Saturday catch-up

(updated 445 p.m.Apologize. Thought this had posted this morning before I left to paddle. Beautiful morning. Had a school of dolphins pass us during a break off Mokolea and whale breach and spouts on the horizon)

Thinking about last night’s loss. Tough one especially when looking at the standings. Instead of Hawaii gaining some separation over UCI (also 4-2) and being in the early lead for a top-4 host, they are tied for fourth with UCI and trail once-beatens USC, Pepperdine and BYU.

Realize it’s a little early to talk about the postseason but that would have been a big win if they had pulled it off.

Nice post-game meeting between former Punahou teammates Fey and Tuileta long after most people were gone. Getting to the Carnival was on the agenda.


  1. vballfreak808 February 7, 2015 7:20 pm

    No current Wahine players trying out this year but there are some former and players with Hawaii connections.

    Mita Uiato (UH ’10-’13, S), Ashley Lee (LBSU ’06-’09, UH Sand ’12), Kristina Kam (Azusa Pacific ’14, UH ’09-’12), Kalei Mau (Arizona), and Carly Kan (Missouri)

  2. Cindy Luis February 7, 2015 8:37 pm


  3. 'ohanaInBellingham February 8, 2015 11:27 am

    UH lost in the best possible manner on Friday night.

    This two point loss in OT in S5 not only legitimizes UH’s win on Wednesday night, but it legitimizes USC’s top record in the conference. UH can be proud of that any night of the week!

  4. 'ohanaInBellingham February 8, 2015 11:30 am

    I think that, borrowing from Bill Ferguson, functional depth is the reason UH is doing so well this season. Not only because Coach Wade can call players off the bench, but, perhaps more importantly, because the A team can practice against a talented B team. So, B team, you have nearly as much to do with our victories as the A team! Mahalo!

  5. warriorfan February 8, 2015 12:29 pm

    UH has depth at OH and OPP ( although took a hit with Mckellar being out)
    But at middle, there is a huge drop off after Taylor Averill. I truely hope the redshirt Luke Owens is a nice surprise next season, other wise UH will be extremely weak in the middle next year.

  6. Cindy Luis February 8, 2015 4:31 pm

    They might redshirt Owens. He has only played in one set so far.
    For sure S Pukahi and L Namahoe

    this is what they have coming in so far
    2015 Signing Class Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown (High School)
    James Anastassiades OH 6-4 Fr Huntington Beach, Calif. (Huntington Beach HS)
    Patrick Gasman MB/OPP 6-9 Fr Clovis, Calif. (Buchanan HS)
    Brandon Rattray OH 6-5 Fr San Diego, Calif. (Bernardo HS)
    Brett Rosenmeier OH 6-5 Fr Virginia Beach, Va. (Frank W. Cox HS)
    Dalton Solbrig OH 6-6 Fr Lidenhurst, Ill. (Lakes Community HS)
    Joe Worsley S 6-0 Fr Moraga, Calif. (Campolindo HS)

  7. Ron February 8, 2015 4:46 pm

    Agree with ‘OIB ,We split the series and scored more points than USC even without one of our best players. Brook and Taylor are unstoppable and Jennings is rapidly developing in to a top tier setter. With Scot adding depth and Kupono getting better along with Kolby and Davis having good years, we are in the position to be a factor in the National Championship for the first time in many years.

  8. soljah February 8, 2015 5:40 pm

    UH needs to get that sweep up at Cal Baptist. Even though they haven’t won much, they are still deadly at their place. Hawaii has the ability to move up as BYU will be playing twice at USC. So one of them will drop. At least we can hope. I’m actually hoping USC can take BYU in a sweep. I wouldn’t want BYU having the opportunity to stay in the area to claim the top spot and host the MPSf tournament. But then again, I am hoping for a split as

  9. lina February 8, 2015 5:43 pm

    Sorry if was mentioned already, but does anyone know who wins the tie-breaker of this series. Both matches went 5. But just in case there is a scenario of USC and Hawaii being all tied up in the end, who gets the higher seed?

    They already lost the tiebreaker with UCI by going 4. 😛

  10. LONGs a MUST February 8, 2015 7:01 pm


  11. LONGs a MUST February 8, 2015 7:03 pm

    I personally can’t believe that with all that’s going on internally (Gib’s NCAA journey) that this large recruiting class would be attempted.

  12. Alan February 8, 2015 8:49 pm

    Hawaii owns the tie breaker. After total sets won for both matches, which was even, the next criteria is combined points scored for both matches, which was Hawaii. Actually UH out scored USC both nights, but regardless it is the combined total that is used.

  13. warriorfan February 8, 2015 8:53 pm

    Only one middle, UH needs more. I hope they are looking at getting a foreign middle or another transfer for next year,, another Dejan Miladinavic would be great, wonder if Zarkovic knows anyone in Serbia.

  14. vbfan4life February 9, 2015 9:47 am

    Really surprised that UH did not move up in the new poll. No real changes at the top except USC now tied with Lewis for #2. #3-8 is the same. Also very surprised that UCI Head Coach voted USC as #1.

  15. Chicken Grease February 9, 2015 9:49 am

    USC was getting calls from refs that should’ve gone the way of home court advantage instead (read: “iffy” net violation).

    Hope there’s a moratorium on inviting those refs to UH parties. Bet our local refs just wanted to be “fair,” no? Yeah, they should learn fairness before doling it out.

  16. Cindy Luis February 9, 2015 9:57 am

    New thread up on poll. UH stays at 6

  17. Cindy Luis February 9, 2015 9:59 am

    11. not sure why you think Arnold’s investigation has anything to do with men’s volleyball. Plus the class was announced in November.
    IF there are scholarships that will be lost, it will affect men’s basketball.

  18. Cindy Luis February 9, 2015 10:01 am

    Thanks for the help.
    Hawaii owns the tiebreaker on SC
    As mentioned on new thread … that everyone above Hawaii kept winning means the Warriors stay where they have stayed.
    However, That Hawaii going 5 both nights with SC, splitting, should have carried more weight over UCI’s 3-1 win over winless UCSD.
    And, yes, agree that it was a surprise that the UCI coach votes SC No. 1. Those points kept SC from dropping to 3.

  19. Cindy Luis February 9, 2015 10:03 am

    15. There were missed nets on both sides of the net but seemed that the ones that weren’t called against SC came at critical times, such as the end of Set 5.

    Not sure why you think officials are invited to UH parties. They don’t work for the school. although nothing stopping them from buying a ticket for a fundraiser.

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