10-26 Top 25 scores

1) Stanford def. 19) USC 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19
3) Washington def. Colorado 28-26, 31-29, 25-14
4) Florida State def. Wake Forest 25-17, 18-25, 25-11, 25-22
5) Wisconsin def. 14) Nebraska 25-19, 25-21, 25-18
8) Florida def. Mississippi State 25-9, 25-14, 25-16
9) North Carolina def. Georgia Tech 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-11, 15-9
16) Kentucky lost to 24) Texas A&M 22-25, 24-26, 25-17, 16-25
17) UCLA def. Cal 21-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-18


  1. Ron October 26, 2014 8:58 pm

    Over all good night for the Wahine. The real Nikki showed what she could do for the first time this year. Passing was better but setting has not improved enough for us to be a top twenty team. Mendoza also had her best match.

  2. OrbitalRipZ October 26, 2014 9:18 pm

    ~~ From the WHO CARES department ~~

    NCAA D1 unbeaten rank now down to 3, and both the AVCA and NCAA RPI will reflect that come Monday:

    1. Stanford (20-0, 10-0 in Pac-12)
    2. Washington (21-0, 10-0 in Pac-12)
    3. Florida State (21-0, 9-0 in ACC)

    1. Stanford (next: Oct 31 @ Oregon St … Nov 2 @ Oregon)
    2. Florida State (next: Oct 31 @ North Carolina St … Nov 2 @ Clemson)
    3. Washington (next: Oct 29 @ USC … Oct 31 @ UCLA)

    As for Texas (15-1, 7-1 in Big 12), which lost to the Sooners — while Oklahoma City and not Norman (home of the U of Oklahoma) will be the site of this year’s Final 4, nonetheless Oklahoma City is considered Big 12 territory — I suspect the Horns will still be in the Top 4 in both the Coaches Poll and the NCAA RPI. Next up for Texas: 2 exhibition matches against Zhejiang (Chinese Club Team) … Nov 2 @ Iowa St.

  3. Cindy Luis October 26, 2014 10:18 pm

    Agree with you. passing much better. Setting was off. Hard to say if they’re a Top 20 team. Mendoza and Kahakai were very good. Long played a key role, mostly on defense.

  4. LC October 27, 2014 7:58 am

    They are a no top anything team right now and it will be be a long haul back unless they take on the top dogs in the next preseason and beat them.

    Playing in one tournament on the road with some good teams could help also

  5. Cindy Luis October 27, 2014 9:37 am

    new thread up on poll and RPI

  6. Robin October 27, 2014 9:38 am

    Down to #30 on RPI…no guarantees with at-large berths even well above 64, thanks to all the manini conference champions automatic bids (just like basketball). Was happy for Ginger, as she somewhat kept the UCSB block honest with 7 kills and played well in the backrow. Should the Wahine win out vs. Irvine and CSF this week, next weekend’s matches will be the biggest conference homestand in many years.

  7. Cubicle1126 October 27, 2014 9:40 am

    kahakai coming back helped to stabilize the passing. she’s a welcome return. on friday night it was often kahakai, mendoza and greeley in the serve receive, freeing olevao more to focus on offense.

    last night, when greeley struggled to pass (as ucsb serving was keying on her), kahakai subbing in for greeley in set 3 was a good adjustment. it also helped that long provided some steady passing too.

  8. vballfreak808 October 27, 2014 10:58 am

    Greeley wins Freshman and Mendoza wins Defensive awards. Pickrell of UCI wins Offensive.

  9. vballfreak808 October 27, 2014 11:01 am

    Sorry meant Player of the Week not Offensive for Pickrell in my previous post.

  10. wildcard October 27, 2014 11:23 pm

    finally this post gets in

    the highlights of the match: (note na wahine should always win the opening set)

    sarah mendoza was faster than i expected and quite supported by kahakai and long who shielded, dug and passed for na wahine. long was also more tactical and killed where it counts. (you check her high velocity gun?)

    higgins provided armor and had the most blocks (on paper) despite a somewhat lackluster setting. and even still magill and adolpho got in plenty kills (and blocks). greeley contributed too.

    finally of course, the TIGER of na wahine. broken elbow? what broken elbow? (though i still implore her to use her other arm as necessary) nikki taylor her power was terrifying including at the service line with 3 aces/no service errors. her gun easily tore through the gauchos defense. it was taylor made!

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