No. 6 Hawaii 3, The Beach 1

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  1. 'ohanaInBellingham November 6, 2015 3:38 pm

    Be ready for Jenelle Hudson’s offense! Play some of your own, #2 and #7!

    Remember, you’re the #6 team in the country!

  2. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 4:50 pm

    or if you aren’t a TWC subscriber, you can go to

    under the standings there’s the broadcast link

  3. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 4:53 pm

    1) Penn State def. Rutgers 25-19, 25-17, 25-12
    11) Florida def. Mississippi State 25-18, 27-25, 25-18
    12) Ohio State lost to Maryland 23-25, 26-28, 25-27
    22) Louisville def. Pittsburgh 23-25, 25-15, 10-25, 26-24, 15-11
    24) Western Kentucky def. Florida International 25-18, 25-21, 25-15

  4. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:04 pm

    starting for the Wahine
    Higgins, Magill, Manu-Olevao, Greeley, Maglio, Taylor, Kahakai

  5. Rosepetals November 6, 2015 5:09 pm

    I always get nervous whenever I see the wahine in braids. Lol.

  6. mei mei November 6, 2015 5:12 pm

    5 – funny! i feel that way, towards Nikki!

  7. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:14 pm

    I’m more bothered that game tracker not working.

  8. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:15 pm

    5-6. did you feel that way when Josh Walker had dreads on the UH men’s team.

  9. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:16 pm

    Taylor hits wide twice. Beach up 12-9. TO UH

  10. jmy November 6, 2015 5:23 pm

    Shocking Ohio State score!

  11. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:25 pm

    Koelsch in on a block. UH up 20-18. TO Beach

  12. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:27 pm

    Magic with the kill. UH up 21-18. TO Beach

  13. mei mei November 6, 2015 5:29 pm

    8 na, not soo much w/ Josh, but it was just a coincidence but thought whenever Nikki was in braids she didn’t quite play her awesome self.. just being superstitious 🙂 agree about gametracker as well boo!

  14. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:32 pm

    Wahine were up 23-21, have given up two straight. The Beach ties it at 23. TO UH.

  15. Rosepetals November 6, 2015 5:35 pm

    Middle duo of Magill and Maglio are doin awesome

  16. Andrew November 6, 2015 5:36 pm

    Is it just me or does it seem like the espn3 commentators are really drinking the LBSU Cool aide?

  17. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:36 pm

    Hawaii had four set points but Beach now has its first at 27-26.

  18. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:37 pm

    Manu-Olevao called for a lift. Beach wins it 28-26
    16. don’t know. am listening to radio.

  19. warriorfan November 6, 2015 5:38 pm

    Let that get away, TMO has not shown up so far. Too many service errors too.

  20. Ron November 6, 2015 5:39 pm

    Tai needs to step it up!

  21. isles November 6, 2015 5:40 pm

    1. yes!

  22. HawaiiMongoose November 6, 2015 5:40 pm

    Ouch. Gave away a late lead. Three chances to win it and couldn’t put it away. Neither Taylor nor Manu-Olevao could terminate at the end when it counted. This is still the team’s Achilles heel.

  23. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 5:40 pm

    Can’t get a good connection with espn, but it sounds like Tai made like 4 errors at the end of that game. Hitting and ball handling errors. Nikki seems off tonight as well. They need to pick it up BIG TIME.

  24. Andrew November 6, 2015 5:42 pm

    Cindy, ever thought about joining your son and being the radio color analyst for a match or two? Would be an interesting dynamic.

  25. warriorfan November 6, 2015 5:42 pm

    You gotta blame Koelsch for going to TMO 4 straight times late in the set, not a good idea.

  26. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 5:43 pm

    That’s funny about the braids with Nikki. I feel the same way when she braids her hair, she does not play as well.

    I remember having this feeling with Therese Crawford. During 95 and 96, she started the year wearing breads and she was playing really well. Then she took out the braids mid season and her play dropped. It happened both years. It was really weird and I remember a bunch of fans noticed it as well.

  27. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:44 pm

    19. UH had 4 SEs in Set 1. just had another in Set 2.
    The Beach had 2 SEs.
    I’d say if you’re going to pick on Manu-Olevao same can be said for Taylor.

  28. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 5:45 pm

    #25, agree on that. Not sure why Kendra did that as well. Really weird to not try the middle or Nikki. Especially since the middles were killing it, but not one set during that final stretch.

  29. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:46 pm

    24. no, i already have a job. ‘-)

  30. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 5:47 pm

    5-1 blocking lead for Long Beach??? Ouch

  31. Rosepetals November 6, 2015 5:49 pm

    I feel like the ESPN camera men don’t know who to zoom in to. They’re always a player late or something. Hawaii cameramen are da bomb

  32. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:53 pm

    Granato with an ace, gives UH the 15-11 lead at the TTO

  33. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 5:57 pm

    oh boy…come on Nikki!!!

  34. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 5:57 pm

    updating with couple of matches
    1) Penn State def. Rutgers 25-19, 25-17, 25-12
    4) Minnesota def. Michigan State 25-21, 25-13, 25-21
    11) Florida def. Mississippi State 25-18, 27-25, 25-18
    12) Ohio State lost to Maryland 23-25, 26-28, 25-27
    13) Wisconsin def. Michigan 32-30, 25-12, 25-19
    19) Arizona def. Washington State 25-14, 27-29, 25-23, 25-22
    22) Louisville def. Pittsburgh 23-25, 25-15, 10-25, 26-24, 15-11
    24) Western Kentucky def. Florida International 25-18, 25-21, 25-15
    25) Michigan lost to Wisconsin 30-32, 12-25, 19-25

  35. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:01 pm

    Beach pulls to 20-19. TO UH

  36. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:03 pm

    UH up 21-19. TO Beach

  37. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:05 pm

    Block by by Taylor makes it 23-21. TO Beach.

  38. warriorfan November 6, 2015 6:06 pm

    It’s annoying that all these long Beach tips and weak hits are going down. Defense needs to step up.

  39. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:06 pm

    Nice to hear the blocking is picking up!!

  40. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:07 pm

    block by Magill and Taylor makes it 24-21.

  41. warriorfan November 6, 2015 6:08 pm

    Unfortunately Nikky might be playing her way out of first team all american hope she picks it up late.

  42. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:08 pm

    Block by Greeley ends it 25-22

  43. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:09 pm

    UH keeps its Set record perfect at 22-0

  44. warriorfan November 6, 2015 6:10 pm

    Blocking came up huge.

  45. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:11 pm

    41. lot of season to play. the tough thing is that UH is in the Northwest region and has to compete with the northern Pac-12 teams for honors. So weird that the Big West gets split with Long Beach in the south.

  46. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:12 pm

    UH now with an 9.5-6 edge in blocks. means Wahine were 8.5-1 in Set 2.

  47. Maverick November 6, 2015 6:16 pm

    UH runs into trouble when its leading OHs play poorly. Only Greeley has a positive hitting pct. right now. Also bad sign when only three players with positive hitting. Thank goodness for Magill and Maglio. If I’m LBSU, I’ve got to like overall how the match is going.

  48. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:24 pm

    UH up 8-4. TO Beach
    Maglio 9-0-12, Magill 5-0-13.

  49. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:28 pm

    can you say bad rotation? UH up 10-4. TO Beach.

  50. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:30 pm

    Manu-Olevao with her 10th kill makes it 11-5.

  51. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:31 pm

    Two kills by Taylor, makes it 11 for her. UH up 14-6

  52. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:35 pm

    Triple block by UH Their 12th. Makes it 17-9

  53. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:35 pm

    OMG…someont stop Barber. Block her, dig her…something

  54. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:36 pm

    UC Davis sweeps UCSB, 25-19, 25-18, 25-14

  55. Reggie November 6, 2015 6:37 pm

    Looks like Wahine will win third set. Got to keep momentum going in fourth set.

  56. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:37 pm

    53. OMG, UH up 20-13.

  57. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:38 pm


  58. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:39 pm

    Good serving run by Anderson. it’s 24-13

  59. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:40 pm

    TMO ends it at 25-13

  60. Reggie November 6, 2015 6:41 pm

    Must have been something Dave said to team during the break. Dave needs to patent it, and teach it to the other UH teams.

  61. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:42 pm

    60. Think Hall made adjustments to the block as well.

  62. jkjones November 6, 2015 6:42 pm

    Kendra Koelsch all the way to the final four!

  63. Bleacher November 6, 2015 6:42 pm

    That is the real #6 team on the court 3rd set
    Heart and Soul!!!!

  64. isles November 6, 2015 6:42 pm

    beach bereft of gas. time for wahine take advantage. hawai’i dominated set 3.

  65. Bleacher November 6, 2015 6:43 pm

    Moderation ur ass

  66. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:46 pm

    UH up 6-0 in Set 4, 3 aces by Higgins. TO Beach

  67. Reggie November 6, 2015 6:47 pm

    Uh oh things falling apart for The Beach. Only listening on radio. Got to feel for Brian Gimillaro.

  68. warriorfan November 6, 2015 6:49 pm

    Kendra in the front, Tayler in the back is the way to go.

  69. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:49 pm

    Higgins with her 4th ace, makes it 8-0. UH up now 9-2

  70. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:53 pm

    Very balanced attack, Maglio 10-0-16, Magill 8-0-18, Greeley 10-2-22, Taylor 16-9-40, Manu-Olevao 11-6-29.
    It’s 13-6

  71. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 6:54 pm

    65. not sure why. He’s had his big wins over UH. I remember a 15-0 win over UH in The Pyramid.

  72. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:54 pm

    Gotta keep the pressure on

  73. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:56 pm

    LBSU beat us twice last year….no sad feelings for them at all…

  74. haleiwacrossfitter November 6, 2015 6:59 pm

    Nikki really turned it around tonight after a slow start. Good for her!

  75. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 7:00 pm

    Maglio blocked, first hitting error by a UH middle in 37 swings. UH up 20-14

  76. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 7:04 pm

    Hmm, Beach making a late run. It’s 22-19. TO UH

  77. Reggie November 6, 2015 7:04 pm

    Got to win the fourth set. Would be tough to go to fifth set.

  78. Brandon November 6, 2015 7:06 pm

    Feed and Live stats Down


  79. t103 November 6, 2015 7:07 pm

    stupid game tracker is frozen at 19-14

  80. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 7:07 pm

    UH wins 25-20.

  81. airin November 6, 2015 7:08 pm

    espn3 feed also offline

  82. Maverick November 6, 2015 7:09 pm

    Mess up by ESPN. Missed everything after 20-14.

  83. Beauston November 6, 2015 7:10 pm

    The streaming just stopped at 19-14.
    Anyways, good win for Wahine. I thought they played like the 6th ranked team.

  84. 'ohanaInBellingham November 6, 2015 7:11 pm

    Well done on the adjustments, UH!

  85. isles November 6, 2015 7:11 pm

    espn video jacked.

  86. Volleyman November 6, 2015 7:11 pm

    Whew. Hawaii came out victorious!

  87. Ron November 6, 2015 7:12 pm

    Thanks for the score Cindy, espn3 cut us off.

  88. isles November 6, 2015 7:12 pm

    79. wahine stamps out as #6 ranked team indeed.

  89. Maverick November 6, 2015 7:13 pm

    A tale of two halves…poor play in games 1 and 2, much better play in 3 and 4. Hope to see better consistency the rest of the season.

  90. Raider Dogs November 6, 2015 7:16 pm

    Great win for the wahines. Too bad ESPN made us watch commercials at the end instead of the game.

  91. Maverick November 6, 2015 7:19 pm

    ESPN has put up a replay of the match so I’m going to watch the end.

  92. Rosepetals November 6, 2015 7:21 pm

    They have the replay but it still stops in the same area..shucks

  93. Maverick November 6, 2015 7:22 pm

    Never mind, the replay has all the commercials and none of the end game.

  94. R.M November 6, 2015 7:24 pm

    Good win for the wahine! About the Nikki Taylor’s braid it’s usually when her braid is split in 2 thats when she usually have an off or slow start night. Just like the UCLA game. GO ‘BOWS!!!

  95. Rosepetals November 6, 2015 7:27 pm

    Nikki had two braids today, but she turned it around. It’s just superstitious feeling, she proved me wrong, and that’s good. 🙂

  96. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 7:27 pm

    Cal Poly hangs on against UCI, 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10

  97. menehune November 6, 2015 7:29 pm

    After “giving away” the first set, great to see the Wahine re-group and put the pedal to the metal and win in four….but, waaaaay too many dinks falling to the floor untouched in this match. This has been a problem for them throughout the season but hoping Dave makes the necessary adjustments before the playoffs.

  98. frings November 6, 2015 7:41 pm

    Sent ESPN a voice message and an email. Told them if Uncle Walt was still alive the jerk who screwed up the feed would lose his/her job. Bet this never happens during coverage of the majors.

  99. rage777 November 6, 2015 7:43 pm

    Was at the match. Good win by the wahine, should have won in three straight. Seemed like they had 20 kills by tip shots.

    Didn’t see the men’s volleyball team there.

  100. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 7:46 pm

    think this is it for the night on Top 25 scores
    No. 1 Penn State def. Rutgers, 25-19, 25-17, 25-12
    No. 3 Washington def. No. 20 Arizona State, 25-17, 25-22, 25-10
    No. 4 Minnesota def. Michigan State, 25-21, 25-13, 25-21
    No. 6 Hawaii def. Long Beach State, 26-28, 25-22, 25-13, 25-20
    No. 9. UCLA def. Utah, 25-16, 25-20, 21-25, 25-16
    No. 11 Florida def. Mississippi State, 25-19, 27-25, 25-18
    Maryland def. No. 12 Ohio State, 25-23, 28-26, 27-25
    No. 13 Wisconsin def. No. 25 Michigan, 32-20, 25-12, 25-19
    No. 19 Arizona def. Washington State, 25-14, 29-27, 25-23, 25-22
    No. 22 Louisville def. Pitt, 23-25, 25-15, 10-25, 26-24, 15-11
    No. 24 Western Kentucky def. Florida International, 25-18, 25-21, 25-15

  101. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 8:00 pm

    Link to box score if you’re interested. Second time this season that Hawaii had five attackers in double digits.

  102. Hapaguy November 6, 2015 8:11 pm

    Good match Wahine! I was very impressed with our middles tonight. No errors for either of them except for at the end of set 4 when Maglio hit into the net. Tai and Nikki Taylor didn’t hit for a high percentage tonight but they came through when needed. Imagine how could we could be if were firing on all cylinders?

  103. Hapaguy November 6, 2015 8:14 pm

    Ohio State lost tonight. I wonder how much that will affect their RPI. Currently Ohio States RPI is 6. Said this before and I will say it again: if Ohio State and Kentucky get to host and we don’t, the NCAA needs to take a serious look at whether they should continue to use the RPI to seed teams at the end of the year…..

  104. Hapaguy November 6, 2015 8:16 pm

    Any word on how our men’s team against Lewis, LBSU, and Pepperdine?

  105. Doug November 6, 2015 8:17 pm

    One of their best matches. congrats wahines.

  106. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 8:26 pm

    104. Long Beach only played one game Friday, beat Lewis
    Saturday’s schedule is
    9 a.m. – Long Beach State Black vs. Hawai’i
    10:45 a.m. – Long Beach State Gold vs. Lewis
    12:30 p.m. – Long Beach State Black vs. UC Santa Barbara
    2:15 p.m. – UC Santa Barbara vs. Hawai’i
    4:00 p.m. – Long Beach State Black vs. UCLA

    9 a.m. – UC Santa Barbara vs. Lewis
    10:45 a.m. – UCLA vs. Hawai’i
    12:30 p.m. – UCLA vs. Lewis
    2:15 p.m. – Long Beach State Gold vs. Lewis

  107. Hapaguy November 6, 2015 8:27 pm

    Thanks Cindy! I thought the matches were this morning. Got my days screwed

  108. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 8:38 pm

    Thursday, the USC men’s volleyball team defeated Hawaii in simultaneous matches on Thursday (Nov. 5) in the Galen Center Pavilion.
    One Trojan squad posted a 26-28, 25-22, 25-17, 29-27 victory, while the other USC team won by a 25-16, 27-25, 14-25, 19-25, 15-13 score.
    Hawaii’s release said the Warriors were playing Lewis and Long Beach Friday and then go up to Pepperdine. Waves tweeted they were playing Hawaii this afternoon but didn’t see scores

  109. Maverick November 6, 2015 8:48 pm

    103. OSU’s estimated RPI rank now stands at 9, so not much of a fall. I agree with you on KY, but not on OSU. OSU beat the current AVCA #8, 13, 16, 17 (x2), 18, 19, and 25 teams, much better than UH’s resume. KY beat Florida and Louisville, but are 4-6 against RPI top 50.

  110. Hapaguy November 6, 2015 9:07 pm

    109. I did not know they beat all those ranked teams. I just saw they had 5 (6 now) losses. Their losses aren’t that bad RPI wise either with the exception of getting swept by 117 Maryland which is a pretty bad loss. I still think they shouldn’t host ahead of us though…..Like I said before it should be some combination of AVCA ranking and RPI….

  111. doug November 6, 2015 9:20 pm

    Maglio would make a good outside hitter. One more season of sand to work on her passing. I guess not however with Casey and Annie already in the fold.

  112. Ron November 6, 2015 9:32 pm

    Very enjoyable match to watch. I like Cathy Gregory as a color person. She has probably coached more matches against Dave and Brian that any other coach in the Country since she was at UCSB for so many years. I think that she really gets that Hawaii is a very special team when they are hitting on all cylinders. Also thought Higgins made some big steps toward being back to where she was. The “dink” was killing us tonight but that often comes when you have a great block . We just need to adjust a little faster. I hope for no let down tomorrow.

  113. Maverick November 6, 2015 9:33 pm

    110. The AVCA ranking has its limitations, just as the RPI has its problems. A team like UH can be ranked high if it wins nearly all its matches–just the way voters behave. UH hasn’t played enough top teams. 3-1 against UCLA, Florida and LBSU. But that’s it. I fall on the side of teams with the stronger resume like OSU. UH should schedule more top 25 teams to counter this.

  114. darkfire November 6, 2015 9:34 pm

    To the posters that mentioned the braiding of hair, particularly Nikki’s. My theory seems to work this way. If she has a single braid, she doesn’t do very well. If there is a 2 braid or it is loose, she bangs away. Coincidence? Dunno…lol.

    What’s up with ESPN3? I couldn’t get the game and it didn’t even list it in the replay section. YUK! I really wanted to watch the game and not read all the great comments about how well they did.

    111. Doug, I think Casey would do sand, Annie won’t. As her previous coach Tom said, she’s got to be able to work harder for where she’s at and I’m not seeing it. Mags would be great on sand. I wonder who Jeff will pair Spieler with? Nikki?

  115. darkfire November 6, 2015 9:37 pm

    113. Mav – I forget which game it was where Dave was talking about scheduling. The bottom line was, he almost eluded to not wanting to schedule too strong, kinda like what UH Football did this past year. He basically wants a chance at a winning season. Ego, or career saver, lol?

  116. tongo November 6, 2015 9:45 pm

    Great job. Just got back from match. Beach student section was getting out of hand and security was called in at start of set 3, which kept the worst students at bay. Olivia stationed herself closest to the students at one point – the mother hen protecting her brood. Ladies played calm although Shoji was working very hard. All those past losses at the Pyramid must still haunt him as he was a bit over the top in over-coaching. Tai is very hard on herself especially after set one – but she appears to now be able to pull herself out of it. Wahines appeared very focus and well prepared. They started to play like that have at the Stanley – but appeared to revert back to being cautious near end of each set, which invariably allowed Beach to catch up. Our serving picked up and put Beach could not handle the pressure. Fun to watch. Great UH fan base at match. IMO, the team still does not fully believe that they are a really good team this year. Can someone please tell them they are!

  117. noblesol November 6, 2015 9:47 pm

    Noticed the thing with the 2-tail braid as well. Sports can be weird that way. The hair doesn’t impact play obviously. Maybe it relates somehow to a pre-game prep and decision making that somehow carries over to the floor. Pre-game routines are as much about getting into the right focus and mindset than about physically warming up. It’s consciously putting oneself into a zone where the world around slows down, everything that doesn’t matter is tuned out, the crowd is tuned out, vision expands, and everything is seen unfolding well before it does. The body responds and reacts almost without thought, and the mind is so focused it seeming is seeing into the future. When in the zone, it doesn’t matter where the performer is. The more the gym and crowd try to distract, the more the road warrior can push themselves into the zone, and the worse it gets for the opponent. Their gym becomes the road warriors gym. Their home crowd noise pushes road warriors deeper into the zone. Great teams have their greatest performances on the road, because they use all of the home teams efforts to distract to their own advantage.

    Great athletes and performers frequently lapse into speaking of themselves in the third person. It is a reflection of what is like for them when in a zone. In a zone, they are able to observe and react to all around them to such an extent that they can also observe the moment as if they were a third person that is existing in the next moment and movement, guiding their mind-body into that next moment.

    Outside observers of a player in the zone may comment that the moment never looked too big for the athlete. For the performer, it’s true, but because their consciousness was never in the same moment as their own mind-body or the observer, but in the very next moments guiding their mind-body into actions that seemed to the observer as almost impossible reactions to the what the observer is experiencing.

  118. Maverick November 6, 2015 9:51 pm

    115. I remember that too. Big 10/Pac 12 teams won’t schedule too tough because they face a gauntlet in-conference. UH has the opposite issue with the Big West, so it must schedule tougher to counteract the weak conference schedule. If not, then coaches shouldn’t complain when the RPI rank is low or when you don’t get to host the first two rounds. It is what it is, but you can game the system if you really schedule smartly (and not all opponents are scheduled two years ahead of time, contrary to what some have posted…otherwise, next year’s preseason schedule would already be done).

    Btw, I think the analogy to UH football is not quite spot on, although I get your meaning. UH football isn’t even in the same league as the power five, but in WVB, UH can play with the power two conferences in Big10 and Pac12, along with anyone else. And WVB is a perennial post season program…football, not so much.

  119. pokesquid November 6, 2015 9:53 pm

    Awesome serving Taylor.

    This is WHY I believe Dave should just let TMO rip it at the service line as well.

    Taylor’s rips started a run which was pivotal in taking the important lead.

    If Dave lets TMO do the same, she could possibly also start a run with her rips at the service line as well….I mean, she serves flat footted now and she still had a service error in the game.

    Dave just let TMO rip it at the service line along with the 2 Taylors…Put fear in our opponents!

    Good Win Wahines!….Congrats!

  120. darkfire November 6, 2015 9:53 pm

    To anyone that saw the game, if you could provide the link to it, I’d appreciate it. Even if it cut off before the end of the game, I’d rather see something than nothing. Much Mahalos! GO BOWS!

  121. Maverick November 6, 2015 9:55 pm

    116. What’s funny to me was during parts of the match, I was busy so I only listened to the audio portion of the telecast and when I heard a crowd roar, I thought LBSU scored…only to discover it was UH who had scored. That speaks to the great mainland fan support the program has. I could even see the prominent green section on tv. Way to go fans!

  122. Maverick November 6, 2015 9:57 pm

    120. ESPN has it. If you go have the Watch ESPN app on your tablet or Apple TV, you can see the replay anytime.

  123. Maverick November 6, 2015 9:59 pm

    120. Or go to and click on “Watch” in the top menu.

  124. Maverick November 6, 2015 10:04 pm

    110. TMO was ripping serves earlier this season, and making a lot of errors that very negatively impacted the rest of her game. That’s why she serves differently now. Don’t think you’ll see her revert back.

  125. Maverick November 6, 2015 10:05 pm

    124. Sorry I meant 119, not 110.

  126. livealoha November 6, 2015 10:06 pm

    Mav, it’s not up anymore on either. If you can still access it, lucky you!

  127. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 10:06 pm

    Couple of things.
    Not sure about that comment on Shoji not wanting to schedule too tough. It’s certainly not an ego thing or a career saver. Really>
    But just because Top 25 teams are asked to come out, doesn’t mean they will. Shoji gets who he can get. Some teams will ask who else is in the field and decide whether to come or not.

    As for beach .. have written that Mitchem said she won’t play sand. Castillo is going to.
    DF, Maglio played sand last year but was a redshirt. Quoted Hall last spring as saying Maglio had the potential to be on the Canadian Olympic beach team in 2020. Think it was also in the feature I did on Maglio last month.

  128. HawaiiMongoose November 6, 2015 10:13 pm

    Just got home from working late and sat down to watch the replay on ESPN3 and found it wasn’t posted. There are 20 other volleyball matches from today available for replay but somehow ESPN managed to screw up ours. Stupid incompetents.

  129. darkfire November 6, 2015 10:17 pm

    127. Yeah, I agree with you Cindy, that was a tongue-in-cheek comment on my part. You’ve expounded so much already on why he can’t schedule some teams, some don’t want to come out, some can’t work out their schedules accordingly, etc etc. Dave does the best he can with the cards that are dealt to him, even if some of them are a couple of years out and some involve our own Athletics Dept.

    Thanks for clarifying all sand scenario that some of us have forgotten. Good work as usual, Cindy! GO BOWS!

  130. Cindy Luis November 6, 2015 10:20 pm

    124. As for TMO’s service errors, she had one match with 3 and one match with 4 and those were the first two matches of the season. She’s never had more than two in any match since then and even then it was only 4 matches with 2 SEs.
    So of her 24 SEs, 15 came in six matches, meaning she’s had a combined nine SEs in the other 16.
    But I do agree with you that it seemed if she started off serving poorly it took her out of her game.

  131. darkfire November 6, 2015 10:20 pm

    128. HM, yeah, when I did a google search, I saw some text that said it was blacked-out?!? Of all the games I really wanted to watch this year, it would be this one, ewwww!

  132. Maverick November 6, 2015 10:22 pm

    126. Too bad ESPN took it down. I guess dark fire is SOL.

    127. Agree Shoji can’t force top teams to come out, but I am not convinced he is scheduling as tough or as smartly as he can. Has he asked the likes of Kansas or Kentucky in the last couple of years? Has he contacted all top 75 teams? I doubt anyone but the coaching staff truly knows. Also, he can choose not to schedule the likes of Bakersfield. I’ve had the scenario run and not scheduling Bakersfield would have helped UH’s RPI, even if UH was idle instead. Go on the road or play a DivII team at home instead. You would think the AD would try to go the extra mile for the only top tier program at UH (like financial support for a preseason road trip) but what do I know?

  133. tongo November 6, 2015 10:37 pm

    #128 Tried to watch replay on ESPN3 also – but no luck. It shows all wvolleyball matches for 11/6 but not the UH match. Hoping it is because show times are based on Eastern Time and they had all went home already. Hope the match replay appears tomorrow. Does anyone have a way of getting replay posted somewhere? Thanks in advance.

  134. Maverick November 6, 2015 10:42 pm

    130. I think your comment supports what I posted. 11 out of 24 SEs in the first seven matches, 13 in the last 15 matches. I can’t recall exactly when she stopped jump serving. During the same periods, she had 3 and 12 aces, respectively. Point is not ripping serves has been better for TMO’s serving, and the likelihood of reverting back is nearly non-existent.

  135. darkfire November 6, 2015 10:49 pm

    133. Yeah Tongo, I hope that the match will come out in the wash tomorrow and we’ll get to see some of the hoopla on a pivotal match. Besides LBSU, Cal-Poly is another one they can’t underestimate. Unfortunately, as of late, the Bows still prove that they play to the level of their opponents. Which against LBSU is a good thing. Yes, they’ve played a few matches where they played hard regardless of the score or the opponent. But like Dave says, “Good teams play consistent regardless of who’s on the other side of the net.” They’ve got to play hard on the last 5 games to get their foot in the door. I hope it will be past the first round of the NCAAs. GO BOWS!

  136. Maverick November 6, 2015 10:50 pm

    All this scheduling talk got me thinking about next year. I think a preseason tourney at Wichita State would be great, just like the one during Hartong’s senior season. Have them include Kansas and Creighton. Would be really good for UH’s RPI, and would sell a ton of tickets given regional interest.

  137. Not an Expert November 7, 2015 12:06 am

    Shoji has got it regarding looking at the stats. Stats for the setters has shown their percentage for setting to assist is close, edge to Kendra. Blocking edge to Kendra. Aces edge to Higgins. Percentage of serves in (meaning less errors) edge to Kendra.

    If the mindset of each setter can be like how the middles are rotated in and out and somehow keep their edge in certain areas this might give UH a better chance to get to the final four. Makes it harder for the other team to keep in their minds the tendency of just one setter.

  138. Not an Expert November 7, 2015 12:13 am

    Pokesquid your comments on Olevao is very erroneous. I had mention about couple days ago about her serving regarding her transition to the flatfoot floater serves and how her number got better since switching styles.

    Are you trying to instigate things or mess with the mind of a player just in case she might be reading this post. Time to put that comment to rest.

  139. Jon November 7, 2015 4:35 am

    The more matches I watch, the more I’m convinced that Koelsch front row and Higgins back row is the way to go. It keeps the offense diversified and Kendra’s blocking is a huge asset, as is Tayler’s serve. Here’s hoping Dave keeps up the platoon!

  140. pokesquid November 7, 2015 4:49 am

    I believe that it is in our best interest to allow TMO to grip it and rip it.

    All you people trying to play it safe by agreeing she should continue to serve flat footed is too conservative…and that kind of thinking will not win us the NC.

    What if one or both of the Taylors are not serving good…then you go to TMO and ask her to rip a set…What!? …Why put the pressure on here then….That is why I say, just let her rip it along with the 2 Taylors and do it as we don’t have nothing to lose.

    I don’t care about stats…I care about creating a sparks that could possibly create a fire….As we go into post-season play, that is no time to be conservative and play scared….TMO, I believe, will tell you that she agrees that they need to be super aggressive if they want to win a NC.

    So…take it from the players….All you fans, strap up and be ready for a ride…..Sincerely, TMO and me!

  141. mo-jo November 7, 2015 6:53 am

    127, Agree that we’re playing according to what the stats are telling us with setter rotation. This makes sense for the team as we progress. Also think TMO ripping it affects other aspects of her game when her serving is off. Higgins is a bit more consistent but it still remains a high risk high reward proposition… We’ve seen the high reward last night but have also seen the high risk when she’s off. If you’ve watched USC and Washington, you will see the same aspect of this in Bricio and Strickland where they’ve helped and hurt their teams with their serves. IMHO the risk is greater than the reward for this team and why take it if you have the top blocking team in the NCAA.

  142. mo-jo November 7, 2015 6:54 am

    above meant for 137 not 127…

  143. Ron November 7, 2015 7:11 am

    I agree with Pokesquid on this. Let her rip it at least as a change of pace now and then. I hope those of you who wish to see ESPN3’s footage of the match get the chance. Once she got rolling,Nikki’s shots were like laser guided missiles and a “thing of beauty”. The blocking was text book. Greeley looked like an All-American to me. (Nikki looked like all-World.)

  144. tako November 7, 2015 7:30 am

    The Wahine won in four….hurrah….

    Coach had a great plan. Suffice to say they won.

    20-1 is sure better than 1-20.

    What do you think about being ranked 6th in country? We must be doing something right in spite of the RPI. What’s the concern? Hosting a regional or making the tournament? Do we have a great team with a great fan base?

    Hana Hou… Go Wahine…

  145. pokesquid November 7, 2015 8:10 am


    It is because we have a solid blocking team that we can take advantage of it and not play conservative.

    Playing to conservative will not win championships.

    I bet you if you ask TMO if she would like to Rip It…that she would say “Hell Yeah!”

    She is a Warrior so let her be what she is in her blood….I mean it is also her senior year, so why hold her back.

    I say….UNLEASE TMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. PBnJz November 7, 2015 8:14 am

    I think everyone knows it is in the best interest of this team for Tai to have a consistently good level of play. She did NOT have that earlier in the season (when she was jump serving)! So Tai’s float serve is in the best interest of the team if it means it won’t negatively impact her mental state when it comes to the tasks she must perform more frequently in a match than serving…ie, hitting and serve receive! And if I recall correctly, Tai has had a few extended serving runs with her float serve…pretty sure most of her jump serve aces were followed by an almost immediate net serve. Keep up the consistency Tai…that’s the senior leadership we need from you! Go ‘Bows!

  147. oldtimer808 November 7, 2015 8:33 am

    I say GO RAINBOW WAHINES and don’t read the blogs and listen to your coaches.

  148. blunite November 7, 2015 8:46 am

    In her first game (in place of Jane Croson) TMO had a high vertical jump and hit over the block straight down. (5 times in a row from the right) Ann Miller commented that we have seen the future and it is bright. That high vertical leap is gone. Not sure what happened, but she now hits off the block, line, cross, tip and roll. Her successor should be over 6′ for optimal results. Only in the case of an exceptional leaper/hitter like Kim Willoughby can the case be made for a sub 6′ OH1. With a possible front line averaging 6’3″ plus a sure handed passer 2016 could be the Wahine’s year.

  149. mo-jo November 7, 2015 9:21 am

    146, +1 you’ve made my point. Minimizing service errors was a goal with USA women’s volleyball team.. And part of their success was due to eliminating the jump serve. Not saying eliminating all jump serves but with three on this team, thats spells too much risk versus reward IMHO.

  150. po'okela November 7, 2015 10:19 am

    blunite, are you kidding me?

    of course the reporter is going to say some great positive things about TMO to deflect away from the whole situation surrounding jane croson at that time. if you look back at her stats, she hit for a very low poor percentage. IMO tai has far exceeded my expectations coming out of HS. I’ve always known she could jump high and hit a hard ball but she never played backrow and for her to be a primary passer, defender and someone we can rely on to bail the wahine out is just exceptional. TMO keep it up.

  151. tongo November 7, 2015 10:30 am

    #146 Agree, IMO, Tai has a tendency on not being able to easily shake off errors including service errors. To me, the standing float serve is the right way to go. Also, it is our tough and effective serves that is winning it for us – taking Beach out of system and forcing them to hit into our block. The entire team served well. Our team passed really well also as it appeared that our back-court passers were more forward than usual, taking away the short/middle serves that hurt us in the first match in Honolulu.

    #143 Ron Yeah, Kalei was putting it down and looking like an AA. Beach was giving the cross shot all night to her as Beach defense was configured to stop Nikki and Olivia – and to Tayler’s credit, she recognized it and feed Kalei. Nikki became a beast in the last two sets with straight down crushes – totally awesome!

  152. noblesol November 7, 2015 10:32 am

    Time to focus on CSUN. Stay focused and execute. Get in the zone, get on the wave and ride it.

  153. tongo November 7, 2015 10:36 am

    In regards to ESPN3 replay of the match, it is still not up for those of us in the mainland. Joined others in sending email to ESPN asking to put the UH match on replay. Perhaps others who also want to see the match again, will join in and send emails to ESPN asking them to put the UH match back on replay. Let’s create a wave and put some heat on ESPN!

  154. roofer68 November 7, 2015 10:59 am

    I just put a request to repost the Beach match clicking on the ESPN3’s Comment located on the upper right. Wish all you bloggers would do the same and maybe we’ll have it done. I missed the live feed and wish to see Ron’s description of Nikki’s missiles, Tayler’s 4 aces and BG’s monkutare.

  155. Cook 'Em November 7, 2015 11:00 am

    Just checked ESPN replay archives and still no UH-Long Beach. I think the mess-up at the end of the game was not just a failed broadcast, but probably a failed recording. Since the whole game isn’t available, ESPN probably decided it was in their interest not to offer a replay. That way they avoid irate viewers who watch till the end only to get cut off.

  156. roofer68 November 7, 2015 11:17 am

    I received an email back with a live call back number 1-888-549-3776 to speak to ESPN rep. to get immediate action on a request, instead of them acting on an online comment for a request.

  157. Ron November 7, 2015 11:19 am

    Roofer 68, FYI, Brian was a perfect gentleman last night. I don’t think he yelled at the refs or did his questioning shrug more than 50 times. A new low record!

  158. roofer68 November 7, 2015 11:27 am

    155. I did inform ESPN3 that I was aware of missing the last few points of the match, and still wished to see the 95% or so of what was shown live. I’m sure that if the match was reposted as of right now, the viewer is well aware of the final score and possibly the missing end and not be totally disappointed.

  159. roofer68 November 7, 2015 11:32 am

    Ron, I want to see that with my own eyes, I’m counting <51 huh.

  160. isles November 7, 2015 12:07 pm

    119, 130, 134, 138, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146. regarding tmos jump serve, her last two spin serves before she went standing float was 2 se vs iowa, first one was close but was ruled wide, second one went into the net (and apparently the ‘fans’ were complaining and/or it caught shojis attention, including because it threw off her game.) and to pokesquids enthusiasm, tais last service aces with the jump serve did threw a spark. it was 2 consecutive service aces vs wichita state to tai up (pun intended) the game coming from behind in set 1 and make a run for it. but in the end of that set that was all for naught as wahine couldnt finish at 24-21, wichita state fought tooth and nail, and they won that duel aceing tmo.

    i like tais spin serve and wish she could just simply switch it up back and forth (like tayler higgins did when her ankle was still healing vs the irvine match) depending on situations warranted but her first jump serve of the season was a service error, before she aced the idaho team and then service error just after she aced them. all told she had 3 service aces with her jump serve and 7 service errors with it along with not much use of ‘pressure’ on the opposing team.

    148. tai did seem somewhat better effective quite some times on the opposite instead of L1

    149. so usa womens volleyball team eliminates the high risk, high reward jump/spin serve and replaces it with the high risk, low reward jump float instead. smh.

    143 and 151. kalei played like she was the kalei model g, model volleyball player she was last night. yes indeed.

    152. now that the beach is out of the way. yes wahine just needs to maintain their focus and the rest should be easy. they probably should be prepared when they face cal poly as they seem more a threat than the beach is/was.

  161. kahuna November 7, 2015 12:08 pm

    If the signal is lost while ESPN3 was broadcasting the game, then it is lost. I don’t know how ESPN3 is supposed to retrieve lost signal out of thin air.

    ESPN can probably do it(find the lost minutes) for TV broadcast but the game was on ESPN3 and was slated for computer users only so they probably did not have any kind of backup in order something went wrong. It was a small time broadcast that targeted a small audience so they are not going to sweat over a few lost plays.

    We just going to have to use our imagination on the last few points.

  162. pokesquid November 7, 2015 12:21 pm

    Of course it depend on the situation…I wasn’t suggesting that TMO jump serve all the time…But I would love to see her from time to time Grip It and Rip It.

    I just hope that TMO is still practicing her rip serves because if the Taylors go cold, then who else do we have who could give us a spark at the line…when we may need one.

  163. isles November 7, 2015 12:39 pm

    143 and 151. i just noticed kalei had 10 kills no errors and at .476 clip!

  164. isles November 7, 2015 12:42 pm

    ^sorry my bad that was magill. kalei hit .333

  165. darkfire November 7, 2015 1:50 pm

    156. Roofer. I called that number you had on there and the only thing the girl could tell me was, “Well, it doesn’t show up on the replay listing so I don’t think that match will be available for replay.” I wasn’t getting any further by re-iterating it was a pivotal match and a lot of people in Hawaii would love to see it. I was hoping she’d at least dig a little further and find out why but I guess that wasn’t meant to be. I’m jealous of everyone that got to see at least 95% of the match, lol. I would have loooooved to have seen those 4 aces by Tayler . It must have been something to see the team really pull up their bootstraps after the first set with the determination to really play hard and together. GO BOWS! Take out CSUN!

  166. tongo November 7, 2015 1:54 pm

    #157 The refs appear to be much younger than the older refs that had been doing the matches in previous years at the Pyramid. The younger refs were not intimidated by Coach Gimmillaro and often waved him off. the gentlemen seated next to Tai’s Dad shouted out very loudly for Brian to sit down and stop holding up the match, and then the rest of us joined in. Lots of fun!

  167. rage777 November 7, 2015 1:59 pm

    BG was pretty quiet all night, I think the crowd only got on him maybe three times (of course that’s the UH crowd). The one that he complained the most was the most obvious one, the back row attacker when the setter touched the ball at the net. LBSU does have a really big home crowd, but for some reason they sit on the opposite side of the cameras and on the end where the band is. The UH crowd sat on the side with the players/coaches and camera. Maybe it’s because we had to pay more for those seats and have the backrests (most seats are the bleacher types).

    I thought it was funny that when TMO would serve her cheering section would make her smile before the sets. I had the Kahakai and TMO families in front of me and they were a great bunch of people.

  168. Same Old Jo November 7, 2015 2:13 pm

    The Beach fan base is spread through out the Pyramid but their booster club is on the side where the teams sit. It is section 104. Section 103 is right next to 104 and 103 is right above where UH team starts. Section 103 was almost all UH fans but there were many UH fans in 103 above The Beach booster club. Also UH fans on opposite side of the Pyramid.

  169. Same Old Jo November 7, 2015 2:35 pm

    For those of you on the islands if you go to Big West TV you can watch the Wahine play on your computer. If your TV has a HDMI puka you can hook up your computer to your TV with a HDMI cable and watch it on your TV. Northridge has a good broadcast with announcer. Not as good as UH but better than nothing.

  170. isles November 7, 2015 3:02 pm

    160. forgot to add that tais deep float serving is much more better effective than jump serving while in the pyramid so the ball gets lost in the air with the pyramid background even if the beach are used to it. hudson knows and uses that very serve to effectiveness when beach was here at the stanley.

    tayler higgins spin serving though comes natural to her besides consistent so she can do that. i suppose she designed herself that long before she even met tai in high school.

  171. isles November 7, 2015 3:03 pm

    heres is the vs the beach match if it should ever work for anyone

  172. isles November 7, 2015 3:04 pm

    and while im at it heres vs fullerton

    and heres vs riverside

  173. po'okela November 7, 2015 3:24 pm

    I swear to god lol nobody on this blog is ever satisfied.

    they’re either always criticism something.

    regarding TMO’s serve, the one statistic that you won’t find in the stat sheets are how many serving runs TMO was able to have because she went away from her inconsistent jump serve. one stat you can find in the stat sheets are total number of service attempts TMO has which is 153 and leading the team. so not only is she keeping her serves in more consistently but she’s giving opposing teams problems and creating opportunities for hawaii to score off her flat footed float serve which in the end allows her to serve more.

    now can we move on to something else?

  174. darkfire November 7, 2015 3:30 pm

    169. Isles. Much Mahalos for the link. I followed it and it took me to screen with the wahine poised for battle and a message that said, “The event you have selected will be available on replay. Please check back soon.” I hope that really does work and they’re not pulling our leg. Maybe all that complaining and inquiring of ours worked!

    Just like when Maverick contacted OC Sports (well we all complained) about leaving out the player introductions, they’ve gone back to it. I hope they’ll stay with it if we have any more home matches this year. Power to the people! LOL! GO BOWS!

  175. Cindy Luis November 7, 2015 3:52 pm

    171. while you won’t find it in the stat sheet about how long she holds serve you could always go to the play-by-play for each match. Doubt if it’s worth it.

    The coaching staff has had many discussions on types of serves. High risk-high reward vs. consistently getting it in.
    In the case of Manu-Olevao, as she has stated, she puts a lot of pressure on herself and that showed when she had the serving errors early and it took her mentally out of the game.
    She has settled in nicely since being a little safer but that doesn’t mean it is an easy serve to handle. They’ve asked her to move back and go with the high lob rainbow, something that Kahakai. Something to also considered is the serving plan from the coaches. That dictates the area.

    there was one comment way up there about what Ann wrote four years ago. It’s not how our business works by deflecting issues. She wrote about what was in front of her, which was Manu-Olevao’s vertical. had nothing to do with the Croson situation other than Manu-Olevao had replaced her in the lineup.
    Disagree about the comment about her current vertical. when she gets the right approach and timing, it’s still impressive.

    Anyway, links and new thread up for Saturday.

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