No. 5 Hawaii 3, No. 1 UCLA 1
Men’s banner has been MIA. Back up to reflect last year’s tourney appearance.
Usual links for match. All available through schedule page.
Even though the 90 minute clock started for serve and pass neither team is out.
Micah Ma’a dropped by to say hello. Spencer McLachlin on staff with the Bruins.
spoke to a couple of the wahine. Greeley in a sling for another three weeks. complete rehab for 6 months.
Wahine are doing individual workouts. They aren’t sure when official spring practice is, Shoji hasn’t decided.
Elsewhere around the MPSF Friday
UCSB at BYU
Stanford at Long Beach State
Cal Baptist at UCSD
USC at UC Irvine
BYU sweeps UCSB, 3-0
Other matches tied 1-1
Welcome KT from Comm/Jour 390
Let’s see who comes out with the W tonight! No. 1 UCLA or No. 5 Hawaii?!
Missed the beginning. Is Lisa out of the game on to support Micah?
I’m sure she’s in the stands somewhere. She’s not part of the broadcast.
Also on staff for UCLA is former Wahine setter Cayley Thereby, the DOVO
Around the MPSF Friday
Long Beach State def. Stanford, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23
UC Irvine def. USC, 26-24, 22-26, 25-18, 25-18
BYU def. UC Santa Barbara, 25-20, 25-16, 26-24
Cal Baptist def. UC San Diego, 25-21, 21-25, 25-15, 25-13
UCLA out to an 11-6 lead. TO UH
standings without UH-UCLA result
W L Pct. GB All
UCLA 6 0 1.000 — 10-0
Hawaii 3 1 .750 2 8-1
Long Beach St 5 2 .714 1 1/2 8-2
BYU 5 2 .714 1 1/2 7-2
Stanford 5 2 .714 1 1/2 7-2
Pepperdine 5 2 .714` 1 1/2 6-2
UC Santa Barbara 4 3 .571 2 1/2 8-4
CSUN 2 3 .400` 3 1/2 7-3
Cal Baptist 2 6 .250 5 5-6
UC Irvine 2 6 .250 5 3-7
USC 1 6 .143 5 1/2 1-8
UC San Diego 0 7 .000 6 1/2 3-8
Hawaii’s 4th SE gives UCLA a 15-8 lead at the TTO
Zarkovic on the service overpass makes it 18-14 UCLA. TO Bruins
Van Tilburg called for a 3-meter violation. it’s 21-15. TO UH
Is Katie Spieler rooting for UCLA?
Ma’a kill ends it 25-18.
11. guess you’d have to ask her.
And just like that UH’s 14-12 lead is now a 15-14 deficit with a kill by Ma’a, a no-touch call on Mol, and an ace by Ma’a giving the Bruins the lead at the TTO
Lift on Fisher gives UH a 17-16 lead. TO UCLA
A little sloppy out there but no calls on both sides. Net violation by the Bruins gives Hawaii a 20-17 lead. TO UCLA
This R1 is letting a lot of loose contacts go on both sides…I don’t like the lack of consistent calls…
Zarkovic with his 8th kill, gives UH the 25-20 win.
There’s some chirping from UCLA that’s rather rude. I expect better from such a respectable school…
19. Bruins have always been chirpy.
17. really loose calls. but even on both sides.
UH givs a 3-0 run on Ma’a’s serving, including an ace. UCLA up 10-8. TO UH
Jennings serve is a problem again tonight.
I wonder if UH will put in Rosenmeier.
Ref got it right. the antenna violation was on the Bruin block.
22. no, that is not going to happen.
Fey with the service error. UCLA leads 15-14 at the TTO
It’s just that Fey is really struggling offensively.
Man Ma’a is a BEAST. He sets, he serves, he swings, UCLA scored getting this one. With all the missed served on our end, it’s surprising we are hanging with them. Imagine if we can actually serve good?! I believe! Let’s go bows!!!!!
22. Franciskovic not the only one having serving problems. McKellar and Mol both have 3.
Another non-lift call and UCLA goes on to win the point 19-17. TO UH
But Jennings errors are worst, because Ma’a serves right after him, huge momentum turner.
Great set from Worsley to van Tilburg, ties it at 19. TO UCLA
28. think the issue is how well Ma’a serves and how well UCLA scores when he is back there.
Fisher called for a net on a tight play. UH up 24-23. TO UCLA
Ma’a hits long. UH wins 25-23.
The issue was an overreach by UCLA vs Uh hitting the net. The overreach happened first and thats why the call went UH’s way.
Rosenmeier good job on getting his serves in, especially at set point after a time out. Fey hitting negative still, he needs to pick it up big time and I think UH can win this fourth set.
Fey is definitely picked it up this set, great job Kupono.
another solo block by Fey makes it 13-9. TO UCLA
UH with 4 blocks this set.
33. thanks Don. they gave the error to Smith.
Van Tilburg with his 17th kill. UH up 15-10 at the TTO
And just like that, UCLA closes to 15-13, the last when Ma’a puts down a service overpass.
Think Ma’a’s serve was in but … UH up 20-17. TO UCLA
Warriors win 25-18
Ma’a serve looked out to me at first, but in replay might have caught the line a bit.. But it was so fast could see why the ref thought it was out.
Stijn was absolutely incredible.
GREAT GAME! Great win! So glad Pono was able to contribute towards the end, u could see his frustration wen he would mess up! Van tilberg killed it!! So glad I went to the game tonite!
It was a really good crowd tonight. season high 3500-ish. Lot of Punahou fans forgoing the Carnival.
Van Tilburg came on very strong after only four kills in Set 1. Passing got better, Franciskovic read things better IMHO.
UCLA runs a confusing system but Hawaii made the adjustments needed.
Great win for UH…Odd to see a men’s team running a true 6-2 offense, though down the stretch a 6-0 OH may be a liability…
Great win, after a really bad start, UH turned it around, If they can clean up the serving I think they can win again tomorrow.
UCLA served Hawaii off the court the first match. Luckily, Hawaii’s passing improved and the Bruins couldn’t sustain the service pressure. Except for Ma’a who was fantastic tonight. Is this how he’s been playing this season so far or is he especially pumped up to be playing at home?
I was a little worried about Stijn since he had a mediocre weekend against SDSU but he was awesome tonight. Siki was money as usual. Fey is still underperforming offensively, but like last Sunday he had several key blocks and kills.
Yes, an awesome win for Men’s Volleyball. But I want to mention the Wahine Water Polo team since they get no publicity. They beat No. 17 Wagner 12-10 and host Brown University 17-10 at the Bruno Classic at Providence, Rhode Island. Today they meet No. 22 Harvard and Bucknell. The Wahine are 7-1 on the season.
Aren’t Spieler and Ma’a are cousins?
Still, kinna looks bad when you’re a current UH athlete. But family first I suppose.
50. Doesn’t look bad at all.
Very tall 6’4″ blond with Spieler and Lisa Strand at last night’s game. Must be the next star from Lisa’s volleyball family. Think Cindy mentioned her before who may be headed to UCLA but still in high school.
52. Torrey Van Winden
50. You said the exact same thing when Nikki was supporting her Brother in the Pepperdine matches last year LOL. Nothing bad at all about rooting for your family member’s team over your school’s team.
52. Van Winden is already enrolled at UCLA I heard, she will be training with them all spring.
50. And if the tables were turned, I am pretty sure Micah and Josh taylor would be rooting for the rainbow wahine over the Bruin beach team and Pepperdine indoor team…
I think the key was that Coach corrected the way the back row was passing those wicked UCLA serves. Kolby also adjusted his positioning on his digs.
I continue to be amazed at how UH continues to win despite the huge drop off in the middle game from last year. Siki is playing his best games this year and Stijn is a special Opp.
My final kudos go to the SSC fans!
The blocking last night was excellent, it clearly impacted UCLA’s hitters. Although their wasn’t much scoring from the middles, they were very effective. UCLA had to respect the middle attack and the bic and the pins frequently had a split block to work against. They didn’t have to hit over it, although Stijn frequently did, they could tool it just as effectively. When Fey embraces tooling the block and beach rolls as his game, he’ll have more success. Every Warrior on the court last night contributed and had star moments, and some of the best play was going on between the ears, and showing leadership. Stijn calming Fey down after a disputed call and getting his attention back on the game. Mol taking on the middle role like he owned it and played there his whole career. Siki directing play on the court and calling out who to set. Franciskovic digging a tough ball and sending a perfect cross court to Worsley, who then makes a perfect cross court set to the opposite pin. Brett coming in under pressure late in sets and not trying to do too much at the service line, making effective in serves and going on set closing runs. Ian leading in blocks, and doing a good job of digging, passing, and being in the right spot at the right time. Kolby adjusting to the UCLA serve and hitters and frustrating their best efforts with unbelievable digs and passing. The coaches calming and inspiring their players. Great game, I look forward to another battle with the Bruins tonight.
Yes, Spieler and Ma’a are cousins. See nothing wrong with cheering for family
.Van Winden and Spieler have been killing it on the beach in the offseason. Torrey will be at UCLA in spring.
UH’s middle attack is a work in progress with two converted opposites. Jennings is still getting comfortable with them. It’s effective enough that it’s keeping the opposing block honest.
new thread up for Saturday