CSUN 3, Hawaii 0,

4:30 p.m. Friday

Live stats today at gomatadors.com/sports/w-volley/2014-15/schedule

TV in Hawaii at Oceanic 228 HD 1228
Radio 1500-AM NBCSportsRadioHawaii.com

One link I found online for the match is below


If you are a TWC subscriber, match is available online as well


  1. wildcard October 10, 2014 4:13 pm

    oceanic time warner cable, FOX Sports Prime Ticket is on channel 31 for na wahine vs csun game and appears to be broadcast twice 4:30pm HST and 10:00pm HST

  2. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:20 pm

    1. CH. 31 is analog. for those with digital 228 HD1228

  3. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:25 pm

    CSUN will be without starting setter Miller who tweaked her ankle earlier this week. High ankle sprain. in a boot. they’ll start a freshman. Conati in her first career start.

  4. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:29 pm

    Hawaii going with the same lineup: Higgins, Taylor, Manu-Olevao, Greeley, Adolpho, Magill, Mendoza

  5. wildcard October 10, 2014 4:32 pm

    or it may be channel 66-61 not sure which is sd or hd

  6. wildcard October 10, 2014 4:34 pm

    hmm 228 and 1228 dont work for me and i got digital only 31 and 66-61

  7. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:45 pm

    UH down 13-8. TO UH

  8. wildcard October 10, 2014 4:46 pm

    wahine being sundered by csuns outside cannon. come on lets go bows.

  9. wildcard October 10, 2014 4:52 pm

    wahine in trouble!

  10. Kazu October 10, 2014 4:53 pm

    Bad start for UH. Right now CSUN is the better team.

  11. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:53 pm

    CSUN Up 19-12. TO UH

  12. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 4:55 pm

    It’s early. but CSUN a tough place to play.

  13. LC October 10, 2014 4:56 pm

    Dave,get out of your chair and do some coaching.

  14. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:00 pm

    13. concur

    dave you need to rally the bows now

  15. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 5:01 pm

    Wow. Everything going wrong for UH. Everything going right for CSUN. The Wahine have to start passing so Taylor can set an offense or this match will be over very, very quickly.

  16. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:01 pm

    Greeley aced. CSUN wins 25-17

  17. LC October 10, 2014 5:01 pm

    Tai no help.Passing not good .

  18. Ki October 10, 2014 5:02 pm

    Long CANNOT terminate giving csun second and third opportunities.

  19. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 5:02 pm

    Conati looked like a veteran in that first set. No problems connecting with her hitters. Of course it helped that CSUN is passing nails.

  20. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:03 pm

    shoji valor up your wahine!

  21. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:04 pm

    the loss snaps UH’s consecutive sets won at 21.
    Wahine going with the same starters for Set 2.

  22. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 5:11 pm

    UH’s passing in set 2 is still atrocious.

  23. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:11 pm

    Passing and blocking is just horrendous, time to take tai out of the passing rotation, use a ds.

  24. LC October 10, 2014 5:12 pm

    They got no answer for Boykin. Blocking not there either.

  25. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:12 pm

    I really hate these two announcers, why did we get stuck with McpeaK, ugh.

  26. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:12 pm

    is it really tai? it looks like greeley and anyone else struggling to receive the ball and pass as well as blocking inefficient

  27. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:13 pm

    CSUN up 11-7. TO UH

  28. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:15 pm

    CSUN outsides tooling the block like crazy, ugh, they aren’t that good.

  29. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:16 pm

    Wahine need to wake up right now.

  30. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:17 pm

    Mendoza is just missing so many balls right at her, not sure what’s up with her this game.

  31. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 5:18 pm

    If you can’t pass you can’t win. End of story.

  32. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:19 pm

    McPeak has never been kind to UH. probably goes back to the days when UH beat UCLA with her on the team.

  33. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:21 pm

    UH closes to 18-16. TO CSUN

  34. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:21 pm

    come on wahine! fight back!

  35. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:23 pm

    That should have been picked up was in the air a long time, come on wahine.

  36. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:24 pm

    UH is making these two outsides look way better than they are.

  37. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:27 pm

    wow UH had the momentum, than they can’t slow down their oH’s and make a bunch of errors, and that’s the set.

  38. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:28 pm

    wahine down 2 sets to none. wahine endangered

  39. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:29 pm

    UH is way better than this. They have gotta to stop those two outside hitters, put koelsch up to block maybe.

  40. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:29 pm

    CSUN wins 25-20

  41. islandman October 10, 2014 5:29 pm

    Time for subs ?

  42. Kazu October 10, 2014 5:30 pm

    I can see a sweep by CSUN. LBS must be licking their chops for tomorrow night.

  43. Wop ur jaws October 10, 2014 5:30 pm

    The OH are going over Higgins… seriously… no block on the right side when she is at the net. I would exploit that every time. There you go, weakness number two, weakness number one, the passing and digging.

  44. LC October 10, 2014 5:32 pm

    Tai improve some,blocking got a little better, passing is ugly.

  45. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:32 pm

    Tough place to play. went five the last two seasons. UH was very lucky to win 2 years ago. Those UH were better than this year’s team.

  46. islandman October 10, 2014 5:32 pm

    Stinson is only 5′ 11″ .

  47. Ashley October 10, 2014 5:33 pm

    do we even have a chance already…? should I just change the channel? idk, but at the end of set two, all I saw in daves eyes were rage. I hope he gets the girls fired up. I know their tired, it sucks that their flight got delayed, but I hope hawaii can do something.

  48. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:34 pm

    in no way csun is that good. now they are relishing in about to crush the wahine invasion. wahine you need to fight better. you are on a siege so its all or nothing.

  49. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:36 pm

    tai also looks battered in her fight. she will need to get tough, fire up, and rally her bows just like vs oregon and this time push it all the way through.

  50. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:37 pm

    The thing that is maddening is the wahine are making those two outsides look like all americans,( they are clearly not) but wahine are showing no resistance whatsoever in blocking or digging them.

  51. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:38 pm

    48. CSUN better than people seem to give them credit. RPI is 20
    all losses on the road vs. Stanford, at Arizona, at Oklahoma, at The Beach

  52. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:40 pm

    well they finally block one of the outsides, its about time.

  53. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:43 pm

    these service errors are costly.

  54. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:44 pm

    UH outblocking CSUN 5-2

  55. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:45 pm

    errors , errors, errors.

  56. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:46 pm

    ok enough is enough, put in a ds already!!

  57. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:46 pm

    UH has 2 SEs. CSUN 4

  58. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:47 pm

    Greeley and Olevao’s passing is abysmal this game. Disappointing.

  59. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:48 pm

    Ok seriously just take olevao out of the back row already.

  60. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:50 pm

    Manu-Olevao aced again. CSUN up 13-9. TO UH. Wahine had led 7-5

  61. Mike October 10, 2014 5:50 pm

    Does anyone tell Taylor Higgins what to do out there? Our setter has no clue how to win games.

  62. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:52 pm

    61. UH is 12-3. Obviously Higgins has played a big part in 12 wins.

  63. Ashley October 10, 2014 5:52 pm

    I won’t bother paying attention to the LBSU game tomorrow. I don’t understand who the heck scheduled the games like this. Clearly you can see Hawaii is not there. Oh well let’s call it a sweep

  64. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:52 pm

    what is detracting from the wahine passing and blocking? they are letting lesser players look like all americans and now are endangered to be swept.

  65. idk October 10, 2014 5:52 pm

    Olevao just keeps making errors.

  66. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 5:53 pm

    Mendoza aced. 17-10 CSUN. Awful.

  67. Nick October 10, 2014 5:53 pm

    Why is Shoji not subbing!!!! These girls are not Kamanao. Hartong. Willoughby. Or any of those dominant players. This game is sick! Kahakai at her worse would be a better libero than Mendoza right now.

  68. LONGs a MUST October 10, 2014 5:55 pm

    It’ll be interesting to read the excuses the SA will be able to spin outta this one (in UH extension) .

    Cindy would never be able to make it public but UH Admin has continued to keep Shoji as coach, to bide an interim for what???

    Grandpa Dave is old, old, school.

  69. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:55 pm

    They look completely over rated tonight, just a lack luster effort all around.

  70. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:55 pm

    63. The Big West makes the schedule.
    Just happened they paired CSUN-Long Beach this year.
    Last year it was Long Beach-UCI, CSUN-UC Davis
    it will be CSUN-Long Beach for another year.

  71. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:57 pm

    kendra big setter shoves it over

  72. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:57 pm

    67. Don’t know what kind of story we’ll have. We have hired a stringer for the match who works for the Orange County paper.

  73. Nick October 10, 2014 5:57 pm

    Keolsch shouldve been in to start this set.

  74. idk October 10, 2014 5:58 pm

    You know when something is so ridiculous you just have to laugh. Thats how I feel. this match has been laughable. Specifically UH’s play, its just so day and night to how we know they can play and how horrendous they’re playing right now.

  75. LONGs a MUST October 10, 2014 5:58 pm

    …There it is !!!

  76. wildcard October 10, 2014 5:58 pm

    is it because the coury by design in the matadome is deceiving or harder to see the line?

  77. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 5:59 pm

    67. no idea what you mean about ‘hiding an interim. Making what public?
    I don’t work for UH so if there was something would report it.

  78. warriorfan October 10, 2014 5:59 pm

    Kendra is savvy.
    Ugh long, just bump that, way to kill momentum.

  79. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:00 pm

    73. there what is?

  80. 'ohanaInBellingham October 10, 2014 6:00 pm

    Go, Kendra! Huki!

  81. bowsfan October 10, 2014 6:01 pm

    The hitter in Kendra is the plus late in the game.

  82. Kazu October 10, 2014 6:02 pm

    Shoji should have put Kendra in earlier.

  83. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:03 pm

    UH has rallied to tie at 21.

  84. 'ohanaInBellingham October 10, 2014 6:03 pm

    Go, na Wahine! You are da Wahine! You can do it!

  85. warriorfan October 10, 2014 6:03 pm

    back row defense is letting the wahine down, and yes kendra should have been in much earlier, Higgins is a major blocking liability.

  86. idk October 10, 2014 6:04 pm

    I’m pleased with Kendra’s setting. No location problems I can see.

  87. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:04 pm

    CSUN with 2 points, it’s 23-21. TO UH

  88. wildcard October 10, 2014 6:05 pm

    come on wahine! fight to survive!

  89. HawaiiMongoose October 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    This is what happens with a young team. Sometimes they look great. Sometimes they look awful. Both CSUN and LBSU have much more experienced players. There’s still a lot of volleyball to be played but, given the inconsistency the Wahine have shown, it doesn’t look like this will be UH’s year. Next year, watch out.

  90. warriorfan October 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    Homecooking to end it, just a horrible passing display by the wahine, and horrible back row defense, they should be ashamed.

  91. wildcard October 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    thats it

  92. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:06 pm

    CSUN wins 25-21

  93. 'ohanaInBellingham October 10, 2014 6:07 pm

    Was CSUN’s serving that good tonight?

  94. jmy October 10, 2014 6:07 pm

    Very poor play against a very average team…But I guess it’s to be expected from a team that lost seven players…

  95. Mike October 10, 2014 6:08 pm

    Why no subs…. Huff? Passi? Anyone? Dave awake tonight?

  96. wildcard October 10, 2014 6:08 pm

    now the beach tommorow is getting ready to relish. wahine falls in a sweep in their siege vs csun.

  97. warriorfan October 10, 2014 6:08 pm

    Hawaii isn’t that young though, they have three captains that are upperclassmen starting , and Olevao just played terrible. Mendoza wasn’t much better.

  98. Wop ur jaws October 10, 2014 6:09 pm

    i want to puke. just disappointed.

  99. Ashley October 10, 2014 6:09 pm

    the positive thing that came out of this match was Kendra, I applaud her for coming in and almost keeping the match alive. Dave, start Kendra! I have nothing against Higgins but CLEARLY tonight you seen that had Kendra been used earlier, the outcome could have been just a little different.

  100. jmy October 10, 2014 6:09 pm

    …Too bad this had to happen on nat’l TV…

  101. warriorfan October 10, 2014 6:12 pm

    Kendra is definitely more useful when the wahine overpass like crazy like tonight, she saved a few of them.

  102. Mike October 10, 2014 6:12 pm

    Cindy- they are 12-3 against average teams. They haven’t played any team that’s in the top 10. The passing was bad, I give that, but her continued bad decisions have plagued this team all season.

  103. Pot-of-Gold October 10, 2014 6:16 pm

    97. What should happen is Hawaii playing a 6b – 2, that way, you can keep Higgins involved in case Kendra doesn’t measure up to the task, and utilize the front line height that sits on the bench. Young team on the road, dealing iwth some airline issues so you can expect this kind of game. They will be better for it down the road, count that as experience.

  104. idk October 10, 2014 6:24 pm

    Immediately deleted off my DVR. Nothing to see there.

  105. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:24 pm

    95. disagree. Hawaii is young in terms of returning starters. Adolpho, Manu-Olevao and Taylor. Higgins a new setter, Magill a new middle, Mendoza new Libero, Greeley new OH.

  106. Kazu October 10, 2014 6:25 pm

    Would be nice to see Kendra get a start tomorrow night but that’s not going to happen.

  107. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:25 pm

    100. not sure what your point is.

  108. wildcard October 10, 2014 6:25 pm

    bad loss to an average team. yeah where were those subs? has shoji forgotten? huff, maglio for example? wahine probably could of changed it with them as some sturdy armor and try to offset the bad passes with blocks OR use them as auxiliary other than their actual positions and maybe the passing will not be much a problem any more (doesnt huff already kind of do that?) the bad passes alone was inexcusable and concerning about since the getgo of this season. csun must be amazed that na wahine simply got handed over to them. and the beach probably is taking it easier now.

  109. Nick October 10, 2014 6:26 pm

    Agreed with Pot o gold. Both setters hhave an edge in a certain area. Higgins with her serve. Kendra with her net physical net play. Play both and if one doesn’t do well then the other can just stay in. Huff shouldve played. Passi as well. They need Kahakai out there.

  110. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:27 pm


    here’s box if anyone is interested.

  111. High N Wide October 10, 2014 6:27 pm

    Hmmm… setting decision will be interesting for the rest of the season.
    Kendra was a spark. This is a very good CSUN team. The fact that they
    got beaten in 3-1 by LBSU presents an interesting match for tomorrow.

  112. Pete Jek October 10, 2014 6:34 pm

    For the record, that was downright pathetic. A bad, bad showing by the Wahine today.

  113. wildcard October 10, 2014 6:35 pm

    kendra koelsch played like an elite despite the bad passes and her and adolpho combined was perhaps the only notice of being steady. but of course csun knew to all go after koelsch at the end. shoji of course should of known better and subbed in koelsch earlier to control after the bad passes. all i saw was rage in daves face and naught else was delivered. the worst match since asu by na wahine (and surprisingly in the same solid green uniforms like i expected better) only this time shoji decided to leave kahakai behind and mendoza despite a few saves here and there was easily pushed over.

  114. R.M October 10, 2014 6:36 pm

    Crowd is a factor also the matadome is kinda small and it make the chants louder to hear. Sometimes its so intimidating if you hear loud chants like that for the home team. But the passing really killed the wahine in this game and floor defense. And i dont agree to some calls of the referees. Time to regroup right away another big game tomorrow.

  115. Ashley October 10, 2014 6:38 pm

    I hated how hawaii played tonight, but I won’t talk and act as if I know what it feels like to be a student athlete doing all the things they do, because I don’t. Tbh I feel so bad for these girls that their flight got delayed, because clearly you could see that it really played a toll on them, not only did Dave look sleepy, but so did the girls. I don’t know what tomorrow nights match will look like, but I give these girls a lot of credit for doing what they do. I want to forget this loss, and put it behind us, although like I said in my last post, Kendra impressed me tonight. I love how offensive she is capable of being, it’s something hawaii will need from their setter, I hope Dave sees that she should be given the chance to start.

  116. warriorfan October 10, 2014 6:42 pm

    About half way through the season, and we need Kahakai back asap for sure, Tai/Greeley/Taylor were really really really bad passing today , with Olevao the worst of the three, she needs to just concentrate on the front row IMO.

    As far as setting, i just don’t see the huge setting advantage Higgins has over Koelsch that has her starting plus Koelsch has the edge on blocking and saving overpasses.
    Higgins has a good serve, but that’s what a serving sub is for.

  117. LanaiBoy October 10, 2014 6:42 pm

    With players like Greeley, Taylor, and Manu-Olevao you will not have a team with top-notch ball control and superior floor defense such as with past players like Danielson and Cubi-Otineru. Mendoza is a better than average libero but one needs a top flight one one to compensate for the tall but rather slow back row. All outsides usually play all six rotations except when they are ineffective as was Manu-Olevao tonight. Hawaii has excellent serving and blocking to make up for the fact that it cannot match the ball control and floor defense for which historically they are famous. However, tonight, while the blocking was okay, the serving was not up to snuff. This allowed CSUN to run its offense with ease and the hitters to hit hard and at will.

  118. LC October 10, 2014 6:44 pm

    CSUN was pretty good at everything they did tonight but they had a lot of help from the Wahine.

  119. Pete Jek October 10, 2014 6:45 pm

    There’s no excuse for a student-athlete to get an F in the classroom, nor should there be an excuse when they fail on the court or field. Simple as that. This team doesn’t have what it takes right now to compete at a high level away from home or on a consistent basis at home. I hope things improve as the season progresses, but as of right now, the Wahine don’t deserve any sympathy from anyone, including themselves.

  120. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:56 pm

    113. Kahakai was not 100 percent so she was left home.
    114. couldn’t watch the match. but it did sound like a couple of calls went against Hawaii.

  121. High N Wide October 10, 2014 6:57 pm

    CSUN has played almost all of its matches away. They look like Hawaii does’ at home. This should give us a better understanding of where we stand given
    that this away loss was worse than ours with ASU and UCLA at home.

  122. Nick October 10, 2014 6:58 pm

    I miss the overseas players coach Shoji used to recruit. Lol

  123. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 6:59 pm

    121. tonight was CSUN’s first home match

  124. High N Wide October 10, 2014 7:05 pm

    123, i checked and you are correct. No wonder they look awesome !

  125. R.M October 10, 2014 7:05 pm

    Cindy there was a double touch called on ginger when she was trying to set a ball from the back row I believe the score was 21-21 on the thrid set. Coach dave erupt from the bench on that play. It looks really clean. Then the last play called touch in the net against magill.

  126. wildcard October 10, 2014 7:06 pm

    114. crowd maybe a factor in the matadome since its smaller and the chants are louder to hear but na wahine needs to learn how to harvest that for themselves. thats essentially what byu did when they destroyed hawai’i last year, they harvested the cheering even though it wasnt for them and converted it into their energy. bottom line chants or not, should be ignored (sometimes even if its good, it is counterproductive, which i call ‘unnecessary fanfare’). i could say the ball when spiked sounds like a cannon and is so intimidating…whatever.

    119. ouch.

    yeah some calls were particularly strange, like that one call against hawai’i when csun was serving and the ball didnt even get across the net yet, something about overlap violation? what the devil was that? how was that the wahines fault when csun is still in the midst of serving?

    120. kahakai not 100 percent??

  127. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 7:13 pm

    124. Yep, have mentioned it all week as well as in the Big West preview last month.

  128. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 7:14 pm

    125. Was able to listen on the radio, did sound like a couple of questionable calls

  129. wildcard October 10, 2014 7:15 pm

    it looks like whatever delay the flight had an effect on both wahine volleyball and soccer. both failed in their siege.

  130. islandman October 10, 2014 7:16 pm

    UH had 10 blocks to CSUN’s 3. UH had 6 reception errors to 1 for the opponent, 3 by Greeley. UH had 39 digs to 47 .
    CSUN had 48 kills , 17 errors, on 116 attacks; UH had 33 kills, 12 errors on 94 attacks. CSUN had 22 more attack attempts.
    CSUN had 5 more service aces.

  131. R.M October 10, 2014 7:19 pm

    126. I believed they tried to convert the energy on that third set credit that to kendra but wasn’t enough and calls just doesn’t go wahine way.

  132. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 7:19 pm

    129. te flight delay shouldn’t have been a factor, although we all know what a drain it is being stuck in an airport for 8 plus hours.
    they were able to practice at the scheduled time.

  133. jmy October 10, 2014 7:21 pm

    Looks like CSUN sweeps the BW honors this week…

  134. lawaia October 10, 2014 7:23 pm

    This is the most fun I had reading the comments on this site. (Comedy Central Hawaii). To Cindy Luis much Aloha and Respect.

  135. islandman October 10, 2014 7:23 pm

    And per Cindy, that was their setter’s first career start, a freshman. The second stringer started due to injury to the usual starter, who didn’t play at all.

  136. wildcard October 10, 2014 7:25 pm

    this was a match won by csun purely by more attack (kills) despite na wahines armor (blocks) was more. didnt they already experienced this with irvine last? oh right, it was hawaiian airlines fault and the matadome being deceiving by design that you cant see the lines to blame. also what about the libero (i wont mention by name) being a ‘best passer’? na wahine did try to serve aggressively more like fanatically in set 3 but overall they let themselves get aced like nothing.

  137. bowsfan October 10, 2014 7:25 pm

    Combo of our service errors and passing problems almost a done deal for a big L. Want both setters in at the same time, use Kendra as a hitter and a bigger block. Was wondering if both setters in who would be the odd man, wouldn’t it be a ds. Use Kendra as combo hitter/setter like her high school days.

  138. High N Wide October 10, 2014 7:31 pm

    HD telecast was really nice. Dave look absolutely livid with his girls. I”m not sure that helped. The Kendra move was on point.. 6-1 made a difference. They were going over Higgins all night. This match really brought out Na Wahine’s shortcomings. Perhaps going 6-2 would be the answer.

  139. wildcard October 10, 2014 7:33 pm

    133. aint that sad? and so much for the rpi and being #21 on the poll.

  140. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 7:59 pm

    133 a little too early to call that. CSUN’s lone match of the week. but why is it sad if they played well and deserve the honors?
    135. their setter will be out 3-4 weeks from what I understand.
    139. we’ll see what happens with the RPI. CSUN’s is 20.

  141. jmy October 10, 2014 8:00 pm

    Don’t think it’s too early…This was not only an upset, but a decisive win…

  142. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 8:03 pm

    141. and what would happen if The Beach does the same thing Saturday?
    But I could see CSUN’s setter getting FOW
    Their libero had 11 digs, wasn’t the team high.

  143. jmy October 10, 2014 8:04 pm

    Still think CSUN’s win would be a bigger deal…

  144. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 8:06 pm

    the win would be a bigger deal but doesn’t mean they sweep the weekly honors.

  145. Bobby October 10, 2014 8:15 pm

    Guess it’s good that my Fox Sports didn’t show the match. That was ugly watching live stats.

    138 – I doubt Dave would ever do it, but having Kendra in a Kelly Murphy style role like she was when she was at UF, where she hit 3 rotations and set for the other three?

  146. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 8:18 pm

    145. agree, do not see that happening.

  147. Astroboy October 10, 2014 8:30 pm

    I was at the match myself. The “Matadome” is a really tough venue. It’s only a little bigger than Klum (and not a dome)! They use a live DJ and amplified sound, it’s absolutely deafening in there. I actually wore earplugs this time. I had to shout for my wife to hear me at all in the next seat. And the fans are pretty obnoxious – they have canned sound effects for aces and the ball hitting the net, etc. I think it’s really hard to play there if you aren’t expecting it. And as for the bad calls – it’s one fo the few times I’ve seen Shoji rocket off the bench yelling like that before. And I’ve been watching for 25+ years!

  148. mei mei October 10, 2014 8:49 pm

    what sux is that us fans have seen na wahine play so much better than they showed… their achilles was certainly their horrid passing… couldn’t get any offense going, especially to the middles –

    hope the team, coach learns and grows from this…

  149. Wop ur jaws October 10, 2014 8:54 pm

    I am so sick of everyone saying UH is a young team. For the record, CSUN setter tonight never played in a D1 match before. She found she was going to set on Tuesday. So lease stop using the young team excuse. Tai Manu 3rd year starter, Adolpho four year starter, Taylor 2nd year starter. Both Mendoza and Higgins played two years straight. So to me they are not a young team. Give it a rest its false and deflecting the truth. Oh and what is the truth? UH is not using its personal to its full potential. Wrong players in wrong combinations. Not looking at matching up player versus player. And not making during match changes quick enough. UH will tumble now, they deserve to. They can win tomorrow night and win out the rest of the season. All the other coaches can watch this match and implement a plan to exploit UH’s weaknesses.

  150. jmy October 10, 2014 9:05 pm

    149, I agree with most of what you said, BUT they did lose seven players from last year, including their kill leader, 3-yr. starting setter, & all-conference libero. When they graduated, they took that team’s chemistry with them. It would be tough for any team to recover from that. I know, I hate it when people sugar-coat things & make excuses, but just a few years ago, UCLA went from winning the national championship one season to unranked oblivion the next…This UH team is experienced at some positions as you have said, but they still need to find that chemistry…

  151. cocobean October 10, 2014 9:19 pm

    No sugar coating this one. A spanking is a spanking and we got spanked. We lost the battle of wills. CSUN had the girls under their thumb from the get go and never let up. I don’t think CSUN is that much more talented, more skilled, more athletic. They had the mental edge in this one and imposed their will.

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Wahine bounce back against Long Beach. Will they play up to their capabilities and put up a fight or go down with a whimper. We’re a young team without a fiery personality on the floor nor a 1st team All American. Each girl has to dig deep within herself and not look to someone else to show them the way. Tomorrow it’s going to have to be eye of the tiger time and not deer in the headlights time.

  152. wildcard October 10, 2014 9:21 pm

    149. says it all. hawai’i a young team? false. ie csuns debut freshmen setter.

    tai from the first match acknowledged as a co-captain with her team that theres no more relying on 1 player (no more hartong) and nikki taylor at the time was out. tai said she cant do it all by herself and needs the entire team together. only this time it was pretty ugly with pretty much everyone.

  153. wildcard October 10, 2014 9:24 pm

    151. yeah where was tais fiery plays since the first match of the season? she visibly looks battered besides frustrated this time. na wahine will need to roar into the game tomorrow from this beat down.

  154. Cindy Luis October 10, 2014 9:55 pm

    149. They are a young team in terms of the amount of time they’ve had playing together as a team. You mention Taylor as a second year starter but she’s still coming back from a bad injury.
    CSUN did use a freshman setter but they also had Hinger a senior, Stinson a junior, Kaul a senior. Radazzo a senior, Allen a senior. A group who have played together for quite some time.

  155. cocobean October 10, 2014 10:49 pm

    Wop. You and many others here have followed the Wahine for a long time. You should know it was more about composer and mental toughness than personnel and Xs and Os. The girls just didn’t battle. Mistakes led to timid play and more mistakes. Their mistakes fed USUN confidence, they played downhill all night.
    What the girls didn’t need was for the coaches to panic and make wholesale changes.

    I can see where you’re coming from. It may have appeared the coaches didn’t do as much as they could. Shoji and co. must be kicking themselves for not being able to pull the team out of their funk. They know now is not the time to give anyone a brow beating. The challenge is to instill confidence. That’s what they lacked. The team couldn’t put their errors behind them. I really thought the collective thinking was I’m/we’re having a bad night.

  156. kimo browner October 11, 2014 1:12 am

    I like baseball. When a pitcher gets hit hard the coach pulls the hook and brings in a reliever; when a batter is whiffing at the plate, the coach calls in a PH; when a defensive player is making errors, he is likely pulled.
    Shoji VB? A player can have a melt down and no change is made until the game is conceded. There is controversy whether the best players are starting bc they earned it or for reasons unknown after one-half the season is traversed. These are warning signs. Not for the lack of talent on the bench, but rather, a strange and distant coaching perspective that is part stubbornness and cryptic old age syndrome. 40 years is a long time. Even for a legend.
    CSUN is not that imposing. Hawaii just stunk. They appeared as beached whales. Laying on their side, flapping haplessly, resigned to their fate.
    Visiting teams win on our home court with raucous Stanley crowds in place. Visiting teams also travel to Hawaii and have flight delays.
    Good teams find a way to win when they aren’t at their best.
    Our wahine VB program is flat-lining.
    Kendra, Huff, Maglio and Anderson deserve more playing time. They are promising frosh with the potential for big careers. Let them play! They are eager and unafraid to meet the challenge and strut their stuff. That is a huge difference that transcends our starters.

  157. Pot-of-Gold October 11, 2014 6:35 am

    149. As Cindy pointed out (154), CSUN’s lineup had more experience to draw from. Look at our lineup, Adolpho (S), McGill (J), Manu-Olevao (J), Taylor (S), Higgins (S), Greely (F)… and even at that, how much time did Higgins get last season. Don’t kid yourself, this is a young team. How many have played with the home court advantage the fans give CSUN. They may have seen it before, but they haven’t tried to perform with it. Chalk it up to experience and when they meet again with CSUN in their backyard this season (Nov 8th). Then we will see if both the fans and players want to step it up for some payback.

    The good thing is that this time next season, we won’t be discussing a young team, maybe a young player or two, but by then our core will have the experience that many of our opponents carry into matches against us.

    Remember the season isn’t how you are playing now, but how you are playing going into the playoffs.

  158. Setaone October 11, 2014 6:36 am

    Wasn’t the scouting report for CSUN (as McPeak kept calling them) to run the middle? They had tremendous success at the OH position last night. Totally unexpected.

  159. hollycow October 11, 2014 8:35 am

    157. Let’s not kid ourselves. Fans in the SSC will never be as loud and rowdy as the fans in the matardome. As I saw it, majority of them are students, unlike the old people crowd at SSC. The crowd support at the SSC has always been subdued compared to the mainland crowds and it will never change. We the fans are known to be very volleyball knowledgeable but toooo nice.

  160. Armor BS October 11, 2014 9:00 am

    wildcard, your continued picking on Mendoza is tiring and repetitive. Almost as tiring and repetitive as your mobile reserve and armor BS. This is college volleyball, not a war. As for Mendoza being the best passer, why are you mentioning that in a sarcastic manner? She’s the best passer out of all the DS. She’s not perfect, but who is? Kahakai is not 100 percent, as Cindy has already said more than once. Apparently you weren’t aware, as you were busy daydreaming about your mobile reserves and armory nonsense. And even when Kahakai was healthy, she wasn’t perfect, either. Remember that match in which she really struggled? Couldn’t pass a single ball. I’m pretty sure Mendoza’s a better passer than Guinasso, Ponce and Anderson at this point as well.

  161. Mobilearmor October 11, 2014 9:04 am

    wildcard, your continued picking on Mendoza is tiring and repetitive. Almost as tiring and repetitive as your mobile reserve and armor BS. This is college volleyball, not a war. As for Mendoza being the best passer, why are you mentioning that in a sarcastic manner? She’s the best passer out of all the DS. She’s not perfect, but who is? Kahakai is not 100 percent, as Cindy has already said more than once. Apparently you weren’t aware, as you were busy daydreaming about your mobile reserves and armory nonsense. And even when Kahakai was healthy, she wasn’t perfect, either. Remember that match in which she really struggled? Couldn’t pass a single ball. I’m pretty sure Mendoza’s a better passer than Guinasso, Ponce and Anderson at this point as well.

  162. Pot-of-Gold October 11, 2014 9:11 am

    157. The Wahine fans are too nice, even applauding opposition plays. There are times for this, but with The Beach and CSUN, they better bring a little more attitude, some of which is displayed on this very board…The team itself better be pumped for those games in Nov., as it will play large in how the West was won.

  163. HigH N Wide October 11, 2014 9:26 am

    Most I’ve commented on any blog. For the record it’s really more out of frustration and disappointment to see a loss this bad at mid-season. Does’nt give one much to
    look forward to when all of the weaknesses posters have been bringing up show up in one match well into the season. Hope for a turn around?

  164. Cubicle1126 October 11, 2014 9:53 am

    well that was disappointing. i followed on live stats while at work yesterday, then watched a dvr recording of the match when i got home.

    wahine just looked so tentative. even in the few moments where they battled back, they had looks of uncertainty on their faces. the passing — as all have pointed out — was the first critical missing component to last night. hawaii hit for over .400 for most of set 2 and was still behind for most of that set, before making a mini-comeback, only to spot csun the lead again late in that set.

    the blocking numbers were pretty good (10 blocks) for a 3-set match … but it didn’t put a dent in csun’s confidence or hitting percentage. give csun a lot of credit. they came up fired up. and they were looking to really knock off hawaii, likely they were disappointed after losing at lbsu last week. and with their setter going down to injury, their upperclassmen really stepped up their game to help their frosh setter. they flat-out out-played hawaii last night.

    something major has to happen or hawaii will be looking at a disappointing 0-2 road trip after tonight’s match against lbsu. whatever anger/frustration/disappointment that the wahine are feeling … hope they can funnel that into some positive energy tonight.

  165. wildcard October 11, 2014 10:26 am

    160 and 161. yes and you picked your name as what you criticize because you dont want to use your original blog name and posted the same twice ridiculously. whatever. i used those terms to create a ‘talk story’ that catches eyes/grabs attention/and spells out what role that does. no it is not a war, its a competition. but when it is about how shoji coached or lead his team or his leadership ie his captains, then tactics are to be discussed. and btw i didnt mention about mobile reserves here yet so i dont know what you are BS about. as for mendoza, shes a senior so she needs to step it up, after all, its the last time she gets to play so it should be her climax or high watermark. sugarcoating the fact that others did most of her work for her and its not the first time thats happened becomes very questionable. lets contrast her with another cocaptain and upperclassman, tai. shoji said that she needs to step it up since she is an upperclassman compared to her being on and off last year and had drama as she herself put it, and you know what? she stepped up. even when it was a losing battle (asu, oregon, ucla, and this match), she still fought bravely/furiously to the end. mendoza this game had a few ‘good job where she needs to be as libero’, but ultimately easily got sundered by somebodys spike and if its not that, nikki taylor and greeley did more digging (out of the hole) for her.

  166. wildcard October 11, 2014 11:08 am

    160 and 161. also you adding to your ‘nonsense’ about between mendoza and kahakai. that latter part was deleted. apparently shoji couldnt be criticized on what exactly he considered was 100%. kahakai even when struggled played better than mendoza did today like someone mentioned above and do not forget she had to be relieved as libero before, particularly during the match vs asu. i dont care she was still in the lineup as a ds but its just that she had to be replaced as libero bad enough. additionally, kahakai had more digs than her despite she only played 1 set compared to mendoza played 2 sets. not only that as it turns out, tai did most of the digging and tayler higgins the setter had more digs than mendoza. so clearly there were others doing most of (or perceivably all) the work.

  167. mei mei October 11, 2014 11:33 am

    163, etc… i am near the student section at times and i / we try our best to rattle the opposing players, especially when they serve… i don’t think there is nothing wrong w/ being nice/hospitable /knowledgeable, etc. but yes sometimes the crowd / fans just has to pump up na wahine and give the opponents some taste of their own medicine !

    165 agreed!

  168. bowsfan October 11, 2014 12:48 pm

    Plan A – Higgins, if not working plan B – Koelsch, if still not working plan c – both setter. We have QB problem & sometimes a setter problem too, just need to go to plan A, B or C but need do in set 1.

  169. Armor BS October 11, 2014 4:48 pm

    165 and 166. You are clueless. So what if other players had more digs than the libero? Are you insane? Check all the stat sheets from 2002, when Melissa Villaroman was the first UH libero, and you will see that every single UH libero had matches where they didn’t lead the team in digs. Seriously, that’s your gripe with Mendoza? What about those several matches when she had ridiculous amounts of digs? Including that time that she had 24 in three sets? And that she is averaging 4 digs/set per season? Seriously?! Get a clue. I don’t know what Mendoza did to you, but your constant harping on her is creepy.

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