11-16 Saturday with Mitchem, scores

For those who missed yesterday’s picture of Annie Mitchem signing after her match, this is another one of her with Tom Pestolesi to the left, mom and dad.
The Lasers have won 20 in a row, are 13-0 in conference. Friday night Mitchem had 14 kills, eight blocks, nine digs and two aces. She hit .600 in the match. Mitchem led the state in hitting percentage going into the contest at .501.


In early Big West play, UC Davis def. UC Irvine, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22
Cal State Fullerton def. UC Riverside, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19
Cal State Northridge def. Cal Poly, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16
No. 20 Long Beach State def. UCSB 25-19, 25-18, 25-17

Early Top 25
Utah def. #2 Washington 25-19, 23-25, 25-20, 27-25, 15-13
No. 4 Wisconsin def. Iowa 25-21, 25-13, 25-18
No. 5 Texas def. No. 24 Oklahoma, 22-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-17, 15-5
No. 6 Penn State def. Minnesota, 25-20, 25-12, 25-23
No. 9 Colorado State def. New Mexico, 25-20, 18-25, 25-18, 25-19
#10 Oregon def. #19 Arizona State 21-25, 32-30, 26-24, 24-26, 15-13
No. 16 Purdue def. Northwestern, 25-21, 25-17, 25-17
No. 17 Ohio State lost at Michigan, 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, 25-23
No. 20 Long Beach State def. UC Santa Barbara, 25-19, 25=18, 25-17
No. 23 Kansas State def. Baylor, 22-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-19, 15-9
No. 25 Santa Clara lost to Pepperdine, 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22


  1. hatakeman November 15, 2014 5:33 pm

    Welcome to new Rainbow Wahine Annie Mitchem !!!

  2. jmy November 15, 2014 6:23 pm

    Utah just beat Washington…Talk about a tough weekend for undefeated teams…

  3. warriorfan November 15, 2014 6:29 pm

    Yes nice to know it’s finally official with Annie.

    Just saw the Utah/UW match and I’ll say it again, UH really messed up letting Anae get away, she has huge potential. I think right now she’s already at the same level with Olevao and she’s just a freshmen, neither can pass but she hits with as much power as Olevao.

  4. Cindy Luis November 15, 2014 6:30 pm

    Cal State Northridge def. Cal Poly, 25-15, 25-20, 25-16
    Utah comes back to def. No. 2 Washington 25-19, 23-25, 20-25, 27-25, 15-13
    #10 Oregon def. #19 Arizona State 21-25, 32-30, 26-24, 24-26, 15-13

  5. Cindy Luis November 15, 2014 6:31 pm

    Anae wanted to go away. Can’t force them to stay home, no matter how hard they recruit a player.

  6. jmy November 15, 2014 6:36 pm

    Will be interesting to see poll & RPI rankings on Monday…

  7. Cindy Luis November 15, 2014 6:37 pm

    6. that it will be

  8. Aloha73g November 15, 2014 7:01 pm

    Cindy is right. No matter how much you want a local recruit to stay home and play for Hawaii, if they want to go to school away from home there is nothing you can do. In the long run I think it is good for local kids to go away to school. I know it was for me.

  9. Cindy Luis November 15, 2014 7:15 pm

    Long Beach State def. UC Santa Barbara, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17
    win clinches the Big West title for the 49ers

  10. Big Island VB fan November 15, 2014 10:41 pm

    Long Beach’s magic number is 1. If they beat Davis next week Thursday then they clinch a share of the Big West title mathematically. Realistically, Long Beach is poised to win the Big West title as it stands, even if Davis managed to upset them next week because they’ll win the rest of their matches and no one will catch up with them.

    As for Utah vs. Washington, I wished I could have watched that match. I read that Washington had two match points on the fourth set but couldn’t convert and was ahead 10-7 in the fifth set but Utah made a huge comeback. Also, Adora had an accidental kill in the fourth set.

    I agree with Cindy that no one could make Adora choose UH. I even tried to convince her when I met her at the state championship match in Keeau, Big Island, but she already made up her mind that Utah is where she wanted to go.

  11. Cubicle1126 November 16, 2014 1:29 pm

    welcome and congrats to mitchem, granato and castillo. looks like a great class, with players who can — and likely will — make an impact immediately.

  12. kryon November 16, 2014 1:56 pm

    How many years will Annie give us? Only two since JC transfer?

  13. Cubicle1126 November 16, 2014 2:22 pm

    cindy — i know you mentioned that the pac-12 schools that hawaii lost to this season suffered losses in conference this past weekend, which will of course, impact hawaii’s RPI.

    it’s not as exciting to talk about the non-pac-12 schools that were on hawaii’s schedule, but new mexico, st. john’s, utah st, san francisco and northern arizona also suffered losses this past weekend (going either 1-1 or 0-2 for the weekend). these losses will also impact hawaii’s RPI, just as much. hawaii’s RPI fate is tied to more than just the pac-12 schools …

    ohio has been a bright spot for hawaii’s RPI. they’ve gone undefeated in their conference, and their overall record stands at 23-4.

    northern arizona has also been solid for hawaii’s RPI (despite taking a loss this pas weekend). they’re 20-7 on the season.

  14. vballfreak808 November 16, 2014 2:31 pm

    I wonder if the Wahine will reenter the poll tomorrow. I can see possibly four teams dropping out. Utah is going to enter probably Duke as well.

  15. Cindy Luis November 16, 2014 6:44 pm

    i think they might. we’ll see

  16. Cindy Luis November 16, 2014 6:46 pm

    10. you’re right. mathematically if the Beach were to lose their last four there is a chance for UH and or Davis to catch them.
    don’t see that happening

  17. High N Wide November 17, 2014 3:00 am

    With Wahine home and away RPI hitting around 24 and mid 40s, and with PAC 12 and Big 10 teams showing late season strength, it would not be a surprise if they may not be going to the NCAAs.

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