11-13 Thursday. Washington, FSU lose

See Top 25 scores below. makes things interesting

Moving the discussion over here about NLI.

Granato signed at PIAA Wednesday, Castillo signed at her high school yesterday but hasn’t sent in the official paper work yet. Mitchem’s stuff on its way. delay more due because she’s in California and folks in Texas.

Someone asked about our all-state team. Not sure when it will come out. Not involved with that selection.

Unbeaten No. 3 Florida State at Duke in the fourth, Duke up 2-1 and leading in Set 4.
on ESPN3 if you want to watch.


  1. Kazu November 13, 2014 4:29 pm

    Duke over Florida State. Nice to see all three recruits signed.

  2. warriorfan November 13, 2014 5:16 pm

    I wonder if UH is still recruiting a player from Germany? Would be nice if they still get her.

    UW taken to five by Colorado. Colorado is a possible first round match up for the wahine.

  3. warriorfan November 13, 2014 5:25 pm

    I wish we recruited Taylor Simpson, she’s so good. I bet Nebraska wishes they still had her.

  4. jmy November 13, 2014 5:46 pm

    Do you think FSU loses their top-seed status? I think Wisconsin is probably better…

  5. warriorfan November 13, 2014 5:57 pm

    Not if their rpi is till top 4, NCAA usually just go strictly by rpi.
    I still remember them giving a 1 seed to Northern Iowa over UH……

    I think every 2 seed will want to be in FLorida States regional though, I’ve seen them play four times now and have always been less than impressed.

  6. Cindy Luis November 13, 2014 7:02 pm

    #1 Stanford def. #18 UCLA 25-22, 26-24, 25-22
    2) Washington lost to 22 Colorado 25-27, 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 11-15
    3) Florida State lost to 27 Duke 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 21-25
    8) North Carolina def. NC State 25-14, 25-17, 25-22
    9) Colorado State def. Air Force 27-25, 25-18, 25-17
    #10 Oregon vs. #14 Arizona No scores yet
    #14 Arizona (H) vs. #10 Oregon No scores yet
    #19 Arizona State (H) vs. Oregon State No scores yet

    #25 Santa Clara (H) vs. Loyola Marymount No scores yet

  7. Cindy Luis November 13, 2014 7:11 pm

    2. IF UH is recruiting a player for Germany, it would have to be for 2016. they are done for 15.
    we’ll see how the RPI changes after this week.
    current 1. Stanford. 2. FSU. 3. UW. 4. Texas. 5 Wisconsin.

    it will be interesting how they do the sub-regionals Top 16 teams currently from the west: Stanford, UW, Oregon, CSU, USC (don’t see USC staying there).

    Going to be a lot of traveling involved with the regionals at UW, Minnesota, Iowa State and Louisville.

  8. jmy November 13, 2014 7:20 pm

    Interesting how two of three undefeated teams lose on the same day…Re: RPI, one would think that a loss would lower it, but as you said, we’ll see…I do think, though, that Wisconsin should be a top seed…

  9. jmy November 13, 2014 7:21 pm

    Arizona beat Oregon in four…

  10. oldtimer808 November 13, 2014 7:39 pm

    Great news about our three recruits. It will be very difficult for Coach to consider retiring with the addition of 3 top notch recruits. If he can bag one or two more outstanding recruits then next year our team will be very strong. Coach is too competitive and healthy to give it up.

  11. jmy November 13, 2014 7:58 pm

    5. You’re right…I just watched part of the replay between FSU-Duke…Neither team looked very good to me…It looked like a very loosely-played match with a lot of broken plays and slop shots…

  12. HawaiiMongoose November 13, 2014 8:05 pm

    Real happy with the recruits. I wonder if Dave might consider converting Mitchum from middle blocker to outside hitter, as was done with Hartong. It sounds like she could be the consistent terminator the team needs.

  13. Cindy Luis November 13, 2014 8:25 pm

    12. we have discussed that about Mitchem converting. But they need a third middle and they would have Magill and Maglio next year. Unless they plan to have Castillo at MB where she has played.
    Only reason Hartong was at MB was because they needed her there. She was undersized at that position.
    We’ll see what happens following fall camp.

  14. Cindy Luis November 13, 2014 8:28 pm

    also losing tonight two teams that beat Hawaii
    10) Oregon lost to 14 Arizona 19-25, 14-25, 25-22, 13-25
    19) Arizona State lost to Oregon State 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 25-18, 12-15

  15. Big Island VB fan November 13, 2014 10:37 pm

    This sure was a day of tipsy-turvy upsets. Thanks, jmy, for letting us know about the replay between FSU and Duke. It was a fun match to watch. Also watched Stanford vs UCLA live which Stanford won in three straight sets. So now Stanford sits on top as the only unbeaten team. It will be interesting to see how Stanford will stack up on Washington’s home court at the end of this month. The Huskies will be desperate to win on senior night.

  16. hwnstunner November 13, 2014 10:52 pm

    I will never understand why a 6’2 Hartong was undersized at middle? 6’2-6’4 are the average middle blockers in college, and on top of that, Adolpho and Magill are both listed at 6’1. Are they undersized too? They’re doing fine IMO.

    Sorry, not to sound nit-picky but there was constant talk of her being undersized, when it reality, she was the best all-around athlete UH had, and the terminator Hawaii needed after Danielson on the outside.

  17. warriorfan November 14, 2014 12:12 am

    I always thought 6′ 2 was generous for Hartong, she seemed more like 6 feet and a half. Still taller than Duggins and Prince though.

    Adolpho and Magill seem over 6′ 2 to me and are more physical, Hartong was more slight framed.

  18. wildcard November 14, 2014 1:37 am

    carrying over yesterdays post by idk


    go 17!

  19. max13 November 14, 2014 3:47 am

    18. Thank you for posting this. Hartong is lucky to have landed herself on a team competing in the CEV as a NCAA rookie. Real talk though, she is going to have to improve her serve receive and backrow defense to have a shot at playing against CEV teams and perhaps earn a spot with the national team. Physically it seems she recovered from off-season shoulder surgery and is attacking/serving well. But, the video posted was against the last place team in the Swiss league (which is not very strong), and she did not pass well. Also of note, she did not see the court in Volero Zuerich’s first CEV match against Wroclaw, featuring Joanna Kaczor (USC), Hana Cutura (Cal), and Mira Topic (Texas). In her defense, Hartong has some outstanding outsides ahead of her (Rabadzhieva, Mihajlovic, Unternaehrer)… hope she can learn from them, as well as Mammadova (injured), and continue to develop as an international player.

  20. max13 November 14, 2014 3:54 am

    Forgot to mention, lots of people calling for Natalie Hagglund (USC) as our next libero — even she (also a rookie) is not starting on this team. Great competition all around, and very happy Hartong is getting a chance to compete with and against such great competition.

  21. Pot-of-Gold November 14, 2014 9:35 am

    #17. Warriorfan, I believe that the concept of having a tall middle has changed (unless you have the 6’5″+ protype middle), as teams are running much faster plays, so you want an athletic middle being able to move side to side for blocking support. The outside hitters can capitalize on a 6’2″ frame against the setters in general who are under 6′ as a rule. The game changes, as we see most sets are going outside, so if you have a terminator out there, it is a huge advantage.

  22. blunite November 14, 2014 9:53 am

    FSU players do not appear to be more talented, their sets are just faster (easier to set, harder to hit). FSU setter & hitters did not “sync” and Duke’s split blocks did the job. Hawaii sets much slower, balls go almost straight up before coming down (easier to hit, harder to set.) Normally, the faster set is harder to block.

  23. Cindy Luis November 14, 2014 9:58 am

    16. the ‘undersized’ description came from the UH coaches. Agree that 6-2 was generous. and that was in regards to being an MB. no one is arguing that she was one of the best all-around athletes to play for the Wahine.
    20. haven’t heard the ‘lots of people’ calling for Hagglund as Hawaii’s next libero.
    please enlighten as to where that is coming from.

  24. po'okela November 14, 2014 11:15 am

    I think he meant as the US’s next libero

  25. Chicken Grease November 14, 2014 11:49 am

    A lot of you here helped make this happen (if you voted on your paper HIFF ballot) . . . RISE OF THE WAHINE wins the audience award for Best Documentary at the recently completed Fall 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival!


    The audience award for Best Documentary Feature goes to RISE OF THE WAHINE, directed by Dean Kaneshiro. Set in the 1970s, the film is centered on a small band of minority pioneers from Hawaii who battled through racial and gender barriers–locally and nationally, socially and legally–that wouldn’t allow girls to play sports.

  26. wildcard November 14, 2014 2:26 pm

    25. thats not unusual. i was there and i saw nobody rip other than a 5.

    19. yeah hartong needs to work on her passing as you can see she shanked the ball on the first serve at the beginning of the video so the weaker opponent in the swiss league right away picked on the new player and easily aced her with a float.

    the video is set at when hartong makes the kill and then runs a couple or so of her jump serves which shes still decent there.

  27. wildcard November 14, 2014 2:33 pm

    i should add to the above european players typically dont spin serve do they? only hartong appears to do so. which she did nicely including causing that overpass and stuff by her team.

  28. Cindy Luis November 14, 2014 3:38 pm

    24. thank you. sometimes my meds make me dingier than usual. at least it’s not walking pneumonia as I had thought.

    25. thanks just received that email.

  29. Chicken Grease November 14, 2014 6:05 pm

    No problem, Cindy 🙂 . Wanted to mention as soon as I heard, too. Well-deserved. This a well-crafted docu’, across the board.

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