Starting for UH
Vorster, Uiato, Mendoza, Longo, Hartong, Manu-Olevao
Hartong’s serve creating some havoc with UA serve-receive. Stepout by Adolpho has UH up 5-1. TO UA.
ace by Uiato, a flying 3-meter attack by Hartong 4 kills) has UH up 15-11
I’m still not sold on Kawamura as a serving specialist. Too many missed serves.
UH in a bit of a bad rotation. Arizona has scored 4 to tie at 15. TO UH.
Wildcats already with a 5.5-1 edge in blocks.
Taylor with 2 kills from the left. She’s going to have to have solid night IMHO. Hartong will need some help. Harting with 2 kills, now 6. UH up 19-16
Vorster on the slide. UH up 21-17
Adolpho with the kill, her fifth, UH works hard to win 25-20.
Give set one to Hartong. She made the key points.
Wahine is getting outblock 6-1
Yes, UH oublocked by 5 and wins by 5
I really like that right side back row attack by Hartong. Really threw off Arizona. No blockers up on that one.
UH hit .325, UA 257. UH 16-13 in digs, Longo with 5.
Vorster 2-1-3, Manu Olevao 2-1-7, Hartong 7-2-14, Adolpho 5-1-8, Talro 2-0-6. UH 1 ace, 2 SEs. UA 0 aces, 2 SEs.
Kill by Manu-Olevao has UH pu 6-3. TO UA.
11hardly. could have gone either way so kudos to the Wahine for fighting it out. Now those soft shots are driving me crazy. Hope the girls stay patient.
Manu-Olevao from the right, it’s 9-4. TO UA
Rubio sure takes timeouts early
Jim Leahey is becoming more confusing as each weekend past. Not a fan of watching a game muted.
18. there’s always radio 1420-AM, espn1420am.com.
Adolpho with the solo. it’s 13-7
Harris, 6-8 freshman is in. She looks so much like her mom Jeannie Wade-Harris, former Wahine basketball player. Dad was Rogue, Played for UH as well. in the 80s.
Agree, Rubio calls his TOs very early. Manu-Olevao with the ace, it’s 18-13. then nets her next serve. 18-14
11. not sure what you mean by hardly. They gave away 5 points on blocks but still win by 5.
Goodman in, purely blocking for Uiato. UH serving 24-16.
Hartong with her 11th. UH wins 25-17
23 Wahine did not win that set decisively. they hung tough. if it wasnt for UA’s Service error along with Hartong’s critical kills towards the end of set 1, Arizona could have pass them. Wahine was getting roofed.
3. as for Kawamura,
Has served six times, 1 SE.
Give credit to Dave for sticking with Kawamura. Her serves will pay off later. I like how the wahine are serving tough.
UH hit 290 in Set 2, UA 139. UH outblocked UA 5-1.5. Adolph 2 solo, 2 BA
both teams at 27 digs, Longo 7, Manu-Olevao and Uiato with 5
Kingdon 12 kills for UA, not getting a lot of help. Torres next with 4.
Hartong 11-3-27, Manu-Olevao 6-2-16, Adolpho 6-2-12, Vorster 3-1-4, Taylor 4-0-10.
UH 3 aces, 3 Ses. UA 0 aces, 5 SEs.
Before the match I was really worried about Arizona’s block but you got like how UH is hitting right now. I also don’t see 90 digs happening tonight.
26. merely pointing out that yes they were outblocked 6-1 (5 points) and still won by 5 points. never said anything about decisively.
Both teams had 2 Service errors so that’s a wash.
No surprise, UH staying with Vorster for Set 3 and the rest of the same lineup. Don’t think they want to let UA hang around. Wildcats are playing well. UH just better when it counts.
Uiato recognizing something on UH’s rightside. 2 kills by Taylor, Manu-Olevao on the D, Adolpho on the slide. UH led briefly 9-8. UA 3 quick points. it’s 11-9 UA. TO UH.
Wow overpass that backfired.
Snuka’s back dump goes wide. UH up 15-14. TO UA.
Snuka’s 2nd failed dump shot
36. True but Snuka also has 2 successful ones.
Hartong with her 13th, this on an overpass. it’s 18-16. TO UA.
Time to turn it up and close it out.
Double sub briefly Higgins and Goodman. Uiato comes back in. Hartong with the kill UH up 20-19. Higgins back in.
Goodman with the service overpass (Hartong serving) UH up 21-19
Longo aces. iti’s 21-21. Adlopho misses on the steop. UA up 22-21. TO UH.
Arizona wins 25-22. on to Set 4.
Passing went kaput.
When I said about Kawamura I meant over the course of the young season.
UH hit 306, UA 419. UH outblocked 3-0. that was your 3-point difference.
UH with 42 digs, Longo with 11
to interrupt. yes, the linesman blew that on. UH up 4-2
44 as well as blocking.
I get nervous every time Tai is about to take a swing at an out-of-system set.
UH up 5-2. TO UA.
to continue from Set 3, Wildcats 2 aces 4 SEs. UH 1 ace, 2 SEs.
Hartong 15-6-37, Tai Manu-Olevao 10-3-24, Adolpho 8-3-1. Taylor 8-0-17.
2nd time Wayne over-ruled that guy.
Vorster with a kill. UH up 8-3. TO Arizona.
Common for Adolpho ‘s 10th kill
60. and got it right.
Ahhh and she got it!
Middles putting up set 4 for the bows
45. Coming into the match, Kawamura has 4 aces, 12 SEs, the most errors of any wahine.
Snuka taps it back off the block. her third kill. Torres with a kill. Arizona closes to 15-12. TO UH.
Adolpho with her 12th kill. UH has pulled away to 19-13
hmmmm. UH had a comfortable lead 22-15. Now 23-20. TO UH. Harris making a big difference at the net at 6-8.
Weak play at the net by Vorster, volleying the ball back over.
UH served twice for match point. Hartong blocked twice. Tuaniga in at 24-22
Drives me nuts. Hartong blocked again 24-23.
but not a fourth time, Hartong with her 21st ends it. 25-23
Terrible blocking stat by UH…They really need to start blocking better…
That did not make sense to me but oh well it worked.
It will be interesting with Croson on the line up.
Dave said he told Mita to go to Hartong at the end. I was going nuts too.
Tuaniga was open.
64 thanks to Arizona’s 15.5 blocks, Olevao and Hartong’s hit% are below .200
Mita ( and dave) need to be less predictable, and Emily really needs to hit smarter ( she did not this match)
Tough match for the wahine but kudos to them for hanging around.
Mita is the MVP.
be back in a bit. but all-tourney team Uiato (MOP), Hartong, Adolpho; from Arizona Kingon and Magill; Patton from PSU and NU’s Stephanie Holthus.
Nice that Kahuku VB team was here to cheer on UA setter Penina, who played for Kahuku last year. They stayed and sang the alma mater
Need to leave but you can get the box at
Looks like Arizona decided that it would not be beat by Hartong; tracked her with two blockers all night long; Rubio was mad when Hartong was left uncovered in her back row attacks. This left the right and middle with one blocker or late arriving 2nd blockers all night, of which Adolpho and Taylor took advantage. Good for them. Vorster still not taking good swings but still effective enough. Sort of irritated when Kawamura, Mendoza, and Long had five service errors among them. Hey, they are suppose to be serving and back row specialists. Sort of forgive them because they give opponents trouble when their serves do go in, especially Kawamura. Her jump float dances.
I was disappointed that UA did not show for the awards ceremony. That was bad form. I thought it was a bit of poor sportsmanship. The pictures just show UH.
76. Not poor sportsmanship. they had a plane to catch. believe the flight was at 11. They would have been in trouble if it had gone 5. Not the first time a team was a no-show at the end because of needing to get to the airport. UH has shipped a lot of awards out over the years because teams had to leave. Texas was gone at 5 a.m. the Sunday for the opening tournament. may have been back in Austin by the time UH played USD.