Hawaii 3, Fullerton 0; Penn State, The Beach lose
today 4 p.m. 1420-AM
Early Top 25
4) Nebraska def. 1) Penn State 12-25, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, 15-11
13) Ohio State def. 33) Iowa 25-22, 25-19, 18-25, 25-11
18) Purdue def. Rutgers 25-17, 25-22, 25-14
21) Kentucky def. Mississippi State 25-17, 25-20, 25-20
Wichita state down two sets to one right now. Have to cheer for the shockers as it affects our rpi
who is wichita playing?
They’re pre-season number two in their conference. Although I’m not impressed by either team though
uh up 9=4 on 2 aces by Taylor. TO Titans
Higgins injured, could be left ankle
Tayler Higgins is injured! Hope Kendra can do it.
I really hope it doesn’t negatively affect the team.
Higgins already in a soft cast. UH up 18-9 TO Titans
Bad news. I was wondering why Koelsch came in early.
Higgins on crutches
Her sprain looks bad
I hppe higgins is ok! Praying for a speedy recovery
UH wins 25-11
i am hoping that there is no swelling and no ligament injuries. They said they are working on her right now
FYI the shockers lost
Mitchem in for Maglio
Nikki blasts and knocks over a player
Ugh! None of us wishing for more playing time for Kendra wanted it to come at the expense of Tayler’s health! Hope it’s not too serious!
yes, indeed.. hope for a quick healing recovery for Ms. Higgins.. her jump serve will be missed as well .
Mitchem and Kendra in so there are the 2 subs
UH up 8-3. TO Titans
Cal Poly wins the first set against Long Beach
interesting, usually Kendra sets Nikki well with the D, but 2 mis-sets to her, but great slide to Mitchem
they are blocking us well
Mitchem showing her power with the slide kill. Very nice to see.
15-9 at tto
Who backups Koelsch, should it be neccesary?
think i saw granato in
Hey, is anyone else getting really blurry video at anything larger than thumbnail size?
i fixed that by choosing multi-screen then deactivating the multiscreen. it could also be the speed of your internet connection
31. I’ve got a smart tv and I am playing it from the ESPN app stored on the tv. Completely HD. Sorry if u don’t have the same.
Thanks, I’ll try that! It’s actually better on my Kindle Fire than my much faster laptop.
I like how the backups are getting significant playing. Can’t always happen but am glad it is against the worst team in the conference.
UH wins 25-16.
28. good questions
granato and Castillo got in
think Ponce the only one who hasn’t played
Koelsch was a little shaky after double hit call but since then has come back strong. She is doing a great job. Mitchem can pound. Tai still needs to relax in backcourt.
#28 good question – is Anderson the backup setter to Koelsch?
too bad Dave won’t start the entire B team. Dave says she needs X-ray and will also be out for tomorrow as well
Anderson in at libero for Set 3
wouldn’t it be great if Robyn Ah-Mow Santos can come in and set
Is Mitchem playing M1 right now?
wow, we had a few misconnections that play
38. well the entire B side would be missing a middle since they only have 3 MB.
TMO serves before whistle
does anyone have updates on the Beach vs Cal Poly
let’s go and cleanup our overpasses. Great kill Kalei
Yup, Olivia is resting this set
44. Not like it doesn’t happen to other players. Sometimes they think they hear a whistle. UH up 11-5
45. tied 1-1. you can go to gopoly.com for live stats
wonder if they will try to let Castillo/Granato play front row and get them more development/playing time against this team
Well, so much for Stanford getting it together…
ASU and USC are the real deals
Interesting they said they took burns on this trip
Ponce in. all 14 have played. UH up 20-9
UH finishes off. Mitchem even got into serve
Annie should have done her jump serve! Good to see Dave get on her – that means he wants her to improve.
well this was a good fast match. much needed for Hawaii. it sucks that Higgins got hurt, hopefully she will only miss today and tomorrow. i am not too worried though because Kendra has come in and really played at a high level when needed. she seems to look like she can handle the pressure. i thought Hawaii didn’t miss a beat at all, hope for a fast one tomorrow as well. other than that, was i the only one distracted by the Fullerton head coach? she looks really young, kinda like she is fresh out of college young. her clothes was actually distracting me. i am not trying to be mean, because I am not, it was just incredibly noticeable whenever they would show her. lol, okay well anyways….good win ladies, and prayers to Taylor Higgins, hoping for the absolute best from your X-ray.
Cal Poly won second set against Long Beach so now they are 2-1. Now that the Hawaii match is over at Fullerton, can watch full time Cal Poly. So who are the Hawaii fans rooting for in this match?
UCLA-UW tied 25-25 in the 1st…
box available at above link
57. Preston graduated in 2008 so probably 29-ish.
The announcers said (I think) that the Fullerton staff is the youngest in the country with a combined age of 89.
Cal Poly over LBSU in four.
As a Cal Poly alumnae, I was happy to see Cal Poly beat Long Beach in four sets. Adlee van Vinden had 21 kills in this match, including the final kill which dropped untouched in the middle of the floor, campfire fashion. So there goes Long Beach’s 25th ranking and will drop out of the top 25.
Cal Poly over No. 24 Long Beach State 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15
62. think I had mentioned that in my big west preview as well.
The TV announcer said Burns was with the team. True ? Brittany Hochevor, the color commentator had high praise for the Wahine. At the start of the telecast, she said the team could go to the final four or something like that.
66. I think some of her commentary was puffery to talk up the match between the #10 team and a winless team. IMHO, too early to say this is a final four team. The team needs to play consistently well for the remainder of the year, and then a lot depends on its tournament bracket. I think with a favorable bracket, this team can go to the elite 8 (barring serious injury and Higgins’ recovery). With continued maturity and improvement, I believe this is a final four team next year. But there is a lot of season left to play.
66. Burns did not travel
CSUN beats UCSB 25-27, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20
Kendra came in shook off some rust and didn’t miss a beat.
She brings in a new dimension. (not in serving) but in blocking on the left and
holding the middle blockers a fraction longer. Good job Kendra.
BLUF: Even with Higgins recovering, we’ll have two well season setters. At least in IMO
Nice seeing Brittany Hochevar. That 2000 regional final with UH and LBSU will go down as my No. 1 UH match of all time. Nice to see her around still.
She seemed to warm up to Koelsch, who in all honesty, could be a Hochevar type of player. Big setter that can terminate the ball as well. She was a fun player to watch over the years at LBSU, going from right side hitter to setter.
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Feeling sad for Tayler Higgins. I pray for a quick recovery. Koelsch did a very nice job leading the team in a sudden situation. I really like this team not taking any team lightly or playing down to their opponents level these last 3 matches..Obviously, Cal Poly displayed they can play at home against Long Beach St…YES!!!
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I join all the fans who pray for Tayler Higgins recovery. Hope she’ll be able to play by Friday next week at home against Long Beach which will seek to redeem itself after having lost to Cal Poly tonight. Of course, they’ll play UCSB next but even a win against them won’t feel like redemption unless they can beat Hawaii. May the rest of the players stay healthy for the Riverside match.
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Hope Higgins’s injury is not too bad. Should Koelsch have an off night or get injured/sick, someone needs to come in and replace her. We have yet to play the top tier of BWC teams, so whoever the backup setter is, she will need some game time reps just in case Higgins will be out for an extended period.
Top 25 scores
No. 2 USC def. Washington State, 25-14, 25-14, 25-21
No. 4 Nebraska def. No. 1 Penn State, 12-25, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, 15-11
No. 5 Washington def. No. 11 UCLA, 31-29, 25-16, 25-15
No. 6 Arizona State def. No. 8 Stanford, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19
No. 10 Hawaii def. Cal State Fullerton, 25-11, 25-16, 25-13
No. 13 Ohio State def. Iowa, 25-22, 25-19, 18-25, 25-11
No. 14 Arizona def. Cal, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-15
No. 15 BYU def. San Diego, 25-23, 26-24, 25-20
No. 17 Florida State def. Clemson, 25-22, 25-15, 25-15
No. 18 Purdue def. Rutgers, 25-22, 25-15, 25-15
Colorado def. No. 20 Oregon, 20-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23, 15-12
No. 21 Kentucky def. Mississippi, 25-17, 25-20, 25-20
Cal Poly def. No. 24 Long Beach State, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15
Cindy, please pass on to Tiff that he is by far the best volleyball announcer around. I prefer to relax, close my eyes and have him do all the work creating in my mind what is going on in the game. Priceless!
44 and 48. serving before a whistle is not a problem and doesnt accost a rally. yeah sometimes you do think you hear a whistle or the whistle is actually for something else. a re-serve is called, which can be useful or hinder depending on if its a standing launch or jump serve, not necessarily respectively.
57. i wonder how is her toss if she had spin served? remember fullerton has a low ceiling and there are basketball hoops retracted into the ceiling, both of these may be a problem depending on how high her toss.
32. hey maverick what brand tv you got that came with ESPN app stored on the tv?
Hope Higgins injury isn’t too serious but im not worried about Koelsch being the starter even next week against Long Beach. When Higgins gets healthy enough maybe she can come in as a serving sub or set from the backrow.
It’s been a really bad week for the wahine rpi wise with Long Beach, UCLA and Florida losing. UH really needed long beach to be a top 20 team. ugh.
79. thanks Ron. I will do so. he works very hard at it.
For those interested in seeding possibilities, UH’s estimated RPI is 34 and its strength of schedule is 205th out of 334 teams, by far the worst in the top 60 RPI teams. Playing winless Fullerton is the reason for the ranking drop from 18th, if I recall correctly, after the Poly match.
81. Samsung but I made a mistake. I have Apple TV and ran the app thru that. Sorry for my mistake.
Interestingly, if UH had lost to Fullerton, it’s RPI rank would be about 43rd.
Maverick, thanks for mentioning you used Apple TV. Think I’ll try to configure ours before tomorrow afternoon. Side note, we’re (re)watching the early part of the contest from the ESPN3 archive and it is stuffed full of commercials.
Note on former Wahine Jade Vorster. Had a career-high 19 kills and hit .571 Friday in Liberty’s 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb
Prayers go out to Higgins. Although the team has proven its depth, our ability to take it to NCAA finals is dependent on your participation through the rest of the season. Speedy recovery and the strength of healing prayers be with you Tayler. With that said, it was nice to see the rest of the team proving they can do what everyone was hoping they could do…that is, that the Bows have a depth that must be reckonded with. We all have been hoping that Dave would put these reserve players in to prove themselves and they’ve done it. Maybe not in an illustrative fashion, but a good performance non the less.
Good job, Jade Vorster!
Britanny Hochevar also stated that Nikki Taylor is a strong candidate for National Player of the Year. Of course, she also said this depended on how far Hawaii goes in the postseason. If Hawaii reaches the final four Taylor would be a strong favorite.
By the way, all the Big West teams are stacking their blocks against Nikki. Of course this leads the middle and the left-side hitters being more open. As a result Hawaii middles this season have been having field days against the Big West opponents. However, the Big West opponents have had some opportunities to cheer wildly when they block Nikki, as Fullerton did a couple of times (the excessive cheering does not bother me; as the ESPN announcers said, it’s good for morale for “bottom-feeding” teams and reflect energy).
Want to add my prayers for a speedy recovery to Tayler Higgins. I too hope she is ready for the Long Beach game. Her injury emphasizes the need for the reserves to get as much playing time as possible so that there is very little drop off when they get called upon.
I listened to game on the radio and I really enjoyed Tiff’s play by play. “Manoa Roofing Co.” I like it.
Speedy recovery wishes to Tayler Higgins. Hoping the injury is just a minor sprain.
I have not listened to Tiff. Don’t usually like radio, but my curiosity is peaked. Does he do the 1420?
93. is is usually on 1420. Saturday’s match is on 1500-AM
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