No. 11 Hawaii 3, No. 1 Texas 1

Should be a very entertaining match for the fans. Texas is very athletic and I expect great defense from both teams. TV may get the lineup before we do

don’t know if livestreaming has started. TV is doing its pre game.

but the live stats won’t start before the match does.


  1. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 7:23 pm

    Cindy, heard it was really loud, lot of cheering, when the girls came out to warm up.

  2. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 7:27 pm

    Cindy, is that new uniforms the Wahines are wearing? Do not recall them wearing this uniform before.

  3. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:33 pm

    1. was in the tunnel with the UTEP coach. it sounds loud.
    2. look like new uniforms.
    Crowd still filing in. could be close to a sellout.

  4. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:35 pm

    Starting. Adolpho & Vorster at MB, Hartong, Manu-Olevao, Taylor (RS) at OH, Uiato and Longo.
    And only in Hawaii really nice cheers for Texas’ local girls Kat Brooks starting at DS, Sarah Palmer at L

  5. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:39 pm

    Have a few things to do before getting to the match but Hartong puts down the first kill.

  6. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:42 pm

    nice serving run by Hartong puts the Wahine up 5-2. it included a slam back on a service overpass by Vorster

  7. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:45 pm

    some great digs by Longo. Texas going to its leftside Eckerman a lot already. she hits wide last two swings. it’s 8-4 UH. TO Texas

  8. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:48 pm

    When UH had an 8-4 lead, WAhine hitting .222 3-1-9, Texas negative 071. 3-4-14. UH leads 11-6

  9. mei mei August 30, 2013 7:48 pm

    i’m soo impressed with the frosh Nikki!!! go !!!

  10. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:54 pm

    Hartong with 4 kills already. Vorster on a quick, makes it 18-12. TO Texas. Elliott looking none too pleased.

  11. mei mei August 30, 2013 7:54 pm

    im soo hyper ventilating right now!!!!

  12. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 7:59 pm

    At 21-16, UH goes with the double sub. Goodman on the right. Higgins to set.

  13. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:00 pm

    Higgins stays in the back, Uiato back in to set front row. Hartong with a kill, her 5th. makes it 23-17

  14. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:02 pm

    UH serving for the set at 24-18.

  15. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:02 pm

    Vorster with her 3rd kill. UH wins 25-19

  16. mei mei August 30, 2013 8:02 pm

    wwooooo hoooo 1st set Wahine!!!!

  17. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:05 pm

    A very impressive first set by the Wahine. They were calm throughout. Strong serving. Wasn’t that impressed with Texas’ passing. Stats in a bit when I get them.

  18. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:05 pm

    No let up girls, be prepared for Texas to come out firing, this set.

  19. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:10 pm

    Set 1 UH hit .344, 15-4-32 Taylor 1-0-3, Vorster 3-0-4, Manu-Olevao 2-1-7, Uiato 1-0-2, Hartong 6-2-11, Adolpho 2-0-4.
    Texas .212 13-6-33, the 6-3 Webster very effective 5-0-8. Eckerman 4-4-14. both teams with 1. block.
    Set 2 tied at 5-5 after a UH block.

  20. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:13 pm

    One of the defining moments, Shoji talks about. See how the Wahines do when they are down, and need to fight back.

  21. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:15 pm

    The issue with Manu-Olevao as the third passer was exposed by Texas, including her being aced.
    Longo set Hartong in the front row (only option) but only problem Hartong was a back row player. Texas up 9-6. UH has had 3 service errors already compared to 1 in the first set. it’s 11-7 Texas

  22. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:17 pm

    UH has no answer for Webster, Tall with a deceptively long swing. She’s 6-0-9.
    Hartong with her second consecutive service error. it’s 13-8 Texas Hartong with her 7th kill, 13-9.

  23. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:21 pm

    Hawaii not quite as in sync as Set 1. large gaps in the defensive coverage as Texas has made some adjustments on offense. it’s 18-12. TO UH.

  24. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:24 pm

    Long into serve and play back row. expect her to take a couple things back there. it’s 19-15.

  25. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:26 pm

    Great cross court set by Uiato to Hartong makes it 21-16.

  26. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:28 pm

    Hartong with the ace brings UH to 23-18. TO Texas.

  27. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:30 pm

    Texas serving for the set at 24-18. Kiil by Taylor makes it 24-19 but the Longhorns end it. 25-19.

  28. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:31 pm

    Get your MOJO back girls.

  29. Beauston August 30, 2013 8:33 pm

    Id stick with the original starting line up.

  30. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:33 pm

    You were not kidding, Cindy, Adolpho really looking good, may have come of age, this year. The Wahine may have found their RS player, in Nikki Taylor. Would not be surprised to see Kastl in for Olevao, in the 3rd set.

  31. mei mei August 30, 2013 8:34 pm

    yes please do!!!! eye of the tiger baby !!!

  32. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:34 pm

    Beauston, Kastl for Olevao, only reason, passing.

  33. Beauston August 30, 2013 8:37 pm

    Kastl hasnt hit the floor I dont know how her passing from last year. Olevao will snap out of it. Its the first game of a looooonnng season.

  34. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:39 pm

    We’ll see what kind of adjustments UH makes. fine line between tough serving and service errors. I’d say that was the biggest difference in Set 2. UH 1 ace by 4 SEs.
    Texas had 2 aces, 6 SEs.
    Wahine hit 391 for the set usually good enough to win but Texas an ridiculous 625 (16-1-24)
    Can see a passing sub for Manu-Olevao. they need to do something.
    Taylor 4-1-7, Vorster 4-0-6, Manu-Olevao, Hartong 8-2-16, Adolpho 6-1-11.
    For Texas 1-0-16, both Bell and Vicotira 5-1-10. Texas passing better. able diversify their offense.
    Texas with 3 blocks, UH with 2. UH with 20 digs, 10 by Longo. Texas 19 digs, 5 by Palmer.

  35. Beauston August 30, 2013 8:40 pm

    ‘passing need to get better again, id rather see Kawamura back there based on practice feedbacks so Uiato can move the offense again like she did in set 1.

  36. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:41 pm

    Same starters for UH but Taylor in the back row. look for her 3-meter attack.

  37. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:43 pm

    UH finally stuffs Webster. makes it 3-0 UH.

  38. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:46 pm

    Mendoza makes her serving debut with UH leading 6-5. Texas ties it at 6

  39. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:50 pm

    Funny, Kawamura back to serve at 9-7, had her choice of local girls to serve to, chose Kat Brooks over Palmer. Texas on a 3-0 run, has taken a 10-9 lead. TO UH.

  40. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 8:52 pm

    Texas tipping the Wahine to death, almost.

  41. Beauston August 30, 2013 8:52 pm

    Hartong needs to settle down. UH’s off plays are bad.

  42. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:53 pm

    Vorster with a kill then a solo on Webster. Uiato with the Ace. UH up 12-10

  43. mei mei August 30, 2013 8:54 pm

    lovin the epic block by Vorster with Bailey! wooh!

  44. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 8:54 pm

    Taylor from the right. it’s 13-10. TO Texas. Think Uiato serving is Hawaii’s best rotation. Obviously 3 attackers in the front row.

  45. Beauston August 30, 2013 8:56 pm

    They can dig and block, just cover those dang on ding shoottssss!

  46. mei mei August 30, 2013 8:58 pm

    I’m calling it Nikki Frosh big west player of the year… at least !!

  47. mei mei August 30, 2013 9:14 pm

    OOhh Emmm GEEee wow!

  48. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:15 pm

    46. mei mei, not only Freshman of the Year, BWC, but how about All-American to boot.

  49. Beauston August 30, 2013 9:16 pm

    Bring out the difubilator-sp? The season officially started!

  50. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:17 pm

    sorry ended up on another thread. great way to end Set 3. Hawaii hung so tough. blocked by Webster 3 times, dug the tip, went to Hartong back row who delievered. 27-25.

  51. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:20 pm

    to recap the end. Texas served for the Set at 24-22.Webster hit outside the atenna then UH ties it at 24. tied at 25. Taylor and Adolpho blocked Webster giving UH set point. Hartong with her 12th kill ends it.

  52. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:21 pm

    DF, oh please. i can see BWC FOY for Taylor.

  53. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:23 pm

    Cindy, do they not have like a Freshmen All-American Team?

  54. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:23 pm

    Sorry but ends I have to start writing a story in case this goes past our 10 p.m. deadline. so will try to update as much as possible. bare with me.

  55. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:25 pm

    not playing well with the crowd. . Hartong with a tap back block called for a net. . Texas now up 9-7. could be a very key play.

  56. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:30 pm

    DF no, no freshmen a-a team.

  57. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:31 pm

    Tickets 9806, turnstile 8639

  58. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:32 pm

    big block on Victoria gives UH a 14-12 lead. TO Texas

  59. mei mei August 30, 2013 9:36 pm

    ok this is in makings of a major upset … I hope not only the country takes notice, but the voting committee — wahines here we COME!!!! WOOO HOO!!!!!!

  60. Beauston August 30, 2013 9:38 pm

    Likes the fact that Mendoza is paying her dues when Shoji gave her the chance. Olevao will be a monster halfway this season.

  61. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:39 pm

    UH up 20-14.

  62. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:41 pm

    Kawamura ace makes it 22-15.

  63. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:41 pm

    Texas hits long 23-15

  64. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 9:43 pm

    wahine win 25-16

  65. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:44 pm


  66. mei mei August 30, 2013 9:45 pm

    Absolutely proud of you Ladies!!!! congrats team and coach & staff!!! wow!

  67. Redzone August 30, 2013 9:48 pm

    What a game. Way to go Wahine.

  68. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:49 pm

    The Middles will play a BIG role this year. The have improved so much. Uiato has improved so much with her connections with the Middles. What can you say about Adolpho, monster match. Really BRIGHT things ahead for Nikki Taylor. Olevao is blossoming into a real threat on the LS.

  69. Beauston August 30, 2013 9:50 pm

    Key player for the match-Uiato and Longo.

  70. Beauston August 30, 2013 9:50 pm


  71. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:51 pm

    Robyn Ah-Mow Santos, working with Uiato, is paying off this year, you can see it. There is that confidence in Uiato, that was not there before.

  72. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:54 pm

    The good thing about this match, the Wahines still need things to work on. They did not play a completely 100% error free match.

  73. volleyball fan August 30, 2013 9:54 pm

    Congratulations, Rainbow Wahines for upsetting #1 Texas!

    You were right, Cindy, in one of your former blogs that Hawaii was capable of upsetting Texas. I remembered very well you said that. Few of us believed it was possible.

    Now, let’s pray that Hawaii does not let up or let down the rest of the season. If the Wahines play with consistency they can beat every team until playoff time. I bet the whole team was still mad that didn’t get to host the first round of the playoffs last year. Goal is an undefeated season. Then the NCAA can’t send the team away. Key is consistency.

  74. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 9:57 pm

    Who would have thought the Wahines would out block the TALLER Texas team, 10-8.

  75. Redzone August 30, 2013 9:59 pm

    Adolpho so much improved. She looks a lot quicker. Longo was all over the place. Uiato was smooth and in control. Hartong was the best player on the court. Biggest surprise was Nikki. Can’t be a freshman.

  76. Beauston August 30, 2013 10:05 pm

    Good morning from DC. Mahalo for a great game.

  77. K-Bay August 30, 2013 10:05 pm


    The Confidence and Poise of The Freshmen and Sophomores was Unprecedented…

    Upper Classmen moved This Year’s Team to The TOP of the Class…

    The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen…

    A NEW Emerging Challenger for Number One….

    NOW Demonstrate CONSISTENCY…

    Na Wahine No Ka Oi!

  78. LAN August 30, 2013 10:06 pm

    Stated earlier on line that for this team to be great….everything must start in the middle to set up the outside hitters. Sorry wahine’s, didn’t think you could win tonight…but you did….great job, coaches and player’s.

  79. Think2Much August 30, 2013 10:08 pm

    The win was huge. Equally impressive was Nikki Taylor’s post game interview. She exudes maturity and intelligence beyond her freshman years. Public school grad to boot. Terrific!

  80. mei mei August 30, 2013 10:09 pm

    Everyone looked so improved!! they seem very mid-season form already !

  81. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 10:09 pm

    Beauston, happy you were able to follow and maybe, even watch the match, all the from DC.

  82. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 10:10 pm

    no official stats but Hartong 18 kills, Adolpho 11 kills and 7 blocks. Taylor 10 kills and 6 blocks, Longo with 17 digs.
    sorry but have to finish some breaking stuff. will recap later. You’re welcome to keep chatting

  83. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 10:12 pm

    it is the first time Texas dropped their season opener when on the road since 07 and losing at Penn State. Texas doesn’t go on the road much. this was the first time since 09.

  84. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 10:14 pm

    When was the last time a RS hitter had 10 kills, and 6 blocks. I definitely cannot remember. Maybe, Cindy knows.

  85. mei mei August 30, 2013 10:19 pm

    Agree DF… that RS (Nikki) certainly made an impact in her debut!

  86. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 10:33 pm

    I do not see Hartong having the same kind of numbers she had last year. Only reason, Uiato has a lot more weapons at her disposal this year.

  87. Grammy August 30, 2013 10:34 pm

    SWEET! And for those of you who don’t go, that’s okay the people that show up stayed til the end and enjoyed ev’ry second of it. Two more and Coach Dave will sit atop the throne all alone just where I believe he belongs. But he doesn’t win games, just makes teams and players (and fans) who do win games. I do think that visiting teams are ‘stunned’ by crowd and then by teams resilency and finally by the scoreboard. Seniors and youngsters showed up BIG TIME tonight. Coach Dave may be crazy, but he’s crazy like a fox and I think he outcoached the opposition tonight. Got the players back in focus after game 2 and brought it home with solid game 4. Go Wahine!

  88. Dedicatedfan August 30, 2013 10:36 pm

    Grammy, one correction, Dave needs 3 more wins to sit on top of that throne. 2 more wins will tie him.

  89. John August 30, 2013 10:38 pm

    Great win for the Wahine! Really impressed with the girls effort tonight. Awesome!

  90. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 10:45 pm

    24. don’t know about the numbers. but kind of hard to say because UH doesn’t use a true RS. Taylor had a number of kills from the left.

  91. Cindy Luis August 30, 2013 10:45 pm

    anyway, please see new thread. am putting up some stats.

  92. kaleiboy August 30, 2013 10:57 pm

    Awesome match…..however someone let Oceanic know it was impossible to get a connection to their wifi 🙁

  93. mauna August 31, 2013 1:21 am

    Like I said in an earlier blog, there are some teams on the opposite end of the rankings, but somehow the lower team has the topper team’s number. Hawaii has Texas’s number.

  94. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 1:32 am

    not sure what you mean. Texas came in No. 1, Hawaii 11 in a preseason poll where no one knew who had what. not a huge gap between 1 and 11 at the moment.
    would say UH has Texas’ number. Longhorns won the the last time they played in Hawaii.

  95. menehune August 31, 2013 3:50 am

    What a HUGE win for the Wahine and their fans. WVB around the country are taking notice this is the real deal for our Rainbows….and as an aside, a number of you keep referring to the “Wahines.” Please, no “s” in the name. GO BOWS.

  96. Cindy Luis August 31, 2013 7:04 am

    Very much a signature win.
    People will take notice, just as they always have, including last year’s win over Stanford in the season-opening tournament. Not to spoil anyone’s morning but it is sooooo early in the season. Consider that Stanford finished No. 1 in the RPI last year, the Pac-12 first or second in the RPI as a conference, but it wasn’t enough to keep Hawaii in the Top 16 in order to host first-second round. There is way too much volleyball yet to be played and Hawaii has no control over how its opponents will fare or how their opponents’ opponents will fare, which all plays into the RPI.
    All Hawaii can do is keep winning and hope the teams they beat keep winning as well.

  97. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha August 31, 2013 8:11 am

    Congrats EVERYbody!!

    This whole season WILL end up being a very real chess match for Dave.
    Hope it all comes together in the end; they could (but not likely) go undefeated until then.

    Arizona is way off the radar but they’ll surprise MANY as the season progresses. Hopefully it won’t be UH.

    I’m esp. intrested in their game against U of AZ, now.
    *Should their setting come together–their weakness–it’ll be tough.
    Their roster is stacked with VBM Fab50 selections.

    ARod, after leaving the Mariners years back, would always get heck when he returned to play with the Yankees. He left purely for money.

    Crowds do know how to give ‘gas’ when warrented. 😉

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