Hawaii wins 3-1 over Slovenian junior team
The Rainbow Wahine seemed to be re-energized after a good night’s sleep, no bus ride and, for some, some time in the pool and sauna. The sauna’s here are very eye-opening to say the least. Coed and you can wear a towel but no other apparel, including bathing suits.
Hawaii played well in winning 25-21, 25-15, 25-18, 22-25. In Set 4, Huff played OH and Anderson came in as libero.
Adolpho and Long played for Slovenia. Team was down to 7 players with their top setter signing with top club in Italy and another signing elswhere. Both UH players acquitted themselves well. But it was funny that on a couple of rotations Adolpho matched up with Manu-Olevao and got stuffed, and the first time Long came in, UH immediately served her.
Slovenian coach said both have a future in Europe if they want. Adolpho is being scouted already but Long now getting a look. The biggest issue for both is if they want to leave Hawaii. Adolpho is still committed to play basketball. But both are thinking about it.
Think there’s been inquiries about Manu-Olevao, who has been UH’s steadiest player on tour.
Former UH basketball player Ales Zivanovic again came to watch, brining his 4-year-old son Val (wave in Slovenian) and Tom Williams (Punahou 99) and wife Ivana, who live in Maribor, came as well. Tom’s parents are long-time season ticket holders.
Team is back at the hotel getting ready for dinner. It will be a Bosnian restaurant in town.
Some of the coaches stayed at the training center for a bit to watch Slovenia vs. France, the same Slovenian team that Hawaii played Tuesday.
Sometimes hard to leave Hawaii, but there’s another world out there to experience.
That sounds exciting for those that are being scouted.
For world Peace,good to have more international sports competitions,from Ping Pong diplomacy to Peace with China.
Bravo to the UH team to show our real Aloha
to the world.
That’s why keep saying if a national league starts up they need to include Hawaii in the mix. I’m sure a few quality players from Hawaii would be happy to home base here and play throughout the nation.
new thread up about Vienna