PanAm quarter: US swept by Argentina; horseshoe tourney on campus

Not a good performance by the U.S. lose 25-16, 25-21, 25-15
Averill took 10 swings, had 2 kills and a block.
U.S. plays Friday for fifth place 9:30 a.m. HST

Stats at

if they win, they advance to Friday’s semis. opponent will either be Canada (3-0) or Brazil (2-1) both of which won their pools and had a bye into the semis.

Assuming the SandBows now become the BeachBows with the NCAA name change
their annual Portuguese Horseshoe Tournament fundraiser is looking to move from Hunakai Park to campus on the grass practice field. Date is Oct. 25.

Top chucking pair has name on the trophy



  1. warriorfan July 22, 2015 3:11 pm

    The US got smoked, served off the court.

  2. Cindy Luis July 22, 2015 6:11 pm

    pretty much been the tale of this competition.

  3. Big Island VB fan July 22, 2015 7:48 pm

    Well, at least the USA woman won in both arenas today, the quarterfinals of the Pan Am Games against Cuba and the first of the five finals of the FIVB Grand Prix in Omaha. How come you don’t mention the accomplishments of the women’s USA team? It would be nice to share some good news to overshadow the bad news from the men’s team.

  4. po'okela July 23, 2015 1:48 am

    maybe it’s because there are no current hawaii ties on the women’s roster.

    get off her back. this is a local blog about our local team and local players.

  5. warriorfan July 23, 2015 2:46 am

    I lost all interest in the US womens national team when Hooker, Tom and Bown left. The current players just don’t interest me, Karsta Lowe does a bit and I’ll pay more attention if she makes the olympic team.

    The men with Micah, Shojis and Averill just interest me more.

  6. haleiwacrossfitter July 23, 2015 7:56 am

    I agree…with no current UH alumnae on the USA roster, I am not very interested in the team right now…even if they are #1 and winning. They have local girl, Tama, on the team, but she rarely plays…and honestly, I would be more interested in a UH alumnae than a local girl for some reason. I feel more loyal and interested in someone that has a loyalty to the UH and is representing our university. Not shagging Tama, but just saying I would be more interested if Hartong was on the team vs Tama.

  7. Big Island VB fan July 23, 2015 9:33 am

    4-6: Thanks for the explanations. Now I understand.

  8. Cindy Luis July 23, 2015 6:16 pm

    3. I’ve mentioned the women’s senior team, just haven’t been following them as much as the men. they do have Miyashiro who hasn’t played that much.
    as for the Pan Ams, no Hawaii tie so didn’t see the need.
    The Hawaii tie is the usual reason for posts regarding non-UH stuff.

  9. Cindy Luis July 23, 2015 8:14 pm

    new thread up above.

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