Sunday Top 25 scores; No. 12 Hawaii 3, Bakersfield 0

5) Florida def. 18) Florida State 22-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-20
15) Colorado State def. Eastern Kentucky 25-12, 25-22, 25-13
24) Kentucky def. Louisville 25-27, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23
26) Kansas State lost to Creighton 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 13-15

Alumnae match entertaining. White team with Ah Mow-Santos setter won 27-25, 25-22. Ah Mow-Santos served last 5 points.


  1. cruisecontrol September 20, 2015 4:38 pm

    OC Sports stream hasn’t started yet. Usually starts half hour before the match for the pregame show.

  2. Astroboy September 20, 2015 4:44 pm

    I’ve got the same thing. I switched straight to OC-16 instead of BigWest and they are just showing the bumper, no video feed. Maybe there’s no Game On?

  3. tongo September 20, 2015 4:47 pm

    Send them email and they said Game On is on. I sent them another email that it may be on TV but it is not streaming on their live stream site. Awaiting response.

  4. Astroboy September 20, 2015 4:48 pm

    Now I have a feed coming through Bigwest but not OC-16.

  5. tongo September 20, 2015 4:59 pm


  6. OrbitalRipZ September 20, 2015 5:00 pm


    For most schools, this was the final weekend of the pre-conference/non-conference season. The following teams fell out from the win-only ranks:
    Tennessee 14-1/SEC
    Michigan 10-1/Big Ten
    Maryland Eastern Shore 10-3/Mid-Eastern Atlantic (lost all 3 matches this weekend)

    NCAA D-1 Women’s Volleyball started this weekend with 10 undefeateds, and now 7 are left standing:

    13-0 San Francisco/WCC … Next: BYU on 9-24
    12-0 Southern California/Pac-12 … Next: UCLA on 9-23
    12-0 Kansas/Big 12 … Next: Kansas State on 9-23
    12-0 Missouri/SEC … Next: St. Louis on 9-23 … FYI: Junior Carly Kan (Punahou grad) named MVP of Butler Invitational Championship
    11-0 Penn State/Big Ten … Next: Wisconsin on 9-23
    10-0 Washington/Pac-12 … Next: Washington State on 9-24
    10-0 Arizona State/Pac-12 … Next: Arizona on 9-24
    Aside: And the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Structured Reality Program/Series goes to …. Nikki Taylor.

    Go Bows!

  7. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:03 pm

    same lineup. Gov Ige and Joe Moore in the house

  8. OrbitalRipZ September 20, 2015 5:06 pm

    Forgot to mention that Carly Kan (ex-Punhou) was named MVP of the Butler Invitational Championship. In the Pre-Season SEC Coaches’ Poll, Missouri was picked to finish 7th; of course, Florida was chosen to top the SEC with Alabama a close second in the league.

  9. Mark September 20, 2015 5:15 pm

    hi cindy…can you post the link to the stats?…thanks!

  10. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:17 pm

    Believe Kan got her 1,000th kill this week. Maglio with a couple of kills. it’s 13-10 TO Runners.

  11. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:23 pm

    Koelsch was in briefly. got called for a lift. It had been 18-12. Now 18-15. TO UH

  12. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:23 pm

    live stats at

  13. z September 20, 2015 5:24 pm

    Middles leading the way.

  14. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:28 pm

    UH wins 25-20

  15. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:36 pm

    two blocks by Maglio has UH up 6-2 TO runners

  16. rosepetals September 20, 2015 5:42 pm

    WOW! Both middles leading in kills!

  17. z September 20, 2015 5:47 pm

    Nikki finally out of negative.

  18. z September 20, 2015 5:49 pm

    That is one big front line right now.

  19. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:50 pm

    sorry. we keep losing the internet. UH up 22-11.

  20. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:50 pm

    Castillo aced twice. it’s 22-12

  21. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:52 pm

    Maglio with her career high a while ago. has 10. Uh wins it 25-12

  22. T103 September 20, 2015 5:53 pm

    Really glad that other players are stepping up. Nikki struggling a little, thats fine, no one is gonna have an awesome night every night, don’t care how good you are and it’s really awesome to see them working the middles. Maglio is KILLING it. Passing is really great so they can run those middles! Keep it up ladies, get used to stepping it up, no team can rely on just one player every single game. Go bows!

  23. z September 20, 2015 5:55 pm

    Both middles hitting .667.

  24. Maverick September 20, 2015 5:56 pm

    I’m glad the reserves are starting to see the court, particularly Castillo. A couple of receive errors but I like her upside…first kill, first block of her UH career. Maglio and Magill have practically unstoppable with some really heavy kills. I’d like to see Mitchem in set 3 to get her some experience. Great diversification of the offense, and Taylor basically has a night off from any heavy duty.

  25. z September 20, 2015 5:59 pm

    Strange Kahakai only 2 digs. Nikki and Tai with 6 each.

  26. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 5:59 pm

    Everyone has played except for Mitchem. I’m expecting her in Set 3

  27. setaone September 20, 2015 6:00 pm

    I’d like to see Dave sit Nikki Taylor and Olivia Magill for set 3. We know what they can do, let the reserves play and get into a groove. Know its not gonna happen though.

  28. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 6:01 pm

    25. i guess. ball hasn’t been in her area much. not like the other night when she has a career high 23

  29. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 6:02 pm

    Mitchem in. interesting she is subbing for Magill and Not Maglio as she has.

  30. setaone September 20, 2015 6:07 pm

    Maglio has closed the gap between her and Magill. I think not starting against Florida (then coming in) lit a fire under Maglio and then doing well against Florida helped her confidence.

  31. Maverick September 20, 2015 6:08 pm

    30. Difficult to tell given the undersized competition. Let’s see how she does against LBSU and Poly.

  32. setaone September 20, 2015 6:11 pm

    31. True, but Nikki Taylor, TMO, and Kalei Greeley aren’t exactly lighting it up against the “undersized competition”.

  33. Maverick September 20, 2015 6:14 pm

    32. What does that have to do with Maglio closing the gap with Magill? Your comparison was between middles, not middles vs. outsides. Maglio hitting .692 and Magill hitting .667. Clearly Bakersfield can’t match up with out middles.

  34. setaone September 20, 2015 6:18 pm

    33. I also commented on Maglio’s confidence and YOU brought up the undersized competition (which downplayed the improvement I feel she has made). I was counter pointing that other players aren’t doing great against the same undersized competition.

    In my comparison to Magill, I’m stating that Maglio’s play has improved…her movement along the net and the range of her attacks.

  35. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 6:24 pm

    Mitchem puts down final 3 kills UH wins. 25-15

  36. Maverick September 20, 2015 6:26 pm

    34. Maybe because the focus has been on the outsides vs. the middles. As I said above, Bakersfield can’t match up with our middles (Mitchem hit for .429). All our middles did well…that’s the point. So any perceived improvement in Maglio’s game is difficult to tell absent more robust competition.

  37. z September 20, 2015 6:26 pm

    Wow Mags with more kills than Nikki. Great job Tayler.

  38. Maverick September 20, 2015 6:38 pm

    Overall a much better team performance as compared to Friday night. Not only because of the sweep and play of reserves, but also the diversification of the offense against a team in a rematch. Usually, rematches are closer than first matches because of adjustments that losing teams make after the first meeting.

  39. Ashley September 20, 2015 6:44 pm

    haha seriously, is there ever gonna be a time where people aren’t pointing out the things certain players aren’t doing well? like honestly just put a lid on it, bottom line is Higgins put the middles to work tonight, which was so fun to see. she gave Nikki a break tonight which was what everyone was waiting to see happen.

    i think Higgins should go to her middles often, it was great seeing Maglio play awesome tonight.

    Bakersfield, yeah they are good, i have to admit that i would pick them to win their conference possibly. although the over celebrating was honestly ridiculous to me. it’s not bad to be happy and excited, but they just over celebrated, and i was seriously trying to figure out why the refs wouldn’t tell them to calm down at least.

  40. T103 September 20, 2015 6:45 pm

    Woa, lol I feel bad for Maglio right now, she’s on tv interviewing, she looks like a deer in headlights haha. That was an awkward interview, but maybe she’s shy? Wonder what chris, jordan, & ryan were thinking during the interview, in any case, maybe she can leave all her statements on the floor and not even have to bother saying words after the games?!

  41. z September 20, 2015 6:48 pm

    She thinking volleyball. Chris thinking hockey. Of course it was awkward.

  42. Vbfan001 September 20, 2015 6:52 pm

    Maglio looked really nervous in that interview. You can tell some players are better at that kind of thing than others. Nikki Taylor is very good at interviews for exmaple.

  43. Big Island VB fan September 20, 2015 6:55 pm

    39. I didn’t mind the Roadrunners celebrating their winning points wildly. They were such underdogs so it’s natural that they would go on overdrive when they got a point. Actually I was even happy for them though I’m a Rainbow Wahine fan, just to see them so joyful for a while. I wouldn’t begrudge them a little celebration. They made the match quite interesting and I commend them for undertaking a long road trip knowing that they were so over-matched here. They played better than we expected.

  44. Big Island VB fan September 20, 2015 6:56 pm

    40 & 41. I agree with both of you. I felt the same way.

  45. Pot of Gold September 20, 2015 6:59 pm

    Mmm mmm good! It was the middle show tonight,cGill, Maglio, and Mitchem. This was the missing ingredient to the Wahine offensive attack. Now if they can carry the passing into the tougher matches, Higgins should have the confidence to go to the middles more.

    Maglio’s post game interview was as painful as it was cute. If she keeps doing what she did tonight, that should improve as her game has.

  46. LanaiBoy September 20, 2015 7:05 pm

    When Nikki was blocked the first two attempts, Hawaii went to the middles with considerable success. Obviously, Bakersfield was stacking the outsides, especially Taylor. That left the middles relatively open. Good to see Hawaii taking what was given. All three middles had outstanding matches; glad to see Annie Mitchem finally getting some good swings and scoring the last three points.

  47. Fab4 September 20, 2015 7:08 pm

    Hey for a young shy 18 year old Emily Maglio said everything she needed to say on the court. For cute first interview.

  48. tongo September 20, 2015 7:08 pm

    #40 Remembering 3x AA Emily Hartong first interview, she also was quite shy like Maglio. And as we all know, by the time Hartong graduated, she was doing great interview after interview including Leahey & Leahey appearance on Hawaii Public TV. Emily Maglio did great – and she will get better on her interview. Annie Mitchem also came in to pound some balls. Future is bright with both these MHs.

  49. Shar September 20, 2015 7:23 pm

    Tai did well tonight. She dug a lot. She also saved a lot of balls on the second touch. I wouldn’t say the outsides did not do well. The middles were played unexpectedly and were able to score. The outsides did well and did their part.

  50. tongo September 20, 2015 7:40 pm

    #47 Agree, Tai passed well and received well. She is finally steadying out. Believe she needs to continue to have fun and play relax – and not try to kill the ball, because that is when she plays her best ball. Just place it – you have too power as it is. Though they were avoiding Kahakai but she popped up two great ones in the end. She continues to be aggressive and take control of backcourt defense – outstanding! She is everything that we all have hoped for.

  51. volley September 20, 2015 7:42 pm

    47. concur with shar.

    annie also finally got some successful slides in. good for all middles today and definitely better performance by both teams tonight than friday.

    note friday wahine may have dominated sets 1 and 2 comparing to really only set 2 today. but thats because bakersfield was chillin and hurting themselves. no doubt wahine got bored on set 3 after chillin and killin it through the first two sets.

    onto conference play. wahine better not be chillin again including on sets vs fullerton and riverside.

  52. Bleachercoach September 20, 2015 7:45 pm

    We played much better tonite than Friday. Bakersfield remind me a little about our team of old (they had only 1 player above 6’0″-#13)…scrappy but just over matched by bigger and talented Hawaii of today…Really like how our 3 Middles were involved tonite…they all played well but I continue to like the way Maglio continues to move to the outside pins to form the double block with the OH…she has got that one down the best in my opinion….Mitchem and Maglio will be 2 awesome middle next year…Great to see all the DS play tonite. I really like Castillo #17. Although she got aced twice, we need to spend more time getting her in for Nikki or TMO…I can see her breaking out just like Greeley did last year…I actually think she can hit a pretty hard ball as a Frosh…As the year progresses, she may become the person to replace the player (OH) who is struggling, tired, or injured (of which I pray doesn’t occur)…but you need to always be prepared…Well, here comes the BIG Wild WEST Conference…Like always every match will be difficult cause of scouting reports/film this year and previous years…This season seems to be moving really fast!!

  53. Fab4 September 20, 2015 7:50 pm

    Why did you delete my post?
    The truth is Emily Maglio is a shy young “18” year old. She let her actions on the court do her talking. I thought she was very cute.

    Do you have something against this young lady? Pls put my post in thank you. I played volleyball with her, in Canada. Do you have something against Canada ?

  54. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 7:56 pm

    Maglio is very shy. don’t know how it was on TV but she was tearing up in the media room, particularly when asked what it means to be part of this program. Said it was life-changing.
    Passing much better tonight which allows them to run the middle. Shoji talked a little about wanting to have that second middle more involved (Magill’s a given). Thought Higgins had nice set distribution.
    Taylor was 1-3-8 after Set 1. finished 11-3-24. Maglio 12-3-18 including 6-0-6 in Set 2.
    Someone mentioned Kahakai only 2 digs after Set 2. She finished with eight, was very solid in Set 3.
    Team with 7 aces, career-high 4 by Taylor

  55. Cindy Luis September 20, 2015 8:02 pm

    53. no one deleted your post. it was in a ‘pending folder’ that I only now had time to check because I was writing my story.

  56. Ron September 20, 2015 8:09 pm

    Emily is a very shy and private person. Tongo’s observation was right on the money. I am sure we will be seeing her being interviewed many times over the next several years. I liked seeing Castillo getting a chance to show what see can do. Tai has relaxed enough where she is now fun to watch. This is also true of Savanna who can dig anyone. Would have liked to have seen more of Kendra but still over-all progress is good . Next weekends’ matches will tell us a lot.

  57. z September 20, 2015 8:14 pm

    52. Dave said in an earlier interview that Mags was the best blocker of the three. I also see her potential on the slide. It is there. Good to see Annie getting a few swings too.

  58. cocobean September 20, 2015 8:50 pm

    The shiest Wahine of all time has got to be Robyn. She always declined on camera interviews whether by the broadcast crew or news stations covering the game. Can anyone remember her giving an on camera interview while she played here? .

  59. AlexM September 20, 2015 9:21 pm

    Missed the game, but caught the post game show. After her first non-response to Scott’s lead in question, they had to know that she was really nervous and a little overwhelmed. Ryan’s question about beach volleyball was good, but Chris’s hockey question came out of left field and really stumped her. I really cringed when Scott asked her to say “Eh”.

    Unlike some other years, one of this teams strengths is it’s middles. Too bad Annie has only 2 years here. I hope she gets more playing at MH or OH. I don’t know if she’ll continue to split time with Maglio, or get used like Kendra, in spot situations. Dave likes to stick to one lineup and not sub a lot, unless we’re in trouble or it’s a blowout.

  60. warriorfan September 20, 2015 9:57 pm

    Team played better, great win, however I’m disappointed that Coach Shoji did not use Kendra in the front row more for Higgins and Clare/ Mckenna in the backrow for Olevao,
    Against the tougher teams in the tourney, I don’t think Higgins in the front row will cut it. Giving more playing time to Kendra ( and Clare and Mckenna) against these types of teams will only be more beneficial when the post season comes.

  61. warriorfan September 20, 2015 10:00 pm

    I like that Dave gets Annie in the third sets, she will be starting for sure Next year so she needs all the experience she can get at this level so she’s ready for sure next year.

    Emily played awesome, I wish she redshirted last year so we would have her for three more seasons after this.

  62. Maverick September 20, 2015 10:48 pm

    I don’t expect a lot of movement in the top 15 this week, although UH should rise one spot with Wisconsin’s loss this past week.

  63. Bleachercoach September 20, 2015 11:44 pm

    Kendra was sitting and had her jacket on after she came out…Was she ill?

  64. noblesol September 21, 2015 12:14 am

    I thought Emily did a good job of ignoring Chris and his one time too many mention of her having played hockey in the interview, as if that were somehow special. Maybe if you’re from Hawaii, but it’s second nature to most Canadians. I don’t think he realizes that in Canada just about everyone skates, and that every school has an ice rink, or two or three, and every winter recess and gym class devotes some time to skating and hockey. Since the girls develop before the boys, almost every young pick up team will have some girl on it that out skates the boys. Get over it Chris!

  65. tongo September 21, 2015 7:09 am

    #64 Relationship between Canadians and their devotion to ice hockey is likely second nature to Emily, but probably foreign to most locals in HI and CA. Isn’t the interview about getting the audience to know the player? I thought Chris spooned it up nicely. In either case, we are all very happy for Emily and her breakout performance.

  66. Cindy Luis September 21, 2015 7:13 am

    60-64. Was going to get to the Koelsch issue. She missed one practice last week and looked a little pale in warmups. She wasn’t coughing like you saw Granato doing when she was playing but I think when you saw that very un-Koelsch-like set (called for a lift) when she got in early, they decided not to push it. ergo the jacket.

    One comment about Mitchem that I didn’t use in the story. Shoji said Mitchem’s favorite set is a slow 1. The problem is at this level she’s not going to be successful with that against taller blocks. so that is one adjustment she’s going to have to make. on the slide she can power it over and through the block. She’s still pretty easy to track on the step-out but she’s elevating well and, especially against the smaller block on that side, it was pretty much money. don’t think we’ll ever see her be as quick as Kaufman or Ljungquist, she is more like Bown.

  67. Cindy Luis September 21, 2015 7:14 am

    65. McLachlin was probably trying to get her to open up about her playing hockey on a boys team growing up.

  68. connor September 21, 2015 7:49 am

    The most satisfying developments from last night’s game was the speed and strength of the kills by magglio and mitchem. I was impressed with higgins’ decision making last night. kahakai’s passing was terrific. I wish that Dave had used Castillo more during preconference as I like the way she moves on the court. She should have used more in place of Olevao, who despite hitting .266 last night still passed badly and hit right into the blocks. This won’t work against good teams.

  69. Cindy Luis September 21, 2015 8:10 am

    68. have to disagree with you about Manu-Olevao’s passing. She passed very well last night.
    She had 3 hitting errors, was blocked only once, that came early in Set 3. I remember one other error coming in Set 1 when she miss=timed her jump from behind the 3-meter line and it ended up in the net. The other was when she hit wide in Set 2, could have been a touch, not called.
    she finished 6-3-11. had one hitting error in each set.
    You can check the play-by-play available at
    Although the two hitting errors will only say hitting errors on the play-by-play. I keep my own running play-by-play and that’s how I know how the errors happened.
    The play-by-play will tell you who were credited with the block.

  70. wahinefan September 21, 2015 8:18 am

    Go Maglio, great quickness and hops.

  71. Cindy Luis September 21, 2015 8:54 am

    Hawaii up to 11.

  72. mei mei September 21, 2015 8:59 am

    nice to see long beach break it in the top 25! and Pacific! good for them!

  73. islandman September 21, 2015 9:00 am

    Maglio has quick reflexes near the net and can react to tips over the net from the other team with either tap backs or keeping the ball alive. Was she a goalie in hockey ?

    Rodriguez, the Bakersfield libero, had a tough night, 4 service and 4 reception errors along with her 8 digs.

  74. Cindy Luis September 21, 2015 9:00 am

    new thread up for Monday.

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