Hawaii 3, Coastal Carolina 0

Hawaii outside hitter McKenna Granato spiked the ball against Coastal Carolina. / Photo by Steven Erler, Special to the Star-Advertiser

UPDATE: Hawaii picked up its first win of the season against Coastal Carolina on Thursday night.

The breaking write-up of Hawaii’s sweep is here.

Spectrum Ch. 16/1016
Mainland viewers can watch here.


Live stats here.


  1. Savich August 30, 2018 6:10 pm


    Is this true, Los Angeles Rams is coming to Aloha stadium? August 25, 2019. And the new football stadium?

    Good luck bows…

  2. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 6:50 pm

    1. yes, on game. we had a story today. See above link.
    no on new stadium.

  3. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:02 pm

    Surfer Makua Rothman sang the national anthem. daughter sang Hawaii Pono’i. She looked to be about 4 years old. believe her name was Hikianalia. very cute.

  4. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:04 pm

    Wahine starters. Castillo, Liva, Ma’afala, Iosia, Williams, Granato, Akiu.

  5. Brandon Yoshikawa August 30, 2018 7:11 pm

    Casey the most improved player IMO. She’s hitting so much smarter and harder this year

  6. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:16 pm

    Williams with the ace. UH up 13-9. TO CC

  7. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 7:18 pm

    not bad so far but wahine should turn up the heat.

  8. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:25 pm

    Hawaii up 23-17. TO CC

  9. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:25 pm

    Gametracker still not working. Hopefully soon.

  10. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:27 pm

    Gametracker finally up. UH hitting .360, CC .036.

  11. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:28 pm

    CC with its ninth hitting error. UH wins 25-17, ending on a 5–0 run

  12. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 7:33 pm

    faith stop being so conservative

  13. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:42 pm

    UH on a 4-0 run, it’s 13-9. TO CC

  14. Brandon Yoshikawa August 30, 2018 7:44 pm

    Liva hits probably the hardest on the team, but she just needs to hit smarter. But she’s working off that rust from not playing for a while so it’s understandable

  15. Savich August 30, 2018 7:44 pm

    Is that Scott Robbs calling it at 1420 AM radio ESPN?

    WE usually hear Bobby Curran and Jon Veneri, Phillipe Ohusko. Football. Tonight it is that guy. I think.

    It like Wahines got this match in the suitcase. And I’ll say good bye for the night. Back to the radio.

  16. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:50 pm

    Coastal closes to 19-16. TO UH

  17. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:51 pm

    15. no, Scott has not done radio for some 8 years. That is Tiff Wells

  18. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:52 pm

    14. think Granato hits a heavier ball than Liva but Liva has an interesting armswing that can throw off the block.

  19. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:55 pm

    Coastal tied it at 19. Uh with a kill by Granato and a Coastal hitting error makes it 21-19. TO Coastal

  20. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 7:58 pm

    speaking of national player of the year as a frosh..anyone know elena ogilvie committed to?

  21. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 7:59 pm

    Williams ends it 25-21.

  22. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 8:08 pm

    Coastal up 5-1 on a 4-0 run TO UH

  23. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 8:09 pm

    lucky ace. wahine dont get down and do not go chillin or worse fall asleep

  24. ballerz August 30, 2018 8:10 pm

    granato is on it tonight.

  25. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 8:15 pm

    Hawaii on a 5-0 run, closes to 10-8. TO Coastal

  26. Cindy Luis August 30, 2018 8:29 pm

    Granato ends it 25-17.

  27. Lori August 30, 2018 8:32 pm

    Maybe this has been answered before but what made Liva come back to playing volleyball. Thanks

  28. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 8:32 pm

    *clap* *clap* *clap*

  29. Z August 30, 2018 8:39 pm

    Way to go Wahine.

  30. Savich August 30, 2018 8:41 pm

    5,099 in attendance at SSC. A lot of fans for a Thurday night. That is good for the department. On Saturday the fans will be at Aloha Stadium. All 40,000 fans there. Starting at 5:00 p.m.

  31. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 8:47 pm

    so from nice hands, nasty serve to….hits a heavy ball??

  32. Ashley August 30, 2018 8:59 pm

    still some kinks to work on, BUT some great improvements i must say. i enjoy watching Norene hitting the ball. great jobs tonight girls.

  33. Astroboy August 30, 2018 9:07 pm

    All I can say is that Tita Akiu is pure gold, what a find to get her on the team. And tonight looked like that diversified attack we keep talking about but never seemed to pull off. I couldn’t decide if Coastal was out of system or out of gas.

  34. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 9:12 pm

    32. i like seeing norene hitting a heavy ball. but i also like more to see her get some aces.

  35. warriorwahine August 30, 2018 9:39 pm

    31. i think i answered it maybe before


  36. roygbivs August 30, 2018 9:45 pm

    Was in attendance @ tonight’s game.

    Noticed RAMS playing close-to-the-vest, has started all her starters for all 3games. Would like to her experiment/tinker her lineup like has Shoji would for game 3. Help develop the depth I think would help in the long run.

  37. Bleachercoach August 30, 2018 10:12 pm

    38. I agree. I would like to see Ross when healthy again play some back row instead of Rika sometimes because I know Ross can contribute offensively too. Rika made some spectacular digs tonite especially the one where she performed the ‘splits’
    I can see the dilemma Coach Robyn has in substituting because its really hard to find one player that offers that total package.
    They see the players day in and day out so they know! Its just so hard for me and some fans to see Sibley, Ross, and Burns tonite or any other nite not being able to contribute. But like Maafala said in her post game interview, ” This team loves each other whether playing in the game or standing up supporting their teammates. They love each other that much!” I guess that settles it.

  38. H-Man August 30, 2018 10:28 pm

    Congratulations to the Wahine for the sweeping win, but still not sure how good they are. Coastal Carolina seemed out of sync. Agree with Bleachercoach that it’s hard to see Burns, Sibley not part of rotation. Casteneda looks good in warm ups. Probably red-shirt so next year. Same for Howling. Future looks good for Wahine.

  39. H-Man August 30, 2018 10:38 pm

    Kudos to UH Athletics’ parking for making it easy to exit to H1. It was smooth, easy and safe.

  40. HawaiiMongoose August 31, 2018 3:43 am

    Move Liva to OH, let Williams and Burns handle the MB duties and return Iosia to setting full time. Just my two cents.

  41. islandman August 31, 2018 6:49 am

    Coastal got to Hawaii on Wednesday not that early and maybe were still getting their legs back last night. Nemeth maybe had stage fright but she may come out playing better tonight.
    Would also like to see Burns, Sibley and the others in there, though some of them did play in the match vs Kansas St. Is Howling cleared to play ?
    Norene is really good at hitting so far. She has the highest hitting Pct after Burns and has the 2nd most kills, so far.
    Good to see Gaskin get some kills.

  42. Ron August 31, 2018 7:34 am

    This reminds me of the good old days when we kept digging their best shots until they got tired and we finally put it down. I still don’t like the 6-2. Norene maybe our best player but she is still the best setter and we need her in that position. I can say that Granato looked great with the tip shots and Castillo came on like gangbusters at the end. It is fun to win!

  43. noblesol August 31, 2018 1:50 pm

    As long a Ma’afala isn’t rotating through the front row, this offense and lineup can work. It is attempting to maximize ball control so they can run an offense. Have to be able to do that o/w larger more athletic teams are going to block them off the court.

    Somehow Faith wound up in the front row against KSU, and it was like no blocker at all against their big hitters, and they were already going over the top against most of the rest. Last night, that didn’t happen.

    I’m not a fan of Iosia hitting, but not because she isn’t doing a great job at it. I’m wondering how it will impact focus and fatigue in long close matches. Hoping for the best though, it’s fun to watch her banging away, tooling, and being effective.

  44. Rabbit ears August 31, 2018 3:49 pm

    #40 Great Idea. Liva to outside. Needs Burns on the court. Go back to 5-1 with Noreen. Agree with you. Also Akiu and Okino were money last night.

  45. Cindy Luis August 31, 2018 6:38 pm

    27. Liva was at HPU for basketball. She didn’t know she had a year of eligibility left but discovered that she did last spring. Was hanging around men’s practice with her brother Isaac. Decided to give it a shot in spring.

  46. Cindy Luis August 31, 2018 6:40 pm

    new thread up for Friday.
    41. Coastal had a long day, bussed from Atlanta to Charlotte, flew to JFK, had a 2-hour delay there then direct to HNL
    As for the lineup, they aren’t done tweaking it. I don’t see Liva to OH.
    Iosia is a viable option on the right. With Gaskin never having been in the passing rotation, they need someone who can.
    They now are asking Akiu to pass half the court in a 2-person passing rotation. Thought she did a very good job adjusting to that.

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