FSU 3, Hawaii 2; SandBows play Arizona Saturday

On the other side of the bracket
Pepperdine vs. USC in the second winners bracket semi.
In contenders bracket games
UCLA hangs on to eliminate Stetson 3-2
Arizona eliminates Georgia State 3-2. Great match for Kalei Mau

if you don’t have TruTV, this is the live schedule



  1. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 10:56 am


    if you want to look at the bracket, see above link
    on Saturday, it’s UCLA and Arizona in an elimination match.
    FSU-Hawaii and Pepperdine-USC winners meet in winners bracket final, that winner advances to Sunday’s final
    the FSU-Hawaii and Pepperdine-USC losers drop into elimination bracket Saturday and meet the UCLA=Arizona winner.
    The winner of the elimination final climbs back up into the winners final Sunday. If it’s the elimination bracket winner then there will be a deciding match for the championship

  2. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:05 am

    Homayun-Rooks wins Set 1 at No. 5 22-20

  3. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:06 am

    At 3, Long-Tucker hold off set point at 20-19, UH wins Set 1 on a Long ace, 23-21

  4. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:12 am

    At 1, Maglio-Spieler take Set 1 21-14

  5. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:13 am

    Taylor Schucht lose at No. 2, 21-15

  6. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:23 am

    Homayun-Rooks win at 5, 22-20, 21-16

  7. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:28 am

    3. Long-Tucker win 23-21, 21-19

  8. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:32 am

    Schreiber-Zalopany lose 21-16, 21-12

  9. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:34 am

    Taylor Schucht los at 2, 21-15, 21-16
    Maglio-Spieler lose Set 2, it’s going to deciding Set 3

  10. warriorfan May 6, 2016 11:50 am

    Soo close, too bad some key service errors by Emily helped FSU pull that off.
    Schrieber and Zalopany need to pick up their games they have lost like 4 in a row.

  11. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 11:53 am

    Spieler-Maglio lose the third.
    UH will play Saturday against Arizona in an elimination match

  12. warriorfan May 6, 2016 11:57 am

    Yikes it will be tough no matter who they match up with.

  13. H-Man May 6, 2016 11:58 am

    Good showing by the Wahine. I am happy they took down UCLA and played FSU real close. Mags and Spieler almost pulled it off.

  14. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 12:03 pm

    updated with UH-Arizona pairing. That winner goes on to play the winner of UCLA and the USC/Pepperdine loser

  15. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 12:29 pm

    #5 Hawai’i 3, #4 UCLA 0
    (Order of Finish: 3, 5, 2)
    1. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) vs. Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara (UCLA), DNF
    2. Nikki Taylor/Ka’iwi Schucht (UH) def. Ivey Schmitt/Kamila Tan (UCLA), 21-11, 22-20
    3. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Elise Zappla/Izzy Carey (UCLA), 22-20, 21-14
    4. Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany (UH) vs. Zana Muno/Jessyka Ngauamo (UCLA), DNF
    5. Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Julie Consani/Reily Buechler (UCLA), 21-18, 21-18

    #1 Florida State 3, #5 Hawai’i 2
    (Order of Finish: 5, 3, 4, 2, 1)
    1. Jace Pardon/Julie Brown (FSU) def. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH), 14-21, 21-17, 16-14
    2. Nina Pellitteri/Tory Paranagua (FSU) def. Nikki Taylor/Ka’iwi Schucht (UH), 21-15, 21-16
    3. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Sierra Sanchez/Vanessa Freire (FSU), 23-21, 21-19
    4. Annie Montgomery/Katie Horton (FSU) def. Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany (UH), 21-16, 21-12
    5. Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Hailey Luke/Nikki Esposito (FSU), 22-20, 21-16

  16. tongo May 6, 2016 12:33 pm

    That could have gone either way. Yeah, Emily’s inexperience showed but overall she is playing super for a freshman. What can you say about Katie – name a court after her! Congrats to Homayun-Rooks and Long-Tucker for playing so tough!

  17. Cubicle1126 May 6, 2016 1:44 pm

    close, tough loss for the sandbows today to fsu …. but it was hard fought down to the last flight and point.

    should make them hungry as they make their way through the contender’s bracket. good luck to bows tomorrow against az!

  18. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 1:49 pm

    16. Hall wants to retire her number and build a statue.

    in the other loser-out match, it will be UCLA and Pepperdine. The Waves lost to USC 3-0

    UH match at 1 p.m. CT which is 8 a.m. HST

  19. noblesol May 6, 2016 4:34 pm

    Spieler-Maglio came oh so close against FSU, but just a few too many unforced errors. FSU managed to grab some momentum and keep it, while Hawaii grew a bit frustrated, mostly with themselves I think. However it was the number one flight of the number one seed they were up against, so no reason for anyone to get too down. With experience, you learn to tip your hat and move on. You can’t undo what’s been done but you can learn from it. Key for Hawaii now is to get a good rest tonight and focus on each point tomorrow, cutting down the unforced errors. Slow things down if you lose momentum, but pedal to the metal when it’s with you, and fight to keep it on your side.

  20. rabbits ears May 6, 2016 5:44 pm

    tough game for emily in the fifth. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
    Still get chance.

  21. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 5:53 pm

    20. believe you mean the third. think the wind helped with the ‘unforced errors’ and a couple of friendly rolls on the tape by FSU.
    Talked to Hall about Maglio’s two serving errors at the end. He said she did exactly what she was told, serve deep and have FSU play back. At 10-10, serve caught the wind and went long. Next time (forget the score) they had switched sides. Served into the wind and it got pushed wide.

  22. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 6:06 pm

    Anyway, TruTV coverage starts at 9 a.m. HST (OC 119)
    UH scheduled to play at 8 a.m. HST so their match with Arizona not on TV
    Live stream at NCAA.com
    TruTV telecast supposed to go through noon which would be the Pepperdine-UCLA match at 9 a.m. HST and the Pepperdine-UCLA winner vs. the Hawaii-Arizona winner at 11 a.m. HST

  23. noblesol May 6, 2016 6:35 pm

    Coach Hall’s post-match interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KurIWPXw5QQ&feature=youtu.be

    He talks about coming up a bit short vs. FSU, and ‘giving away’ a couple few too many points, three errors in the last four points. Granted he didn’t say they were ‘unforced’ errors. Maybe some folks want to go down that tautological path, I wouldn’t. The wind is always a factor to be factored in. It’s high risk to serve a long floater when the wind is whipping. Maybe it’s the right move, but if you fail to keep it in, it wasn’t the other team that forced the error.

  24. rabbits ears May 6, 2016 6:45 pm

    Nice to be able to see Homayun-Rooks and Long-Tucker on the tube. They hardly get any TV coverage.

  25. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 7:36 pm

    23. pretty much what he told me, including the part about giving it away. like your use of tautology.

  26. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 8:00 pm

    Interestingly, UH wanted to flop its 1-2 pairs but another team (not FSU) filed a protest saying that since Spieler and Maglio had played more at No. 1 than Taylor Schucht that the pairings had to stay the same. NCAA officials upheld the protest even though the rules supposedly allowed it.

  27. noblesol May 6, 2016 8:20 pm

    Not sure if the strategy of driving the opponent back off the net is always beneficial. If the opposition is under, in some cases well under 6′, Mags sometimes has an advantage if the opposition is forced to receive, pass, and set right at the net where she can tower over them and intimidate. If they are backed off the net, they then have vision of all the court in front of them for all of the play, and a chance to get a good run and elevation in their attack with less concern about the blocker. Driving them back off the net with the serve may serve to negate Mags advantages blocking at the net. If Mags then falls back to defend, they have a chance to attack her in transition. I noted that UCLA in the deciding flight and third set against Stetson, was choosing to send a short floater serve down the middle and in front of Stetson. The serve split Stetson’s defenders. UCLA got two aces that way and really messed with the Hatter’s serve receive and ability to generate an attack close to the net. The wind would catch the short floater and it curved and jittered as it dove to the deck about 8 to 12 feet in front of net and in front of the diving defenders trying to dig it up. It looked like a good strategy in a crazy wind.

  28. Cindy Luis May 6, 2016 10:00 pm

    27. the serving long to the baseline strategy was used against FSU. Wind conditions were different when Hawaii played UCLA (3-0) and when UCLA played Stetson (3-2).

    new thread up with Saturday’s match.

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