Portland 3, Hawaii 2

Hawaii outside hitter McKenna Granato put down a kill against Idaho outside hitter Reece Carman on Thursday. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

UPDATE: Here’s the breaking on Portland’s five-set win over Hawaii.

Portland (7-0) at Hawaii (3-2) starting a little late, thinking around 7:15 p.m.

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  1. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:19 pm

    Burns getting the start, along with Castillo, Iosia, Ma’afala, Liva, Granato, Akiu, and Gaskin.
    Portland has starting 2 island prep products in Williams (Kahuku) and Hoeft (Seabury Hall)

  2. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:23 pm

    Sibley in for front row. Portland said they wanted to run middle more. Hawaii using some of its height.

  3. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:25 pm

    Seems like Uh has ditched the 6-2 for traditional 5-1. with Iosia and Ma’afala switching out and being back row setters

  4. ballerz September 7, 2018 7:27 pm

    granato is swinging very good tonight

  5. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:31 pm

    4. she did last night as well. was 8-0-11 in Set 1.

  6. Setaone September 7, 2018 7:33 pm

    I think they are using a traditional 6-2.

  7. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:34 pm

    Portland wins the rally, takes its first lead at 15-14 at the TTO

  8. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:35 pm

    6. you are right. it’s been a modified 6-2 when both have been on the court at the same time and Iosia has played six rotations.

  9. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:37 pm

    Iosia stays in with Ma’afala. They may be close to running out of subs.

  10. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:37 pm

    Iosia with the kill from the right. UH up 17-15

  11. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:38 pm

    Very weird. Up ref blew whistle, Ma’afala serves but they granted Portland a late TO don’t think it should have been allowed.Wahine have continued to argue it.

  12. Ashley September 7, 2018 7:39 pm

    Robin is mad….dang

  13. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:45 pm

    Sibley with the kill, UH wins 25-19

  14. Don September 7, 2018 7:46 pm

    11. Should’ve been a delay of game warning to the Portland bench.

  15. ballerz September 7, 2018 7:49 pm

    nice 1st set bows!

  16. ballerz September 7, 2018 7:53 pm

    yep on that delay of game. got the house motivated

  17. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 7:54 pm

    Portland challenging if there was a touch on the block on Iosia’s attack. Call stands. hawaii closes to 5-3.

  18. Ashley September 7, 2018 7:57 pm

    Why won’t she time out

  19. Setaone September 7, 2018 7:59 pm

    Take Castillo out!

  20. Setaone September 7, 2018 8:00 pm

    About time Robyn!

  21. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:06 pm

    Gametracker seems to be frozen at the end of Set 1.
    Portland with its third ace. It’s 13-6. TO UH

  22. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:06 pm

    Portland up 20-9. TO UH

  23. Ashley September 7, 2018 8:07 pm

    I cannot even figure out what happened after set one now. The wrong team showed up for set two. Portland ain’t doing nothing fancy and still Hawaii can’t even stop them. I think Hawaii won set one and decided to leave the building after that

  24. HawaiiMongoose September 7, 2018 8:09 pm

    We look awful.

  25. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:12 pm

    Okino serves into Williams’ head. Portland wins 25-11

  26. vballfan September 7, 2018 8:15 pm

    When will Sophia play????

  27. Ashley September 7, 2018 8:16 pm

    Idk what Robyn can possibly say to them over than “wow, that was straight up embarrassing!” tbh i can’t figure out why she waited so long to use her first time out, and idk if it would have made a difference either. again, the team from set one just didn’t show up in set two, and you can clearly see that. Portland just took care of their side of the court, Hawaii was the ones shooting themselves in the foot left and right. Which team shows up in Set Three? We shall see…

  28. H-Man September 7, 2018 8:20 pm

    I just switched back from the Kahuku – St Louis game. Wahine getting/got pounded in 2nd set. What’s going on?? BTW St Louis 3 – Kahuku 0, 1st Q

  29. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:29 pm

    portland challenging whether Burns’ kill in or out.

  30. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:30 pm

    Call stands. UH ties it at 11

  31. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:33 pm

    28. i would suggest you read the thread.
    Iosia with the kill. UH up 15-14 at the TTO.

  32. ballerz September 7, 2018 8:34 pm

    nice block noreen

  33. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:39 pm

    Gaskin with two hitting errors. Portland up 21-17. TO UH

  34. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:44 pm

    Portland win 25-18

  35. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 8:44 pm

    This is bad just bad time to try Castaneda since the other Oh’s can’t put anything down.

  36. z September 7, 2018 8:48 pm

    No surprise to our attack. Two blockers up on our hitters. Slow high sets are setting our hitters up for failure.

  37. ballerz September 7, 2018 8:52 pm

    block party bows!

  38. HawaiiMongoose September 7, 2018 8:53 pm

    Portland is playing well but we’re doing a lot to help them. Our passing is shaky at best; our setting choices aren’t fooling the opposing block; our outside hitters aren’t converting; and we’re compounding all the other problems with untimely errors. I’m not used to seeing such “consistent inconsistency” from a Wahine volleyball team.

  39. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 8:53 pm

    35. oh please about Castaneda. . UH should have challenged that. Ross was called for hitting the antenna. it was portland’s block that did it.

  40. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 8:56 pm

    Maafala at the net is not the way to go:/

  41. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 8:58 pm

    R39 need to see what she can do in a match she may be a gamer like Burns, biggest jumper of the pin hitters, the other ohs are struggling including Granato.

  42. Brandon Yoshikawa September 7, 2018 9:00 pm

    Can maafala stop playing front row thanks

  43. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:03 pm

    Hawaii up 15-11. TO Portland.

  44. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:09 pm

    Iosia with a triple double as Hawaii up 18-15.

  45. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:14 pm

    Hawaii wins 25-20. on to 5

  46. z September 7, 2018 9:17 pm

    I like Casey in the middle.

  47. HawaiiMongoose September 7, 2018 9:17 pm

    I like Castillo better in the middle than on the outside. Now finish the job by moving Liva to outside hitter and letting Iosia go back to being a full-time setter. Just my two cents.

  48. ballerz September 7, 2018 9:19 pm

    sorry its ballerz

  49. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:23 pm

    Portland up 6-2. TO UH

  50. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:27 pm

    Portland up 8-4 at the changeover.

  51. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 9:28 pm

    Casey is a better middle but not sure Ross or Sibley are the answer at oh2.
    Maafala should play backrow only:/ portland Ohs are not having problems with her block.
    She’s struggled tonight.

  52. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 9:35 pm

    Portland wins 15-8

  53. airinfall September 7, 2018 9:35 pm

    Ma’afala in the front should not be an option. You’ve gone with a 6-2 with a reason—get more hitting options and more defense at the net. Portland is eating her up on the right side with any set to the outside. Logic is lost, along with the match.

  54. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 9:36 pm

    Faith shouod not have been front row Pukis ? Had no problems there at the end hitting over her! a real bad loss
    Need to win the big west for sure.

  55. roygbivs September 7, 2018 9:38 pm

    I got just 1 question?
    Why change your lineup after winning Game1?!?

  56. Ashley September 7, 2018 9:43 pm

    this could possibly be a very short season for Hawaii. the whole it’s still early line, yeah that is gonna get old. this team for sure has good players, but it’s the fact that these good players always manage to not show up when it’s needed most. i still scratch my head to why it took so long to time out most of the night, but maybe it’s the whole “you have to dig yourselves out of this mess” kinda thing. i do have to wonder about why Sophia has not been inserted into the line up yet. is she hurt? heck she could be the one we need right now. tonight the setting was poor, and the hitting errors were just not pretty to watch. conference season already has me concerned. heck Oregon has me concerned.

  57. warriorwahine September 7, 2018 9:45 pm

    wahine are just making ‘difficult to defeat the bows’ down the drain.

    loss to portland? is that a first?

  58. z September 7, 2018 9:45 pm

    This was a night for liberos. Two very good ones.

  59. roygbivs September 7, 2018 9:49 pm

    Coaching staff loss this one.

    On Twitter: @TeeeThurstan

  60. Warriorfan September 7, 2018 10:00 pm

    R59 agree with teee
    Please coaches , no more maafala in the front row it will not work against oregons pin hitters or the van windens.

    And maybe try howling try castaneda what is there to lose?

  61. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 10:07 pm

    They got stuck in a bad rotation.
    They weren’t not going to go with Howling or Castaneda at that point.

  62. nomu1001 September 7, 2018 10:09 pm

    Don’t think 6-2 is the best option for this team. There are players who have definitely improved from last year, although from what I see, not many.

    Given the seniors on this team, are we building the right foundation for the future? Do we need to start playing some other players sooner rather than later? Could also use some leadership out there, imho.

  63. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 10:10 pm

    give portland credit. they made some big adjustments. They are 8-0 for a reason Hoeft has been a big get for them, transferring from Nevada. went 16-1-28.
    Hawaii was concerned about Portland’s fast offense and it showed the Wahine’s weakness in the middle.

  64. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 10:11 pm

    57. This was the first meeting between Portland and Hawaii.

  65. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 10:22 pm

    one big favor. Please pick one user name.

  66. warriorwahine September 7, 2018 10:35 pm


    for you couch coaches to take a stab at what went wrong.

  67. warriorwahine September 7, 2018 10:37 pm

    57. so another loss by na wahine to something that does not exist on the map of volleyball?

  68. z September 7, 2018 10:43 pm

    Agree. Hoeft had a really good night. It was tough watching the other team get the blocks.

  69. nomu1001 September 7, 2018 10:43 pm

    Warriorwahine, imho this team is much better than what they showed tonight. Imho, got some work to do, and players need to step up.

  70. Cindy Luis September 7, 2018 10:54 pm

    For those of you who read the paper, there are no quotes for Saturday’s story. Team was in locker room past my deadline.
    we’ll see what they do Sunday.

    new thread up for Saturday.

  71. Bleachercoach September 7, 2018 11:12 pm

    I can feel everyone’s frustration. Maybe, I think we need to revamp and start restructuring our team. Maybe not? Losing Emily Maglio to graduation was huge. No one on this team so far is that impactful IMO. Poor McKenna Granato! She is put in such a 50/50 situation. Great kill and then Shank Pass! Scouting Hawaii will be easy because every team like Portland will serve at her. I would not keep her in the back row and would sub her. With who? I don’t know, but we need to find out soon because 2nd place in the Big West may not even be at reach. I think we could definitely lose to any team in the BW from top to bottom especially on the Road and hope to be above .500 at Home. Every team in BW is licking their chops waiting to face us. Bloggers, this is not about being negative, but a reality check. I have waited for 4 years to see Castillo and Granato to
    hold up this team because of their experience and because their SENIORS. Like the Emily Hartongs, Nikki Taylor’s, and Emily Maglio. that took over their Senior Years as we all witnessed.
    I am a little disappointed but again their supporting cast of players with them may be adding to the frustration. Our team is like a Auto Parts Co. We have some new, old, and refurbished (transfers) parts. Like they say, ” Why change things, if they are not broken?” This team is just an average team athletically and physically and definitely not in the physical shape I expected. Maybe they completed the mile run 8 minutes, but all that off season training did not equate to thoroughbred athletes. Maafala is so positive as team captain and vocal leader but I think the 6- 2 is not a good fit for our current team. We just don’t have enough height in our lineup to have a 5’11” and 5’4″ up to present some problems to our oppositions. I don’t want to keep going on but this might be just one of those years like the 15-12 season. Growing Pains it is! I guess when we stare at the sidelines, we are all hoping that someone could come in and be that “magic!” We can all come up with , “Heck, just try Castenada and why red shirt her?” We are all waiting for answers but maybe we just have to ride this wave because this may the best we will get for 2018. I know everyone is so accustomed to winning records and being the top always. I guess not only the football team is exempt from having droughts and difficult seasons. Maybe like how everyone now is jumping on the run and shoot train for Football 2018. Where was the Fans since 2007? Lets not do that for the volleyball team
    If there is any time for us to be there for the team regardless how its looking, its NOW!!! They are giving their hearts and soul to please us all. Nobody likes to lose.. I just needed to get this off my chest…thank you

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