Long’s final home match Saturday, Top 25 scores

Was noted on yesterday’s thread that Long’s final home match is Saturday.
didn’t want to put it up until I talked to her first.

Which is part of the reason she isn’t playing sand. Wants to spend spring to finish up her degree and get into her Master’s program.

1) Stanford lost to No. 5 Washington 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 20-25
2) Wisconsin def. Rutgers 22-25, 25-13, 25-11, 25-13
3) Texas def. TCU 25-17, 25-22, 25-18
4) Penn State def. Northwestern 25-20, 25-23, 25-23
6) Florida def. South Carolina 25-19, 25-9, 25-20
7) North Carolina def. Duke 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 30-32, 15-13
8) Florida State def. Clemson 25-18, 25-21, 25-13
9) Colorado State def. Wyoming 25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 25-20
11) Illinois def. No. 10 Nebraska 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-10
14) Arizona lost to USC 13-25, 20-25, 26-24, 18-25
15) Kentucky def. Auburn 25-14, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23
16) Long Beach State def. UC Irvine 25-19, 25-20, 25-17
18) Colorado def. Oregon State 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 25-17
19) Purdue lost to Michigan State 23-25, 19-25, 21-25
20) Ohio State def. Minnesota 25-21, 28-26, 27-29, 13-25, 15-8
21) Duke lost to North Carolina 19-25, 26-24, 19-25, 32-30, 13-15
22) Arizona State def. No. 17 UCLA 21-25, 25-20, 16-25, 25-20, 16-14
Cal State Northridge def. Cal State Fullerton 25-11, 25-12, 25-21
Long Beach State def. UC Irvine 25-19, 25-20, 25-17
UCSB def. Cal Poly 23-25, 25-19, 29-27, 25-23


  1. Kazu November 26, 2014 5:09 pm

    Finally no undefeated team.

  2. Cindy Luis November 26, 2014 5:11 pm

    Still think Stanford gets the overall No. 1 seed.

  3. Cindy Luis November 26, 2014 5:16 pm

    UCLA loses to ASU in 5. The RPI will be interesting, although we won’t see it until after Selection Sunday

  4. warriorfan November 26, 2014 5:23 pm

    Glad Ginger will get a senior night. Is she getting her masters at UH? ‘

  5. jmy November 26, 2014 5:54 pm

    Anyone care to venture a guess as to who will win it all this year? I put my money on Wisconsin…seems like they’re the hottest team going right now…

  6. hatakeman November 26, 2014 6:35 pm

    A lot of really good teams; hard to separate them 1 to 5, but I’ll go with the Washington Huskies. Their two losses were 2-3 5-set losses on the road to Colorado and Utah. Since then they have easily dispatched Arizona and Arizona State in 3-0 straight sets, and today’s 3-1 win over Stanford.

  7. warriorfan November 26, 2014 7:06 pm

    Penn State again. I bet Hancock and her deadly serve wills them to another championship.
    I’m not that impressed with both UW’s, I think they are beatable.

  8. Cindy Luis November 26, 2014 8:00 pm

    UW staying home through the regional is a big boost. Only other regional host likely to get a subregional is Iowa State at RPI 12.
    Regional host Minnesota unlikely to host subregional at RPI 49 and likely out by the second round..
    Other regional host Louisville may not make the tournament. RPI 97
    Penn State likely with another cakewalk into the Elite 8. It will be interesting.

  9. Cindy Luis November 26, 2014 8:03 pm

    4. She likely will get her master’s at UH. in=state tuition and all. If she had stayed a fifth year as an undergrad, she said her parents would have been paying since she’d no longer be on scholarship. Said she didn’t want that to happen.

  10. Big Island VB fan November 26, 2014 8:30 pm

    Cindy, wasn’t Ginger Long entitled to post-graduate scholarship had she stayed on the team for a fifth year? You said she would no longer be on scholarship. Does that mean that Shoji encouraged her to leave and she couldn’t be a redshirt senior either? I’m a bit puzzled.

    I read that Washington had a record crowd on hand for senior night, over 8,000 fans, reminiscent of Stan Sheriff crowds when playing a #1 team. So they erased Stanford’s undefeated season.

    I see that Cal Poly lost in four close sets to UCSB. Though it was the home match of the season, it wasn’t senior night as there were no seniors on the team. Cal Poly ended with a record low four wins in the conference. I agree with you, Cindy, that it may take two years for the team to become really good.

  11. OrbitalRipZ November 26, 2014 11:06 pm

    Happy Give Thanks-ing to the Rainbow Wahine and Team Shoji.

    Run the table for a 21-win season! And confidently send in your postseason resume which will include an impressive momentum of 9 wins in the last 10 matches.

    And Happy Thanksgiving to Cindy and all the Na Wahine fans. What a year it’s been! And Showtime hasn’t even begun yet.

  12. Hot November 26, 2014 11:08 pm

    10. I believe Cindy said that it was agreed upon by both parties when Ginger Long redshirted her first. She still was under four years of scholarship. Believe the same thing happened with Kari Gregory (2003-2007), who redshirted in 2003, was on scholarship for four years, but stayed on as a walk-on her fifth year.

  13. Cindy Luis November 26, 2014 11:17 pm

    10. I don’t know what the coaches and players agree to. only was told that Long was not going to be on scholarship if she stayed for her fifth year. Scholarships are renewed year to year.
    Part of the reason I don’t like to get involved in the discussion of who is on scholarship It’s between the player and coach.
    Yes the UW-Stanford match was a record crowd for a Pac-12 venue, 8,646 fans at Alaska Airlines Arena,

  14. Cubicle1126 November 26, 2014 11:53 pm

    also … adolpho and mendoza’s final home match … 🙂

    all the best to long … and thanks to all that she gave to the program, both indoors and sand.

  15. wildcard November 27, 2014 3:45 am

    well commend long on her last hurrah with na wahine and the sandbows.

    also commendations to adolpho and mendoza.

  16. blunite November 27, 2014 6:50 am

    Wish Ginger all the best. She being a senior I know Shoji wanted to give her every chance to succeed; but, her decision was probably made sometime ago. Passi’s decision on the other hand probably surprised everyone. With Huff now being the only reserve left, odds are one of the 3 recruits will get significant playing time at L1. (My guess is Granato.) While another recruit will transition to opposite to backup Nikki. Not knocking Huff but Hawaii needs a shutdown blocker who is also a terminator at opposite. Either Mitchem or Castillo would fit the bill; but, ultimately, ball handling will decide who gets the part.

  17. Cindy Luis November 27, 2014 8:43 am

    16 Would not be surprised if one of the two freshmen redshirt but that decision is for the player and coach to agree to. Mitchem doesn’t have a redshirt year. as for Huff, with such limited playing time hard for anyone to make an assessment that she is or isn’t a shutdown blocker as you put it. Doesn’t have to be the best at ball handing but that is a plus. Mitchem is a six-rotation player who, Pestolesi said, kept a very good libero off the court. Of course that is at the JC level but still. Think it’s way too early to figure out who is going to play where.
    that said don’t think they’d put a freshmen in at L1. you still have Manu-Olevao. They could put Taylor over there. You could put Greeley over there. It will be a battle for playing time.

  18. Cindy Luis November 27, 2014 8:49 am

    16. as for her making the decision a while ago. Maybe she had in her mind but coaches didn’t know until this week that it was going to happen.

  19. wildcard November 27, 2014 11:01 am

    on with it. commendations to ginger. some fans had doubted her of being undersized and cannot terminate. i said from the getgo particularly this season she has a high velocity gun (hence long) that can destroy killing it off the block.

  20. blunite November 27, 2014 12:54 pm

    My assumption is that Olevao will continue to abstain playing on Sundays, which along with her low hitting percentage and ball handling problems, opens the door for another OH. Huff can place the ball but clearly does not have the “gun” that Passi and Granato possess (let alone Mitchem or Castillo). All 3 recruits have terminator potential with Mitchem and Castillo also being experienced blockers. It may come down to Castillo’s recovery progress from ACL surgery. Nikki needs to stay at opposite, if only for her future prospects, she frequently tallies multiple blocks and a good hitting percentage. Outside of setter, opposite commands the highest salary in pro leagues and for good reason.

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