Rewinding the UH-UCLA match

Certainly a very good win for Hawaii tonight. Think the concern was the potential letdown for the Wahine after such an emotinal high of last night.

Be interesting to see the poll Monday with all the upsets.

Thought they had a nice game plan on Lowe. She was hitting .000 through Set 2. ended up 7-5-20. We know how UH traditionally does against left-handers. UCLA hit 169.

Reeves finally got going 8-1-20. Looks a lot like her mom who also played for the Bruins in the 80s: Jeanne Beauprey.

UH outblocks UCLA 9-7. The Bruins ran a pretty slow offense and allowed the Wahine to get a lot of touches. just watching both Hartong and Adolpho focus on their timing to go up on the block was impressive.

Wahine with a 32-24 edge in digs, Longo with 11. and, as someone pointed out, very nice set distribution by Uiato. Wahine hit .304.

Taylor 6-4-12 but some key kills.; Vorster 7-1-9; Manu-Olevao 4-5-15; Hartong 15-4-33, 5-0-9 in Set 3, 3 aces, 1 BS, 3 BA; Adolpho 7-1-12, 1 BS, 4 BA; Long 1-0-1 with the match-ender from the right; Kastl 4-0-9.

It was 86 minutes of consistant play by Hawaii, as reflected by the set scores. Another good finish for the second straight night;

It was 15-15. UH closes it 10-3.

Bruins with 1 ace, 6 SEs; Wahine 5 aces, 9 SEs; UH served very tough. UCLA’s passing was horrid, balls flying all over the court.

Arena cleared out and the AC is working well. It did get hot in here for a bit. Crowd was great.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  1. manu September 7, 2013 10:37 pm

    Thanks for all your work and stats Cindy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend

  2. manu September 7, 2013 10:38 pm

    Oh yeah….Great win for the Wahines! Go Bows!

  3. Beauston September 7, 2013 10:52 pm

    Great weekend recap over-all Cindy, Thank you for all that you do!

  4. menehune September 8, 2013 4:32 am

    This match will prove once and for all, the Wahine is the real deal. Monster match for Adolpho and Vorster once again. Dave might take a closer look at Kastl; she makes very few errors and comes through with some solid hits when needed….also passes well. What an impressive win over the Bruins. GO BOWS.

  5. wf September 8, 2013 7:10 am

    Great weekend! What a great job the TEAM, the staff, and the fans have done over the last two weeks! It’s always good fun to see the bows playing the best teams in the country!! Cindy-in your update regarding the sellout, there was mention of the 2011 regional sellout and four others. Do you know the four others? What years and against who. Seems like we have had more than 6 total sellouts! Keep it up BOWS!

  6. Maverick September 8, 2013 8:04 am

    Scary thought: Last year’s Cal team is this year’s UCLA team. Hope not, but if they don’t address their setting and passing issues, don’t expect an RPI bump.

  7. Warriorfan September 8, 2013 8:08 am

    6. Re , they have problems on the outside too, Lowe can’t be their only effective pin hitter although Reeves played well against UH.

  8. tommui September 8, 2013 9:41 am

    Thanks Cindy!

  9. Mei Mei September 8, 2013 9:42 am

    Great weekend Bows , awesome win!!!

  10. jmy September 8, 2013 9:54 am

    Penn St. demolished Florida…

  11. LC September 8, 2013 10:26 am

    According to The World of Jim

    1) Jim called one of the Wahine he this weekend.

    2) Croson is still on the team and served at least once.

  12. Grammy September 8, 2013 11:26 am

    Whew, thought I was having a hot flash. Ha, ha! Really, can’t beat a full house and totally engaged crowd to lift Wahine game. I do want to see a total balanced team effort from this team, but understand that rotational aspect and in and out nature of subs works against that kind of game performance. I think that if they can find and play “perfect” game before thay reach NCAA, they will be able to refrence what it takes to defeat the game plans set up to stop Emily or Nikki or middles ’cause you already knows that’s what coaches are thinking. Hawaii is beatable if you stop Hartong and touch middles attacks. I am confident that we’ve got the talent and the coaching staff to design/execute a winning game plan. Belive! Go Wahine!

  13. manu September 8, 2013 11:58 am

    @ LC. (11). heh heh…you caught that too, huh? I like Jim a lot and he’s one of the icons during the games from way back. But unfortunate, we can’t compete with age. He’s still pretty sharp though.

  14. jmy September 8, 2013 12:25 pm

    Texas beat Stanford in 4…I guess SC is the new number 1…

  15. Warriorfan September 8, 2013 12:42 pm

    NO way, Texas deserves to be number 1. USC should be number 1 when they actually beat someone of worth.
    Happy for the rpi boost texas will give UH, now hope they and San Diego run the table in their conference.

    I actually won’t be surprised if Texas, San Diego and Hawaii all find themselves in the final four come December, I was not impressed with Stanford at all.

  16. Cubicle1126 September 8, 2013 12:54 pm

    the match against ucla is what happens when the other hitters show up. hartong, of course, will still take the bulk of the swings, but the other hitters were involved and putting their chances away when given them.

    both middles showed up. adolpho is so strong on the slide. and the connection between vorster and uiato seemed to improve as the match went on.

    taylor still had some freshman errors, but she had some monster kills!

    olevao struggled, but kastl stepped in and did a solid job. she helped steady out the passing so that hawaii could go to the middle as much as it did.

  17. roofer68 September 8, 2013 12:55 pm

    Cheering for San Diego who’s playing at home this Friday against #1 USC.

  18. jeff September 8, 2013 1:35 pm

    Great win anyone ranked left maybe arizona might be a sellout it’s all about winning the rest of the games no losses goal Seattle

  19. RedZone September 8, 2013 2:29 pm

    Now that San Diego game would be one I would like to see.

    I was happy with the way our block showed up these past 2 matches. Add to that our passing and digging. And yes Kastl did a nice job. I also saw more energy out of Jade.

  20. September 8, 2013 2:42 pm

    My favorite out of the 71..#42 (@UCLA 11-3-90)
    Da BW/Pac10 Challenge:
    LBSU, USC, UCLA, Hawai’i

    I lived in Los Angeles for a season of my lifetime.
    UH actually traveled leaving the friendly confines of Klum (if you can believe it).

    I’m a big Karrie T-P fan; she went OFF in the five set loss to the future NCAA WVB Champions.
    Toni Nishida also played the best that she’s ever played.
    **Inclusuive of the fact that she used to play for Pearl City; they/she were the only competitors to UH Lab, time and again in the 50th state, those years of Jr. Bows’ dominance.

  21. September 8, 2013 2:52 pm

    Okay. #46 😉

  22. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 3:57 pm

    6. don’t think UCLA will be this year’s Cal. But even watching them Thursday wasn’t all that impressed. Lowe can go off and I think Sealy will address his other problems. Too good a coach not to.
    But you have to give Hawaii some credit for disrupting UCLA’s passing with some really good serving.

  23. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 4:24 pm

    5. you are right. there have been at least 14. what I had looked at was Largest attendance listed. top 5 are 10,300 sellouts.

  24. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 4:56 pm

    15. the way the poll likely will work tomorrow is USC as the last unbeaten of the top 3 will move up to No. 1. Don’t see Texas moving from No. 6 to No. 1 just because they beat Penn State. If the coaches pay attention. they would see Texas barely beat San Diego in 5. soooo
    IMHO. 1. SC. 2. Minnesota 3. Washington. It will depend on how the points fall.

  25. jmy September 8, 2013 5:06 pm

    Does SD crack the top ten?

  26. jmy September 8, 2013 5:10 pm

    I agree with your top three picks…hard to tell, though…neither SC nor Minnesota has really been tested & Washington needed 5 to beat Gonzaga…

  27. kaleiboy September 8, 2013 6:13 pm

    AC was broken? no wonder it was hot

  28. kaleiboy September 8, 2013 6:15 pm

    Anyone know the RPI website?

  29. September 8, 2013 6:30 pm

    I’m feeling a little nostalgic tonight..I couldn’t tell you why/perhaps because the Bows are doing well this season *so far*.

    Anyway, another away game that stands out for me (not that I was there in attendance, yet it’d been my estimation that UH was going to be blown out by on already VERY established Cardinal program–risen–into then/now the creme dela creme of NCAA WVB…what steadfastness).

    **It’s nice to see Dave taking some risks every now and again!!!
    ***I very much enjoy seeing UH play in different vb venues!!

    11-23-1997 @Stanford, CA
    (L) 8-15, 15-10, 10-15, 3-15


    OH1–5.11 T. Crawford (Fab50, 1st Team J.O. AA)
    OH2–6.2 J. Sudduth (Fab50, 1st Team J.O. AA)

    MB1–6.1 C. Goods
    U.S. National Team Member / ‘German’ Professional (1998-2000); 1997 WAC Player of the Year; Wahine “Top Five” middle-blocking–efficiency–hitter [.300+ ea. (btwn 1993-’97)]; 1st Hawai’i Div.I–Outter Island, Mauian–athlete to excel through the NCAA.
    MB2–6.2 J. Roberts (Fab50)

    OPP–5.11 J. Stevens (Fab50, 1st Team J.O. AA)

    DS–5.8 T. Miyashiro (Fab50, 1st Team J.O. AA)

    People don’t actually believe that Texas and USC were always the ones to get THE recruits, do they?!

  30. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:30 pm

    27. AC wasn’t broken. It worked very well .. after all the bodies left.

  31. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:32 pm

    25. Spoke with USC coach Haley tonight. He said he didn’t think he had played anyone in order to be No. 1 but we agreed on how the process worked. Said he was looking forward to playing USD this week
    Believe he voted USD No. 1. you can how he voted tomorrow.

  32. September 8, 2013 6:33 pm

    Setter–5.9 N. Hubbert
    What would be 2x All-WAC Conference selection(s)

  33. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:39 pm

    29. not sure where you are going with your ramblings.
    Lot of factors played into Miyashiro’s decision to go to UW, including her desire to be a setter. UH didn’t need another at that point. There was some discussion about libero but they had already committed the libero spot to Ka’aihue. didn’t need 2 in the same class.

  34. September 8, 2013 6:43 pm

    The “ramblings” about Tama, being from the Seattle as I am, are really two-fold.

    I know the U-Dub staff. Could tell you about things but that would be gossip.

    Volley Shots couldn’t be about gossip, could it??

  35. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:44 pm

    I know plenty. that I haven’t shared. Joey (Tama’s mom) and I go way back. Our boys played club together for years

  36. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:47 pm

    As for UH finally ‘playing away from Klum”… when they played in Klum, the wren’t making money. Plus until 1984 they were an independent, no conference.
    after the arena opened, there was no reason to go on the road early because they made a lot money by staying home. that was, in part, an athletic department decision.
    They went to Nebraska for a single match that one year because, I believe, it was $10,000 guarantee.

  37. September 8, 2013 6:48 pm

    I ALWAYS have known that you know plenty. It’s never been a Q of that. Heck, much of what I know–going WAY back to the mid-80s–came from reading you and Ann’s work. Mahalo for that.

    I’ve always been interested in Liz Masakayan (da Filipina that she is).

  38. September 8, 2013 6:50 pm

    You back your Bows to the hilt, eh?!

  39. September 8, 2013 6:50 pm

    UH is one of three teams which I follow.

  40. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:51 pm

    sorry, my comment was more about I don’t understand where some of your comments come from and why your posts end up with characters instead of letters.

  41. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:56 pm

    38. I don’t back the ‘Bows. My JOB is to write about the teams to which I’m assigned Just have covered Wahine volleyball more than any other UH sport. Spent years with men’s basketball and volleyball. Some seasons with UH baseball, Wahine basketball and football
    You can always get more info on Masakayan on Wikipedia. Enjoyed watching her play at UCLA.

  42. September 8, 2013 6:57 pm

    Begining to think that UH MIGHT be able to win it all this season.
    Will wait and see.

    I’ll be going moe/sleep now as it is late here in the U.S.
    Solme people still actually believe that HI is its own seperate country here if you can imagine.

    Hope that your mom is doing okay and still on the mend.
    Out; good night.

  43. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:58 pm

    As opposed to us in Hawaii (also the U.S.)?
    but, agree, I don’t like to deal in gossip here

  44. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 6:58 pm

    Mom doing well, thank you for asking

  45. Cindy Luis September 8, 2013 7:10 pm

    24. yes, they crack the Top 10 if the coaches paid attention. Already had them Top 10 in my VBM voting.

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