Long Beach State 3, Hawaii 2

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  1. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 3:54 pm

    One interesting note: If you listened to radio Friday, mentioned was CSUN’s new banners for NCAA tournament appearance and Big West Championship in 2013
    Hawaii has yet to update their banners for the past few years.
    Was told that at least one Wahine was almost embarrassed that theirs hadn’t been updated.

  2. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 3:57 pm

    will update the top 25 later when I get more scores
    but biggest upset was Illinois over Penn State 26-24, 16-24, 25-23, 25-21
    match was at Illinois

  3. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:03 pm

    No change in the lineup for UH
    Higgins, Mendoza, Magill, Adolpho, Manu-Olevao, Taylor, Greeley

  4. LC October 11, 2014 4:05 pm

    Cindy you have to publicly embarrass UH if you want something to change and that is the job of the SA. Not only are our banners outdated but why are the so small ?

  5. LC October 11, 2014 4:06 pm

    Dave rubbing his knees like my grandpa does.

  6. jmy October 11, 2014 4:12 pm

    UH very lethargic so far…looks like they haven’t shrugged off CSUN yet…

  7. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:13 pm

    looking bad at 5-10

  8. jmy October 11, 2014 4:13 pm

    Beach already with 3 aces…terrible…

  9. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:14 pm

    na wahine better not make it worse got aced 3 times already??

  10. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:14 pm

    UH looks like a high school team. Manu not passing or even going for the ball. Nikki’s lolio serves and the stupid jump serves does nothing. Awful.

  11. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:15 pm

    yeah bring in some armor (huff)

  12. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:15 pm

    My job is to report, it’s not to publicly embarrass anyone. However it is worth a story about the banners not being updated

    It actually would be better served by one of our columnists whose job it is to voice opinions

    They’ve been this size since 1994 when the arena opened. Agree they are too small

    I have long advocated for them to retire jerseys and celebrate the successes.

  13. kAZU October 11, 2014 4:15 pm

    Repeat of last night. Aced three times already.

  14. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:16 pm

    huff delivered a shot

  15. LC October 11, 2014 4:16 pm

    passing,no communication,letting balls drop no effort. Out aced,out blocked.

  16. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:17 pm

    the beach first to 15 with hawai’i less than half that

  17. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:18 pm

    Come on Tai…wth

  18. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:20 pm

    tai now it would be a good time to be angry

  19. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:23 pm

    Beach up 20-13. TO UH

  20. LC October 11, 2014 4:24 pm

    Really don’t like this new gametracker.Only one team stat.

  21. Kazu October 11, 2014 4:24 pm

    Someone made a comment awhile back that UH is not a top 25 team. Their sure proving that they aren’t.

  22. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:25 pm

    Okay anyone? Please tell me what is going on… did the pre conference not even help UH? I think Taylor H. needs to sit down.

  23. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:27 pm

    Hawaii loses 25-15

  24. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:27 pm

    Wow…bad start…they look lethargic…they need to come together and pump each other up…they not playing together

  25. jmy October 11, 2014 4:28 pm

    Is it just me, or does UH look really slow? Don’t want to watch this anymore…

  26. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:29 pm

    25-15 first set, even worst than yesterday

  27. mei mei October 11, 2014 4:29 pm

    pls. pls. na wahine wake up! snap out of this slump ~

  28. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:30 pm

    They look like they just played the first match of the season. No confidence. Nikki Taylor does not cover on defense at all. Manu in the back row is showing signs of last year’s poor inconsistent passing which is why she was subbed out for a defensive S., this year she is suppose to be the OH that hits the pipe or bic so Dave keeps her in the back row. Kalei is not closing the seams and the setting is pretty bad even with a decent pass.

  29. LC October 11, 2014 4:31 pm

    Well at least the announcers not trashing us,actually cutting them slack.

  30. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:33 pm

    Magilio in for Magill

  31. mei mei October 11, 2014 4:34 pm

    even the commentators are saying the setting is off… put in kendra kendra kendra…

  32. Setaone October 11, 2014 4:35 pm

    Who is Huff in for?

  33. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:35 pm

    Let’s go wahine…I see some life…Let’s Go!

  34. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:38 pm

    Go Maglio…

  35. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:40 pm

    ah hawaii turning the tide

    lets go bows!

  36. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:41 pm

    come on hawai’i they just tied you

  37. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:41 pm

    There we go…back to wahine volleyball…

  38. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:43 pm

    UH up 15-14 at the TTO

  39. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:45 pm

    you see… when they lay with confidence and execute, they run a faster offense which makes LB out of system.

  40. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:45 pm

    Maglio is doing pretty good…Go bows!

  41. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:45 pm

    UH has to believe they are the boss.

  42. Warriorfan October 11, 2014 4:47 pm

    This is like a bad dream! I thought they would rise up to the challenge instead they are folding badly!

    The coaches did not have them ready!! Blame goes to them!

  43. Mike October 11, 2014 4:48 pm

    Again Higgins not bettering the ball. She needs to be more precise. She is trapping hitters which is why we are not winning the points we should win.

  44. LC October 11, 2014 4:48 pm

    anyone see team stats anywhere on this GT other than hitting % ?

  45. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:50 pm

    Beach on a 3-0 run, takes the lead at 20-19. TO UH
    42. how about giving the opponents some credit? we knew this was going to be a tough road trip. UH playing back to back. CSUN and The Beach had one match this week, and that was against UH. The schedule was not kind

  46. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:51 pm

    come on wahine! close this!

  47. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:53 pm

    UH up 23-21. TO 49ers

  48. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:54 pm


    LC, i’ve got complete stats including play by play at this link

  49. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:54 pm

    UH has to believe they are the boss. Adolpho with the roof…oh yeah.

  50. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:54 pm

    Starting to pass better which is why we are able to run our offense. Come on girls…win this set…

  51. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:55 pm

    Okpala hits wide. UH with set point 24-21. TO Beach

  52. mei mei October 11, 2014 4:55 pm

    was magill playing that bad? i like maglio, but wassup ?

  53. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 4:55 pm

    Honestly Cindy…if UH plays like they did against Oregon, they can beat anybody.

  54. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:56 pm

    52. don’t know what’s up with Magill. She’s had her hand taped heavily for a few weeks now.

  55. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:56 pm

    seize the moment wahine!

  56. Aloha73g October 11, 2014 4:57 pm

    They showed Magill with ice on her knee…injury? I hope nothing too major!

  57. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:57 pm

    maglio and huff had 1.000 hitting percentage with 2 and 1 kills respectively

  58. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 4:57 pm

    Manu-Olevao ends it 25-22

  59. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 4:58 pm

    Yay…there we go…forget and move forward…now take this momentum and win the next two sets…you can do it…Go Bows!

  60. wildcard October 11, 2014 4:59 pm

    good job tai! keep it up!

  61. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:00 pm

    wahine whatever happens prepare for a 5 set thriller all out siege.

  62. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:04 pm

    hmm has the blog died? did everyone else think na wahine would crash again and stopped watch/commenting?

  63. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:06 pm

    the announcers sound really professional comparing to the matadome. there was also some ‘lets go bows’ in the crowd as well.

  64. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:10 pm

    is maglio starting? looks like magill might be wounded.

  65. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:11 pm

    bad passing again

  66. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:12 pm

    come on wahine!

  67. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:12 pm

    what a shot by maglio!

  68. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:12 pm

    Go Maglio

  69. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:13 pm

    lets go bows! now its not the time to be slow!

  70. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:13 pm

    64. yes Maglio starting. if you had been reading along, you would have seen Magill was out.
    The Beach up 8-3. TO UH

  71. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:14 pm

    shoji take care of this!

  72. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:15 pm

    Magill is done for the night. likely a knee

  73. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:15 pm

    70. yeah i saw magill being taken out. ice on her left knee.

  74. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:15 pm

    Playing sloppy again…Let’s go girls…

  75. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:17 pm

    wahine why did you let that happen? you didnt have that happen yesterday. dont let the setter or anyone dump it over.

  76. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:19 pm

    higgins is being less effective, hitting the net while trying to save it. need koelsch to be in.

  77. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:20 pm

    except serving. service ace for higgins

  78. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:21 pm

    ok mendoza should of communicated there and get the ball that was blocked down. why was maglio doing the work?

  79. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:23 pm

    wahine has fought back. keep it up tai!

  80. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:24 pm

    15-15. Think they forgot to call the TTO at 15-14. Wahine with the serve.

  81. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    uh oh magills machine is broken for now.

  82. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    Radio report on Magill: Strained leg muscle.

  83. mei mei October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    kudos to these commentators for doing an objective and precise job!

  84. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    Hawaii 8-1 run, up 18-15. nice serving by Mendoza.

  85. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

    Ok…what if Maglio stays at middle and Maglio is converted to outside…I bet she could bury some balls on the outside with her hops…Lol…just wishful thinking…Let’s go bows

  86. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:26 pm

    80. no TTO i think because wahine already had used a TO

  87. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:27 pm

    UH up 19-17. TO Beach

  88. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:27 pm

    i wonder if na wahine has something to counter bre mackey

  89. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:27 pm

    Espn 3 must be delayed cause my score said 15-15 when Cindy posted 18-15…lol

  90. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:29 pm

    hmm… cindy your live broadcast/radio appears to be seconds faster

  91. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:29 pm

    89. ditto

  92. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:30 pm

    lets go bows! close this out!

  93. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:30 pm

    nice block by adolpho

  94. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:31 pm

    arg. The beach on a 3-0 run, 49ers up 22-20. TO UH.
    All started with Greeley’s SE, 49er ace, Manu-Olevao into the antenna

  95. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:31 pm

    come on wahine! now its not the time for errors.

  96. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:32 pm

    89. guess should have said spoiler alert

  97. Mike October 11, 2014 5:33 pm

    Nikki Taylor gives nothing to this team in terms of energy or defense. She needs to learn how to give more even when she isn’t involved in the play.

  98. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:34 pm

    Ponce with another SE. 49ers lead 23-22. Koelsch is in

  99. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:35 pm

    UH has tied it at 24

  100. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:35 pm

    Fight girls fight

  101. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:36 pm

    Higgins called for a back row attack. questionable call goes 49ers way. They win it 26-24

  102. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:36 pm

    push comes shove hawai’i! shove it over tai!

  103. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 5:38 pm

    I hate Nikki’s court coverage. She is slow to any ball near her and she doesn’t line up properly. Talk about slow moving defense.

  104. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:39 pm

    like i said wahine, prepare to battle it out to the finish in the 5th set. watch out for bre mackey, and shoji you need to replace tayler with koelsch when setter is in the front row.

  105. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:39 pm

    Oh well…just give it your all girls…at least a better showing than yesterday but still tons of errors…Come on ladies…Fight back…

  106. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:41 pm

    it is amusing that when UH is winning no one complains about Taylor’s defense.

  107. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:43 pm

    hey whos job is cover the center of the court? libero? always the hole in the center and no one usually responds. tayler also probably needs a defender.

  108. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:45 pm

    106. i didnt even know taylors defense was an issue. whos complaining about that?

  109. Mike October 11, 2014 5:47 pm

    I am. We have been dumped on by there setter a few times now and Nikki has not been able to pick those up.

  110. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:47 pm

    stop overpassing wahine!

  111. idk October 11, 2014 5:48 pm

    I feel like other than serving, Olevao is more so hurting the team rather then helping.

  112. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:49 pm

    wahine quit letting the beach combo you!

  113. idk October 11, 2014 5:49 pm

    Higgin’s back sets to taylor through out the match have been wonky.

  114. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:50 pm

    The beach up 14-6. TO UH. another call goes against UH. And UH bench yellow carded. Not sure why, other than Shoji has been complaining about the calls.

  115. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:50 pm

    109. actually nikki did more work than mendoza yesterday. i say thats either hers that she should of been responsible for or someone else.

  116. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:51 pm

    uh yellow carded? what happened?

  117. Ashley October 11, 2014 5:51 pm

    so LBSU hits a ball down that is clearly on Hawaii’s side, and they allow it. Hawaii is never gonna win are they

  118. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:52 pm

    the overpasses are being bad

  119. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:53 pm

    117. yep, it seems that there’s been a lot of calls against UH last night and tonight. Passi is in

  120. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:57 pm

    passi seems to scramble and still show whos boss

  121. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:57 pm

    koelsch dumped and fooled them all

  122. wildcard October 11, 2014 5:58 pm

    great hustling by hawai’i and what yellow card?

  123. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 5:58 pm

    second yellow card on UH, means a point for the Beach. but they’ve now reversed it.
    UH with a block, closing to 18-16.

  124. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 5:59 pm

    Wth…Come on ref

  125. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:00 pm

    yellow card revoked??

  126. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:00 pm

    3-0 run with Manu-Oleval with the kill. UH closes to 18-17. TO Beach

  127. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:00 pm

    lets go bows! take it to a five set thriller! and win it!

  128. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:01 pm

    Let’s go wahine…Fight!

  129. mei mei October 11, 2014 6:01 pm

    having a cardiac here! c’mon bows!

  130. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:04 pm

    come on bows. must finish.

  131. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:04 pm

    Taylor and Maglio with a block. UH takes the lead at 21-20. TO Beach

  132. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:04 pm

    tai with tricky ace!

  133. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:05 pm

    come on wahine! escape from the fire.

  134. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:06 pm

    Come on ladies…Tai, please get the serve in…Fight ladies…Maglio playing good.

  135. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:07 pm

    another tricky ace by tai!

  136. idk October 11, 2014 6:07 pm

    Next year Olevao will make an excellent serving sub with Taylor/Greeley at the outsides, Mitchem at RS, and Magill and Maglio in the middle, Koelsch setting and Kahakai at libero. One can wish.

  137. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:08 pm

    Greeley with the kill. uh serving at 24-21. Mackie into the antenna. UH wins 25-21

  138. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:09 pm

    Yes ladies…Fight!

  139. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:09 pm

    yes wahine! set 5! now fight to the finish!

  140. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:10 pm

    IDK, must you be so rude?
    Manu-Olevao with 12 kills 5 aces

  141. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:10 pm

    Yay…now that’s how to fight…funny how things changed once Maglio came in…maybe just coincidence but nonetheless…Go bows!

  142. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:11 pm

    kalei model A is rallying her bows. command away a win kalei!

  143. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:11 pm

    UH needs a fast start…can’t afford to trail early.

  144. idk October 11, 2014 6:11 pm

    rude? please point out my being rude.

  145. LC October 11, 2014 6:12 pm

    what a classless act by Brian.

  146. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:12 pm

    Put red bull in their water Dave…co.e on…lol

  147. idk October 11, 2014 6:13 pm

    yes 12 kills. How many errors? I appreciate her aces, which is why I said she’ll make an excellent serving sub.

  148. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:13 pm

    144. She thinks you are dissing Olevao because of her inconsistent match

  149. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:13 pm

    Both teams 0-1 in 5 set matches.

  150. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:14 pm

    stop bre mackey wahine. and help greeley out.

  151. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:15 pm

    Manu-Oleval with her 6th ace. Magill back in

  152. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:16 pm

    strong ace by tai!

  153. Ashley October 11, 2014 6:16 pm

    I was late to the game, but what happened to Olivia?

  154. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:17 pm

    need to pull away wahine. now.

  155. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:18 pm

    very surprised Shoji didn’t call the TO sooner. UH was up 5-3. The Beach now leads 7-5. TO UH

  156. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:18 pm

    come on wahine. win a 5 set for once.

  157. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:18 pm

    Put in Huff

  158. jmy October 11, 2014 6:19 pm

    UH starting to give it away…

  159. Wop ur jaws October 11, 2014 6:19 pm

    Why does Taylor H make stupid set choices and awful sets?

  160. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:20 pm

    49ers up 8-6 at the changeover.

  161. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:20 pm

    uh used 2 TOs already??

  162. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:21 pm

    come on sarah. you should said your ball and get that.

  163. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:22 pm

    TO fixed. wahine stop okpala and mackey

  164. Ashley October 11, 2014 6:23 pm

    What happened to Olivia

  165. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:24 pm

    olivia iced on her left knee

  166. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:24 pm

    come on wahine! lets go bows!

  167. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:25 pm

    Hitting error by 49ers ties it at 11.

  168. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:26 pm

    now its time to win it wahine!

  169. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:26 pm

    The Beach up 13-11. TO UH.

  170. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:27 pm

    tayler higgins unfortunately is easily sundered in the back row

  171. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:28 pm

    164. Ashley, as mentioned above … Magill out with a strained leg muscle. suffered in Early in Set 2.

  172. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:28 pm

    Taylor hits long. it’s 14-11

  173. Kazu October 11, 2014 6:29 pm

    Don’t think UH can handle 5 sets.

  174. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 6:29 pm

    Mackie with the kill 15-11. first time The beach has beaten Hawaii since 2000

  175. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:29 pm

    its over isnt it?

  176. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:30 pm

    Young team with several injuries.

  177. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:33 pm

    oh well. i guess the beach deserves the win. they defeated the shock troops of na wahine. and our lady bows were just weakened from the start of the road trip. i just hoped our ladies could of won one 5 set game.

  178. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:35 pm

    add to that, dont think uh is winning the big west this season or is having a postseason are they?

  179. NinthIsland October 11, 2014 6:36 pm

    I was afraid of Hawaii going to 5 because we don’t play that well under pressure but the wahine made it a close game…we never laid down and kept fighting…back to the drawing board and a big emphasis on the fundamentals…especially passing…now the Uc Irvine and Fullerton road trip seems to be tougher than expected…Grow from this ladies…Go bows!

  180. LC October 11, 2014 6:36 pm

    Knock off this young team baloney. No more excuses please.

    Olivia tweak a muscle on the side of her lower leg,not serious they said.

    Good job by Maglio filling in.

  181. Ashley October 11, 2014 6:39 pm

    better showing than last night I’ll give them that. had Olivia been able to play, maybe a different result. tbh, Tai is weak on the road, the refs have something against hawaii, or maybe that’s just me think that. Other than that, I like that they fought tonight. When do we get them back in hawaii? (Both Teams)

  182. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:40 pm

    181. agreed. no more of this young team nonsense. today even though they lost proved that they are in on way a ‘young team’ albeit they played the opening set as though wounded.

  183. Ki October 11, 2014 6:42 pm

    It was truly a team effort win. The Beach and the officials did a better job than the Wahine tonight.

  184. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:43 pm

    181. If you can’t handle reality, that’s your issue. Young in terms of age and experience, exacerbated by injuries to two top players. No excuses, just the kind of performance one would expect with what they have.

    179. Let’s not talk doom and gloom yet. Plenty of season left to play.

    People need to take a chill pill…expectations were too high for this team.

  185. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:47 pm

    oh yeah and so much for the rpi and being #21. probably barely hang on at #25 come monday if lucky.

  186. rosepetals October 11, 2014 6:49 pm

    It’s a sad loss, but at least we lost fighting. I give props Maglio for filling in for Magill, in my opinion, she did great.

  187. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:51 pm

    186. Who cares about RPI? UH has bigger problems than worrying about RPI and more laughably, seeding. True, a few more losses will preclude a postseason trip, but UH isn’t out of the tournament yet.

  188. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:53 pm

    maglio did awesome. anyone want to see the replay of na wahines glorious lost http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2005593/

    some key factors of the loss include the overpasses. na wahine havent adapt to controlling that have they?

  189. wildcard October 11, 2014 6:55 pm

    188. like i said, ‘so much’ for the rpi.

  190. LanaiBoy October 11, 2014 6:55 pm

    181. Yep. That is what the announcers said. Magill not seriously hurt and that she probably could have returned to the match but Shoji wanted to play it safe. Magill will be okay for the next match.

    Admit was frustrated many times this match. Higgins went to the outside almost exclusively in the latter part of the match. Even with good passes Higgins did not go to Adolpho even though she was hitting well at the beginning of the match. I was yelling at the screen, set the middle but alas the ball always went to the outside where the ball was either blocked or picked up. By the way, I haven’t seen the stats but it seems that LBSU had a lot more blocks than the Bows a rarity this season.

  191. LONGs a MUST October 11, 2014 6:55 pm

    You kind of on the naive-side, eh? (pardon me for saying so)
    You haven’t yet figured out that you are generally in conversation with mere fans?

    I know that you know the game, in fact I’d dare say that you’re a former Wahine.

    Yet I figured out quite a while ago that it’s a moot/fruitless point to try and direct public opinion on this site because you’re again, generally speaking, attempting to persuade folks who really don’t know too much.

    Cindy gets in with her mana’o from time to time, but she’s right there in the practice gym so go figure.

    Anyway, just saying es al.

  192. Maverick October 11, 2014 6:56 pm

    190. OK so you are the master of the obvious. Well done.

  193. wildcard October 11, 2014 7:01 pm

    you know somebody actually complained about nikki taylors defense. actually i would say more so her gun is broken (her armswings just lack the terminating power). isnt she ambidextrous? need to start drilling using her other arm. i would. and i am actually ambidextrous (and thats surprising because both my guns are broken and had 2 surgeries apiece)

    for defense i think its more of isnt it mendoza supposed to keep in line as said she kind of has by shoji? its either she communicate she gets the ball and gets it or tell the others as a senior and cocaptain to get it if its beyond her reach.

  194. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 7:06 pm

    Way too early to say UH won’t win the Big West.

  195. Maverick October 11, 2014 7:11 pm

    194. I’m surprised we haven’t seen a post predicting that UH will go to division II at the rate the team is going with its inconsistent play.

  196. LONGs a MUST October 11, 2014 7:23 pm

    UH Manoa should drop their WVB program all together. 🙂
    They should stick with sand vb and MVB and the state should grant resources to UH Hilo for a Div.II MVB team.

    The SSC should be used for more community events/concerts so that the school can generate revenue for MUCH aide. Hawai’i is in the red. UH should climb back into the Top 25 by years-end (winning the BW) and Shoji should fold it all up sending his recruits to HPU’s indoor Div.II team. 😉

    Chaminade should do the same thing and drop their WVB team for an exclusive only Sand VB team too.

  197. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 7:26 pm

    189. no excuses. the fact is only players who were in the same position as last season are Adolpho and Taylor, who is coming back from injury
    . Higgins was not the starting setter, Manu-Olevao was not the L1, Mendoza not the libero, Magill and Greeley new.

  198. LC October 11, 2014 7:28 pm

    I agree way too early to say that they are out of the Big West race. They are in a position similar to last year. Beating LBSU and CSUN at home and guarding against upsets from the rest of the Big West teams puts them right back in it.

  199. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 7:33 pm

    198. thank you for some sanity. other comments don’t deserve dignifying with a response.

    Here’s the link to the box


  200. bowsfan October 11, 2014 7:36 pm

    Regarding scheduling, I looked at both basketball schedules and they have a day between the 2 road games. Why can’t they do the same for the wahine volleyball team.

  201. Cindy Luis October 11, 2014 7:36 pm

    Five Wahine in double-digit digs, led by Mendoza’s 23
    both teams with 77 digs. UH outblocked for the second straight match, 16-11
    Wahine 10 aces, 12 SE; Beach 5 aces, 11 SEs.

  202. R.M October 11, 2014 7:47 pm

    Not giving up on these girls. Can’t count them out of the title yet and they are still in the tournament.

    Agree that Taylor’s terminating arm is the one missing but cant really blame her she injured it. I expect a little shuffling on the OH hitters from coach onto the next game. Hopefully Magill will be ok by then. Next game will be 12 days from now she will have enough time to rest. this team haven’t play with a full roster on. Hope to see kahakai on the next game also.

  203. rosepetals October 11, 2014 9:19 pm

    Watching the replay, in the 4th set, 18-14, the commentator says a player from Hawaii got a yellow card, who was it?

  204. tongo October 11, 2014 9:43 pm

    Just back from the game. There was a section of us UH fans that was cheering the girls on. Hope the girls felt the support. We really boo the up ref when he pulled the yellow card on Dave. Other than a bad start, the girls played hard on every point. Unfortunately, mistakes and inconsistencies appeared in critical moments -all classic signs of a young team. Those with the need to complaint and blame, will do so. IMHO, it is as the coaches, players and pundits have said all along- this team is going to take time to develop – whether you like it or not. I really like this team for their effort and “heart”. Be patient. It will come.

  205. Astroboy October 11, 2014 9:58 pm

    Pretty sure they gave Shoji a yellow card. Neither I nor anyone else around could figure out what the call was that got reversed. But that call got all the Wahine riled up, Shoji off the bench yelling, and at least 3-5 minutes of booing from the Hawaii crowd. Eventually the up ref reversed the call after arguing with the other ref. In years of watching VB I’ve never seen a scene like that, I expected people to start throwing things. Not sure what it looked like to those watching on tv.

  206. Richard Crowell October 11, 2014 10:46 pm

    It was pretty obvious that the best players were not on the floor from the start of the season. Start Kendra. The excuses that Dave provided about her set location is tenuous. It’s clear that our current setter has not done much with all the rep’s she’s received thus far, so get her out and give a Kendra a go. As far as our outsides, all of them including 6’3″ Taylor are mediocre and would fair better at a lower division of play at best. We need to recruit. Biggest and brightest star we have is Magill. Now that she’s hurt, we’re reduced to a very vanilla (below average) squad. Looking forward to an entirely new face of Wahine volleyball. As far as the legendary Dave Shoji, everyone in the nation has caught up to his system and has surpassed both his philosophies and strategies. It’s no doubt dated and the recruitment to such an illustrious atmosphere for volleyball is an atrocity. Why doesn’t anyone who’s anyone in the volleyball world want to come here? Nothing against the student-athletes that we have here now, but come’on, where are all the All-Americans?

  207. wildcard October 12, 2014 12:43 am

    hmm this blog got misaligned. na wahine probably needs to train up for some shock drilling including going against a 5 set. couldnt tai or somebody reminded them that this would of been the time at set 5 with 11 points apiece to go just like vs irvine in set 3? or that should of been done in set 3 as well, only lacking is tayler higgins which shoji should of had koelsch take care of. as for the refs now there thats some really dubious calls especially that second yellow card thing and a call for a lift after the fact when the up ref already awarded uh the point. its like the first scene of refs have to argue with each other and finally upp ref had to ‘reverse the curse’ (award uh first, change mind with second thoughts, then having to be convinced and reverting back to first call in the first place).

  208. wildcard October 12, 2014 12:50 am

    give them a yellow card, no evidence of reason. that was essentially the refs solution. or if we cant criticize the refs as the officials, they either treated the match in the worst circumstances or made calls of a curious nature.

    i hope to see na wahine come back in an angry roar come cal poly in the sheriff, i bet they want to unleash their pain.

  209. jmy October 12, 2014 1:39 am

    UH is a very slow-starting team…I’ve heard that said about this year’s squad and practically every squad since 1990…They need to be aggressive from the first whistle…I’m tired of seeing UH get off to a slow start then have to play catch-up…This week they started really slowly against CSUN (& Beach, actually) and never caught up…

  210. Astroboy October 12, 2014 4:21 am

    Totally agree, 209. This team doesn’t start rolling until late in the game. And in a game where momentum counts, you can’t do that against good teams, you’ll never make up the point deficit. They really needs to make stronger starts with all guns blazing.

  211. HigH N Wide October 12, 2014 7:06 am

    206. I think you’ve stated what many hate to admit. we have a pretty good ‘middle’ of the pack Div 1 team thats getting better. But the truth is
    Na Wahine have talent but it’s easy for us fans to over estimate and expect more based on what we’ve seen in the past. I’m sure coach is thinking about changes but even with the use of Kendra as many are calling for, our defense and passing is what it is and it ain’t too good. No answers here just hope eternal but we have what we have and it’s a team that, at least for now, cannot beat top 25 teams and has trouble with good teams outside of the top 25 in the Big West. It is what it is!!

  212. wahine weenie October 12, 2014 7:48 am

    197. Your point about UH’s players not playing their positions until this year is a weak point.
    CSUN’s setter had not even played in a D1 match until last night. And to me, the setter position is arguably the most vulnerable position to have someone start in their first D1 match and yet, her performance against UH was masterful.
    I also should mention that LBSU’s setter is a transfer from Iowa St. who didn’t play with the team until this season. And again, her performance against UH tonight was masterful. Both setters were in control even when chasing down bad passes. They fooled the block, they gave hitters one on one situations and they better the ball. So if anybody has an excuse for new players in new positions, both CSUN and LBSU have there share of getting used to each other and they still won. UH and its protectors can make excuses all they want, UH still loss and now the rest of the conference will watch both matches and exploit UH. UH is quick to make excuses but short on competing consistently.

  213. kimo browner October 12, 2014 9:05 am

    Hello, play Kendra, Huff, Maglio, Baby G and Anderson. This is a recording. They not only are talented, but they have guts and are eager to play. Passi and Long have been given reserved roles, but their effort has increased. Do the same to the so called “starters”. They need to sit and watch and value their court time. Look what happened to Ikaika Woolsey after losing a start…Tayler Higgins needs to sit. Take it in and reinvent her game. We need a fresh QB.

  214. Cubicle1126 October 12, 2014 2:36 pm

    can we try the 6-2 now? … setting is a weakness, and i would have hoped that higgins would have found a consistency by now. but if she and koelsch shared duties, it might help both setters to find focus. they’d only need to be consistent for 3 rotations, rather than 6.

    in a 6-2, i’d switch taylor and olevao. put taylor on the left, and olevao at opposite — a passing opposite. again the limited time as a passer might allow olevao to focus more on only the 3 rotations she’s asked to pass.

    taylor is more comfortable on the left anyway. higgins’ sets to the left are more consistent than her backsets to the right pin and to the D set. give taylor more of the quality sets to swing on. and the D set isn’t quite the weapon that it can be yet, with taylor still coming back from injury.

    i’m just trying to figure out some adjustments that might work. i don’t know if these are the answer. but this weekend proved that adjustments need to be made. and these might help to emphasize the team’s strengths, while limiting the weaknesses that opposing teams can exploit.

    if not anything along these lines, then i hope the coaching staff comes up with something that will propel the team forward.

  215. tongo October 12, 2014 3:58 pm

    Wow, the perfectionists are out in full force. How sad! Just re-watched the game to see the yellow card incident again. Just love hearing us boo the up ref again!! It was so much fun! Things I really liked was Tai and Taylor H. getting the serves in during critical moments in set 4 and 5. It must give the staff a lot confidence that they can deliver it in moments that really count. Also really felt for K. Greeley as the Beach targeted her on every possible serve. It was tough for her but the repetitions will only make her better. Proud seeing how the K. Adolpha and Sarah rallied the team. For Taylor N., hang in there as your day will come. Also saw DS Anderson do a jump floater for the first time. Very nice.

  216. Kazu October 12, 2014 4:31 pm

    They have almost two weeks to work out the kinks. Guess the new girls are finding out what D-1 volleyball is all about.

  217. Big Island VB fan October 12, 2014 7:00 pm

    216. Kazu, I totally agree with you. My sentiment, too.

    When I watched the Long Beach match, the Wahines seemed as sleepy and lethargic as I was. I guess the 8-hour delay at the airport wore them out. It sure would have worn me out. Also, the soccer team affected by the delay, also lost both of their road matches. Anyone knows which airline that was? Dave Shoji should not book with that airline again. Maybe try Hawaiian Airlines which is more on time and also sponsors one of our September tournaments.

    I don’t blame the girls for losing both matches. This was a tough and brutal road trip and many of them are new. Hope that they can get lots of practice the next two weeks. Cal Poly is a better team than last year and UCSB is also improving steadily.

  218. tong October 12, 2014 9:05 pm

    213 Can appreciate your on-going drum beat for your favorite player – but deleted your recording. It was redundant. IMHO, it is without merit. The setting on this team is “set” in large part by a certain setting coach who is a 3x Olympic setter. So perhaps you should re-direct your campaign and directly challenge the judgment and competency of the setting coach? I can’t wait to hear your new narrative.

  219. wildcard October 12, 2014 9:16 pm

    here is a kicker come the ucsb match. no tai sunday, courtesy of your uh football who (apparently) won yesterday. and i say that because them winning nowadays is a rarity.

  220. bleachercoach October 12, 2014 9:52 pm

    Present at both games on road…tai -manu olevao should resort to serving specialist and outsides. Way too of many shanks and errors passing the ball from the top of her forearm. Need a ds/ back there. Kendra brings life and makes plays. She should be inserted earlier and often in a set. Looks like she’s got good leadership qualities and can contribute much more. Nikki Taylor is not playing to beast-like of last year..If she really is not going be a factor due to injury, let her rest and get a girl 100% ready to go.our back row are allowing too many balls drop to the floor. They either are reacting, flat-footed, and bad communicating….Maglio did a fantastic job coming for Magill and contributed wonderfully.

  221. wildcard October 13, 2014 1:07 am

    in case anyone didnt know/noticed, magill had ice on both her knees after the vs irvine game like 2 big bulges

  222. Cindy Luis October 13, 2014 9:16 am

    Magill has ice on her knees after every match. You only saw it because she wasn’t playing in the latter part of the match.

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