Moving into 'day off' mode
Had been waiting on the poll and POW to post before starting my first real day off in a while.
Did get a nice paddle in early this morning (we’re on the water at 7 a.m.). Steered one of our 3 canoes from Lanikai to Bellows and back. A little windy and somewhat low tide. No turtles like was we saw over the weekend. Now have a ton of chores and some grocery shopping to do.
So behave, peeps. ‘-) Hope you have an enjoyable holiday.
thanks Cindy – Happy Labor Day !
You too, Cindy. A well deserved Day Off, I must say.
Wow, all the way from Lanikai to Bellows. You must be a good navigator, getting your crew back, safe and sound. To bad there were no turtles to be seen. Ever run across any porpoises?
Dave Shoji, and Staff, have their work cut out for them now. They have to work hard with the likes of, Kastl, Long, Goodman, and Tuaniga. Making sure they can contribute to the Team, and not be a liability, when called upon. Cause it showed last night, the huge gap between them and the players in front of them.
happy labor day, everybody 🙂
2. spinner dolphins, whales when we go outside Na Mokulua, manta rays.
You must be in top shape paddling. How many days a week?
obviously you haven’t seen me. not in top shape but have fun. depends. usually M-W-F at 7 a.m., Sat-Sun at 8. recreational, we don’t do regatta or distance races, although it gets competitive during the week between the 3 to 5 canoes we have out. usually stay out an hour. during whale season we go behind Na Mokulua and sometimes head to the tidal buoy if conditions are right. about 2 hours, out and back. mostly into Bellow’s or into Kailua Bay, especially if we can surf off Popoi’a. Sundays we have gone out to Mokolea, about a 2-hour paddle. We have the director of the Windward Chorale Society who often does morning chants during our breaks.
Cindy, last night I noticed that the Wahine got stuck in one really bad rotation, and USD took full advantage of it. That was when the Wahine had Kastl, Adolpho, and Uiato, up front. USD scored quite a few point off of that one rotation. In fact, they scored 5 or 6 straight points to end Set 2, or 3, if I am not mistaken. The only way the Wahine could get out of that rotation was if Uiato could set Hartong, or USD creating an unforced error. The did not have that problem in the 1st 2 matches, cause Tai was there. Shoji needs to fix this problem, in case something happens to Tai. Cause the really good teams will take full advantage of this rotation. Did you happen to notice this to, Cindy?
Having the Texas/UH game first was a great idea, since no one could scout Nikki Taylor yet, not the case with last nights game. Maybe the Wahine might be 1-2, instead of 2-1. Wahine did not win because they were flat, having Tai may or may not have made a difference.
8. can’t find the sideout percentage for the three matches but Hawaii was very efficient in siding out (not giving up runs of points) for the most part
This is what I can tell you.
Against Texas they gave up six straight points in set 3, the most of the night, when Manu-Olevao was front row (front middle but playing left side) a run that began with her being blocked. this particular rotation has Hartong middle back with Longo serving
In set 1, they gave up 3-0 run, third most of the night when Manu-Olevao was front right.
In Set 2, there was a 5-0 run, second most, when Manu-Olevao was middle back, including her getting aced
Agasint San Diego, assuming they hadn’t flopped the lineup for a different matchup
longest runs were 4-0 Set 3, Kastl wasn’t in, it was Long. not the best starting rotation they could have put in. with Hartong front right. Manu-Olevao likely would have been front left.
Set 2. when they gave up 4-0 Manu-Olevao would have been front left, Hartong back right (she had just served). this was when Kastl got blocked twice, then Vorster, then Kastl.
That’s assuming they used the same rotations as used vs. Texas. USD ran a 6-2 offense much of the night with two setters Giving the Toreros 3 front row attackers AND more importantly, 3 blockers at all times. That is something Texas didn’t do.
I see what you’re getting at but I think it’s hard to compare because of the offense USD ran
What I did see was one desperate move when they put Tuangia in at left front soly for blocking and her next to the other middle.
9. wasn’t intended that way (unable to scout Taylor, but worked out that way). Was all about Texas needing to fly out Sunday morning, believe they had a 7 a.m. flight. With football Thursday, the only way to schedule the matches was the doublheader Friday and tripleheader Saturday.
Hawaii did not want to play Texas and USD on consecutive nights. I think if Texas had been around for Sunday, the schedule would have been USD, UTEP and Texas.
That being said, Texas could have easily been 1-2, USD 3-0 or Hawaii 3-0. instead all came out of it 2-1
I have to say I was expecting any moment one of the Wahine to dig a USD spike or touch one of their slide hits most of the last three sets, but I guess what happened was just that…. a wahine not in Green but blue dug and scrambled all over the arena and I can only guess that her inspired play was in part due to the legacy of Coach Dave. It was he who has always preached “stay low, keep your feet planted under you, keep your platform (forearms) together until you have to reach forward ot back to touch/pass to make a dig, or pass a serve” allowing your team to run a play in transition to best effect. We’re so used to them coming back that it was a dull feeling watching USD out play them in key rotations and at key times. But the 3 teams all brought back local girls, Smurfs to some, height challenged to others, DS’s, Liberos those gym rats who grew up watching, cheering and dreaming of the Wahine game. And nobody did it better than C’era Oliviera. Good for her and her family and team. Go Wahine!
LC — that’s probably tougher for the fans than the players to have …