Hawaii 3, Cal Poly 0, win streak at 20 straight

Just in case you didn’t see the links from the previous thread
Hawaii radio on 1420-AM
espn1420am.com which is the audio link you’ll get through Cal Poly

all links accessible through the Mustangs volleyball site


Video through Big West TV

Live Stats



  1. tongo November 19, 2015 10:51 am

    Thanks Cindy for cell reception heads-up. We go every year as far up as Santa Barbara but this is our first year going up to Cal Poly. We normally go to the Long Beach, Irvine, Fullerton, CSUN, and Santa Barbara matches. Funny thing is that after a while, we see the same island transplants and have developed new friends because of it. Should be fun. Checking out restaurants right now.

  2. nomu November 19, 2015 10:52 am

    When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. Go Bows!

    Joe Paterno

  3. darkfire November 19, 2015 12:57 pm

    1.Tongo – I envy you being able to go to the UH matches. It must be fun meeting up with the mainland ohana and making new friends. Everybody has been writing about how the Hawaii supporters almost outnumber the home team folks. Have fun out there and GO BOWS!!!

  4. mo-jo November 19, 2015 1:31 pm

    tongo’s profile is emerging: Senior citizen, retired and wealthy!! LoL.

  5. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 1:32 pm

    Lucky are those of you who can watch the match in person since the video itself will be quite blurry and it will be hard to tell the players apart unless you can read their numbers when their backs face you. Cal Poly has one of the poorest quality videos. I remember one time way back in the early nineties the matches were televised by local TV, but not any more. Fans may need to listen to audio to follow up better on the match. No commentary or live scores available on video either.

  6. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 4:52 pm

    Agree. I want to be Tongo when I grow up.

    And a very happy birthday to Olivia Magill.

  7. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 4:55 pm

    Top 25 Thursday
    7) Stanford def. Colorado 18-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18

  8. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:12 pm

    Delayed start due to senior night festivities. Done before match
    Wahine going with same 7.

  9. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 5:21 pm

    Surprised that the quality of the video is much better tonight, perhaps because of senior night at Cal Poly.

  10. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:22 pm

    Starts are off, started with them giving UH a point earlier. so until they catch it. they say it’s11-6 UH but it’s 10-7 UH

  11. greenthumb November 19, 2015 5:23 pm

    Go Bows!!!! and #5 agreed on video quality. Surprising or not it’s better on my little Kindle Fire 8 than on the laptop with the upgraded video card (just getting 360p on that guy). Kinda missing that stationary feed with the depressed announcer from a few matches ago.

  12. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:24 pm

    Magill with the overpass. UH up 12-8. TO Mustangs.

  13. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:27 pm

    Anderson on serve. now 15-8. TO Mustangs. Manu-Olevao with 2 solo stuffs.

  14. 'ohanaInBellingham November 19, 2015 5:28 pm

    And the best news…Clare-Marie is just a sophomore!

  15. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:36 pm

    Magill with two kills. UH wins 25-17

  16. Bleachercoach November 19, 2015 5:42 pm

    Anybody getting audio from game on Bigwest?
    Seems like I watching the “silent movie”

  17. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:43 pm

    Magill is 6-0-6 UH up 4-2

  18. greeenthumb November 19, 2015 5:45 pm

    16, no BW audio, tried three platforms. now streaming 1420 … anyone get your audio and video to sync?

  19. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:45 pm

    16. as mentioned previously, no audio through Big West.
    gotta go through espn1420am.com
    UH on a 6-0 run on Manu-Olevao’s serve. UH up 6-2. TO Cal Poly

  20. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:49 pm

    Two hitting errors by Mustangs gives UH a 12-3 lead. TO Mutangs.

  21. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 5:52 pm

    All 3 of Cal Poly’s points have been on UH errors. 2 hitting, on service. it’s 15-3.

  22. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:04 pm

    Maglio with the kill ends it 25-19. Most of this coming after you had a lot of subs such as Granato and Castillo in there.

  23. greeenthumb November 19, 2015 6:08 pm

    Thanks to Cindy for mentioning 1420 audio, it’s really helping with the video.

  24. H-Man November 19, 2015 6:09 pm

    Yeah, Wahine so many service errors. Cal Poly would be winning the match, if it wasn’t shooting themselves in the foot.

  25. Ron November 19, 2015 6:13 pm

    Top notch broadcast, almost as fun as watching it. You have got to be very proud. He is the perfect combo of knowledge of the sport and enthusiasm.

  26. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 6:15 pm

    16. Yes, I am getting audio but it is not synchronized with the video. I think it’s about a minute behind. Still, I put up with the gap as it describes who did what.

  27. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:28 pm

    UH up 15-12 at the TTO.

  28. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 6:29 pm

    Now synchronization between video and audio is better, only a few seconds lag.

  29. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:31 pm

    22. Oh please. UH with 8 SEs, Cal Poly with 7
    in Set 2 the only points the Mustangs had when trailing 15-3 were on 2 UH hitting errors and a service error.
    23. thank you.
    UH up 17-12. TO Cal Poly

  30. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:32 pm

    Audio and video on 2 separate platforms. never planned to be synched.

  31. greeenthumb November 19, 2015 6:32 pm

    I’m really liking the play by play, reminds me (in a good way) of some of the Islanders games.

  32. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:34 pm

    Van Winden with a kill, just her third, Greeley with a hitting error. Cal Poly closes to 17-15. TO UH.

  33. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:38 pm

    Taylor with her 15th kill. UH up 22-18. TO Mustangs

  34. islandman November 19, 2015 6:41 pm

    Livestats became Deadstats for me, stuck at 15-12. But got the streaming.

  35. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 6:41 pm

    Magill ends it 25-18.

  36. 'ohanaInBellingham November 19, 2015 6:41 pm

    Wonderful service game, Clare-Marie!

  37. oldtimer808 November 19, 2015 6:42 pm

    What a terrific win over a strong opponent who we beat up.

  38. greeenthumb November 19, 2015 6:43 pm

    Good night’s work, team! 🙂 Congratulations!

  39. Ashley November 19, 2015 6:51 pm

    slept through the first two sets. so happy they swept Cal Poly, was concerned if Hawaii would be able to win in three especially because Cal Poly is so good this season. glad they took care of business, now on to their final conference match of the season

  40. mo-jo November 19, 2015 6:53 pm

    Wow.. our OHs %.265, .133, .095 taylor, TMO, greeley…. HIT PCT .234 and we swept… amazing….

  41. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 6:53 pm

    34. Cal Poly was not a strong opponent tonight. Hawaii’s block neutralized their game and for the first time Adlee van Winden hit negative with the lowest kill output. I was wishing that Olivia Magill could have been perfect tonight on her birthday, but she was dug up four times and had one error. She started out great with 8 kills on 8 attempts until she was dug up. Still, a stellar night for Magill. Congratulations and happy birthday to her.

  42. bleachercoach November 19, 2015 7:02 pm

    Really feeling comfortable with Clare-Marie..She can play backrow in place of TMO come postseason. I really when she gets to the front you will have to put in TMO or Granato. I still belie e that Castillo is that player that will have that swagger to complete our front lineup. Regardless if Castillo plays another position IMO she would shock and impress the fans if she played the position TMO played…ok off subject. I have to congratulate the coaches and women of learning and knowing how to win on the road. These are 4 games in 7 days on the road. That is a major accomplishment!! Well, we cannot relax and take care of UC Santa Barbara….They are always feisty!! I am proud and elated to say that I feel that on any given night we can or will beat the top team of both Pac 12, BIG 10, SEC, WCC etc….Winning on the road really builds so much CONFIDENCE in the team. They will come back and rest a full week before starting their engines for wherever their fate leads them..If we stay home miraculously hallelujah and if we go on the road, the other teams better watch out for this team called HAWAII!!!!

  43. menehune November 19, 2015 7:04 pm

    Except for a little hiccup (SE’s) along the way, Wahine looked good in all areas, especially on defense. Getting ready for Prime Time and The Big Show. LET’S GO BOWS.

  44. darkfire November 19, 2015 7:14 pm

    First off, Happy Birthday Olivia Magill; much mahalos for coming to Hawaii! Our front line wouldn’t have been the same!

    I know it was only one view of the camera to the opposite side, but it was fun seeing 1/2 of the people stand on the 24th match point. Too bad I missed their senior festivities. What was it like? Can’t be anything like we do here.

    Congratulations Wahine on another win, just one more to go and your season will be a huge accomplishment; particularly the last 4 key games on the road. You should be very proud of yourselves. Wahine No Ka Oi! GO BOWS!

  45. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 7:16 pm

    39. guess there’s always something to complain about. Different gym, different crowd. 8 SEs, 5 aces. coaches will take that any time.
    anyway, got to write the story since we didn’t have a stringer so back laters,

  46. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 7:22 pm

    Don’t now if I trust the stats or the play by play. As you saw a real problem with game tracker. But officially the match ended on a solo stuff by Koelsch.

  47. mauna November 19, 2015 7:36 pm

    40. and Poly 5 starting hitters hit negative 21k 22errors 95swings. 5 starters -.188, -.045, .000, .059, .067. Safe to say that the Hawaii block bothered them a bit. Super frosh Van Winden 3k 4errors in 22swings.

  48. 'ohanaInBellingham November 19, 2015 7:49 pm

    Happy Birthday, Olivia!

  49. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 7:50 pm

    44. You asked what the senior festivities were like at Cal Poly? Nothing like Hawaii. No leis at all and it was quiet and modest before the match with a short video of the players. In fact, it was nothing like the eighties either. In Mike Wilton’s coaching time, he placed a lei on each senior (his wife is Hawaiian) so it was more similar to Hawaii, but not a pile of leis, just one single one on each senior. Yes, Hawaii is unique that they treat their players like goddesses. When I moved to Hawaii I became a Hawaii fan but I still root for Cal Poly to win their matches and was pleased that they did better than past years and exceeded expectations this year. Of course, tonight they fell flat on their faces. Anyway I like both teams, Hawaii and Cal Poly.

  50. noblesol November 19, 2015 8:13 pm

    Good start, good finish, really took care of business tonight. Only got a little sloppy when all the subs came in the second set after their big runup. The lineups they found themselves in with all the subs, weren’t gelling. They lost their momentum and Cal Poly caught up. Starters came back in and the ship righted. Nikki and Olivia brought their ‘A’ game. Blocking and digging was very good all around. No issues with serve receive, everyone did well. Some nice long serving runs from our float servers. Aces to service errors was very good. It looked like Cal Poly was more focused on stopping our left side and trying to serve to force the pass to a trap set on our left, because they basically had no answer for Nikki or Olivia. Olivia was very effective, since Cal has no middle with the vertical to match her. Emily was free to swing away as well but they managed to find a way to dig her; looked like it bothered her a bit. Both setters played well, and I think Shoji was mixing it up just enough as to when he would put in Kendra to keep Cal Poly from being able to predict and adjust. They didn’t seem able to find Tayler in the front row often enough to run their offense effectively to her side. Great job by the Wahine and their coaching staff tonight.

  51. Cindy Luis November 19, 2015 8:21 pm

    Spoke to Taylor, Magill and Shoji. the key was taking away what Cal Poly’s hitters like to do, especially Van Winden.
    Shoji said it was the best job they’ve done on assignments/game plan all season. Thought Magill was great.
    The key word from everyone was was Focus. They want to keep that Saturday because at this point the team is tired and looking forward to coming home.
    Shoji is giving some credit to having strength coach Tony Cox, first time he’s come on a trip. Shoji said that it’s helped the players stay in their workout routine.

  52. 'ohanaInBellingham November 19, 2015 8:23 pm

    Savannah was hustling all over the court tonight, perhaps making up for the early lethargy vs UCI the other night. With one regular season game remaining, Savannah gets my vote for Most Improved in 2015. And she’s just a sophomore!

  53. 'ohanaInBellingham November 19, 2015 8:27 pm

    51. Perhaps the benefactor can send both the UH Band and Tony Cox to the mainland for the playoffs.

  54. noblesol November 19, 2015 8:28 pm

    Didn’t get to hear much of the Cal Poly band over the audio stream, but what I managed to hear sounded pretty good. They easily get my vote over the Davis band. Maybe someone who was their can comment? (A good band should always get some show of appreciation.)

  55. doug November 19, 2015 8:29 pm

    congrats wahines. Miss the game (watching Titans lose in football)

  56. Ron November 19, 2015 9:19 pm

    We took apart a good team in their gym on senior night. We are finally ascending to the level of play that makes anything possible. Just beware of Gauchos baring gifts!

  57. hawaiialum November 19, 2015 9:43 pm

    I thought Cal Poly would be our biggest test. I wish I’d been able to see or hear it tonight. Great win on an epic season! Next up UCSB. Bets are we’ll be back in Washington when the big dance starts.

  58. greenthumb November 19, 2015 10:01 pm

    Thanks to the on-scene people for your descriptions. It looked like fun on the court after the match was over, little kids in the backcourt, the band playing first scattered around, then in a cluster.

    Question about other “away game” senior nights, do other schools honor visiting seniors the way Cal Poly did tonight?

    Speaking of bands these guys sounded much better than those other guys a few nights ago and it sure would be cool if some of our band could be there for Saturday or the tourney. (I have a feeling air bought now to Cali for this weekend is pretty pricey, I was checking SoCal flights the other day and was kind of shocked.)

  59. Cal Poly alumni November 19, 2015 10:58 pm

    57. The good news is that you can still watch the replay on the following website:

    Note: you might want to push the red bar to about an hour after the start to skip warmups and senior night ceremony as the match started later. Good luck viewing.

  60. Cindy Luis November 20, 2015 12:48 am

    52. curious about your lethargy comment. Kahakai had 14 digs vs. UCI, 15 vs. Cal Poly.

    58. first time I can remember that UH seniors were honored by the opposing team. But perhaps because UH has long done it for the visitors at the SSC, they have influenced others. Don’t remember it ever happening that UH was part of two in a row as they are at Cal Poly and UCSB.

  61. mo-jo November 20, 2015 5:22 am

    I’m going against all odds and saying the NCAA will surprise and Hawaii will host!!!

  62. haleiwacrossfitter November 20, 2015 6:45 am

    I’m not sure if this has been mentioned before, but does anyone think that Oliva could/should be conference POY? She has been our leader in blocks and hitting percentages.

    Of course Nikki is the obvious choice, but I think Olivia has a legitimate case. Maybe even Co-POY?


  63. haleiwacrossfitter November 20, 2015 6:50 am

    Forgot to mention something. Tomorrow Norene is on national TV. Love watching her play, especially on the off/bad sets where she puts up great sets still. However, she is not a big jump setter. Something Dave got on Kendra’s case about doing. If she comes into UH not jump setting, this could be one of the reasons she is benched or maybe even redshirted her frosh season. JMHO.

  64. 'ohanaInBellingham November 20, 2015 6:56 am

    60. Her *early* lethargy was obvious to me, whether it was hustling to the correct location or anticipating the correct arm position for the ball’s trajectory. Fortunately, as the match progressed, she returned to her recent high level of play. I noticed this temporary drop because it reminded me of how her slowness as a freshman made me wonder if she was going to be what we needed to replace Ali Longo, of whom I was a big fan.

    Whoever has been coaching our backrow sophomores must be proud.

  65. Cindy Luis November 20, 2015 7:39 am

    just some thoughts
    61. if they consider the coaches’ poll, think not out of the realm but when have you known the volleyball selection committee, with no coaches and some only wanting to pad resumes with being on a committee, to have common sense.

    62. Magill has a case for POY but coaches will remember Taylor’s big swing and big numbers more. Also that she is a four-time weekly POW.
    IMHO there will be some consideration for UCD’s Squyres but how can you not give it to a Wahine? Well, it did happen in women’s basketball last season, UH the champion, fifth-place UCR had the POW in Crain.

    63. i would say wait until Iosia is at UH to see how that goes. Koelsch has worked hard with Ah Mow-Santos on her jump setting, something all the coaches want her to do. Koelsch has worked hard at it, just as she has worked very hard on her location. definitely getting better.
    Shoji said he didn’t know what he was going to do next season, first time they have three setters on scholarship. they could redshirt Iosia, they might not. going to be interesting to watch.

    64. didn’t see the lethargy, seeing it more as getting into the rhythm of the match, reading the opposition, she is often screened but Hawaii’s taller block. And she was definitely working out communication with Manu-Olevao.
    as for last season, she was slowed by that knee injury for a large part of the season.

  66. 'ohanaInBellingham November 20, 2015 7:40 am

    haleiwacrossfitter #63 is referring to the CIF-Southern Section Division 1AA finals at Cerritos College. Iosia’s Redondo Union High School, the #1 seed and defending champion, will play Mater Dei, the #5 seed who took out #3 and #2. This will be a rematch of the 2014 final. [source: http://bit.ly/1MZfSId%5D

    I couldn’t find information on the video coverage. haleiwacrossfitter?

  67. Cindy Luis November 20, 2015 7:40 am

    Compete Top 25 scores from Thursday
    7) Stanford def. 26 Colorado 18-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18
    8) Hawaii def. Cal Poly 25-17, 25-19, 25-18
    12) BYU def. Santa Clara 25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14

    30) San Diego def. San Francisco 25-19, 25-19, 25-14

  68. Ron November 20, 2015 7:42 am

    OhanaIB, I noticed something too but I could’t put my finger on the problem and she played really well the rest of the match. She has stepped up and taken over that back court . Very worthy of a scholarship. HCF Norene could have her foot nailed to the floor and she would still put up good sets. She is a gem!

  69. 'ohanaInBellingham November 20, 2015 7:45 am

    The finals will be on FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket, Prep Zone & FOX Sports GO.


  70. Cindy Luis November 20, 2015 7:49 am

    68. true about Iosia’s setting but UH will want her to add jump setting to her bag of tricks. It can help with tempo as well as throw off the block. In a word, Kamana’o.

    New link up for Friday

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