Both teams going with the same starters from last night
Ramos, West, Sedore, Averill, Zarkovic, Olsen, Kanetake
After being down early 4-0, including giving up 2 aces, Warriors rally to tie at 14. kill by russell gives PSU a 15-14 lead at the TTO
Hawaii playing a little too loose IMHO. let a couple of balls go that landed in. Penn State up 20-17. TO UH
Penn State said they wanted to do better at the transition game and they have done it so far. it’ 23-18. TO UH
Fey in to serve at 24-20. PSU with the kill, ends it 25-20
Hawaii hit 257 13-4-35 to PSU’s 368 19-4-38. UH 1.5 blocks-PSU 0. big difference is in digs: PSU 17 to 8 for UH. Curry has 8 digs for PSU. PSU leads in aces 2-0, and SEs 1-0 Zarkovic 5-1-9, Olsen 4-0-8, West 1-0-4, Sedore 3-1-11. Averill 0-1-1. good balances for PSU Goddell 4-1-11, Russell 5-0-6 and P. Russell 4-4-12.
Ace serve by Sedore has UH up 15-14 at the TTO. UH’s 14th point came on a monster solo stuff by Taylor Averill on Matt Seiffer. it was a true facial
Penn State hits wide on a line shot. UH up 17-15. TO PSU
UH led 22-19. Penn State has closed to 22=21. TO UH
Great cross court kill by Olsen puts UH up 24-21. TO PSU. Fey continues to serve.
Olsen with his seventh kill against his former team evens it at 1-1. 25-22
UH hit 281 in Set 2 to PSU’s 167. Zarkovic 10-3-19, Olsen 7-1-15. West 5-0-9, Sedore 5-4-20. Averill very quiet at 1-1-2. PSU’s Curry with 9 digs, just 1 in Set 2. UH 1 ace, 5 SEs. PSU 2 aces, 4 SEs totoal
UH 4.5-1 edge in blocks
Sedore with his sixth kill puts UH up 15-11 at the TTO
UH has seen its 17-12 lead dwindle to 17-15. TO UH. Might see Ramos come back in for Franciskovic. UH led 15-11 when Ramos subbed out.
Hmmmm, PSU has tied it at 18. Ramos back in. and just like that, nice pass sets up West with kill in the middle.
You may want to go home tonight to watch the replay (IF they’re still doing so).
They had a close up of you tonight along with your son in headsets.
They had nothing but nice things to say about you/son.
They should let Cindy know when the camera is going to plaster one’s images all over the screen.
PSU hits wide, UH up 21-19. TO PSU
Olsen with his career-high 12th kill, gives UH Set point at 24-22. Penn State holds off one to close to 24-23. timeout UH
Zarkovic stuffed, Penn State ties at 24
Zarkovic finishes it out with his 16th kills. credit Ramos for the save when getting a touch on a PSU kill attempt. UH wins 26-24.
Hackbarth in the house but didn’t dance after Set 3. too bad. he’s always been so entertaining.
15. thanks for letting me know. I’m a little biased but think my son has really grown into the job.
Close up when I almost got taken out by Averill? phone and notebook when flying. MacBook has survived.
Zarkovic has tied his career high with 19 kills. UH leads 15-13 at the TTO
Post didn’t make it earlier. Sedore left after Set 3. They’ve gone with the freshman Mol from Norway.
Olsen with his 14th kill (just one error) has UH up 18-14 TO PSU
Olsen with the overpass, gives UH a 22-16 lead. TO PSU
Penn State has rallied to 22-19. TO UH.
Lions to within 22-20 but a service error makes it 23-20
Warriors win 25-21. back in a bit
Did Kupono Fey play tonight? Wonder if and when he will impact this team.
Surfboy Yes he did
I am really impressed by the play of Jace Olsen and Kolby Kanetake. two players I wasn’t high on at all and thus far are stepping it up big time.
I really feel bad for Franciskovic every time he was put in the team lost points but it wasn’t because of his setting. He has a ton of potential and gets up as high as Brook and Siki on the block. I really like that the coaches are putting him in early to get him ready. Ramos to me still makes too many location mistakes and will be a blocking liability against Page/Sander and other big time outsides in conference although he definitely has the most experience and better back row play.
I think Fey might just take away Timmer’s job as serving sub mostly because he is getting digs while keeping his serve in and Timmer isn’t.
Agree with WF. Those two have really stepped up. I have been disappointed in Averills play especially his serve. Wade made a good move putting in Mol. Sedore was having an off night. I would also like to see more of Fey but who do you sit? UCLA will be a good test tonight.
Hawaii was always a great team. Just play hard every time and they got the same results. They have a big team this year. If you can see, most of the players are all over the world. I am sure they have a good eatery wagon for the boys after the game. That is what they work for to be on the team. Championship match in the Outrigger classic at Stan Sheriff Center tonight. A good tournament, but never stayed at that hotel. A lot of UH pictures there to show off UH sports.
Joby Ramos #2 one of UH’s best setters of all time, next to _________. Really? Keep it up.
28 yes Fey played. the boxes are online. you also can see play-by-play if you go to hawaiiathletics.com go the link for MVB schedule and click on the box.
Fey ended up serving at critical times, the ends of two sets.
Don’t know where he fits in. It’s so early. They were going to redshirt him but have decided not to.
As for Fey (4 sets) vs. Timmer (6 sets), Fey has 2 digs, Timmer 1 dig on the season. Timmer has 1 SE in 6 serves, Fey 0 SE in 5 serves.
31. Ron, don’t think Averill played poorly. Last night vs. Penn State 5-3-10, vs. Ohio State he was 8-2-10. Ramos didn’t set him much until the end, was 1-1-2 through Set 2, 2-2-4 through Set 3. He was 3-1-6 in Set 4. Pretty big block up against him most of the night from PSU.
Cindy, I didnt think he played poorly, I guess I expected more. I feel more comfortable when West is in .
36. Think he’s still trying to figure out his role on the court since he’s switched positions so many times and also, after losing 20 pounds, is adjusting to his body and higher vertical.
He’s hitting .400 but agree that Ramos seems to have a better connection.
As for his serve … he’s served 19 times, fewest of the starters in 2 matches, 0 aces, 1 SE.