Long Beach State 3, Hawaii 1


Not seeing any scenario that UH won’t get at least an at-large and that Beach and BYU also get in.
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Ohio State def. Grand Canyon, 25-16, 25-22, 25-11
Penn State def. St. Francis, 25-19, 25-14, 25-20
Conference Carolinas
Barton def. Mount Olive 25-18, 25-15, 25-17


  1. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 3:47 pm

    Crowd pretty sad. 20 minutes before and I’d say the 4200 seat Pyramid is less than a quarter full. but late arriving crowd.

    Both teams looking very looses. Think they both know they are in and just playing for seed. don’t know how much that affects things mentally.

  2. warriorfan April 22, 2017 3:53 pm

    Just hope for a good showing even if they lose to leave zero doubt to the committee.
    That UCI win over Ohio State scares me a little.

  3. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 3:59 pm

    Crowd slowly building. could be close to 3500 when it’s all done.

  4. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:03 pm

    1 I guess but if they go by RPI UCI at 5, UH at 4. and UH has the head to head over the ‘Eaters.

    Warriors started singing Hawaii Pono’i as they were finishing shaking hands with the Beach.
    Usual starting lineup. Rosenmeier, Mol, van Tilburg, Fey, Gasman, Tuileta, Franciskovic.

  5. Don April 22, 2017 4:06 pm

    Let’s hope that the R1 makes sure the only deep dish pizza in the arena is coming from the pizza joint down the road, not from Tuininga.

  6. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:07 pm

    and let’s establish this right now. Tuaniga’s sets are ugly, when watching practice yesterday I don’t think one single one came out clean.

  7. warriorfan April 22, 2017 4:10 pm

    6. Yep, Good decision maker,but those sets are double deep dish lol

    I love those black uniforms, hope they wear those in the national championship game:)

  8. warriorfan April 22, 2017 4:13 pm

    I just love how the Warrior middles are peaking right now.

  9. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:13 pm

    5. OK as said. Established. no need to belabor it. ‘-)
    Mol with off speed wounded duck of a serve. Ace makes it 10-6. TO Beach.

  10. T103 April 22, 2017 4:14 pm

    Cindy, do you think if LBSU goes to the finals, NCAA refs would call his sets as they should be called, lifts?

  11. Don April 22, 2017 4:14 pm

    Knipe calls for his first diaper change! TO LB$U…

  12. T103 April 22, 2017 4:18 pm

    CHEEEE our block is doing SOOOO WELL!! And Jennings, such a threat, love it that they have to respect him as an attacker even though he’s a setter! Lets go warriors!!!

  13. Don April 22, 2017 4:18 pm

    DeFalco is choking…and complaining! Fourty Whiners!

  14. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:18 pm

    UH up 15-8 at the TTO. Warriors definitely dialed in on the block. finally stopped Ensing on that last play

  15. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:25 pm

    Tuaniga to no one. UH up 21-14. TO Beach.

  16. Warrior Dave April 22, 2017 4:25 pm

    Let’s Go Warriors!!

  17. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:26 pm

    13. don’t think he is. couple of poor sets but it is surprising that he only has one kill.

  18. Ki April 22, 2017 4:27 pm

    The difference with this Hawaii team is the middles. None of the middles were effective offensively the first half of the season. Now, there are 4 to 5 options in all rotations. Go Bows!

  19. jm2375 April 22, 2017 4:27 pm

    Only getting the live stats. By my count, Tuaniga’s been called 3 (4?) times for a bad set in Game 1. For once, the refs are calling it.

  20. Don April 22, 2017 4:30 pm

    17. DeFalco is hitting -.250…that’s bad for an All MPSF player…and the poor sets are being called. Defalco expecting the deep dish and its called, throwing off his rhythm.

  21. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:32 pm

    Warriors win 25-17.
    20. That could be in terms of timing but DeFalco did not look all the good in practice yesterday.
    49ers top hitting team in the country. Hitting .038

  22. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:34 pm

    19. Live stats aren’t correct. for one, they had Tuaniga for a lift but it was DeFalco into the net.

  23. Don April 22, 2017 4:40 pm

    Now the officials can’t count!?

  24. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:45 pm

    23. Agree. that should have been just 3.

  25. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:47 pm

    DeFalco has warmed up. nice double play by the Beach. 49ers up 15-11 at the TTO.

  26. Don April 22, 2017 4:52 pm

    Put Rado in!!

  27. warriorfan April 22, 2017 4:53 pm

    Geez this is the last thing the warriors need, damn.

  28. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:53 pm

    not good. Mol is in a lot of pain. don’t know if if someone went under. might be ankle. Long Beach up 19-15. Solbrig is in

  29. warriorfan April 22, 2017 4:54 pm

    hope it is not serious and Hendrik can play in two weeks at least,He was playing lights out.

  30. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:56 pm

    Don, enough of the language

  31. warriorfan April 22, 2017 4:57 pm

    just way too many hitting errors by the pins this set.

  32. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 4:57 pm

    Did look like DeFalco went under from all accounts. Beach up 22-18. TO UH

  33. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:01 pm

    Parapunove in for van Tilburg. Weird replay. looked like DeFalco was into the net.

  34. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:02 pm

    Never cared for fans standing for set point. it should be for aloha ball only IMHO

  35. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:02 pm

    Beach 25-20. Just a 3 minute break

  36. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:03 pm

    Mol with his right ankle iced. on crutches.

  37. warriorfan April 22, 2017 5:03 pm

    3rd match in a row against Long Beach that Stijn and Fey struggle, need those two to find away to produce against Long Beach.

  38. warriorfan April 22, 2017 5:05 pm

    36. sounds bad hope it’s not the end of his UH playing career.

  39. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:07 pm

    Parapunov in for van Tilburg to start set 3

  40. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:08 pm

    Hawaii very much out of sync in this one.

  41. haleiwacrossfitter April 22, 2017 5:08 pm

    How the heck is Hildebrand an assistant with LB men’s team and Nebraska women’s team? I know he just started with Nebraska, but still. How is he allowed to be at both?

    Oh, apparently I can’t say BYU ______. I got that comment deleted from the previous post. But they do.

  42. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:08 pm

    Beach up 5-0 TO UH

  43. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:09 pm

    41. my guess is he probably worked out a deal when taking the Nebraska assistant job. Not like the Huskers are in season.
    Why wouldn’t he ‘be allowed?’
    and yes, exactly why

  44. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 5:09 pm

    Without Mol, UH is in deep, deep trouble. They don’t even look like the same team.

  45. haleiwacrossfitter April 22, 2017 5:09 pm

    Hawaii better find some momentum or this will be a quick game 3 and 4.

  46. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:12 pm

    44. Solbrig isn’t Mol but he has played well when in.
    we’ll see what happens.

  47. haleiwacrossfitter April 22, 2017 5:14 pm

    43. It still should not be allowed regardless of in season or not. The NCAA should have rules against this. This could open a can of worms if possible future precedent if another coach wants to coach the women from one college but then switch to another college’s men’s team. Same college, different story. Different colleges, that’s a problem.

  48. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:14 pm

    don’t think Parapunov is the answer either.
    agree they don’t look like the same team at all. their serve receive is a mess

  49. warriorfan April 22, 2017 5:14 pm

    UH just falling apart.

  50. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:15 pm

    Tuaniga with an ace. it’s 11-4. TO UH

  51. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:16 pm

    47 i don’t understand what your problem is.
    you don’t know how the contract was set up.
    he’s an assistant with a women’s team NOT IN SEASON
    So what if he’s doing it this season. Hired fairly late. in the middle of selling his house here.
    He is moving to Nebraska next week.

  52. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:17 pm

    Van Tilburg back in at 12-4

  53. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 5:18 pm

    Embarrassing breakdowns. UH needs to dig deep and show some resilience. Yes it’s tough losing a senior starter and leader but he’s only one player. Solbrig has to step up.

  54. haleiwacrossfitter April 22, 2017 5:19 pm

    I understand what “not in season” means. It don’t matter. It’s two different colleges. PERIOD!

  55. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:20 pm

    Beach up 15-7. at the TTO

  56. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:21 pm

    55. So what?
    Again. hired late. Had to sell house here. He and wife moving next week to Nebraska.
    Think Witt should have been called for a pursuit violation. Ref letting it go. it’s 20-9.

  57. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:23 pm

    Matautia in for Rosenmeier It’s 18-7

  58. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 5:25 pm

    Complete meltdown.

  59. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:30 pm

    Beach wins 25-13.

  60. warriorfan April 22, 2017 5:32 pm

    Meltdown after a key player does down, haven’t we seen this horror story before? Ugh UH volleyball just has terrible luck.

  61. Big Island VB Fan April 22, 2017 5:36 pm

    So sorry to hear that Henrik Mol was injured and it’s not sure if he can play two next time. If not, maybe it might have been better if Hawaii lost to BYU and Mol would be still healthy. Let’s hope that that Hawaii will gain an at large berth and Mol will recover in time to play next time.

  62. Don April 22, 2017 5:40 pm

    Ummm..where was THAT call when Mol went down?? Homer refs??

  63. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:41 pm

    61. no it wouldn’t have been better if UH lost to BYU.

  64. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:43 pm

    62. no they aren’t home refs.
    it was a bang-bang play and not surprised that refs were screened.
    and yes I am getting tired of nearly been hit by the play. think that was 4 times

  65. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:48 pm

    Warriors up 15-13 at the TTO

  66. eric96822 April 22, 2017 5:54 pm

    Parapunov is such a great player but what a terrible game so far for him. I hope he turns things around.

  67. NotNasti April 22, 2017 5:54 pm

    Thank you Cindy for the updates.

  68. Don April 22, 2017 5:58 pm

    63. Are you sure? That serve was SOOOO in!!!

    I’m out…This game should be challenged by Charlie…

  69. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 5:58 pm

    wow, blown called by all concerned. on van Tilburg’s serve. it was in by a foot. but no replay. huge swing with Tuaniga following it up with an ace. it’s 22-20. TO UH
    ace would have given Warriors 21-20 lead.

  70. Ki April 22, 2017 5:58 pm

    BLOWN Service Ace call by Line Refs. #Hometowncalls That would have put UH up 21-20. Instead, Hawaii gets aced and now trail 20-22.

  71. T103 April 22, 2017 5:58 pm

    Wow it sounds like a lot of blown calls by the refs, I don’t understand why if its the league tournament, why isn’t replay video required of the playoff sights?

  72. greenthumb April 22, 2017 5:59 pm

    Listening to the call on the radio — thoughts on the line judges’ call on the serve?

  73. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 6:01 pm

    Beach wins 25-23.

  74. greenthumb April 22, 2017 6:01 pm

    Thanks 69. Yikes!!!

  75. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:01 pm

    Whatever they can celebrate now, the Warriors will do so In two weeks!

  76. Big Island VB Fan April 22, 2017 6:05 pm

    That bad call cost Hawaii the fourth set and the match! I bet those lineman were hired out of Long Beach and they deliberately ruled in favor of their home team. Shouldn’t UH protest the unfair call? Let’s hope that the NCAA tournament will have the challenge system.

  77. T103 April 22, 2017 6:10 pm

    Well I’m sure if we could have lost the 2nd set after that injury by 2 like we did the 4th, we could have taken 3rd & 4th set cuz we finally figured it all out but a little too late. Proud of them for re-grouping and getting that momentum., Hopefully we get a bid tomorrow and play in two weeks and Mol can play as well. I wonder why VTB struggled every single time we played LB. Good regular season, but lets hope we get the bid and concentrate on tournament. I think it should be mandatory that the playoff sites have replays… That one ‘out serve’ that was in could have made a huge difference.

  78. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:13 pm

    Sending positive thoughts that Mol has a miraculous recovery.

  79. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 6:14 pm

    76. just stop.
    BYU Leo Durkin,
    UC Irvine Scott Stadick
    Hawaii Stijn van Tilburg
    Hawaii Kupono Fey
    LBS Josh Tuaniga
    LBS Kyle Ensing
    LBS MVP TJ DeFalco

  80. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:16 pm

    Leo Durkin?? huh

  81. Robin April 22, 2017 6:16 pm

    #5 Penn State at#4 Hawaii
    #6 Barton at #3 BYU
    (Sports Animals were assuming that regardless of UH loss in MPSF championship they would remain above BYU. This why I argued it would be too risky to root for UCI vs. LBSU, cause if Hawaii lost, they would fall below LBSU and BYU, with UCI of course getting the automatic bid). Too me, the only question tomorrow is #3 or #4 UH or BYU, I’m predicting the Cougars. Would be surprised if LBSU is #1, given they lost 3-1 to OSU in the regular season.

  82. eric96822 April 22, 2017 6:20 pm

    I am going to actually look at this loss as a good thing in the sense that we MAY be able to watch another match at home. Hopefully.

  83. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:21 pm

    81. think you are right with that, Bet Hawaii and BYU will host next saturday. Both should advance But Hawaii needs Mol to have chance against OSU, or Solbrig needs to step it up.

  84. Kauaiboy April 22, 2017 6:21 pm

    Hawaii just beat BYU on a neutral court, you’d think that alone would be reason enough to get them the 3rd seed.

  85. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:25 pm

    look at 2015 Pepperdine beat UH on a neutral court in the playoffs and UH still got in because they had won 2 matches against Pepperdine in the SSC earlier in the season. BYU’s 2 sweeps in Provo will get them seeded ahead of UH.

  86. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:27 pm

    82. It’s a good thing because I seriously doubt UH will lose to Long Beach 4 times this season, not happening.

  87. warriorfan April 22, 2017 6:29 pm

    I’m predicting it now Hawaii/ long Beach rematch in two weeks. Beach goes down.

  88. Robin April 22, 2017 6:33 pm

    #85 yup, and BYU actually tied for the MPSF regular season championship with Long Beach, and split matches with them (winning in 5 and getting swept- lost tiebreaker). So among the 3 schools:

    LBSU: 4-1 (vs UH 3-0, vs BYU 1-1)
    BYU: 3-2 (vs LBSU 1-1, vs UH 2-1)
    UH: 1-5 (vs LBSU 0-3, vs BYU 1-2)

  89. noblesol April 22, 2017 6:36 pm

    I’d like to see a rule where if a player crossing the center line contacts a player on the other side, leading to an injury that sidelines a player, then that player that crossed the line must sit the rest of the match until the injured player can return to the match.

  90. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 6:39 pm

    89. there was no intent. things happen in the sport like that.

  91. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 6:42 pm

    Announced crowd of 2828

  92. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 6:46 pm

    I’ll be very surprised if UH gets to host a first-round match in the NCAA tournament. If I’m not mistaken the NCAA has held off on announcing whether first-round matches will be held at school sites or in Columbus, and I suspect the reason is that the NCAA wants to minimize travel costs (which I’m pretty sure they have to pay for tournament participants). My guess is that if UH had won today and earned a first-round bye then the first round would have been played at school sites, but with UH now likely to be playing in the first round and seeded above its first-round opponent, I expect the NCAA to opt for the first-round matches being played in Columbus.

  93. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 6:49 pm

    92. IMHO the NCAA was testing the waters for when they expand the tournament to eight. Teams put in bids that would guarantee certain things so they NCAA would not lose money by sending a team to Hawaii. But it doesn’t make geographic sense to do it. The lower seeds would be Barton from the East coast and another MPSF team (maybe) or Penn State
    think the coaches have said they wanted to have all teams at the site to have the ‘championship experience. But we’ll’see what happens.

  94. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 6:51 pm

    Or I could be wrong and the Committee could seed UH 5th or 6th and send them to play on an opponent’s home court in the first round. That would be a crime but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  95. jm2375 April 22, 2017 6:56 pm

    Since when has the NCAA made any geographical sense? UH is the only venue that will MAKE money.

    My kid got to the game late and said it was crowded. I guess she’s not used to seeing an area more than half full.

  96. Robin April 22, 2017 6:59 pm

    The NCAA has a “championship experience” in their laps…likely #3 and #4 seeds are the perennial top two in attendance (I’m assuming).

  97. noblesol April 22, 2017 7:00 pm

    89. The rule would be intent neutral. Players at the net are at high risk of injury if the opposing team is crossing the center line. The rule would prevent teams that are playing out of control and causing injury to the opposition from then benefiting from it, intended or not. Minnesota would have lost Wilhite, tonight Long Beach would have had to sit Defalco I believe, although I’m not sure exactly which Long Beach player rolled under Moll. Intent of the rule is to keep teams from unduly benefiting when they violate a rule which then causes an injury which removes a player from the court. Volleyball is by design and intent not a physical contact sport, like football or basketball.

  98. jm2375 April 22, 2017 7:13 pm

    96. There is no scenario in which UH is seeded lower than 4th.

  99. HawaiiMongoose April 22, 2017 7:28 pm

    98. Hope you’re right. Remember what “NCAA” stands for. “No Clue At All.”

  100. Big Island VB Fan April 22, 2017 7:45 pm

    89. I could agree with you in principle, but the question is, what if the situation were reverse and a UH player stepped over the center line and caused an opposing player to sprain an ankle? Would you want the UH player to be ejected the rest of the match? Rules work both ways. Cindy had a point that it was unintentional. Of course, net violations are unintentional and players get penalized by losing their team a point, but they don’t get ejected as it’s not a flagrant violation. So what do you think?

  101. Warriorfan April 22, 2017 7:48 pm

    Any update on Hendrik?

  102. Kismet April 22, 2017 8:53 pm

    Hendrik’s Insta says it’s an Ankle Sprain.
    His hashtag says #setbacksareforcomebacks

  103. noblesol April 22, 2017 9:15 pm

    100. Not sure why you think I wouldn’t want the rule to apply to both teams. Really? The center line rule exists for player safety, both sides. The rule I propose would ensure that when one side is playing out of control, causing an injury by crossing the center line and resulting in an injury that removes a player from the match, that the player causing the injury also be removed from the match. In football players can be ejected for personal fouls, intent to cause injury isn’t a requirement. Simply playing out of control in a way that put others at undue risk of harm is sufficient, actual injury to the opposition isn’t even a factor. What I propose is hardly precedent breaking within sports in general. In hockey, players that high stick and raise elbows into a check get the penalty box, no need to actually cause an injury or determine intent. The act itself is of sufficient risk to the other team that the out of control player be removed from play. What I propose is a rule that states that the team that actually does cause an injury should not then benefit by that out of control player remaining in the match while their victim is punished with injury, and that the team with that out of control player not benefit by that player being allowed to continue play while the other team is punished. In hockey, such unbalanced results are handled by ‘enforcers’ who ensure that there is 1 for 1 attrition on the ice. You play high sticks and elbows, you don’t get to benefit from it, one way or the other in hockey. I hate to see volleyball come to that.

  104. warriorfan April 22, 2017 9:19 pm

    Hope it’s just a grade one ankle sprain and not grade 2.
    Grade one he could possibly be back in two weeks.

  105. Cindy Luis April 22, 2017 9:19 pm

    thanks for the Mol stuff. been writing all Wade could say is that it will be re-evaluated when the team gets back. and that it didn’t appear catastrophic.
    good night. don’t forget 7 a.m. HST ncaa.com.

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