Baylor 3, Nevada 1; Shoji part of TV broadcast, SandBows honors

Blog should be up and running tonight. Finally got things working with the computer.
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Dave Shoji joins the Spectrum OC16 gang for pre and post game this week’s matches. He came to Wednesday’s practice. Looking very tan and fit. been doing a lot of surfing and SUP.

Nevada-Baylor, 4:45 p.m.
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Hawaii-BYU 7 p.m. Glad they have figured out that they don’t have to delay the start of the second match. They can use the side gyms to start the warmup protocol.
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The AVCA High School Beach All-America Team includes a pair of Rainbow Wahine freshmen Ashley Stevens and Paige Dreeuws were both named honorable mention.

The pair continue a tradition of high school All-Americans landing at UH. Previous Rainbow Wahine honorees are Gianna Guinasso (first team), Hi’ilawe Huddleston (HM), and Ka’iwi Schucht (HM), all of whom made the inaugural list in 2014. Morgan Martin (first team), Chloe Luyties (HM), and Emma Smith (HM) gained recognition last year. A total of seven high school All-Americans now grace the 2018 Rainbow Wahine roster.

The 5-7 Dreeuws played four years of indoor volleyball at San Marcos High School. On the beach, Dreeuws won last June’s Queen of the Beach Invitational in Hermosa Beach. In the process, she beat out 63 other of the best high school players from California.

The 5-6 Stevens, from Huntington Beach High School, is rated AAA, won the 2017 AVPFIrst/JBVL Tournament in Huntington Beach, was the Queen of the Beach champion at the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational, and placed fifth at the 2015 AAU Junior Nationals.

Dreeuws and Stevens are among eight newcomers who join a UH squad that finished 29-7 overall and a program-best third at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in 2017.


  1. islandman September 7, 2017 4:00 pm

    Heartwarming and realistic story on Guinasso in today’s paper.

  2. Warriorfan September 7, 2017 4:23 pm

    Hope we see Mags at opposite this week, wahine need more firepower at the pins and someone to take the load off Granato.

  3. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:07 pm

    1. Thank you.
    2. perhaps. They have been working on different things, particularly to get out of Rotation 6 when Iosia had few options.
    but don’t see Maglio moving permanently to the right.

  4. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:09 pm

    in under 20 minutes, Baylor takes Set 1 25-10.

  5. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:19 pm

    Thursday scores

    Top 25
    1. Minnesota def. Denver, 25-16, 25-19, 25-13
    1. Minnesota def. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20
    5. Texas def. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 25-13, 25-15, 25-20
    5. Texas def. Denver, 25-19, 25-23, 25-17
    6. Wisconsin def. Lipscomb, 25-19, 25-19, 25-23
    No. 10 BYU at Hawaii
    No. 14 Oregon def. Cal Poly, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20

    Big West
    No. 14 Oregon def. Cal Poly, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20
    Towson def. Cal State Fullerton, 32-30, 25-12, 25-13
    Loyola Marymount up on. Long Beach State, 25-21, 25-16
    Murray still out for The Beach

  6. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:27 pm

    Baylor takes set 2 25-13. not even 530

  7. Maverick September 7, 2017 5:41 pm

    BYU can go 6-0, 6-2, and 6-4 along the front, with 6-1 and 6-7 coming in off the bench. Robins-Hardy is the backup setter at 6-2. Lots of height on this team (they have 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4 sitting on the bench, 2 Fr. and 1 So.). Barring a setting performance we saw versus UCLA, this will be a long night…or rather, a very short night, like what Nevada is going through right now.

  8. rabbit ears September 7, 2017 5:44 pm

    Mags needs to stay in the Middle. Howling seem ready to start full time.
    I doubt Williams is ready currently. But Mags definitely needs to stay in and give us a back row attack.

  9. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:49 pm

    The Beach swept by LMU, 25-21, 25-16, 25-15

  10. rabbit ears September 7, 2017 5:53 pm

    come on Mav….. Where the faith.

  11. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 5:56 pm

    Nevada holds on to win Set 3, 25-23

  12. Maverick September 7, 2017 6:03 pm

    rabbit, there is faith and there is data from six matches. BYU is the highest ranked team UH has faced to date, and UH is inconsistent from a passing and hitting perspective. I hope UH wins, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on a victory tonite. And if UH is looking to experiment with Maglio on the outside, this would be the match to do it. Best team UH will see for the rest of the season, so you want to gauge her performance against a quality opponent.

  13. Maverick September 7, 2017 6:29 pm

    Looking at the bigger picture, Big West is trending toward one NCAA tourney bid. Currently, the Big West is a collective 31-29 non-conference. Last year, the league was 58-58 in non-conference play prior to the post-season (only UH went to the tourney). In 2013, when the league got 3 teams in the post-season, the regular season non-conference record was 64-50 (2013 was the year UH beat #1 Texas but subsequently lost the BW AQ; Hartong’s senior year; season ended by BYU). It helped that the team with the worst RPI of the three BW tri-champions won the AQ.

    If UH does not win tonight, I don’t think they get into the tournament without the AQ, even if they share the conference title with another team. If UH wins tonight, they will have at least one top 25 win, and might get in without the BW AQ if they don’t lose more than one or two more matches.

    Regardless, I think UH fans should be Poly fans. Root for them to win their matches except against UH, and hope Poly is ranked when UH plays them (and hopefully beats them, twice). Poly isn’t helping matters by losing to top 25 teams (even with both Van Winden sisters playing). UH has a middling to poor at-large resume right now.

  14. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 6:35 pm

    Baylor holds off 5 set points, needs 2 match points to end it 29-27.

  15. Cindy Luis September 7, 2017 6:42 pm
    new thread up for BYU-UH

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