Happy Halloween: Hawaii 3, UCI 2,

Match on Espn3 www.espn.go.com

Kathy Gregory doing color for this match, as well as tomorrow’s at Fullerton, which is on ESPN3 as well

Radio on 1420 a.m. online at espn1420am.com

Nice to see Gregory. She is enjoying semiretirement. have always found her to be refreshingly honest.

very late arriving crowd. don’t think you’ll get much of a student presence. there’s Halloween stuff going on around campus. it’s 603 and maybe 50 people here.


  1. wildcard October 31, 2014 4:06 pm

    this should be na wahines first win in the solid green

  2. wildcard October 31, 2014 4:15 pm

    kalei is pronounced keli hahaha

  3. mei mei October 31, 2014 4:20 pm

    i’m blocked @ work 🙁 for ESPN3 boo…

    did it start yet? scores? thank u!

  4. wildcard October 31, 2014 4:20 pm

    na wahine gunner baby g!

  5. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:23 pm

    Hawaii was up 15-10. it’s now 15-13. TO Wahine

  6. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:23 pm

    3. you can listen online. live stats available too

  7. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:25 pm

    Two kills by UCI middles ties it up. at 16. Greeley with the kill makes it 17-16

  8. wildcard October 31, 2014 4:25 pm

    wahine giving up ground. need to play better.

  9. wildcard October 31, 2014 4:27 pm

    come on wahine prove that it is still difficult to defeat the bows not that na wahine gives up ground easily

  10. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:29 pm

    and just like that UCI goes on a 3-0 run. it’s 22-20 Anteaters. TO UH

  11. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:32 pm

    Manu-Olevao hits long. UCI wins it 25-21.

  12. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:35 pm

    Lee got hot at the end, ended up 5-1-14. UH with 5 blocks but 5 SEs Taylor not playing like she did Sunday 2=1-8, Magill 5-1-9.

  13. Kazu October 31, 2014 4:36 pm

    Can’t say much. I know its early yet but I hope they don’t blow it. Nice to see coach Gregory. Nice gym.

  14. warriorfan October 31, 2014 4:40 pm

    Olevao really struggles on the road, and she gets set way too much.

  15. warriorfan October 31, 2014 4:41 pm

    UC Irvine giving the gauchos a run as the tip queens, shame on UH not picking these tips up.

  16. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:46 pm

    another bad rotation for Hawaii. they were up 8-6. UCI up 11-8. TO UH

  17. warriorfan October 31, 2014 4:47 pm

    Long seriously, I don’t even know what Shoji is thinking.

  18. Wop ur jaws October 31, 2014 4:48 pm

    WTH. Cindy what is Dave thinking? Long? OMG. They look tired.

  19. Beauston October 31, 2014 4:49 pm

    Wahine have yet to response to the tips.

  20. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:51 pm

    I don’t know. not like i can ask him

  21. Beauston October 31, 2014 4:51 pm

    Missing more float serves

  22. Beauston October 31, 2014 4:52 pm

    Underarm serves please

  23. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:56 pm

    The one thing they are doing is taking Taylor out of the back row.
    a little surprised since she did well last Sunday.

  24. Kazu October 31, 2014 4:57 pm

    Team looks tired. Only bright spot is magill. Olevao and Taylor kind of quiet.
    Those tips are doing them in.Shoji needs to come up with some magic here.

  25. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 4:57 pm

    It will be tough if they go down 0-2. they’ll be back on the side with the students in the bleachers who have been a little abusive

  26. Wop ur jaws October 31, 2014 4:58 pm

    I hate this

  27. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:00 pm

    Long is playing fine. do we really have to do this again?

  28. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:01 pm

    Magill with the overpass. close to 22-21. TO UCI

  29. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:01 pm

    Mendoza completely ineffective in defense tonight. Shoji has to make quick changes soon.

  30. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:03 pm

    Mendoza with 13 digs.

  31. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:04 pm

    They have not tip in a while, so trust me after T/O UCI will tip again

  32. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:04 pm

    UCI wins 25-22.

  33. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:08 pm

    24. agree with you that they look tired. Magill 9-1-15, UH cut down not its service errors, had 3 in Set 2. Wahine had 6 blocks, led in that department 11-5.
    both liberos with 13

  34. LC October 31, 2014 5:08 pm

    Yep looking like world champs.

  35. Big Island VB fan October 31, 2014 5:09 pm

    This is embarrassing. Irvine surely opened its bag of tricks, no treat there. Hawaii seems sluggish. Is it the road trip that tires them so much? I’d sure be very tired after a red-eye flight with only one day to recuperate. It will be a happy Halloween for Irvine unless Hawaii can turn it around.

    Cindy, are you on court there? If yes, how come you had to travel so far when the match is broadcast anyway on ESPN3?

  36. LC October 31, 2014 5:12 pm

    A change in the way they travel might help. Cindy you made the trip how do you feel,a little out of sync ?

  37. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:14 pm

    Stats pretty even except for digs (UCI) block (UH) and service errors (UH)
    Hawaii needs a better back row defender and has to get all serves in. Cathy Gregory even mentioned how surprised she is by Hawaii not changing its defense. Mendoza is 2 step behind the balls falling in front of her.

  38. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:15 pm

    Kahakai in a libero.

  39. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:17 pm

    35. I’m in California for something else. Said I’d cover the matches other wise we would have had a stringer. Just because it’s on TV doesn’t mean anything to the paper

  40. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:18 pm

    double sub with Koelsch and Passi.

  41. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:19 pm

    36. they took the red-eye for the first time this season. What change do you want?

  42. Kazu October 31, 2014 5:21 pm

    Not looking good for UH. Chances of them winning in 5 is slim not the way their
    playing tonight.

  43. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:25 pm

    Higgins really? Gave 2 easy points

  44. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:27 pm

    Put Koelsch back

  45. Kazu October 31, 2014 5:30 pm

    Irvine plays like the old wahine teams hustling to the ball. Hawaii coaches must be tired too just seating there while the other coach is up and around.

  46. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:31 pm

    Koelsch is in. misset to Magill. but of course no one is complaining about that.

  47. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:32 pm

    45. that’s not true about the UH coaches. but UCI is playing really good defense

  48. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:33 pm

    46 shes done more in a few minutes shes been in cold out of the bench but sure

  49. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:34 pm

    another misset to Magill. Higgins back in. it’s 17-13. TO UH

  50. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:35 pm

    can tell you the student section is being very obnoxious. approaching the Wahine players during the timeout when the subs were warming up they finally got security.

  51. haleiwacrossfitter October 31, 2014 5:40 pm

    no leader….no fire

  52. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:41 pm

    Greeley with the kill. UCI up 21-19. TO Anteaters.

  53. Big Island VB fan October 31, 2014 5:41 pm

    How about they fly out as early as possible on Thursday? Although next time they have to travel to Cal Poly first. So perhaps they’ll have to find a flight without much waiting time in Los Angeles.

    If road trips are so tiring for Hawaii, no use to send them again on a road trip to the playoffs. This is not Hawaii’s year. I wouldn’t mind if they stayed home this year and did not make the playoffs. It would be more merciful. Sorry to sound so downbeat, but every team has a bad year. Only two teams made the playoffs consistently every year, Penn State and Stanford.

  54. haleiwacrossfitter October 31, 2014 5:41 pm

    no fight….they just don’t look like they want it. Looks like they can’t wait for the game to be over.

  55. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:43 pm

    UCI needs to recoup and plan for the next big tip

  56. Kazu October 31, 2014 5:44 pm

    Frustrating. Enjoy the rest of the match folks. Going to get ready for the Halloween kiddies. Tomorrow’s match between LBS and CSUN will be better match to watch.

  57. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:44 pm

    UCI with a lift. it’s 21-21. very surprised that UCI isn’t doing a better job about their student section. guys are sticking their hands out trying to dig the ball away from Guinasso during the TO

  58. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:45 pm

    Just spotted Ali Longo… Memories of Hawaii’s defensive days

  59. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:46 pm

    Cindy cant Dave intervene and bring it to the refs?

  60. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:49 pm

    Hawaii wins 26-24.

  61. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:52 pm

    58. Longo is a student coach.
    interesting a bunch of the students just left.
    UCI has added some extra ushers on the baseline but it’s the baseline that UCI is now on.

  62. Beauston October 31, 2014 5:53 pm

    Got to give credit to Olevao when UCI got the match point, while she was still on the floor, shes already getting the team to focus on the next point. Didnt hear what she said but can tell, shes putting it all out there right now, plus the last few points she did.

  63. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:54 pm

    Kahakai still in at libero.

  64. hanawahine October 31, 2014 5:55 pm

    lets go bows! fight ladies fight!

  65. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 5:59 pm

    Up ref has been pretty good but missed two calls of late. one of UH’s kills was down. you could hear it hit the floor then UCI player crossed the center line, hit the bottom of the net. UCI takes a 6-5 lead. and a rare service error makes it 6-6

  66. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:02 pm

    Nice beach set by Taylor and it’s 11-8. TO UCI

  67. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:03 pm

    UCSB at UC Davis in the fifth

  68. Beauston October 31, 2014 6:05 pm

    63 she stabilized the defense. Olevao just landed. UCI now looks tired.

  69. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:08 pm

    UH’s 13-8 lead has dwindled to 13-12. TO UH

  70. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:13 pm

    some great defense from both sides as well as some sloppy play. UCI wins the point but Greeley puts down a kill. UH up 17-14

  71. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:14 pm

    Greeley goes line. UH up 19-14. TO UCI

  72. Beauston October 31, 2014 6:17 pm

    Any updates on UCD/UCSB?

  73. hanawahine October 31, 2014 6:21 pm

    yes wahine! now win this 5 set!

  74. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:22 pm

    Olevao with her 20th kill. UH wins it 25-18

  75. Big Island VB fan October 31, 2014 6:26 pm

    72. UCD beat UCSB in five sets according to the live stats.

  76. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:26 pm

    Davis beats UCSB 3-2

  77. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:27 pm

    UH up 3-0 in Set 5. TO UCI

  78. Beauston October 31, 2014 6:27 pm

    Thanx, UCD is warming up at the right time

  79. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:32 pm

    ref called a rotation violation but reversed it. so instead of 4-3 it was 5-2 with Greeley’s kill

  80. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:34 pm

    UH up 8-5 at the changeover. Interestingly back to the student section which has very few left

  81. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:35 pm

    Another block on Pickrell. UH up 10-5. TO UCI

  82. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 6:40 pm

    UH wins 15-7

  83. hanawahine October 31, 2014 6:42 pm

    rise of na wahine! escape from the fire and a come from behind 5 set thriller!

  84. Andrew October 31, 2014 6:47 pm

    Nice win! They definitely needed a tough road win like this.

  85. Beauston October 31, 2014 6:53 pm

    Wait, did Magill really had 17 kills, is that right?

  86. Big Island VB fan October 31, 2014 6:54 pm

    Wow, Hawaii had one foot in the grave and suddenly the ex-cadavers rose from the dead and surprised us all, treating us to a Halloween gift. It sure was high drama!

  87. Beauston October 31, 2014 6:58 pm

    Wahine showed us both trick and treat tonight. Now i’m looking forward to CSUN stopping LBSU’s reign on the Bigwest tomorrow.

  88. islandman October 31, 2014 6:59 pm

    Real good to let Gianna and Kendra play quite a lot, in front of their families, i presume.

  89. wildcard October 31, 2014 7:15 pm

    the trick, wahine pushed to near death.

    the treat, wahine wasnt going to let irvine beat them once, not tonight. they rose from the grave and came back from behind dominating in a 5 set thriller!

    achievements na wahine did tonight:

    first win in the solid green uniform for this season (wahine heavy troopers)
    first win in a 5 set.
    first win in a come from behind 5 set including requiring a little push come to shove to survive – a high watermark.

    additionally, tai had career kills, i think olivia too right?

  90. Kazu October 31, 2014 7:48 pm

    Shoots! I got to eat my words. Earlier I made a statement that UH is not a 5 set team. Last time I will say that. Congratulations ladies on your come back.

  91. idk October 31, 2014 8:21 pm

    I see you Mr. Whitecap 🙂

  92. islandman October 31, 2014 8:59 pm

    Wahine had 2 service aces and 13 service errors. Irvine had 3 aces and only 4 service errors.
    The dinks by Irvine were killing them. But UH had 17 blocks to 10 .

  93. Cindy Luis October 31, 2014 9:54 pm

    85. magill had 17 kills. here’s the box


    91. the key was that Hawaii had 1 ace and 2 SEs after Set 3.
    Some of the tip shots worked because they got deflected and UH defenders were caught going the other way. At least once Lee’s tip hit the top of the net and took an odd angle. Thought Hawaii finally began to dig Pickrell’s line shots that some could have been called throws.

    Another key was that a lot of the UCI’s student section left after Set 3

    Another was that after Set 3, UCI led in digs 71-59. Both teams finished with 104.

  94. blunite November 1, 2014 1:39 am

    It seems that this team does not travel well, which would explain the slow starts. Arriving an extra day early should help them acclimate. I know the coaches prefer to arrive and play immediately but that is not working.

  95. wildcard November 1, 2014 1:55 am

    im surprised theres not much comment about the match. did everybody else gave up on na wahine or were they actually too preoccupied with trick or treating?

    people our beloved wahine were beaten to the brink of death before they came back and dominated proving a certain jack fact that it still is ‘difficult to defeat the bows’ and still keep their record on the line unblemished that irvine is winless vs hawai’i.

    another glorious victory for the lady bows. they can acknowledge a brave opponent. the high watermark came at set 3 irvine up 24-23, in which the bows endangered to be swept fought back with a little push comes to shove winning the set at 26-24 courtesy of olivia magill and shar tai manuolevao. then the rest of match was all in a days work for na wahine business as usual.

  96. wildcard November 1, 2014 2:11 am

    for anyone who missed the match here it is


  97. LC November 1, 2014 4:32 am

    UCI was really up for this one and the Wahine looked like zombies in sets one and two. Don’t know what went on in the locker room at the break but a different team emerged. Maybe it was the Red Bull ?

    I still think the way they travel needs tweaking. Can you imagine what it feels like for a 6 foot plus player to spend 5 hours in those cramped seats on a red-eye and they are expected to feel fresh as a daisy when they get into LA ?

    They need to fly out of here at normal times so they get into LA earlier and maybe add a day on the front end. Studies done on jet lag say that it takes 3 days for every time zone change to recover.

  98. wildcard November 1, 2014 5:31 am

    97. them being zombies sure wasnt for halloween. and in set 1 miraculously they were ahead until the 20 point mark, then they essentially fell full asleep. it seemed to them that playing the game no longer became a priority for them. this was that way all the way close to match point in set 3 where uci was about to administer the coup de grace then is when na wahine fought back. obviously theres a problem with their travel, last time it had a profound effect, this time probably no different.

    i wonder whos bright idea in the first place was to book tickets for a red eye?

  99. Kazu November 1, 2014 5:48 am

    97. I agree on the travel situation. I think they should have gone on Tuesday. Maybe its the additional expense and the girls missing classes is Shoji’s concern.

  100. LC November 1, 2014 6:15 am

    Can’t remember all the details but this travel subject recently came up with the football program and soccer programs .

  101. LC November 1, 2014 6:40 am

    The reporter at the SA also wrote a bachi pre match type article that planted a seed in their minds. Home town reporters should be careful about what they say in pre game articles.

  102. Cindy Luis November 1, 2014 7:45 am

    101. No idea what you’re referring to about some seed being planted. or bachi. just doing my job. Not like the players read the paper when they travel.

    98. not like they flew in the day of the game. They got in at 730 a.m., went to the hotel, slept, practiced, got plenty of sleep Thursday night.

    The travel is what it is. some of it is cost, some of it is classes.
    It’s not like this hasn’t been going on for 40 years. why the complaints now?
    the one issue was when their flight was delayed a few weeks ago for 9 hour and turned into a red-eye.
    Give UCI credit played well early and Hawaii didn’t. They were at home. It was an obnoxious crowd that the UH players said bothered them. The good thing for UH is the majority of the students left after Set 3.

  103. Cindy Luis November 1, 2014 7:48 am

    94. they didn’t play immediately. They arrived Thursday morning, played Friday night.

    97. and what is a normal time?

  104. diamond girl November 1, 2014 11:04 am

    They are student athletes and basically on a work scholarship. They return more to the UH than they are given, scholarship-wise. Classes should be a priority.

    Thanks, Cindy for all you do. Some posters will find fault no matter what. I am sure Dave is following many rules and guidelines we are not privy to. I hope he doesn’t acquiesce to some of the posters and find himself in the same boat as the basketball coach.

    We should enjoy and support. You do. And I do.

  105. blunite November 1, 2014 12:13 pm

    Obviously “Jet lag” affects people differently. At home Wahine play very well, but away from home something is affecting them. The inconsistent play on the road occurs too often (3 times this year, 4 times last year) to be an aberration. The common factors involved with all the away games are travel and time acclimation. (I doubt that food is a factor but you never really know.)

  106. wildcard November 1, 2014 11:33 pm

    103. i think ‘normal time’ referred to is more of traveling during the day. no more of that red eye nonsense because it has been costly (csun, the beach) and almost accosted the wahine in the irvine match.

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