MPSF scores 4-5, BYU rallies past UCSB in 5

Second time the Cougars nearly lose to the Gauchos in 5

BYU pulls it out, 20-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 15-13

Pacific def. UC San Diego (h), 17-25, 25-19, 34-36, 26-24, 15-9

UCI (h) def. Stanford, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19.


  1. Purple&Green April 6, 2013 12:02 pm

    Intriguing/good one, today, Ms. Luis.

    “First the No. 1 team in Hawaii. Then rival ‘Iolani. Then the defending California state champion. It’s been quite the week for the second-ranked Punahou boys volleyball team..”


  2. vballfreak808 April 6, 2013 12:30 pm

    1. Lilla Fredrick-Kim Hill def. Natasha Bell-Tai Manu-Olevau (21-13, 21-16)
    2. Lara Dykstra-Caitlin Racich def. Jane Croson-Ashley Kastl (21-9, 21-11)
    3. Kelley Larsen-Kellie Woolever def. Katie Spieler-Ginger Long (21-12, 21-15)
    4. Victoria Adelhelm-Taylor Racich def. Ali Longo-Karlee Riggs (21-13, 21-18)
    5. Emily Cook-Katie Messing def. Ku’ulei Zalopany-Olivia Urban (21-14, 21-14)

  3. Warriorfan April 6, 2013 12:56 pm

    Nina matthies must be a heck of a beach volleyball coach because honestly im not sure looking at those players how they are soo dominant.

  4. Warriorfan April 6, 2013 1:19 pm

    Not a good day at all for top duo of Riggs/Longo expected them to beat the USC duo and clinch it for UH but they lose and UH loses 3-2.

  5. Purple&Green April 6, 2013 1:45 pm

    Jane Croson-Tai Manu-Olevau ???

  6. Warriorfan April 6, 2013 1:56 pm

    Jane is struggling big time. She was really good with Ashley Lee last year.

  7. vballfreak808 April 6, 2013 2:21 pm

    USC 3, Hawaii 2

    1. Kirby Burnham-Stevi Robinson def. Jane Croson-Ashley Kastl (21-13, 21-11)
    2. Natasha Bell-Tai Manu-Olevau def. Katie Fuller-Cinnamon Sary (22-20, 20-22, 15-10)
    3. Eve Ettinger-Bria Russ def. Ali Longo-Karlee Riggs (21-12, 21-15)
    4. Ginger Long-Katie Spieler def. Sam Hirschmann-Natasa Siljkovic (22-20, 21-16)
    5. Brooke Fournier-Alex Stonish def. Olivia Urban-Ku’ulei Zalopany (21-19, 21-11)

  8. vballfreak808 April 6, 2013 2:33 pm

    Pairs Match-Ups

    2. Kirby Burnham-Cinammon Sary def. Natasha Bell-Tai Manu-Olevau (21-15, 22-20)
    4. Ali Longo-Karlee Riggs def. Brooke Fournier-Alexa Stonish (17-21, 22-20, 15-11)

    I am assuming the other three pairs played Pepperdine duos

  9. mainlandgal April 6, 2013 6:22 pm

    Tough day for the UH Sand Team … Wahine seem exhausted!! Cindy, what are the chances that colleges start to travel to Hawaii and give the girls some much need rest and a little home court advantage??? Seems only fair that a few of these West Coast colleges travel to Hawaii next season. Just a thought as it seems our team could use a little UH fan-based tournaments!! GO BOWS!!!

  10. mainlandgal April 6, 2013 6:25 pm

    BTW … Longo/Riggs don’t have the height it takes to battle the 6′ plus player at the net. Both play great defensively but need to be paired up with a taller teammate. Would hate to see these two off the sand in any way. They are both fighters and fierce competitors. New pairing possible next season with all the new recruits coming in and Brittany in the mix. Thoughts??

  11. Warriorfan April 6, 2013 6:49 pm

    Yes mainlandgal, I think they make a great duo but for UH to be really strong they would either have to stay together but move down to 5 flight or be paired up with a 6 foot plus terminator. I would try both if i were Wong. Pair up Riggs with Teigs and Longo with Rooks.

  12. Purple&Green April 6, 2013 6:51 pm

    I DON’T think that Croson will be playing Beach next 2014 season.

  13. mainlandgal April 7, 2013 6:25 am

    Good call Warriorfan. Those match-ups would be good pairings on the sand!! Sand volleyball is still in the early stages and UH has a pretty young team as well. This season is definitely a growing/building season and most of the players will be returning. Purple&Green, I’ve heard the same about Croson. She’s completely burnt out and it shows in her demeanor and play in the court. Time for her to take some time off or choose between indoor and sand.

  14. cluis April 7, 2013 6:27 am

    9. MG, the sport is young and there is little money at the moment. But it appears that the NCAA is on the verge of sanctioning it as a championship sport next year, a year ahead of schedule, so that could help with some money.
    UH has a hard enough time getting teams here for indoor and covering some of the expenses. true that sand squad is smaller than indoor but there is still a cost.
    I believe that UH put in a bid to host the national tournament, either last year or this, but it wasn’t accepted. In part due to the lack of the number of courts. You can only have 6 courts at Queen’s and places such as Hermosa and Florida can put up over a dozen.
    I think it’s possible that you’ll see more teams come out to Hawaii and be ‘fairer’ to the Wahine. But it will cost and all hinges on the generosity of the schools’ athletic budgets.

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