No. 1 Hawaii 3, UCLA 2; UH hosts first round April 25

Hawaii stays No. 1. Top 6 stay the same, votes continue to be split
UH with 11 votes, Loyola-Chicago 4, Pepperdine 1, Lewis 1, UCI 1

surprised that BYU stayed 6 after losing six in a row.

As for Monday’s match at UCLA (4 p.m. HST)

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  1. Alex March 30, 2015 9:25 am

    Hawaii also drops 3 spots in RPI index, to #4.

  2. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 9:50 am

    1. Thanks. that was due mostly to them playing UCSD.

  3. Cubicle1126 March 30, 2015 10:04 am

    playing ucla won’t help hawaii’s RPI that much either. ucla is 11-9. (but hopefully after this week, they’ll be at .500 … 11-11.

    and then stanford next week … but the cardinal are carrying a losing record right now too, 9-13.

    then hawaii finishes out the regular season at byu, who is one of the stronger teams in the mpsf. but they’re started to rack up the losses as well, at 13-9.

  4. Alex March 30, 2015 10:13 am

    Main thing is Hawaii continues to win and places first at the end of the regular season so they can host the MPSF tournament. No separation at this point, with UC Irvine just one game behind. I’m nervous about BYU. They aren’t playing great but Hawaii always seems to struggle at their place.

  5. Cubicle1126 March 30, 2015 10:21 am

    alex — agreed … focus on the mpsf, and winning the regular season and conference tournament. earn the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, and then you take it out of the committee’s hands for an at-large selection (which hawaii should be in a good position for anyway … but take the worry out of it, by earning the auto bid!)

  6. mei mei March 30, 2015 11:26 am

    glad Irvine beat BYU @ byu twice… it does appear to be a tough place to compete @ their fans are so close to the servers and they are right in your ear!

  7. rayson March 30, 2015 11:46 am

    5. Agreed. However, what Hawaii cannot control and where the RPI will factor is where they would be seeded in the NCAA tournament once they make it.

  8. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 12:23 pm

    If Hawaii wins the MPSF regular season, they have an automatic berth in the NCAA.

    6. UH would have benefited if UCI had lost at least once at BYU. would have given the Warriors a little separation over the ‘Eaters.

    The Cougars in quite the skid right now. 6 straight and went 0-for-March for the first tie in program history.

    I think they’ll have their hands full at CSUN. BYU has not played well on the road this season.

  9. JasPar March 30, 2015 12:36 pm

    Moving right along, it is what it is. Let’s celebrate with the warriors at their year end banquet. Ala Moana Hotel on April 12th. 5 PM to 10 PM. Registration form at at booster website. and download.

  10. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 4:25 pm

    UH making too many boneheaded mistakes. and about to lose the first set.

  11. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 4:29 pm

    9. thanks

  12. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 4:31 pm

    UCLA wins 25-22

  13. po'okela March 30, 2015 4:44 pm

    gosh my browser is super slow

  14. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 4:54 pm

    UH playing with no energy and making really bad mistakes ugh.

  15. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 4:58 pm

    Siki , not hitting well at all. put in Hartley to hit.

  16. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:00 pm

    Seriously stop going to Siki, ugh.

  17. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 5:03 pm

    Bruins hold on at 25-23

  18. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:04 pm

    Those three straight hitting errors by Siki were killer, UH needs to wake up.

  19. Big Island VB fan March 30, 2015 5:05 pm

    The above caption will soon be a misnomer. Can’t see the Bows come back in the next three sets and retaining their #1 ranking.. I wish they’d prove me wrong.

  20. 'ohanaInBellingham March 30, 2015 5:15 pm

    It looks like it will be up to Coach Wade to work around the problem(s).

  21. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:17 pm

    Finally some energy from UH. They should be serving this ucla team off the court, they can’t pass, but too many service errors and bad serves right at the libero the first two sets.

  22. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 5:29 pm

    UH wins 25-16. Jones was in for Set 3.

  23. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 5:31 pm

    19. if UH wins this and tomorrow they might lose their ranking. but does that matter? What matters is the standings and the RPI.

  24. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 5:32 pm

    we’ll see if it gets to Set 5. I like UH’s chances then. but they have to win Set 4.

  25. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:43 pm

    Ugh UH getting blocked way too much. I wanna see hartley come back in. UH needs to serve at Arnitz every single time, im not sure why they arent.

  26. Brandon March 30, 2015 5:48 pm

    25. UH is containing arnitz just fine. only 11 kills with 30 attempts and six errors hitting well below .200. Stall and kersten are the ones UH can’t stop

  27. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:49 pm

    ok great run, keep this up Warriors.

  28. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:50 pm

    26. What?? Did you even read my post? I said UH servers need to serve at Arnitz, that guy can not pass.

  29. Brandon March 30, 2015 5:51 pm

    My apologies. I read it like contain. Totally missed the serve part. Sorry warriorfan lol. Error on my part

  30. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 5:54 pm

    Radner looks very improved. if he gets as strong as Taylor he could be very good.

  31. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 5:57 pm

    Going to 5. UH wins 25-19

  32. 'ohanaInBellingham March 30, 2015 6:01 pm

    There is a reason you’re #1, guys! You will do it!

  33. Brandon March 30, 2015 6:11 pm

    6-2 in the fifth. UH leading.

    Come on guys! Play with that fire you’ve shown us all season!

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  37. Brandon March 30, 2015 6:19 pm

    Come on warriors! Don’t give up! Fight through this and get a win!

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  40. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 6:21 pm

    UH wins 15-8

  41. Warriorfan March 30, 2015 6:21 pm

    Super impressive, especially the way Siki came back from playing terrible to play great the last 3 sets.

  42. 'ohanaInBellingham March 30, 2015 6:21 pm

    I’m glad that Siki got the match point, and on his 43rd attempt! Rest up, guys and job well done!

  43. Big Island VB fan March 30, 2015 6:23 pm

    So glad I was wrong. But coach Wade made a clever move by switching setters and the team regained its fire. Also, Radner helped. The last point was the most exciting. Great hustling save by Kupono Fey. We can now sigh in relief that UH dodged the bullet tonight.

  44. jmy March 30, 2015 6:24 pm

    This is the sign of a special team, to be able to come back after losing two close sets to dominate in the final three…As for the Bruins, close but no cigar…

  45. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 6:32 pm

    41. Zarkovic is that type of player who comes on stronger at the end.

    Victory clinches home-court for a first round for the Warriors on April 25.

    UH now 3-1 in 5-setters.

    UCLA is 0-3 in five setters, have lost in five three of their last five matches and second in a row.
    Which is why I wrote that I liked UH’s chances in five.
    Warriors had a combined 8 hitting errors in the final 3 sets.

  46. warriorfan March 30, 2015 6:35 pm

    I wonder who Wade will start tomorrow. I’d personally go back to the starters from tonight, I think it’s the best lineup ultimately but , have Fey, Jones and Radnor ready to go in.

    UH will hopefully sweet tomorrow.

  47. warriorfan March 30, 2015 6:39 pm

    Meant Sweep 🙂

  48. auntyz March 30, 2015 6:40 pm

    Congrats for this tough win! Even more impressive because it was match 3 in 4 days! & On the road!

  49. Cindy Luis March 30, 2015 6:47 pm

    46. we’ll see who is able to go. Zarkovic having trouble elevating fully at the end. Think Holt re-injured his finger, Kanetake still coming back off injury.
    I’ sure he’ll go to back to Franciscovic to set. UCLA didn’t have a lot of tape on Jones. They do now.

  50. jmy March 30, 2015 7:02 pm

    Keep putting up numbers like these & Averill just may be the Player of the Year…

  51. warriorfan March 30, 2015 7:18 pm

    I think it’s obvious he’s the MPSF player of the year to me. There hasnt been a middle putting offensive numbers like that in years, maybe since that Peppperdine middle from when UH won it all in 2002. I forget his name.

  52. jmy March 30, 2015 7:30 pm

    51. Sean Rooney…Averill is the obvious choice to me too…but you know how UH always seems to get shafted…

  53. warriorfan March 30, 2015 7:39 pm

    No not him, Rooney was an outside hitter. I think his name was Brad Keenan.
    He was a middle and averaged almost 3 kills per game like Averill. But Averill is far more impressive because he is doing it in shorter sets.

  54. jmy March 30, 2015 7:43 pm

    53. You’re right…it was Keenan…

  55. rayson March 30, 2015 8:11 pm

    I remember Kennan. He was one of the few (only?) men’s middles who used the step out move regularly.

  56. Aloha73g March 30, 2015 11:34 pm

    Looks like lower bowl at SSC is mostly sold out for the Saturday match vs Stanford. UH has opened a bunch of upper level sections!! Hoping to have huge crowds for this awesome team!!

  57. Cindy Luis March 31, 2015 12:08 am

    56. nice that they are actually planning ahead. They opened upper section for the Sunday match with Pepperdine.

    Hawaii only team that has clinched hosting duties for MPSF first round. UCI and Pepperdine can do it with one more win.

    New thread up regarding Shoji’s contract through 2017.

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