Texas 3, Wahine 2

Set 5: Texas wins 15-12
9:32: Hawaii hung tough but falls 15-12.
9:27: Texas up 11-6. TO Texas for some reason
9:15: Texas up 5-1. TO UH
Set 4: Texas wins 25-20.
9:12: Going five. Texas wins 25-20
9:10: Texas with 13th block. it’s 24-19. TO UH
9:04: UH closes to 18-16. TO Texas
8:56: Texas up 15-9 at the TTO
8:51: The Wahine, who had been dealing with the flu all week, may be running out of gas. Texas up 9-3. TO UH
Set 3: UH wins 25-22
8:42: McKenna Ross with the set-ending kill. UH wins 25-22
8:40: Texas holds off two set points, closes to 24-22. TO UH
8:31: Big swing by McKenna Ross. It’s 17-13 TO Texas.
8:27: Kirsten Sibley with a kill. UH up 15-12 at the TTO
8:23: Kirsten Sibley in on a block. UH up 12-10. TO Texas.
8:18: Jolie Rasmussen with her 17th kill. ties it at 7-7. TO UH for some reason.
Set 2: Texas wins 25-21
8:04: Hawaii made it interesting. Ace by Jolie Rasmussen made it 22=21. Texas finishes it out on 3-0 run.
7:59: Three straight kills by Jolie Rasmussen pulls Hawaii to 21-19. TO Texas.
752: Hawaii closes to 16-12. TO Texas.
7:49: Texas showing off its height. Up 15-9 at the TTO
7:41: Texas up 10-4. TO UH.
Set 1:UH wins 25-19
7:30: Texas serves into the net on Hawaii’s second set point. Wahine win 25-19
7:24: Hawaii up 20-16. TO Texas.
7:18: Hawaii up 15-12 at the TTO. Think folks will like what Jolie Rasmussen and Kyra Hanawahine will bring this season.
7:15: Hawaii up 13-10. TO Texas. Considering Hawaii has had limited practices this week I’m pretty impressed so far.
Starting for Hawaii
Kyra Hanawahine, Sky Williams, Kirsten Sibley, Norene Iosia, Jolie Rasmussen, McKenna Ross.
Decent crowd. Maybe 2500
Hawaii vs. Texas 7 p.m SSC
Livestats click here
Wahine a bit decimated by the flu. Down to one middle in Sky Williams.
Two of the seniors from last year are available to play in Angel Gaskin and McKenna Granato.
They’re going to try to play at least 3.
This should be interesting. Someone forgot to schedule the refs so they’ve pulled one certified out of the stands. Kaleo Baxter the up ref.
ICYMI on earlier thread, McKendree upset BYU in 4 tonight.


  1. Brandon March 22, 2019 6:44 pm

    Hello Cindy

    Will Iosia be playing?

    What abotu rasmussen?

  2. Cindy Luis March 22, 2019 6:57 pm

    1. Iosia is playing. As is Rasmassen
    see updates above
    also see live stats for other questions


  3. Cruisecontrol March 22, 2019 7:26 pm

    Cindy – Who’s playing opposite for UH?

  4. Ace March 22, 2019 7:28 pm

    Trying to figure out what the rotation is from the stats/serving order but am pretty confused. With one middle, is Williams staying up front and Hanawahine staying in back (so Hanawahine serves every three rotations)? Sibley on opposite and Ross/Rasmussen outside? Must be different with only Williams able to play middle.

  5. Cindy Luis March 22, 2019 7:34 pm

    3. no real opposite.
    lot of left-side hitting.

  6. vballfan March 22, 2019 7:34 pm

    Nice to see Kirsten playing. Jolie and Kyra look solid.

  7. Cruisecontrol March 22, 2019 7:35 pm

    4. Agreed. Being as it’s an exhibition match and UH seems shorthanded, the usual stuff is out the window. Seeing as how Sibley only has 6 TA vs. double digits for Ross & Rasmussen, I guess Sibley might be playing opposite, but who knows?

  8. Cindy Luis March 22, 2019 7:35 pm

    4. if you go to the live stats there is a link to play-by-play. you can see the serving rotation there.

  9. Cruisecontrol March 22, 2019 7:36 pm

    5. Thanks Cindy. Wish I could be there to watch it.

  10. Cindy Luis March 22, 2019 7:39 pm

    7. Sibley hitting both right and left. Ross on the right as well.

  11. Robin March 22, 2019 7:39 pm

    Sky in the front all rotations…sleep well tonight

  12. vballfan March 22, 2019 8:03 pm

    Cindy, where is Evan Lee? Angelica?

  13. andy March 22, 2019 8:26 pm

    Does Jolie look as good as her stat line?!

  14. Shar March 22, 2019 10:26 pm

    It was a great game. Coach Robyn did an amazing job recruiting the two players (Kyla and Jolie) from Oregon. It helps that they played together and are comfortable together. Jolie is a beast. She went after a ball and dented a pole and bounced right back into the game without skipping a beat. I am trying to think of the players who were missing.

  15. Bleachercoach March 22, 2019 10:51 pm

    14. I agree with you totally. Jolie is a Beast! She is a phenomenal 6 rotation player. When you watch Texas warm-up with all their All-American High School and All American NCAA 2nd Team and Honorable Mention Players , you would think , ” oh boy this will be fast work for them!” Our gritty girls short staffed played so much better out of system than Texas. Jolie can terminate OTT style and create shots. She really knows when to go hard , high hands, and when to switch to a roll shot. Her kills has the heat of the Texas best players when she wants to unleash! And, Jolie can serve receive amazingly! She is the price of admission and more. I thought Ross, Sibley., and Williams played very well despite of their roles last year. Norene did a nice job setting . Kyra Hanawahine handled the back row very well and looks ready to compete. The Oregon duo brings more excitement and communication leadership to this club…Wait til August when we find another Freshman to maybe complement Jolie. Thank you Jolie and Kyra for coming to Hawaii. Thank you Oregon for letting us have them.
    This season will be fun, exciting, and very promising. Everyone who don’t attend will truly miss out

  16. H-Man March 22, 2019 11:13 pm

    Trinity Castaneda not listed and not on court. Did she transfer? Wahine has a terminator in Rasmussen. Hawaii lucky to have her. Skyler did a nice job, but need help in the middle. Great match for spring exhibition.

  17. G March 22, 2019 11:16 pm

    In future exhibition games, they should have the line judges look a little more professional (not kids and at least wear shoes)! The new Oregon girls look great and will be a good addition to the team!

  18. Ashley March 22, 2019 11:47 pm

    @ 16 yup Trinity is gone. She transferred out. But aside from that, this hawaii team this season will be special. they will be amazing, they did amazing against Texas, and that’s them playing incomplete too.

  19. T103 March 23, 2019 5:22 am

    Anyone know if the middle Krug (forgot her first name), from that Hawaiian Immersion school is still on the team? Didn’t hear her name mentioned by anyone so just asking.

  20. Cindy Luis March 23, 2019 7:43 am

    new thread up for Saturday
    Links for SandBows and Warriors at BYU
    12. Team hit with flu bug. Aven was there. spoke to her in the hallway.
    13. Yes she does. considering that she had food poisoning this week and was pretty gassed after the match … she really played well. Very dynamic. reminds me a little of Hartong, just because she’ll keep swinging and seems always available for a set.
    14. Ah Mow-Santos did not recruit Hanawahine or Rasmussen. They approached Hawaii about transferring. Wouldn’t exactly call it a pole. She ran into the barrier that holds up the material barrier between the seats and the court.
    15. don’t think it’s complete accurate to say Oregon “let” Hawaii have these players. True hey were granted a release and can play immediately. I don’t know of their scholarship situation. If they weren’t on scholarship, they could leave and play immediately. If they were, they needed a release or have to sit out a year.
    16. We mentioned earlier that Castaneda had transferred out. my understanding that homesickness came into play.
    17. Thought I had mentioned they had an issue with NO officials. They had to pull the down ref and linesmen out of the stands. Assistant coach Kaleo Baxter was the up ref. So they took who they could get as long as they were certified. They also had to find an official scorer. Otherwise there might not have been any live stats. Team had been dealing with flu and other ailments, which included the coaching staff.
    19. Have mentioned before that Krug was not cleared to play after having knee surgery. She was in practices but only to help.You can always got to Hawaiiathletics.com for the roster. Although not updated from fall. First name is Kamalei.

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