Exhibition: UH 3, Iowa State 1; beach update
No radio or TV tonight
Warrior libero Kolby Kanetake is the volunteer assistant tonight. Part of his student internship.
UH very thin in the SID department with two departures and two others on the road with the two basketball teams. and one over at baseball Which means no one at Queen’s today nor here tonight for the exhibition.
No info from Friday’s pairs tournament other than USC swept the three brackets and UH had no pair in any of the three finals.
Starters: Higgins, Granato, Kahakai, Mitchum, Taylor, Castillo, Maglio.
yes, I know game tracker isn’t working.
Any update on the score?
UH up 12-9. TO ISU. Wahine 9-1-18, ISU 5-1-17.
UH up 17-13. TO ISU. Cyclone’s big hitter Schaben having problems with UH’s block. she is 0-0-6.
Thanks, Cindy. Wish I could be there. I hope they get Livestats working soon.
yay, game tracker is up
Ah, Livestats working now.
Schaben with her first kill, she is 1-3-9. it’s 23-17
ISU closes to 23-19. TO UH.
Higgins ends it with an ace that dropped inside the baseline. UH wins 25-19.
Big block by Castillo and Mitchem. UH up 9-5. TO ISU
Taylor with her 5th kill. UH up 16-7. TO ISU
UH dominates in winning Set 2 25-11. All of the Wahine have gotten into the match already.
Don ‘t see Burns on the stat sheet so thought maybe she still waiting her chance.
15. yep, forgot about Burns. no she hasn’t played. My bad.
Hawaii up 12-8. TO ISU
What’s the lineup in set 3? Is Nikki playing LS?
Cindy, I may have missed this but will they play 4 sets regardless? I wanna see Burns get some experience.
Wahine a little sloppy. They were up 17-14. now tied at 17. TO UH
Taylor with her 11th kill. UH Up 23-21. TO ISU. They’re going to play 4 sets.
19. you didn’t miss it. they announced it midway through Set 3 that they’d play 4
Another block and UH wins 25-22. on to Set 4
Wow, looks like Annie is a blocking machine out there.
Burns in to start Set 4. only one without knee pads.
As promised, Koelsch at OH
Higgins with her third ace. UH up 10-6. TO ISU
A little confusion out there with an interesting lineup. Iowa State on a 6-0 run, takes the lead at 14-13
For those who asked, Maglio on the right. Koelsch setting.
Good day today for all the UH teams that played 🙂
ISU takes Set 4 25-23. think Maglio was in when Castillo tweaked something.
How did Casey play.?
As expected overall the Wahine looked like a work in progress. The connection between Higgins and the middles needs to be ironed out but I’m confident that that will be worked out by the start of the season.
Both Castillo and Granato need to work on their passing. I like that Granato is not afraid to take a good aggressive swings all the time. On they other hand, Castillo looks like she’s babying the ball a little too much. Still Granato’s height will be a problem. If Granato starts there will be at least one rotation where she and Higgins are in the front row at the same time.
I predict that they will both end up sharing the OH2 spot.
–Castillo is a big upgrade in the passing and blocking department (but no, she did not have 3 aces as the article claims.) –Nikki Taylor’s serve is much improved and more consistent. –Some good shots by Granato but her height was a factor all night (where Iowa State got most of their kills.) The trade-off is offense for defense; but, after 2 sets she loses her hops. –Iowa State played their back row wide to pick up the cut shots from our middles. Maglio, Mitchem, and Burns will need a wipe shot, or a roll shot to hit the empty back center. –The sets to the middle are still too low and Magill is no longer here to make lemonade out of the lemon sets–Castillo could use coaching to improve her serve. All Hawaii hitters need to improve their serve, Tayler Higgins and Nikki Taylor will both graduate after next season.
Hawaii hitters need to employ wrist leverage to add “pop” to their shots.
#32 Rayson. Agreed. I’d add that Granato looked sharpest early, while Castillo looked stronger as the match wore on. Iowa State would attack over Granato when they could get the pass to the attacker on her side. Castillo was the better defensive matchup in the front, and as good or better a hitter than Granato late in the sets and later in the match. But earlier on in the first two sets Granato was very good, and she played better than Casey in the back row for most of the match. Both had some work to do on their serving and passing. Granato was the more reliable digger and definitely was the more focused of the two early on. Based just on just last night’s play (not much to go on, but fools like me will rush in) I can see Castillo coming into the front row for Granato late in sets, and coming in early in the 3rd through 5th sets when Granato seems to fade a bit on her vertical, focus, and hitting punch, and the opposition starts to hit over her. Casey I think has more upside but I’m not sure she has the competitive fire to assert herself to claim the spot from start to finish. For the moment Granato looks like the hungry tigress that wants the kill, and although she’s not the biggest cat out there she’s giving it her all and sinking her teeth in early.
Granato look’s like she is only 5-10″
we’ll see what happens when fall camp starts. Greeley will be back, don’t see her as L1 though. much will depend on Castillo. currently the backup opposite. She looked good on the left
33. must have typed in the wrong name . 3 aces each by Higgins and Taylor
34. not sure why you think Castillo doesn’t have the fire like Granato. different players have different game faces and persona. Plus Castillo is getting used to playing back on the left after being the backup oppo and middle.
there were a number of comments about Granato’s true size last season
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