Hawaii 3, Grand Canyon 1
Reminder no TV tonight
Radio at 1420-AM, espn1420am.com
Reminder no TV tonight
Radio at 1420-AM, espn1420am.com
Would like to welcome Comm/Jour 390 students who are covering tonight’s match for a class assignment
Tiff Wells went over some VB rules on Sports Animals today. Only six subs allowed per set in men’s volleyball to 15 in women’s. (Do the sub limits apply to the libero ?) Also, the libero cannot serve in men’s vb.
Set one starts with a serve by Oahu native Puna Kaniho, GCU
Hawaii with the first point
First roooof of the game by Hawaii! Double block by Hendrik Mol and Jennings Franciskovic!
First point Hawaii block by number 4 Stijn Tilburg
Hawaii leads 3-0
Kamehameha’s Puna Kaniho getting his first start at setter for GCU.
I MEANT 3-1
I MEANT 3-1**
2. no. libero is unlimited. which is why you see some teams use two liberos in a match, one for serve-receive, one on serve-receive.
Block by number nine McKellar.
Jennings with the serve, Hawaii leads 5-3
Time Out Hawaii – Score Hawaii – 5 Grand Canyon – 8
Grand Canyon looking strong tonight with 8-5 lead.
GCU with three straight blocks, including one of van Tilburg who was hitting left. Lopes lead 8-5. TO UH
Lipscombe with the serve for GCU
GCU leads 9-6
Iain Mckellar with the point for Hawaii, GCU leads 9-7
Ball drops on the Lopes side, Games tied at 9-9
Hawaii’s serve falls short, GCU leads 15-12
SE by Mol gives GCU the 15-12 lead at the TTO
GCU leads UH 15-12
Service ace! Jennings Franciskovic!
All tied at 15
Cull Mosher #16 in for GCU
Mosher subs in. GCU with 3 Hawaii prep products on the court.
Checking in for GCU Tanner Maxwell
Tied at 20
Impressive defense on both sides. Fey ends rally. UH with a 21-20 lead. TO GCH
UH gets the point after an exciting rally. 21-20 UH. GCU timeout
Hawaii 21 Grand Canyon 20 coming out of the timeout
UH timeout. Tied at 22.
Hawaii takes the first set
UH wins the first set 25-23
Ace by Worsley gives UH the 25-23 win
Zarkovic is now only 5 kills away from 1000
GCU with the first point of the second set
Kalaheo grad Nainoa Frank with his first kill of the game!
UH falling behind 5-2
GCU leads 11-9
And three Hawaii prep products playing for UH in Set 2 with Nainoa Frank in.
UH McKellar comes in for Kanetake
Zarkovic stuffed on the 3-meter attack. GCU leads 15-12 at the TTO
Zarkovic needs 2 more kills to reach 1000!
GCU comes up with the point after nice rally
GCU leads 17-13
Franciskovic called for a lift. GCU up 17-13. TO UH
Frank comes in for McKellar
Timeout Warriors. GCU leads 20-15
Ace by Maxwell gives GCU a 20-15 lead. TO UH. Warriors have not dropped a set at home in four matches.
Zarkovic with 6 kills, 2 away from 1000
Namahoe in for Kanetake
UH with the libero sub in Waiakea HS grad Mamane Namahoe
UH going with 2 liberos. Matane Namahoe in. UH has closed to 21-18. TO GCU
GCU leads 21-18
#4 Tilburg leading the Warriors with 9 kills
2 bad calls!!
Worsley in for Frank
Worsley’s service error gives GCU a 25-20 win. It wasn’t that close
Joe Worsley makes an immediate impact as serving sub with 2 digs and the follow up kill by Stijn Van Tilburg!
58. Couldn’t agree more…Dickson makes many bad calls.
Going into the 3rd set Zarkovic with 7 kills. Needs one more to reach 1000!
Allen Allen in the house. Is this year’s distinguished alum for volleyball. Will be honored on Sunday.
Kill 1000 for Zarkovic
Congrats to Sinisa ‘Siki’ Zarkovic for joining the Rainbow Warrior 1000 kill club by gaining his 1000th kill as a Rainbow Warrior! Go Bows!
Zarkovic is the 19th player to reach 1000 kills for UH
Shucks, I should have went to the game… Congrats to Siki! Do they let him keep the ball? C’mon bows don’t flip the script and have us make all the errors like GCU did last nite, get it together!
UH leads 15-14 at the TTO. First time this match the led at the TTO.
A little miscommunication on the ‘Lopes side. UH up 19-15. TO GCU.
Siki is playing like an ALL AMERICAN this year. So is Jennings and Stinjin. Kankakee as well. This is a special team.
Ace by Zarkovic, kill by van Tilburg and Hawaii has pulled away at 23-17. TO GCU
Warriors take the set 25-18
#4 Stijn van Tilburg with two blocks in a row. UH wins the set.
Mosher stuffed twice to end it. 25-18
Mckellar with the point for UH, Warriors lead 7-4
Franciskovic with the block UH 7, GCU 4
Warriors up 8-4. TO GCU
McKellar with the point. UH 9, GCU 5
Maxwell with the serve for GCU
UH up 15-13 at the TTO
UH the first to 15 at the first TTO of the third set.
Current Score: Hawaii 15 GCU 13
Timeout Bows. UH20, GCU 15
Bang-bang play goes to Hawaii. personally thought there were four touches but no whistle and McKellar played it. UH up 20-15. TO GCU.
Hawaii wins 25-19
Warriors finish it up 25-19
Thank you for the UH Comm/Jour 390 students for their participation. Hope you enjoyed the press table experience.
85. Yeah I thought there were four touches also. Actually, everyone in my section thought they were four touches. Hawaii got lucky on that call.
The Warriors managed to grind out a win, good for them. This will help them as the season goes on. Nainoa needs to be played more. Hawaii did a good job of focusing on their middle attack at the start of the 4th set.
Just as last night, I thought that when the sets were set all the way out to the pins Siki and Kupono were more successful because they had the option to hit line. The left sides like to hit cross court into the gap between the opposing blockers, but that’s not that effective given Hawaii’s anemic middle attack and Grand Canyon’s quick defense.
Give credit to Grand Canyon. They’re a scrappy, well disciplined and well coached team. Really, all they lack is a big gun or two. They looked much better than Lewis did a couple weeks ago.
Next up next week for the MVB team, UCSD. This is a MPSF conference game. UCSD is currently 1-5 overall, and 0-4 in conference with no set wins in conference. They lost to GCU on their home court, no set wins against GCU either. The UH – UCSD match on Friday is televised, the Sunday game is not.
In other news:
UCSD is considering going from DII to DI in all sports, and thinks its profile may fit in the Big West:
Would like Brett and Joe to get a lot of playing time next week. I wonder why Mol didn’t play much after the first set. He had some nice kills and a few blocks in the first set and then didn’t play the rest of the way?
I enjoyed the enthusiasm of the students!
91. from what I got from Wade and players, they thought Frank created a better matchup against the GCU middle. IMHO better lateral movement when helping block on the pins.
Mol 2-0-3 in Set 1, 2 BA; Frank 6-0-8 4 BA in Sets 2-4.
Mol still learning to play middle. Frank, a middle in high school, learning to get back to playing after several years away from high level competition. Last played in high school in 2013. a really good athlete, played football, volleyball and basketball for Kalaheo.
89. actually thought Grand Canyon played better than Lewis last night. Very scrappy. Agree, missing one or two key players but the local kids all played well and I like the ‘Lopes’ first year coach. As Wade said last night, they’re going to win games in the MIVA.
I wouldn’t call UH’s middle attack anemic. you’ve got two players converting from outside learning the position and one who hasn’t played since 2013. It’s still early and the connection will get better.
92. the students were great and enjoyed being down on the court. Will have more students the next two matches as part of their class assignments. Glad to be able to give them a chance at being reporters.
new thread up for Saturday