SandBows out Tiegs-Taylor in pairs; UCI wins

UH falls 3-2 in opener, 3 of the matches went to 3 with UH going 1-2 in those, including at No. 1 with Tiegs-Taylor. SandBows face FSU in loser-out at 10 a.m. HST
FSU lost to FIU

FSU-Hawaii winner to play Pepperdine. Waves lost to USC 3-2.

Long Beach State 3 Hawai’i 2
1) Aigner-Swasey/Cabrajac (LBSU) def. Tiegs/Taylor (UH) 21-17, 19-21, 15-12
2) Jackson/Brinke (LBSU) def. Spieler/Urban (UH) 21-18, 14-21, 15-12
3) Rooks/Brown (UH) def. Mackie/Hudson (LBSU) 23-21, 21-15
4) Schucht/Tucker (UH) vs. McHugh/Wagner (LBSU) 17-21, 29-27, 5-4, uf
5) Nieto/Thomas (LBSU) def. Boyan/Schreiber (UH) 21-19, 21-18

Link to the stats below


  1. mei mei May 1, 2015 11:19 am

    bummer about the warriors and the sandbows….
    hopefully at least Pacman wins tomr and big congrats to Mariota!!

  2. Warriorfan May 1, 2015 11:31 am

    Sand bows beat florida state so they stay alive for tommorrow!

  3. 808 May 1, 2015 11:51 am

    #2 — not alive for tomorrow. Today! About 10 minutes from now if they’re on schedule.

    UH Sand Volleyball ‏@UHSandVB 20m20 minutes ago
    ‘Bows take down FSU 3-2 to move on in the elimination bracket to play Pepperdine. Start time set for 5pm CT (12pm HT)

  4. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 11:51 am

    UH wins 3-2 over FSU, plays Pepperdine today (Friday) at Noon HST

  5. warriorfan May 1, 2015 11:55 am

    Yikes pepperdine will be tough I was hoping they would have a rematch with Long Beach state.

  6. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 12:12 pm

    5. if you read the original post, it said the winner of UH-FSU would play Pepperdine.

    follow along at #UHSandVB

    The Waves have the advantage in having some some rest where as UH is playing almost right away after the 3-2 win.

  7. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 12:21 pm

    In the 3-2 loss to USC, Pepperdine lost at Nos 1, 2 and 4.

    As for UH-FSU, Hawaii took a 3-0 lead
    1. Taylor-Tiegs win 2-0
    2. Spieler-Urban win 2-0
    3. Rooks-Brown win 2-0
    4. Tucker-Schucht lose 2-1
    5. Chow-Zalopany lose 2-1

    Hawaii swapped out its No. 5 pair that played against The Beach.

  8. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 12:45 pm

    Match started late, 1235 HST
    Hall swapped out again at No. 5. Screiber-Boyan playing

    Pepperdine doing real-time updates at

  9. setaone May 1, 2015 12:57 pm

    How do they determine which pairs teams make the pairs championship? Is it just the #1 and #2 duos?

    Tiegs/Taylor appear to be struggling.

  10. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:08 pm

    UH loses 2 of 5 first sets
    1. Tiegs-Taylor lose 21-12
    2. Urban-Spieler win 21-19
    Brown-Rooks lose 21-17
    Tucker-Schucht win 21-15
    Chow-Zalopany (sorry, late change)
    lose 21-12

  11. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:10 pm

    9. various criteria for them to advance.
    The Pairs Championship will begin with the ten Best of the Rest duos engaged in pool play on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. The top two finishers will be seeded into Sunday’s 16-team single elimination bracket. The eight top pairs from the Team Championship schools and the top two from the finalists will also be entered into Sunday’s Pairs Championship bracket. There will be a play-in for the final two positions. First round matches start Sunday

  12. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:16 pm

    UH=Pepperdine tied 1-1.

    1. Tiegs-Taylor come back for 22-20 win, on to Set 3
    2. Urban-Spieler lose Set 2 21-13, on to Set 3
    3. Brown-Rooks lose 21-17, 21-11
    4. Tucker-Shucht win 21-15, 21-15
    5. Chow-Zalopany win 21-19 on to Set 3

  13. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:18 pm

    Tiers-Taylor down 0-9 to open Set 3. not good

  14. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:24 pm

    Waves win at Nos. 1 and 2. UH out

  15. Kazu May 1, 2015 1:33 pm

    Bummers! Pepp men’s roll over UH and now the women do the same.

  16. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:36 pm

    15. hardly call 3-2 a rollover, last 3 matches went to 3 after it was tied 1-1

  17. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 1:39 pm

    1. Tiegs-Taylor lose 21-12, 20-22, 15-5
    2. Urban-Spieler lose 19-21, 21-13, 15-9
    3. Brown-Rooks lose 21-17, 21-11
    4. Tucker-Shucht win 21-15, 21-15
    5. Chow-Zalopany win 12-21, 21-18, 15-10.
    Waves move on to play FIU Saturday
    that winner moves on to play loser of USC-Long Beach.

    USC-Long Beach winner sits back and waits for the losers bracket to be played out.

  18. warriorfan May 1, 2015 3:04 pm

    Too bad they started with a bad loss to Long Beach , a team they should have beat, it’s been a pretty gloomy week for UH volleyball, Hope UCI pulls up the match tonight and UH gets the at large at least.

  19. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 3:11 pm

    18. don’t know if they ‘should have’ beaten them. it was close the 49ers all season, 3-2 and last week 4-1 but a close 4-1.
    Because of a change in the pairs event, UH can only put its No. 1 pair in so Tiegs-Taylor playing Sunday.

  20. R.M May 1, 2015 3:14 pm

    No room for excuses but even though the sandbows is already there since Wednesday I think the time of the match against Long beach still affect their game. Still a good season for them.

  21. R.M May 1, 2015 3:18 pm

    I think it would be a different way on how they will award the individual awards this year. Unlike last year that the all-Americans were given to the pairs that advanced to the quarter finals in the pairs competition.

  22. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 3:38 pm

    21. not sure what you mean. Why would you think it would be different?

  23. R.M May 1, 2015 3:50 pm

    I think about that because of the sandbows did not made to the finals they only have Tiegs and Taylor for the pairs. If they will do the same thing like last year. That means Spieler is already out for thr all american race. I know it’s just an individual award. But Spieler played amazing this year and she deserves it.

  24. R.M May 1, 2015 3:55 pm

    Oh sorry, they might not change it. But I really think they have to look at the other players also that cannot make it to the pairs

  25. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 5:06 pm

    23. yes, she is already out of All-American consideration. she AND Urban deserve it but that’s the way things go. there is a play-in match but UH not being considered for that. Spieler Urban went 1-2 today.

  26. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 5:07 pm

    and for those who care, UCI-Pepperdine tied at 1-1. Waves up early 4-1 in Set 3

  27. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 5:12 pm

    Penn State wins its 17th straight EIVA title, 3-0 over George Mason
    Loyola takes down Lewis 3-1 for the MIVA.
    Loyola gets the auto, Lewis will get an at-large.

  28. Big Island VB fan May 1, 2015 5:12 pm

    Irvine is error prone on serves and spikes. Pepperdine is a whole lot more motivated to win this match and it looks like a repeat of yesterday where Pepperdine wins the final three sets. Irvine knows that it will get the at-large berth anyway while Pepperdine needs to win this to move on.

  29. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 5:20 pm

    28. pretty much.

  30. Big Island VB fan May 1, 2015 5:35 pm

    Surprise, Irvine made a comeback thanks to an ace and service winner by a reserve player and then service error by Pepperdine. Tamir Hershko missed every serve I saw starting from the second set and now has seven service errors. He’s much better at the front line with his spikes. I’ve never seen anyone so error prone in serves. Irvine better not have him serve if Pepperdine has match point and Irvine needs to win the serve to stay alive.

  31. Big Island VB fan May 1, 2015 5:54 pm

    After 8 missed serves, Tamir Hershko finally scores an ace for Irvine, propelling the Anteaters for a 3-point lead. Score is 16-13. Irvine just needs to keep siding out to win. Pepperdine has called two quick timeouts. Score is now 17-13. Just eight more points. Can Irvine stay ahead?

  32. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 5:56 pm

    UCI up 19-15 in Set 4 after a huge comeback in Set 3 25-23

  33. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 6:01 pm

    UCI serving for the match at 24-21

  34. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 6:03 pm

    Waves come back to 24-23. feeling a lot like Set 3 yesterday. Taylor with 23 kills, hitting over 600

  35. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 6:03 pm

    Zot, zot. UCI wins 25-23

    so now UH waits for Saturday selection show

  36. Big Island VB fan May 1, 2015 6:05 pm

    So Irvine eked out a four-set victory, winning by the slimmest margin each time with scores of 25-23. Let’s hope now that UH gets the at-large berth.

  37. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 6:06 pm

    in the hands of the committee. 130 EST, 7:30 a.m. HST

  38. warriorfan May 1, 2015 6:24 pm

    Hope UH gets in.

  39. Aloha73g May 1, 2015 6:39 pm

    38. Really?

    Wahine underperformed but finished 2nd in conference and scored a dominant tournament victory over a ranked team, and took a set off UW.

    Rainbow Warriors were ranked #1 for 5 weeks, had one of their best records in years, played very well on the road (wins at UCLA, Irvine, LBSU) and are in the conversation for the NCAA Tournament

    SandBows were also ranked #1 and had a great season.

    Not winning a championship does NOT = “sucking” … I agree all 3 could have done better at times, but they are all winners in my book!!


  40. islandman May 1, 2015 6:40 pm

    I think i heard this was the All-Tournament team:
    Christensen, USC, Setter
    Siki, Hawaii
    Josh Taylor, Pepperdine

    Andersen ” Libero
    Brinkley UCI Libero
    La Cavera, UCI, Outstanding player; He’s only 6′ 4″

  41. Sickman Fraud May 1, 2015 6:58 pm

    Two former number 1 teams that can’t make it to the finals…ugh. Baseball, softball, football…..ugh. NaWahine water polo, yes.

  42. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 7:09 pm

    39. thank you.
    apologize for that comment being allowed briefly. It has been deleted. Usually that word gets you put in purgatory until approved.

    just don’t understand people who only post when they want to be negative.

    Sort of like Thursday’s UH men’s match. Silence while they’re winning Set 1.

    40. thanks. not there. hadn’t seen the team.

  43. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 7:16 pm
    2015 MPSF All-Tournament Team
    Micah Christenson, USC
    Siki Zarkovic, Hawaii
    Brennan Anderson, Pepperdine
    Josh Taylor, Pepperdine
    Michael Brinkley, UCI
    Andrew Benz, UCI
    Zack La Cavera, UCI (MVP)

    40. no surprise since he was also POY of the league.

  44. islandman May 1, 2015 8:13 pm

    So what would the brackets be like, if UH gets in ?

  45. warriorfan May 1, 2015 8:25 pm

    If Hawaii is picked, they would play tuesday against Penn State
    Loyola would play against Pheiffer.

    Then the winners would advance to play thursday against probable top seeds Lewis and Irvine.

  46. Cindy Luis May 1, 2015 9:30 pm

    45. not necessarily.
    Lewis losing to Loyola does create some interesting scenarios.
    depends on how they seed things.

  47. wildcard May 2, 2015 12:43 am

    well too bad for the sandbows. their stronger flights were lackluster and disappointing. tiegs/taylor will need to grind better for the pairs unless they out early or already out which i wouldnt be surprised, sad to say. i guess spielers work is spent, did they just simply wear out urban? boyan/schreiber not a very good contending flight all season at all, at least hall brought in some shock value with chow/zalopany.

  48. wildcard May 2, 2015 12:55 am

    also cindy that post on previous thread wasnt exactly a rant. i still declare title ix too weak. maybe im recapping on what it was when i watched it on rise of the wahine, was title ix something needed to be installed? or was it something that hindered womens teams? if rather due to lack of efficiency/usefulness. fine with football being a different conference, but with mens basketball? being in the same conference was no improvement either and besides they got problems since gib arnolds fiasco…may as well get rid of basketball for the men. wahine volleyball be making more money than mens basketball.

  49. chink May 2, 2015 7:09 am

    Warriors get in the tournament. Plays against Penn State.

  50. 'ohanaInBellingham May 2, 2015 7:15 am

    In the first play-in match No. 3 seed Loyola Chicago (25-2) will be paired with No. 6 seed Pfeiffer (19-2), with the winner advancing to the championship bracket to play No. 2 seed UC Irvine (28-4). In the second play-in match, No. 4 seed Hawaii (21-6) will play No. 5 seed Penn State (20-9). The winner will be placed in the championship bracket to play No. 1 Lewis (25-3). Game times for the play-in matches are 9 and 11 p.m. ET. Game times for the semifinals are 9 and 11 p.m. ET. The championship match will be played at 9:30 p.m. ET. The semifinals will be streamed live at and the championship match will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

  51. Cindy Luis May 2, 2015 7:23 am

    thanks new thread up

  52. Cindy Luis May 2, 2015 8:17 am

    48. the words you used were “I will take my chance and rip on the scheduling….’
    took that a rant.

    You suggested that volleyball sue over scheduling using Title IX. That is not the intent of the law, originally passed in 1964 as the Civil Rights Act .

    Title IX is an educational amendment to the civil rights act which was to end discrimination based on gender and passed in 1972. It applies to any institution that receives federal funding, including colleges.

    Part of the reason Patsy Mink went into law was due to being denied admission to medical school because she was a female.

    Hope that the above explanation is helpful and adds something to what you got out of The Rise of the Wahine. Was proud to be included in the film.

    Is what happened to Wahine volleyball schedule fair? No. Was it right for basketball to insert games when volleyball schedule had tentatively been set? No.
    but it is not basis for a law suit. Who would file? Shoji agreed to change things for, he said, his fans.

    And, no, Wahine volleyball does not make more money than men’s basketball.

    Moving to the Big West was a huge improvement over the WAC, for scheduling, travel and recruiting. There are several issues unique to UH compared to most of the other Big West schools and those including having a football team, not having an on campus stadium where fans can easily attend two sporting events in one day, football needing to be played later in the day which conflicts with evening volleyball and that UH is one of two programs that makes money in women’s volleyball.

    They aren’t going to get rid of men’s basketball. That they had problems with Arnold has no bearing on the volleyball schedule.

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