All-UH final for sand invitational, Tiegs-Cook win

really good showing and a huge win in the semis by Tiegs and Cook over The Beach’s Johnson and Jackson.  uh held off six set points in set 1.
individual awards:
Best Offense: Janisa Johnson (LBSU)
Best Defense: Katie Spieler (UH)
Best Blocking: Karissa Cook (UH)
Aloha Spirit award: Avery Bush (LMU)

Championship Bracket (single elimination)

Preliminary Round

Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Avery Bush/Taylor Akana (LMU) 21-12, 21-15

Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def. Kuulei Lynch/Darcie Horiuchi 21-5, 21-6

Kyle Gilbert/Britanny Howard (STAN) def. Kylee Pedro/Reigna Johnson (CU) 21-13, 21-8

Alex Reid/Janelle Hudson (LBSU) def. Morgan Boukather/Grace Kennedy (STAN) 21-9, 21-13

Olivia Urban/London Chow (UH) def. Anne Marie Taylor/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) 21-14, 21-17

Ciana Wagner/Morea Wagner (LBSU) def. Kelsey Humphreys/Inky Ajanaku (STAN) 24-22, 21-11

Caitlin Dewitt/Ashley Maxfeldt (LMU) def. Kim Spring Valentina Bevilacqua (CU) 21-19, 10-21, 22-20

Chelsea Cabrajac/Bre Mackie (LBSU) def. Athena Maskarich/Cassie Rushlow (CU) 21-8, 21-16


Round of 16

Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Kyle Gilbert/Britanny Howard (STAN), 21-13, 21-10

Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Delainey Aigner-Swesey/Bojana Todorvic (LBSU) 32-30,13-21, 23-21

Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def. Lauren Birks/Carly Wopat (STAN), 21-16, 22-20

Betsi Metter/Litara Keil (LMU) def. Alex Reid/Janelle Hudson (LBSU) 21-9, 21-13

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def.  Ciana Wagner/Morea Wagner (LBSU) 21-10, 21-13

Chelsea Cabrajac/Bre Mackie (LBSU) def. Rachelle Suaava/Kathleen Luft (LMU) 21-13, 21-13

Janisa Johnson/Tyler Jackson (LBSU) def. Caitlin Dewitt/Ashley Maxfeldt (LMU) 21-9, 21-8

Olivia Urban/London Chow (UH) def. Jordan Burgess/Madi Bugg (STAN) 21-19, 21-19



Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Betsi Metter/Litara Keil (LMU), 21-18, 21-14

Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def. Hannah Rooks/Karlee Riggs (UH), 21-18, 18-21, 15-9

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. Chelsea Cabrajac/Bre Mackie (LBSU), 21-10, 21-7

Janisa Johnson/Tyler Jackson (LBSU) def. Olivia Urban/London Chow (UH), 21-18, 21-15



Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH), 21-14, 21-16

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH)def. Janisa Johnson/Tyler Jackson (LBSU), 27-25, 21-17



Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH), 21-14, 21-19



Morgan Boukather/Grace Kennedy (STAN) def. Kuulei Lynch/Darcie Horiuchi, 21-14, 21-17

Avery Bush/Taylor Akana (LMU) def.  Kylee Pedro/Reigna Johnson (CU) 21-10, 21-6

Anne Marie Taylor/Hannah Tedrow (LMU) vs. Athena Maskarich/Cassie Rushlow (CU), 21-16, 23-21

Kelsey Humphreys/Inky Ajanaku (STAN) vs. Kim Spring Valentina Bevilacqua (CU), 15-21, 21-23, 15-10


Sixes Mini-Tournament

Tayler Higgins/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Taylor Soscia/Alyssa Walton (LMU) 21-13, 21-5

Joy Miley/Makayla Taylor (LBSU) def. Megan McGehee/Grace Kennedy (STAN) 17-21, 21-17, 15-5

Tayler Higgins/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Joy Miley/Makayla Taylor (LBSU), 21-14, 21-17

Taylor Soscia/Alyssa Walton (LMU) def. Megan McGehee/Grace Kennedy (STAN), 21-11, 20-22, 15-11 


  1. formerlywarriorfan March 8, 2014 7:46 pm

    Anyway congrats to UH, they clearly dominated this weekend, and should move up to the top 3 in the rankings.

  2. Kalihifc March 8, 2014 8:48 pm

    R and R will be a tough out for any team. They held off several match points against LB1. Cook and Tiegs are skilled and savvy, getting lots of seemingly easy points, such as tips on two. I was wondering about their block (against the imposing Taylor), but I see that Cook got blocking recognition. I want to see how they do against Pep1 and USC1. Cook and Tiegs were targeting Spieler, but she and Taylor will beat lots of teams. Urban seems better from last year. I was surprised how good Chow was. They worked well together. Didn’t see much of L and L.

  3. formerlywarriorfan March 8, 2014 9:10 pm

    I wonder if Shinn is hurt? I thought she would play more as a freshmen.

  4. LC March 9, 2014 8:49 am

    Coaches must be really be pleased with how the weekend went.Shinn has been injured on and off but last she said about it on twitter she was cleared to play.

    Next week they get a crack at Pepperdine at the USA Beach Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista.Good info on this event here >

    Any of you peeps figured out who this ” big time ” indoor transfer is yet ? I’m beginning to think maybe good but not so big time good.Time will tell.

    Another rumor worthy of checking up on is that one of Germany’s top junior beach players coming to Hawai`i ? With Shoji having sons there who knows,might be something to that one.

  5. vbfan March 9, 2014 10:17 am

    No idea who the transfer is, but I don’t recall Shoji using the words big time to describe Ashley Kastl when she transferred, he just said something like she is a good player.

    By big time I’m thinking it’s somebody who’s going to start from day one. I would think it would be a freshman or sophomore, as I doubt a junior would transfer with one year left. That narrows it down somewhat as there are a limited pool of players transferring who could start for Hawaii right away.

  6. Cindy Luis March 9, 2014 10:25 am

    5. they are pleased. excited to play Pep on the mainland.
    Shimm may end up redshirting.

  7. formerlywarriorfan March 9, 2014 5:23 pm

    I am very mad at this Warrior team, talk about one step forward two steps back. I know people disagree but Wade should be let go, UH should do better.

  8. vbfan March 9, 2014 5:26 pm

    Wade will be back Stephen Tsai said on his blog a few days ago that he signed a 2 year extension

  9. formerlywarriorfan March 9, 2014 5:30 pm

    It hasn’t been accepted yet, he could easily be let go, if they fail to make the playoffs which is likely if they drop this match to Irvine and then get the usual beatdown by Stanford in Palo Alto.
    Remember they only made the playoffs last year because Cal Baptist was ineligible.

  10. vbfan March 9, 2014 5:35 pm

    I would be shocked if he is let go. BOR approval is basically just a formality.

  11. FormerlyWarriorfan March 9, 2014 5:43 pm

    OK this is more like it, please keep this level of play up , UH NEEDS this win.

  12. MPSF fan March 9, 2014 6:05 pm

    Given his demeanor and coaching choices, I have a feeling it is very hard to play for Wade.

  13. Cindy Luis March 9, 2014 6:30 pm

    9. disagree with you about them out of the playoffs.and the ‘usual’ beatdown at stanford is an exaggeration. UH swept the two matches 2004-08, lost both in 09-11 and only once was that at Stanford (10), have split the series 12-13.
    Still a lot of vb to play. but there looks to be 9 teams vying for 8 spots.
    If UH loses tonight. They are tied with Stanford at 9-7 for eighth.
    UCI will go to 10-7, tied with a fading USC at 10-7

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