Hawaii 3, American 0

Best pregame peppering done between Shoji and Guinasso. Shoji finally gave up, realizing he should have taken his jacket off, and James Ka took over.


  1. wildcard September 5, 2015 6:53 pm

    lets go bows! push aside american and get some deflects ready.

  2. Maverick September 5, 2015 6:55 pm

    For those wanting to deplore/bemoan/lament/denounce UH’s non-conference schedule, below are the current records:

    Idaho 1-5
    Wichita State 3-3
    Oregon State 2-4
    Iowa 2-3
    UCLA 3-1
    American 3-2
    San Diego State 1-4
    Florida 4-0
    Eastern Washington 3-3
    CSU Bakersfield 1-6
    Total 23-31 (.426)

  3. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 6:59 pm

    They play basketsfield twice? Ugh hate the schedule still. Oh well.

  4. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:02 pm

    Granato starting in place of Manu-Olevao

  5. Maverick September 5, 2015 7:05 pm

    Will someone tell the announcer that Emily Maglio is a sophomore, not a freshman? Two nights in a row he has gotten it wrong.

  6. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:10 pm

    UH up 7-2. TO American

  7. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:10 pm

    Much better start and play so far.

  8. z September 5, 2015 7:11 pm

    Mags with the step-out?

  9. HawaiiMongoose September 5, 2015 7:12 pm

    Wondering about the first match result. Did UCLA handle Iowa?

  10. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:14 pm

    Oh no hope nikki is okay:( darn it

  11. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:14 pm

    Huff in for Taylor who headed to the locker room. it’s 10-6.

  12. Brandon September 5, 2015 7:15 pm

    I really hope nikki is ok.

  13. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:16 pm

    Granato blocked, American has closed to 10-9. TO UH.

  14. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:16 pm

    Yea hope its not serious but with her injury proneness 🙁

  15. HawaiiMongoose September 5, 2015 7:17 pm

    Time for Megan to step up.

  16. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:17 pm

    9. yes. previous thread has scores

  17. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:18 pm

    Manu-Olevao back in for Granato. Huff hits long, American up 11-10. taylor is back

  18. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:19 pm

    Yay nikki back in maybe just needed a break.

  19. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:20 pm

    These last ten points have been horrendous hope they refocus.

  20. HawaiiMongoose September 5, 2015 7:21 pm

    Too many service errors.

  21. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:23 pm

    I think time to start Annie.

  22. z September 5, 2015 7:26 pm

    Nikki having breathing problem.

  23. H-Man September 5, 2015 7:29 pm

    Kahakai seems to set real good.

  24. Hot September 5, 2015 7:29 pm

    Gotta love livestats:
    [Vlaanderen, Shelby] Kill by Maglio, Emily (from Burns, Natasha).

  25. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:29 pm

    UH up 23-20. TO American

  26. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:30 pm

    14. don’t know. she came back and tapped her chest. said she was OK.

  27. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:32 pm

    Taylor ends it 25-22. she is 7-0-10

  28. z September 5, 2015 7:32 pm

    All Nikki.

  29. HawaiiMongoose September 5, 2015 7:34 pm

    16. Mahalo Cindy.

  30. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:34 pm

    Nikki looks great, showing last nights hitting percantage was an aberration.

  31. z September 5, 2015 7:34 pm

    They were saying that when Nikki went out she was using an inhaler. Before that on the court I noticed that she was hunched over and breathing hard.

  32. Beauston September 5, 2015 7:35 pm

    anyone know what’s going on with the stats? Tried a couple of times and got the game with Idaho…

  33. Aloha73g September 5, 2015 7:36 pm

    @ryankaleitsuji: UH takes set 1 25-22 over American. Nikki Taylor continues to use an inhaler during TO’s after being taken out at the beginning of the set

  34. z September 5, 2015 7:36 pm

    Nice head block.

  35. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:37 pm

    Stats have been all over the place all afternoon not sure why.

  36. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:37 pm

    She has used an inhaler before. There are HIPAA issues that I don’t get into.
    as for the stats. who knows.
    UH up 3-0 in Set 2

  37. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:39 pm

    I had no idea Nikki has asthma.

  38. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 7:40 pm

    Higgins playing much better tonight.

  39. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:41 pm

    UH up 9-3. TO American

  40. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:49 pm

    38. helps when the passing is better.

  41. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:50 pm

    Would not be surprised to see Mitchem in for Maglio by Set 3.

  42. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:52 pm

    Hitting error by American. UH up 19-14. TO Eagles

  43. Brandon September 5, 2015 7:52 pm

    Good news is Maglio can pound it. Some great hits from her today. Higgins is setting a beautiful match.

  44. z September 5, 2015 7:53 pm

    40. Agree.

  45. Maverick September 5, 2015 7:53 pm

    I might have missed this, but does anyone know why Clare-Marie has not served tonight?

  46. Beauston September 5, 2015 7:57 pm

    nice to see Tai smiling and playing loose

  47. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:57 pm

    43. Shoji is giving all DS a chance. it’s Guinasso today. Anderson and Ponce yesterday.

  48. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 7:58 pm

    Greeley with her fifth kill, ends it at 25-18

  49. Beauston September 5, 2015 8:00 pm

    I love how really has performed so far this season and her improvement from LY.
    You can tell, she’s been working really hard.

  50. Brandon September 5, 2015 8:00 pm

    Best match of the season. Hawaii playing amazing .

  51. setaone September 5, 2015 8:01 pm

    Still haven’t been impressed by Guinasso. Ponce and Marie-Anderson seem to be a little above her.

  52. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:08 pm

    Mitchem in for Maglio

  53. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:09 pm

    Not sure I’d say amazing but definitely better than last night , still wanna see more from Mags , hope Annie plays the third set.

  54. z September 5, 2015 8:10 pm

    Tayler doing a nice job tonight.

  55. Kazu September 5, 2015 8:10 pm

    Wahine need to close it out early so they can rest up for tomorrow.

  56. kimo browner September 5, 2015 8:12 pm

    @51. disagree.

  57. z September 5, 2015 8:13 pm

    That’s why we need Tai.

  58. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:15 pm

    TMO is great when she is on but very inconsistent.
    Greeley has been great all season.

  59. kimo browner September 5, 2015 8:16 pm

    Mitchem just causes problems with her presence and athletic abilities.

  60. Warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:16 pm

    Please start Annie.

  61. z September 5, 2015 8:17 pm

    The slide would work against this team.

  62. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:19 pm

    Castillo in for Manu-Olevao

  63. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:20 pm

    51. Guinasso didn’t have much time on the court. Magill with a kill, it’s 15-11 at the TTO

  64. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:22 pm

    51. continuing about Guinasso, she served six times. immediately left after two service errors for Kahakai.

  65. Setaone September 5, 2015 8:23 pm

    Even when she has had extended time, Guinasso hasn’t stood out like how people say she has.

  66. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:24 pm

    Wahine up 17-13. TO Eagles

  67. z September 5, 2015 8:27 pm

    Wahine getting out-blocked. I hope Tayler gets one. I think she has at least one in every match so far.

  68. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:27 pm

    Guinasso has been fine, why point her out?? Last year she seemed to serve alot when she was put in which is her job this year she’s played what two sets?? Not sure why anyone would say they aren’t impressed with such a small sample size.

  69. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:27 pm

    Tickets 6,525. turnstile 4989.
    American has closed to 17-16. TO UH

  70. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:29 pm

    65. Guinasso has played in all of 4 sets this season, including 2 tonight.

  71. z September 5, 2015 8:31 pm

    And that is why it should be Clare.

  72. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:32 pm

    UH up 22-18 on a block by Magill and Manu-Olevao. TO Eagles

  73. Beauston September 5, 2015 8:33 pm

    Maglio struggles 2 night in a row now

  74. Setaone September 5, 2015 8:34 pm

    I’m basing my opinion from last year and this year.

    But yes no reason to single her out.

  75. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:35 pm

    I like Mags but I think she’s still a year away from really being a solid player, which is why Annie should be starting IMO.

  76. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 8:36 pm

    Mitchem with the solo stuff. ends it 25-20

  77. Hot September 5, 2015 8:36 pm

    65. Guinasso needs more time for you to say that. Last year, she was the last person off the bench, still did fine. All three DSs have been doing well. Anderson has been impressive this year. Ponce I thought was the best server of all the DSs last year.

  78. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:39 pm

    Anderson is amazing, Ponce and Baby G prety good, very quality walk ons UH is very lucky to have all three IMO.

    Great game IMO, TMO played great again, I think she should be kept off backrow duty against UCLA.

    If Greeley gets more kills she could be an all american ( at least honorable mention) this season, She is hitting for a great percentage. I hope she gets set more.

  79. Maverick September 5, 2015 8:48 pm

    Much more diversified attack tonight. Five players with double digit attempts and Taylor with just 24 swings total.

  80. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:50 pm

    According to her social media, Natasha Burns out three more weeks, bummer.
    Probably going to redshirt.

  81. z September 5, 2015 8:52 pm

    Stats was nuts tonight. At one point they had Burns with an assist.

  82. Brandon September 5, 2015 8:54 pm

    Kalei is putting up AA numbers.

  83. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:55 pm

    If it wasn’t for a couple of late errors at aloha ball in set 4 against WSU , Greeley would have hit over .300 in every game this season. Hope she gets more sets.

  84. Hot September 5, 2015 8:56 pm

    If Greeley can keep it up, she has a chance at All-America honors. Taylor’s numbers are insane.

  85. warriorfan September 5, 2015 8:56 pm

    82. KPG is too low for now though, needs to get over 3.5 KPG for an OH.

  86. Kazu September 5, 2015 9:11 pm

    That is a bummer for Burns to be out three more weeks. Looks like repeat of Taylor from last year. On that note i thought Smith from American looks almost like Burns.
    UCLA got cpl trees in the middle, hope Wahine can handle them.
    Tai had a good night again.

  87. tongo September 5, 2015 9:29 pm

    Girls seem to be relaxed from the very start and it carried through the match. So happy to see Tai relaxed. She was blasting away as always but hitting really smartly. Hope she continues to trust in her God given skills and not overthink. In regards to Olivia, does she seem to be really trying to be hitting a lot harder than before. It seems to have started in the last game where she is really leaning into the hit.

  88. LanaiBoy September 5, 2015 9:38 pm

    According to some VT posters the TV announcers stated that Nikki Taylor is using an inhaler due to asthma. I wonder if she has what I have, exercise-induced asthma. I used to joke that I got sick from exercising!

  89. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 10:10 pm

    88. it was mentioned here (see No. 11) that Taylor was out. and then starting (see No. 22) about Taylor’s breathing problem. I later . mentioned that Taylor has used an inhaler before. She never said it was asthma. What she said after the match was that she needed to catch her breath and needed a few moments to do so.

    As for TV, I know that Tsuji tweeted something

  90. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 10:11 pm

    86. odd. was told she wasn’t seeing the doctor again unit Tuesday.

  91. Not an Expert September 5, 2015 10:35 pm

    I stated that Olevao maybe good coming as a sub. Being dynamic and inconsistent a person like her can be more of a weapon off the bench. Brings in a different look and if she is on the other team will not be ready for her. Still think Shoji needs to play her in the front row only. Doing so will give her more success as an outside hitter.

  92. Cindy Luis September 5, 2015 10:48 pm

    they are giving it a try for now. that she doesn’t have to be in the passing formation has taken some pressure off her. she hasn’t had a hitting error in two matches. the 727 (8-0-11) was a career high tonight.

  93. darkfire September 5, 2015 11:05 pm

    As long as Tai uses the “force” and not think so much about everything she’s doing, she’ll do fine. She proved it tonight. She can be the ol’ Tai and be back to the six rotation player she was before. Look at all the smiles that were predominating their huddles. Get her and several other players like the freshmen, Higgins, Mitchem and Maglio to just use the “force” and they’ll annihilate UCLA! They just have to trust in their instincts and we will see a sixth win! :o)

  94. blunite September 5, 2015 11:46 pm

    Duly impressed by UCLA’s Fast Attack. Very good passing and the low arcing sets continually gave UCLA a 1-on-1. UCLA scored at will; MH, OH, OPP, it did not matter. Hawaii will have their hands full, Bruins have 2 each 6’5″ MHs and Claire Felix (6’6″)

  95. islandman September 6, 2015 7:17 am

    Cappellino is only 5 -9, but it doesn’t seem to hinder her effectiveness. Smith is only a freshman and looked good on some blocks.

    Who is the young man who is seen instructing the UH girls during the timeouts ? He’s in the team picture but not listed on the coaching roster.

    It pays to play pepper with the coach, as Gianna played more last night.

  96. Ron September 6, 2015 7:24 am

    Tai showed us the real talent she brings to the court when she is “on”. I am really impressed with the coaching that has gone into this project. Dave has done a great job in keeping all three middles playing and learning. I hope he continues to give Castillo court time. She is a legit. 6 rotation player who could be the next Greeley. I love watching this team grow and evolve. I am starting to think that Higgins has improved as much as anyone. Anyway I love her spunk! Next stop, beat Cindy’s alma mater.

  97. tongo September 6, 2015 8:17 am

    #96 I really like the play of Casey also. With the exception of the first shank, she did a great job of receiving/passing. Very impressive! Huge upside potential of a 6’3″ OH who can play all 6 rotations and be potential primary passer. Outstanding MH/OH in high school. Goes well for the future.

  98. Doug September 6, 2015 9:22 am

    Maglio has such a upside. She has the quickness to get out to the pin. She needs to play!!

  99. Setaone September 6, 2015 10:47 am

    Something Chris and Kanoa mentioned during the broadcast is that Magill does great considering she mainly only hits the one set with an occasional three.

    The setting against American was much improved over Iowa.

  100. Cindy Luis September 6, 2015 11:35 am

    94. hard to gauge UCLA based on who they were playing the past two days. Freshman setter impressed Shoji.
    Sealy was impressed with UH’s athleticism.
    Hard to believe he’s been gone 6 years.
    Sealy said they were still trying to find themselves and that they weren’t who they are against LMU. he’s had a couple of days surfing. He used to live in Kailua and told him Popoi’a and Na Mokulua were pumping although somewhat closed out.

    99. and the passing was better which allowed the setting to be better.
    Magill is somewhat one dimensional but this is only her second year in this system. feel she was underutilized at UA.

  101. Cindy Luis September 6, 2015 11:47 am


    new thread up for Sunday

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