No. 25 UCLA 3, Utah State 1; other Top 25 scores

Bruins defeat the Aggies, 25-23, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16
Lowe with 22. She had 8 in Set 1. Aggies led 23-22. UCLA scored the last three points of Set 1

1. Stanford (7-0) def. Penn, 3-0; def. Santa Clara, 3-0
2. Texas (6-0) def. UCF 3-0
3. Penn State (8-1) def. Kansas 3-0 def. Yale 3-0
4. Wisconsin (8-0) def. Ball State 3-0; def. Missouri State 3-1
5. Washington (8-0) idle
6. USC (6-2) idel
7. Florida State (7-0) def. Central Arkansas 3-0; def. LSU 3-1
8. Purdue 8-1 def. Western Michigan, 3-1
9. BYU (7-2) def. New Mexico State 3-0
10. Florida (5-2) idle
11. Nebraska (5-2) def. Colgate 3-0
12. Illinois (4-2) def. Washington State 3-0
13. San Diego (5-3) idle
14 Colorado State (9-1) def. UTEP 3-0
15. Arizona State (8-1 )def. Morehead State 3-0
16. Kentucky (7-2) def. VCU 3-0
17. North Carolina (7-1) def. Georgia Southern, 3-0; def. VCU 3-0
18. Oregon (8-0) def. Michigan, 3-0
19. Minnesota (5-1) def. UW Milwaukee 3-1; vs. Iowa State
20. Duke (6-3) def. Penn 3-1; lost to Santa Clara 3-0
21. Arizona (7-0) def. UCF 3-1
22 Hawaii (5-3) idle
23. Michigan State (4-3) def. Oregon State 3-1
24. Kansas (9-2) def. American 3-1; lost to Penn State 3-0
25. UCLA (6-2) def. Utah State 3-1


  1. LanaiBoy September 13, 2014 5:50 pm

    Should Karsta Lowe be the favorite for national player of the year? Krista Vansant won it last season and she is having an even better year so far. Samantha Bricio of SC does not have the stats of Vansant but she has a devastating jump serve with more aces than serviced errors, a remarkable stat. There is no question that Vansant is a far better all-around player than Lowe, but the latter is far more impressive as a hitter. As Chris McClachlin stated, seeing Lowe is worth the price of admission. She is one powerful hitter, like Kim Willoughby and Heather Bown from Hawaii. Of course it is too early in the season but it is always interesting to speculate.

  2. Cindy Luis September 13, 2014 6:20 pm

    1. Much will depend on how UCLA does the rest of the year. She can be inconsistent.

  3. Butch September 13, 2014 6:50 pm

    and how deep they make it into the tourney.

  4. John September 14, 2014 3:38 am

    So Utah State won a set from UCLA?
    This makes it even more evident that last nights match was
    totally winnable by the Wahine.

  5. LC September 14, 2014 5:10 am

    I saw something this morning that could affect Hawai`i in Monday’s poll. I’ll let you know what it is after the poll comes out.

  6. mei mei September 14, 2014 8:08 am

    Such suspense LC!!??!!

  7. Cindy Luis September 14, 2014 2:04 pm

    4. it was. a couple of calls go Hawaii’s way, and they win at least one set too.

    When you look at teams UH has lost to, a combined 22-3. UCLA’s loss to LMU looks bad on paper. but LMU is 9-0

    ASU lost on the road to Louisville. a 9 a.m. contest
    that was a bad lows since Louisville is 5-4 has lost to Appalachian State, as well as to Kentucky and Northern Illinois.

  8. WaWa September 14, 2014 2:57 pm

    The line-up I would like to see tonight would be Taylor & Greeley on the Outside, Huff on the Right (although I know we have been prepared to see Long out there), DS-Kahakai, and the usual of Higgins at Setter w/Koelsch backing her up, Magill & Adolpho in the Middle, Mendoza at Lib. Hopefully Maglio gets some valuable PT tonight, should UH be afford the commodity of using their bench.

    These are my top 3 pin hitters/blockers & the hitters that I would eventually like to see as usual starters. Sure Manu-Olevao has gotten her fare share of kills, but should Taylor be that much better of a 6 ro player as advertised couldn’t be any less than Manu-Olevao’s all-around game. Manu-Olevao, can be first off the bench to provide some offensive relief for any struggling OH (obviously not letting her serve should we be down game ball). Long can be used to back up the Opp for more offense & Passi can be used…if we need somebody to…just hit hard.

    It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t have reversed one of those outcomes against those PAC12 teams, however the Wahine were in position to win every one of those matches. Hopefully Nikki Taylor can live up to her billing, then Wahine VB will be at the top of the Big West & into the tournament as usual.

  9. Kazu September 14, 2014 3:36 pm

    8. Agree, UH could have won those matches. They didn’t loose by much.

  10. LanaiBoy September 14, 2014 3:45 pm

    Re. #8. Can’t believe any one would suggest that Huff replace Manu-Olevao. Replace the best outside hitter so far this season with an unproven freshman? Huff has been adequate on blocking so far but decidedly average when it comes to hitting in the few minutes that she has come off the bench all this season. Right now, she lacks power. She needs to spend time in the weight room and get more experience. I do look forward to her in future when she gains more experience as an outside hitter and gets stronger; I do agree that she is one of our stellar freshmen who show considerable future promise. But how does one come out with this absurd recommendation to Shoji that really makes no sense at all. Sorry for being a little harsh, but this takes the cake when it comes to giving bad advice.

  11. WaWa September 14, 2014 3:56 pm

    Re: 10…This is just a line-up that “I would like to see” and these are “my top pin hitters”. I’m not about giving recommendations to Shoji, as a coach myself, I strongly believe in factors that the outside coach looking in would not know into the decision making process of a line up or substitutions.

    If you read my post carefully, Huff would not be replacing Manu-Olevao…Taylor would, which is the case tonight because of Manu-Olevao’s LDS commitment. I would like to see Huff replace Long, as she is a stronger blocker. She may not be as prolific an attacker as Long, but she does attack at a higher point because of her height and would not fatigue as much in longer rallies/matches which is also partly due to the fact that she would be DS’ed in the backrow.

  12. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:20 pm

    Long is stinking it up.

  13. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:21 pm

    Serving target

  14. tossup September 14, 2014 5:21 pm

    wahine should not let usf get settled in. shoji seemed to have done a lackluster job coaching

  15. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:22 pm

    Long has been the target for serves all pre conference long. Am I the only one that watches film on can recognize this. How there’ll is she in the match?

  16. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:24 pm

    Damn spell check. I meant, am I the only one that sees film on this and recognize it? Why is Long still in the match.

  17. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:27 pm

    Shoji better start coaching or he should retire.

  18. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:28 pm

    Like Chow we need results.

  19. tossup September 14, 2014 5:28 pm

    shoji looks like he did a shoddy job coaching the practice yesterday. he about to let this ball drop big time

  20. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:30 pm

    How is it the freshmen need time to be ready but Long is? I don’t see the difference except Long has been here longer.

  21. Wop ur jaws September 14, 2014 5:31 pm

    Like Passi is going to be any different. Tjis loss is Shoji’s fault.

  22. tossup September 14, 2014 6:09 pm

    rs gas no production alright….

  23. tossup September 14, 2014 6:09 pm

    rs has no production alright….

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