Hawaii 3, Missouri State 0

Looks like Taylor is cleared to play, she is in warmups.
Match on OCSports

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Streaming video THIS IS NOT THE OC broadcast. Stationary camera, synced with 1420-AM



  1. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 6:49 pm

    i forgot whens the wahine autograph session. after uclas match is it?

  2. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 6:50 pm

    Autograph session tonight. they just announced it in the arena.

  3. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 6:53 pm

    Top 25 (early)
    3) Texas def. Lipscomb 25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 25-22
    3) Texas def. Texas-San Antonio 27-25, 25-23, 25-21
    5) Washington def. Seattle 26-24, 25-10, 25-15
    12) North Carolina def. Duke 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20
    16) Florida State def. 14( Texas A&M 18-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-8

  4. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:03 pm

    if warmup any indication, it will be Taylor, Iosia, Granato, Castillo, Sibley, Maglio Kahakai. but it could change in about 3 minutes.

  5. Warrior Dave September 1, 2016 7:03 pm

    Noticed that Annie Mitchem is also warming up. I’m happy for her, Nikki and fans of Wahine VB!!!

  6. Hot September 1, 2016 7:05 pm

    Who’s doing the voice-over in the live stream?

  7. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:10 pm

    See lineup at No. 4. Taylor starting.

  8. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:11 pm

    5. Mitchem not cleared to play.
    6. no idea. not listening to the stream. As mentioned, they’re supposed to be syncing with 1420-AM. maybe that’s who it is.

  9. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:12 pm

    Maldonado’s operatic national anthem 🙂

  10. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:20 pm

    6. so if it is the sync with 1420-AM it’s Tiff Wells. he’s been doing Wahine and Warrior volleyball broadcasts for 1420 since 2009. also does Wahine basketball color. You’ll hear him on Bobby’s show weekday’s.

  11. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:22 pm

    Wahine with 4 blocks and it’s 12-6. TO Missouri State

  12. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:23 pm

    Nikki’s blocking – immediate impact

  13. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:24 pm

    Taylor at 993 in career kills.

  14. Hot September 1, 2016 7:24 pm

    10. Thanks, Cindy. I like listening to Wells.

    Casey Castillo, Nikki Taylor and Norene Iosia with 2 blocks each already.

  15. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:28 pm

    Taylor at 995. kill makes it 18-9. TO MSU

  16. AlexM September 1, 2016 7:30 pm

    Very nice video and audio. I normally prefer the mid court view, but this is really good quality, so no complaints here. Kudos to all involved in getting this system setup so quickly!

  17. Maverick September 1, 2016 7:30 pm

    UH looks much better than last week. MSU beat Illinois in Champaign so they are no slouch.

  18. kimo browner September 1, 2016 7:31 pm

    What a diiference a Nikki makes! Kudos to Shoji and staff for creating this lineup. Love it. Young wahine have no fear.

  19. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:32 pm

    Higgins in to serve for Sibley.

  20. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:34 pm

    16. for those of you familiar with the arena, the camera is up by the catwalk section EE
    18. basically the lineup they had hoped to have to start, maybe with the exception of Iosia.

  21. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:36 pm

    UH wins 25-16. Taylor at 997 kills.

  22. Hot September 1, 2016 7:38 pm

    21. Cindy, didn’t they win Set 1 against Kansas State?

  23. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:39 pm

    Passing issues toward the end (jump serves caused it).

  24. Maverick September 1, 2016 7:39 pm

    Really strong start. Now if they can get Granato going, this will be really fun to watch.

  25. Warrior Dave September 1, 2016 7:41 pm

    I’m not worried that MSU will come back.

  26. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:45 pm

    Passing is only to the 3 meter line, Lucky we have Nikki

  27. z September 1, 2016 7:46 pm

    Iosia getting some nice digs.

  28. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:47 pm

    Taylor with her 1,000th. it’s 10-6.

  29. z September 1, 2016 7:47 pm

    1000 kills for Nikki.

  30. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:48 pm

    1,000 kills for NT!

  31. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:49 pm

    22. yes they did which is why i erased it.
    UH up 11-5. TO MSU

  32. z September 1, 2016 7:50 pm

    Not to mention leading the team in almost every catagory.

  33. R.M. September 1, 2016 7:51 pm

    What a difference a Nikki Taylor make

  34. T103 September 1, 2016 7:52 pm

    Wow, Nikki making up for lost time no doubt. Really like the offense being spread out, causing the block to be all over the place with 1-1 matches for blocking. Nikki with 1000 kills. Majority of the girls on that list played during rally scoring when it was a lot easier to reach the 1000 mark. Go Bows!!

  35. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 7:55 pm

    UH up 18-11. TO Bears

  36. islandman September 1, 2016 7:56 pm

    With the fixed cam view from the back we get to see the plays better than on TV.

  37. z September 1, 2016 7:56 pm

    Sibley with 8 kills. Nice.

  38. Maverick September 1, 2016 7:56 pm

    Also, MSU not passing very well.

    Now I understand how Arizona St. felt when they lost Macey Gardner last year. UH is at another level tonight.

  39. Blunite September 1, 2016 7:57 pm

    Granato with 2 great passes, Sibley finding range

  40. Maverick September 1, 2016 7:57 pm

    36. Agree

  41. Blunite September 1, 2016 8:00 pm

    Passinggggg, can’t run the middle from the 3 meter line.

  42. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:02 pm

    smart roll shot by Johnson brings the Bears to within 21-17. TO UH

  43. Blunite September 1, 2016 8:04 pm


  44. z September 1, 2016 8:06 pm

    Nikki digs. Nikki kills.

  45. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:07 pm

    Bears close to 23-22. TO UH

  46. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:09 pm

    Ace by Iosia ends it. 25-22

  47. Blunite September 1, 2016 8:11 pm

    The reason set 2 was close: poor passing forced Iosea to go high outside

  48. AlexM September 1, 2016 8:11 pm

    Iosia has so much poise for a frosh.

  49. Hot September 1, 2016 8:12 pm

    Taylor with a double-double after just two sets, hitting .526 with 11 kills and 10 digs, while adding four blocks and two aces.

  50. islandman September 1, 2016 8:15 pm

    The audio went out for me somewhere, i only get the video now with the radio play- by- play ahead of the video.

  51. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 8:18 pm

    so..who here on the blog is there at the game and plans to be at autographs?

  52. islandman September 1, 2016 8:18 pm

    I got the audio now , i think, when i clicked on the youtube link on the bottom right.

  53. z September 1, 2016 8:20 pm

    If they clean up the passing the 3rd should go fast.

  54. islandman September 1, 2016 8:25 pm

    Nikki was diving all over the court earlier , hope she doesn’t injure herself.

  55. z September 1, 2016 8:31 pm

    What going on?

  56. z September 1, 2016 8:34 pm

    Set middle?

  57. z September 1, 2016 8:38 pm

    Passing really bad.

  58. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:38 pm

    Bears up 15-14 on a stuff of Maglio.

  59. Hot September 1, 2016 8:39 pm

    Bad passing. Even on a good pass, Maglio and Castillo can’t get the ball down.

  60. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:41 pm

    UH very confused about their rotation. WAhine call a timeout at 16-16

  61. Blunite September 1, 2016 8:43 pm

    MSU switch to faster sets, getting split blocks

  62. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:46 pm

    Taylor with 17th. UH up 20-19. TO MSU

  63. Hot September 1, 2016 8:47 pm

    61. I noticed. Their offense has gotten a lot faster.

  64. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:49 pm

    Taylor with 2 more kills. it’s 22-19. TO Bears.

  65. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:49 pm

    They run a funky offense.

  66. Blunite September 1, 2016 8:53 pm

    Bad passing – go to Nikki
    Middles not producing – go to Nikki
    Out of system – go to Nikki

    NT covers up for a multitude of sins.

  67. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:54 pm

    Bears challenging the touch call. It’s either going to stay 24-22 or go 23-23

  68. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:54 pm

    No touch. it’s 24-22

  69. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 8:54 pm

    Sibley ends it 25-22

  70. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 8:56 pm

    btw cindy i heard somewhere about mike sealy of ucla receiving special scouting privileges, is that included this year? that he has other than normal scouting?

  71. islandman September 1, 2016 9:02 pm

    Hope the basketball streaming is good like this one.

  72. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 9:04 pm

    70. Sealy has never received special privileges. he just happened to be at the scouting table that TV shows

  73. Warriorfan September 1, 2016 9:06 pm

    Nikki looked like Lowe out there tonight.

    mckenna and Mags struggled and Uh still swept and Iosia’s sets werent always great tonight but her serve and defense made up for that.

  74. z September 1, 2016 9:07 pm

    With a little help from Sibley.

  75. volleyman September 1, 2016 9:08 pm

    they really need to get the middles going.

  76. Big Island VB fan September 1, 2016 9:09 pm

    Cindy, I have a question. Will OC Sports live stream during conference season or have they bailed out completely and permanently?

  77. Warriorfan September 1, 2016 9:09 pm

    kirsten was great , she has improved a lot in a week.

    hope Mags gets out of her slump, was hoping mckenna would keep hitting like the Arizona match the rest of the season lol but hope she does againstrhe bruins.

  78. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 9:10 pm

    76. don’t know about OCSports and their streaming. As of now. i would say no.

  79. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 9:11 pm

    73. agreed.

    72. cindy from what i gathered, its not because he was merely shown on tv at the scouting table but because he had other than what other coaches get to scout on na wahine.

  80. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 9:15 pm

    whoever is getting autographs from na wahine, someone give noreen the warrior wahine compliment ‘dangerous setter.’ and ‘like a boss.’

  81. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 9:22 pm

    79. HE DOES NOT GET SPECIAL PRIVILEGES. What else would he be getting that the other coaches don’t get.

  82. AlexM September 1, 2016 9:36 pm

    I think some of tonight’s problems/confusions, happened because of the new lineup with Nikki. Once they play more sets together, things should go smoother. Was hoping to see Smith in there … maybe tomorrow.

  83. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 9:53 pm

    81. i dont mean to be rude cindy. im just saying he supposedly gets it, just wondering if you had any idea.

  84. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 10:08 pm

    83. and i’m not trying to be rude either. Tell me what you think he gets extra and from whom.
    I think it should be more than the “I heard somewhere” “From what I gathered” and “supposedly.”

    Last year people said it was because he was at the scouting table when no one else was. Only that’s because TV showed him and not the other table where the other coaches were.
    Then it was well you know he recruited the UH players so he knows them and what they do. And he knows Shoji’s tendencies so that gives him an edge.
    Sealy’s been gone seven years. He did go after several of the Wahine, including Iosia, but he was already at UCLA

  85. Big Island VB fan September 1, 2016 10:10 pm

    76. If OC Sports will not live stream conference matches, I hope that someone will upload them on YouTube. I really miss seeing different angles of the court, closeups, and the colorful commentary of Chris McLaughlin. Not that Tiff Wells isn’t good since he is and I like listening to him as well. Chris McLaughlin is just different, original, funny and witty. So whoever uploads OC sportscasts on YouTube, please continue.

  86. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 10:14 pm

    85. they’ll be up at some point on you tube. I’m sure it was very different for fans so used to the excellent job by KFVE/OCSports. At least you had sync-ed audio, which is more than a lot of Big West schools.

  87. PBnJz September 1, 2016 10:19 pm

    @warriorwahine…what do you mean by “special privileges”? What is it that you think he gets/has access to? Maybe whoever you”heard” it from should give you the details and then you can share with the rest of us what you “gathered”…

  88. Cindy Luis September 1, 2016 10:20 pm

    Anyway, stay safe out there. Overheard some talk that if Lester intensifies it may affect volleyball matches Saturday. It’s currently a Category 3.
    I doubt if I’ll be back before Friday morning.
    Play nice.

  89. Bleachercoach September 1, 2016 10:21 pm

    Welcome back Nikki Taylor! After I realized that Missouri St. upset then 14th ranked Illinois last week, I knew this match was big. If we didn’t have Nikki, the match could have been close.. Missouri St. has some very good players. I wouldn’t be surprised if they give UCLA a tough match too. Surprised Emma Smith didn’t play at all, but maybe we are saving her for UCLA? I am glad Guianasso ,Anderson , and Higgins got to serve several times. I have a great feeling this team is destined for a wonderful season!

  90. Warriorfan September 1, 2016 10:25 pm

    Could the matches be moved to Sunday? I am afraid the ucla match if it stays saturday could be the lowest attended ucla match in a long time.

  91. warriorwahine September 1, 2016 10:57 pm

    87. it was more of what i recall not actually ‘gathered’ but cindy explained it in 84.

    that included because he was at the scouting table when no one else was, but thats because tv showed him and not the other table where the other coaches were.
    and that included ‘well you know’ he recruited the uh players so he knows them and what they do as well as he knows shojis tendencies so that ‘would’ give him an edge.

    other areas i thought ridiculous and hadnt mention earlier was that it was supposedly shoji who gave him extra special treatment. again, i thought thats ridiculous so i didnt mention it.

    but all those above except the last were what supposedly constituted or compounded in addition to sealys ‘special scouting privileges.’

    thinking about it now, it sounds like a rumor but still i had liked to get cindys findings on it to share with us, which she did.

  92. Hot September 1, 2016 11:35 pm

    89. Not surprised about Smith playing. If they needed to take Kahakai out, sure, they would need Smith to pass. But three players were already sharing one spot – Sibley front row, Greeley for defense, Guinasso for serving. Anderson is already in the rotation as the server for Maglio, and they had to work Higgins in because she has a great serve.

    Last week, they needed Smith as a three-rotation DS for Koelsch, who only played front row. They don’t need her now, with Taylor playing all six rotations.

  93. Cindy Luis September 2, 2016 12:08 am

    90. the matches could be moved to Sunday depending on what the teams flight plans are like. There was discussion last night of the campus being closed down Saturday and that include the Sheriff Center. That would be a decision made by Pres. Lassiter. Was told the decision might not be made until Saturday morning. Will keep you posted.

  94. tongo September 2, 2016 7:50 am

    Got to thank Stanley staff for doing a good job in the placement of the fixed streaming camera – and the sync-up to the independent radio voice broadcast. Thank you. And to OC Sports, wahine volleyball fans are still bleeding from the betrayal. When will you stop the bleeding and get the streaming back up?

  95. T103 September 2, 2016 8:30 am

    Hey Cindy, what was the whole fiasco and mixup and confusion in the middle of the 3rd set (I think?) when Shoji challenged that one call, and then it we re-versed couple points to 7-7? Wen he challenged it, I thought he was correct and UH was awarded the point? The next thing I know, the score went BACK to 7-7 and we were called for a rotation error? Did we win that challenge, or did the refs mistakenly give us the point after? I was super confused.

  96. noblesol September 2, 2016 8:59 am

    I think we saw Hawaii’s best lineup on the court last night, until Mitchem and KG heal up. However just a gut feel that getting Higgs out there tonight and ‘resting’ Iosia a bit might be beneficial to both, and the team. They’ll need Higgs down the stretch, and its healthy for freshman to see the game from the sideline once in a while.

  97. Maverick September 2, 2016 9:09 am

    Thank you Cindy for keeping the thread open overnight.

  98. tongo September 2, 2016 9:17 am

    I don’t think I have ever seem Shoji smiling as much especially during the match? It appears that he is enjoying the match. And does it appear that Hall, Berg, Pestolesi and even Baxter, are much more involved in the coaching – with Dave often standing in the background. It is so unlike Dave to give up so much control. Is Dave getting soft in his old age – just kidding.

  99. tongo September 2, 2016 9:23 am

    #97 Second that – thanks for keeping the blog open. Without a TMO or setter controversy, or an uproar over coaching favoritism, we posters don’t have a reason to insult each other – as yet.

  100. Maverick September 2, 2016 10:08 am

    98. Another possibility is that because of Dave’s absence during Rio, the other coaches stepped it up during training camp and as a result, are more comfortable being vocal and very involved during the matches. Also, you have two new coaches who are more vocal to begin with, including one that is a head coach in CA. To me, Robyn seemed to be a quiet leader but maybe I wasn’t focused on watching her during matches last year.

    In any case, to reiterate what has been said, Taylor makes a huge difference. Barring another injury, this team should peak when the tournament begins, and I’d like to see a rematch with Wisconsin.

  101. noblesol September 2, 2016 10:32 am

    UCLA was sitting Lawless and Van Winden last night, injury? If they continue to sit, the Bruins depth chart gets tested. Against Pacific, Jordan Andersen (OH) was effective, Reily Buechler (OH) and Kyra Rogers (OH) less so, and Zana Muno at 5′ 10” playing opposite was surprisingly effective, but I don’t see that catching Missouri State by surprise the way it did Pacific. UCLA’s middles are big (6’5″ Jennie Frager, 6’6″ Clare Felix, and Gates 6’3″) but a connection with their setter, Chandler, not quite there. Missouri State, if they serve tough again and keep their middles involved, have a good chance against UCLA.

  102. Cubicle1126 September 2, 2016 10:42 am

    great to see nikki back!

    good overall match from hawaii, against a dangerous missouri st team! bring on pacific and ucla … lester be damned! haha

  103. Cubicle1126 September 2, 2016 10:43 am

    i too would have liked to see emma smith find a way onto the court. she helped stabilize the passing last weekend. it’s tough b/c she was coming in for the opposite last week, and not that nikki is back, her offense is needed from the back row.

    last night against msu, the passing struggled a little, and emma could’ve helped with that, imo. still though credit goes to msu’s tough jump serving.

  104. Cindy Luis September 2, 2016 11:30 am

    90. Again, it could be moved only if the teams’ travel plans would allow for it. At the moment looking like the worst would be early morning Sunday. But we’ll know more either tonight or tomorrow.
    94. you can thank Rich Sheriff for putting it up. They did ask me which angle I preferred, told them mid court, but the ‘coaches’ view from baseline was the easiest to place the camera since the catwalk is right there.
    95. UH was out of rotation, had the wrong server. correctable error and it was fixed correctly.

  105. Cindy Luis September 2, 2016 11:38 am

    As for the blog staying open, had enough people asked for it so am giving it a trial run. There are plenty of controversies and inappropriate comments. the nice thing is that most have been caught in the spam filter.
    100. agree with that. The players are used to hearing from the assistants. Berg is very vocal in public. Ah Mow-Santos was very vocal in the locker room but she also had her ‘discussions’ with the setters.

    As for UCLA’s players, have said all week that the Bruins are dealing with injuries and that Sealy is trying to put out a team on the court. Both Lawless and Van Winden have not been cleared to practice or play. That could change tonight or tomorrow.
    103. with Taylor in there, it takes out a DS since Taylor also serves, passes and hits from 3 meter. There continues to be a lot of competition for that DS server, and they rewarded Guinasso for a good week of practice.

  106. Cindy Luis September 2, 2016 11:47 am

    new thread up.

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