Hawaii Women’s Volleyball: SandBows eliminate Cal Poly 3-0, advance in NCAA tourney; Akiu on national team roster

Amy Ozee, seen here last month, and her Hawaii teammates have to battle through the losers bracket after dropping their NCAA-opening dual match to UCLA, 3-2. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Former Hawaii libero Tita Akiu is one of four liberos named to the 30-player roster for the FIVB Volleyball Nations League. The roster will be trimmed to 25 on May 11.
complete release click here
Updating results
8. Stetson def. 1 USC, 3-1
2. UCLA def. 7. Hawaii, 3-2
3. Florida State def. 6. Cal Poly 3-0
5. LSU def. 4. Pepperdine, 3-0
1. USC def. 4. Pepperdine 3-0, Waves eliminated
7. Hawaii def. 6. Cal Poly, 3-0; Mustangs eliminated
5. LSU def. 8. Stetson, 3-2
2. UCLA 3, Florida State 0
Saturday’s matches, times pending weather
Hawaii vs. Stetson, loser out
USC vs. FSU, loser out
LSU vs. UCLA, loser to losers bracket, winner awaits losers bracket winner on Sunday
Ari Homayun-Julia Scoles clinched the dual over Cal Poly with a 21-19, 21-17 win, giving Hawaii the 3-0 victory and eliminating the Mustangs.
Hawaii will play Stetson in a loser-out dual Saturday
Hawaii 3, Cal Pol 0
1. Crissy Jones/Tiadora Miric (CP) vs. Emily Maglio/Amy Ozee (UH) 16-21, 21-17, unfinished
2. Ari Homayun/Julia Scoles (UH) def. Macy Gordon/Emily Sonny (CP) 21-19, 21-17
3. Morgan Martin/Pani Napoleon (UH) def. Delaney Peranich/Samantha Manley (CP) 21-15, 21-16
4. Hi’ilawe Huddleston/Kylin Loker (UH) def. Heather Pembroke/Kassandra Wright (CP) 21-17, 21-18
5. Brayden Gruenewald/Vanessa Roscoe (CP) vs. Norene Iosia/Sofia Russo (UH) 21-18, 15-21, unfinished
UCLA 3, Hawaii 2
1. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA) def. Emily Maglio/Amy Ozee (UH) 20-22, 21-15, 20-18
2. Ari Homayun/Julia Scoles (UH) def. Lily Justine/Sarah Sponcil (UCLA) 22-20, 21-19
3. Zana Muno/Abby Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Morgan Martin/Pani Napoleon (UH) 21-18, 19-21, 15-10
4. Hi’ilawe Huddleston/Kylin Loker (UH) def. Lea Monkhouse/Savy Simo (UCLA) 21-16, 12-21, 15-9
5. Izzy Carey/Lindsey Sparks (UCLA) def. Norene Iosia/Sofia Russo (UH) 21-16, 21-9

Updating results
8. Stetson def. 1 USC, 3-1
2. UCLA def. 7. Hawaii, 3-2
3. Florida State def. 6. Cal Poly 3-0
5. LSU def. 4. Pepperdine, 3-0
1. Emily Maglio-Amy Ozee vs. Megan McNamara-Nicole McNamara, UH wins Set 1 22-20, lose Set 2, Going 3 It is 13-13. Hawaii had its chances, lose 20-18
2. Julia Scoles-Ari Homayun def. Lily Justine-Sarah Sponcil 22-20, 21-19
3. Morgan Martin-Pani Napoleon vs. Zana Muno-Abby Van Winkle, lose 18-21, 21-19, 15-10
4. Kylin Loker-Hi’ilawe Huddleston def. Lea Monkhouse-Savvy Simo, Set 1 to Hawaii 21-16, UCLA takes Set 2. win Set 3 15-9
5. Sofia Russo-Norene Iosia vs. Izzy Carey-Lindsey Sparks, lose 21-, 21-9
Seventh-seeded Hawaii (26-9) vs. No. 2 seed UCLA (31-3), 6 a.m. HST
All matches live on ESPNU
Link to broadcast schedule click here
NCAA bracket click here
Tournament website click here
SHOCKER in opener
No. 8 Stetson upsets No. 1 USC, 3-1
No. 5 LSU def. No. 4 Pepperdine 3-0
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Hawaii
No. 3 FSU vs. No. 6 Cal Poly


  1. H-Man May 2, 2019 9:03 pm

    Appreciate the info for the links. Go Wahine !!!

  2. Don May 3, 2019 5:54 am

    Gulf Shores is already Upset city! #8 Stetson defeats #1 U$C 3-1!!

  3. Cindy Luis May 3, 2019 6:38 am

    2. yes, updating in main box. as headline indicates.

  4. Andrew May 3, 2019 7:35 am

    Nice battle but that was a sloppy last bump. she shoulda jus got it safely over rather than try to launch it high

  5. Cindy Luis May 3, 2019 9:07 am

    4. agree.
    When they showed the replay of Ozee’s kill that went out, the bottom ticker covered it up.
    others have said it landed in on the tape and that one of the UCLA players stepped on it.
    Anyone else see that? Thank

  6. Andrew May 3, 2019 9:16 am


    yes, I thought that was in. I don’t remember seeing about the UCLA player stepping on it though. I’m surprised there wasn’t a debate about that

  7. 808 May 3, 2019 9:26 am

    Anyone know why Dreeuws was a scratch on pair #5 and why Iosia replaced her? Seems Dreeuws has the experience of playing at Gulf Shores (last year with Zalopany). Is Dreeuws injured? Seems the 5’s didn’t do too well in their score vs. UCLA. Hopefully, they can do better against Cal Poly.

  8. aaaaa May 3, 2019 9:48 am

    Why is Iosia playing? She just joined the team a few weeks ago, they were doing so well before she joined!!

  9. Ki May 3, 2019 11:51 am

    8. Iosia is a seasoned player and was a starter before she was forced to commit to indoor full time in ’17. Her experience is showing on the WINs column.

  10. Cindy Luis May 3, 2019 12:39 pm

    7-8-9. she is playing because she’s a very good beach player. She played in last week’s Big West tourney and went 2-0 with Homayun after Scoles’ injury.

  11. jm2375 May 3, 2019 1:58 pm

    Congrats to Joe, Gage & Rado on their OTB Position POY awards. Stijn was edged out by DeFalco, unfortunately. Pat was 2nd in the MB category, far behind Gyimah.

    Congrats to the SandBows on their win!


  12. Andy May 3, 2019 2:10 pm

    5 – YES! It really looked in, and then I couldn’t believe that the UCLA player intentionally stepped on the mark!

  13. Andy May 3, 2019 2:12 pm

    5 – If it were a jury trial, the player would have been guilty of tampering with the evidence. She walked right over, looked down, then stepped on the mark. She wouldn’t have done that unless the mark clearly showed it was in.

  14. Cindy Luis May 3, 2019 2:47 pm

    12-13. I didn’t see it but coach Jeff Hall said the UCLA player stepped on the tape, which did shift the sand. He said the bottom line is with 87 cameras there should be a way to get a monitor on each court for video replay challenge system. He intends to address it at the tournament.

  15. ty May 3, 2019 8:26 pm

    Anyone know if D and B is going to show the mens game tomorrow? or where would be a good place to watch?

  16. Andu May 3, 2019 9:06 pm

    After re-watching that shot online, McNamara’s stepping on the spot looks less egregious, but at the time it happened I was totally focused in on the spot so when she stepped on it I was like “WTF”! But also the more I watch it, the more in Ozee’s shot looks.

  17. Cindy Luis May 4, 2019 5:16 am

    new thread up for SandBows Saturday

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