed to get Spectrum/Oceanic. I wanted to switch to Hawaiian Tel because they are a lot cheaper. I really hate the way Oceanic priced their cable and Spectrum is no different. It seems ridiculous to me that a friend of mine in another building has the same services plus more with Oceanic and pays half of what I pay.

  25. setaone August 22, 2017 8:40 am


    From what I understand, when buildings have deals like yours, they are generally negotiated between the building and cable provider.

  26. Kawika fan August 22, 2017 8:47 am

    Just signed up for HawaiianTelcom basic TV/internet service. Was told that I could watch Wahine volleyball if I upgraded from Basic to Advantage TV service. Understand the upgrade is $30 per month extra.

  27. Kahuna August 22, 2017 10:45 am

    I have Hawaiian Telcom advantage plus and they don’t carry the OC Sports channel that UH volleyball have bee moved to. That is the same channel that carry HS sports and I’m not able to watch HS Sports either. The OC channel HT have will have UH soccer, UH football, and I am assuming basketball and baseball. Have no idea why Spextrum made the switch with volleyball. Now, less fans will be able to watch the game. Big headscratching move to me.

  28. setaone August 22, 2017 11:47 am


    Where did you see that only volleyball has been moved over to the HS channel?

  29. Mike August 22, 2017 12:40 pm

    It was was from the article Ferd Lewis wrote about UH ppv at the end of the article

  30. setaone August 22, 2017 1:15 pm

    Sounds like non-Spectrum customers are SOL regarding Wahine Volleyball. Is there a way we can contact Spectrum to change their policy?

  31. Cindy Luis August 22, 2017 1:20 pm

    30. Call them

    will check on what’s going on with TV but since I don’t work for them …
    I don’t think anything changes from the way OC handled it, especially the Big Island.

    As for Sibley and Ross, didn’t get a lot of swings.
    someone asked about one of the middles move to the OH. If that was to be done, it would be Williams Who did OK on the right.
    But the concern remains about the ‘deer in the headlights’ for freshmen with the large crowd. which is why you may see Castillo at MH Friday to start.

    Team off Sunday-Monday as am I.

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