Hawaii 3, UC Davis 0

Seems like it’s been a while since they played in here. Almost 3 weeks. Long Beach State was Nov. 2.

Longo in the bright spring green jersey.

no changes in the starters for Hawaii

Adolpho, Vorster, Longo, Hartong, Taylor, Uiato, Manu-Olevao


  1. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:12 pm

    Early passing looking good. They’ve run some things that Shoji mentioned they’ve been working on. Taylor hit left, right and 3-meter. Adolpho on the quick in the middle she doesn’t usually run.

  2. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:14 pm

    Taylor with her second 3-meter. UH up 11-6. TO UCD. Wahine hitting .500. Aggies .077

  3. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:21 pm

    Mendoza with a net-roll ace. UH up 17-11. TO UCD

  4. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:27 pm

    UH with the double sub. up 21-14. HIggins to set.

  5. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:31 pm

    UH wins Set 1 25-19 on their fourth attempt at ending it.

  6. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:34 pm

    wahine hit 302, Taylor 5-0-10, Hartong 5-1-16, Adolpho 4-1-7, Manu-Olevao 1-0-7 (had to hit a couple of tough angles. Vorster 0-0-2. Tuaniga came in late for Vorster. 1 aces. 2 SE, 18 digs, 4 blocks.
    Aggies hit 156, 0 aces, 1 SE, 22 digs, 2 blocks. Damelia 7-2-14. almost half of her team’s 15 kills.

  7. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 7:37 pm

    I just watched Riverside defeat Cal Poly in five sets. So Riverside got its first conference victory.

  8. Brandon November 22, 2013 7:39 pm

    Nikki is on fire tonight

  9. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:40 pm

    8. she is playing well. nice that she is able to take some pressure off Hartong.
    Taylor playing some pretty good back row as well. UH up 8-5

  10. setaone November 22, 2013 7:41 pm

    We needed Cal Poly to lose? Can someone explain the scenario needed for Hawaii to win the Big West?

  11. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 7:45 pm

    10. We didn’t need Cal Poly to lose. However, Riverside is not to be dismissed as inconsequential any more. Cal Poly defeated Davis on the road in three straight sets whereas Hawaii lost there in five sets. Riverside has improved considerably so Hawaii had better not underestimate Riverside when playing there next week.

    As to the answer for your question, the only way that Hawaii can win the Big West is to win all the rest of its matches, beating Northridge decisively and for Long Beach to upset UCSB a second time, this time on its own home court.

  12. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:49 pm

    UH up 15-12 at the TTO. Vorster finally connects.

  13. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:50 pm

    Taylor with her first hitting error, went angle a little to wide. Hartong 2 more kills. it’s 17-13

  14. jmy November 22, 2013 7:51 pm

    Am I correct to say that if UCSB wins out the rest of the season, they win the BW regardless of CSUN & UH?

  15. Warrior Dave November 22, 2013 7:52 pm

    Let’s go Wahine!!!!!

  16. Brandon November 22, 2013 7:55 pm

    Hartong is getting too many sets. Give some to the middles.

  17. Cubicle1126 November 22, 2013 7:56 pm

    jmy — ucsb could tie with csun. technically, that would mean they share the title. but ucsb would win the “tie-breaker” to get the automatic qualification for the ncaa tournament.

  18. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 7:57 pm

    14. Jmy, you are correct.

  19. Brandon November 22, 2013 7:57 pm

    17.but if hawaii beats northridge then Csun is out of the contention with ucsb

  20. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 7:58 pm

    14. No. some of it depends on what CSUN does. they are at UH Saturday, at Davis Next Saturday.
    current standings
    CSUN 12-2 UCSB 11-2 UH (with a win tonight) 10-3

  21. Cubicle1126 November 22, 2013 8:01 pm

    yes, if both ucsb and csun win out … they technically share the title, but ucsb wins the AQ.

  22. jmy November 22, 2013 8:03 pm

    20. Could you explain how CSUN could affect the standings if UCSB wins out?

  23. jmy November 22, 2013 8:05 pm

    Looks like UH is playing to win tonight…Let’s hope that they can keep it up against CSUN tomorrow…Not that tonight’s a lock yet…

  24. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:05 pm

    UH hit 303 Set 2. UCD 152.
    Taylor 8-3-17. Vorster 1-0-4, Manu-Olevao 4-0-11, Hartong 11-1-31. Adolpho 5-2-12. 2 aces, 3 SEs. 33 digs, 11 by Mendoza. 6 blocks.
    Damelio with 11 kills, not getting much help. UCD 3 blocks, 34 digs, 1 ace, 3 SEs.

  25. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 8:06 pm

    Cindy, why is Jmy incorrect? UCSB has the tiebreaker against CSUN, so if UCSB wins out the rest of the season and if CSUN does the same, they would be tied for first place and then UCSB would win the conference. UCSB has three more matches to play and UCSB already beat Fullerton tonight, so UCSB is actually 11-2. Northridge has only two more matches to play, so both teams if they win the rest of the season would be 14-2 even. You probably forgot to count tonight’s UCSB victory.

  26. Cubicle1126 November 22, 2013 8:09 pm

    the teams that could impact the standings the most are teams who are not among the top 3 ….

    long beach st — ucsb still has to play them at lbsu

    uc davis — csun ends the season at uc davis next week.

  27. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:12 pm

    continuing on the BW title thing.
    If UCSB and CSUN win out and are tied, UCSB wins the tiebreaker by virtue of 2 wins over the Matadors.
    IF UH and UCSB tie, UH wins on point differential
    IF UH and CSUN tie, it would depend on how the Wahine beat the Matadors. UH would need to win in 3 or 4 or, if it went 5, win on point differential.

  28. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:12 pm

    tickets 7050. turnstile 5440 although it seems like more.

  29. Brandon November 22, 2013 8:15 pm

    I would think they would have more. Maybe people are just waiting for tommorow. I expect a sold out match tomorrow

  30. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:18 pm

    To clarify all of the above on getting the AQ bid, if UCSB wins out, it will get the AQ regardless of what UH and CSUN do. If UCSB wins out and CSUN wins out, the will have identical W-L records and UCSB will win the AQ via tiebraker–being 2-0 against CSUN.

    If UCSB wins out and UH wins out, UCSB wins the conference title outright as it will have two losses in conference vs. three for UH and CSUN (assuming CSUN wins all its matches other than the one against UH).

    If UH wins out, CSUN wins all remaining non-UH matches, and UCSB wins all but one of its remaining matches, then all three teams will have identical conference records. The conference tiebreaker formula says that teams will be ranked based on W-L records against the other tied teams. UCSB will be 3-1, UH will be 2-2 and CSUN will be 1-3. UCSB gets the AQ.

    For UH to win the AQ, it must win out and UCSB must lose two more matches in conference. UH and CSUN will have identical records (assuming CSUN wins its remaining non-UH matches), and 1-1 record against each other. The next tiebreaker is record against common opponents beginning at the top of the conference standings. That would be UCSB with four losses. UH will be 1-1 against UCSB and CSUN 0-2. UH gets the AQ.

    Hope this clarifies things.

  31. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:19 pm

    no meant that it looks like there are more than 5440 in here.
    25. my bad. overlooked the ‘win out’ part.

  32. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 8:20 pm

    Interesting question even if unlikely scenario. What would happen if all three teams tied but UH didn’t win the tiebreaker against Northridge due to point differential (Hawaii wins five close sets)? No one would win the tiebreaker against two teams. Would they then all three share the conference title?

  33. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:20 pm

    27. This is not correct per the BigWest volleyball manual, section 20.14

  34. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:24 pm

    16. Agree that they are setting Hartong too much, given that they have CSUN tomorrow. She doesn’t need to take all the trouble sets. it’s 18-12

  35. Warrior Dave November 22, 2013 8:25 pm

    They should out in Ashley. Her parents are here…

  36. Brandon November 22, 2013 8:26 pm

    I hope they start ashley instead of tai tomorrow. It’s senior night and she deserves it.

  37. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:27 pm

    I suppose. Tuaniga’s family is here as well. but i think they want this done in 3

  38. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:28 pm

    Last scenario on AQ I failed to mention. Assuming UH and UCSB tie, UCSB wins because first tiebreaker is record against each other (1-1), and next tiebreaker is record against common opponents beginning at the top of the conference standings, and next team is CSUN. UH will be 1-1 and UCSB will be 2-0. UCSB gets the AQ. Again, from 20.14 of the Big West volleyball manual.

  39. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:29 pm

    Manu=Olevao kill makes it 22-18. TO UCD

  40. Warrior Dave November 22, 2013 8:30 pm

    Tuaniga played a bit. IMHO, no significant drop off playing Ashley. But I’ve been saying that all year.

  41. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:31 pm

    UH wins 25-19.

  42. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 8:37 pm

    38. You forgot that the tiebreaker beside record against each other is point differential and UH wins that one against UCSB. However, if all three teams tied, maybe then the next one is common opponents at the top of the list. That would answer my question in comment #32.

  43. Brandon November 22, 2013 8:37 pm

    Sucks that northridge is senior night. If it was an easier match like cal poly or Fullerton they could play their seniors more.

  44. Warriorfan November 22, 2013 8:40 pm

    Not setting the middles enough,especially Vorster but that’s nothing new from Uiato.

  45. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:42 pm

    42. Read the bylaws, section 20.14. Point differential doesn’t come into play until four other tiebreakers have been considered, and only applies when just two teams are tied. And even then, it is point differential for all conference matches. In the case of three tied team, point differential is not considered at all for tiebreaking puroses. Seriously, I don’t know where people are getting the idea that point differential against tied opponents matters at all.

  46. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 8:45 pm

    45. Maverick – read what Cindy Luis said in comment #27. She mentioned that UH would beat UCSB on point differential. Is she wrong then?

  47. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:48 pm

    just saying if point differential was used, UH has the edge over UCSB
    the bylaws were changed in 06 (?) I’m probably still living in the 90s or thinking of what the MPSF does.
    Critical thing is that UH beats CSUN to keep their hopes alive.

  48. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:48 pm

    Yes. For goodness sake, with all due respect, Cindy is not the be all and end all of all things volleyball. I cited a very specific source, the Big West Volleyball Bylaws, section 20.14. Are you telling me that those bylaws are incorrect per a posting by Cindy?

  49. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:49 pm

    47. Respectfully, we should not use point differential in further discussions on this as it is confusing a lot of folks.

  50. jmy November 22, 2013 8:51 pm

    Sorry! I didn’t mean to set off this firestorm!

  51. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:51 pm

    Ok, bottom line folks: for UH to win the AQ, UH must win all its remaining matches and UCSB must lose at least two of its remaining matches.

  52. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:56 pm

    48. yep, i did apologize. see 47.

  53. Maverick November 22, 2013 8:57 pm

    52. My frustration was not directed at you. Have a good night.

  54. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:58 pm

    44. as for not setting Vorster. She wasn’t on from the beginning. Totally different player than the one who was very ‘up’ at UCSB a few weeks ago. She ended up 3-0-6.

  55. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 8:59 pm

    53. no worries. wasn’t offended. enjoy your night.

  56. Volleyball fan November 22, 2013 9:01 pm

    51. I agree with you there. I just don’t think that scenario is likely. UCSB will not lose two matches. Long Beach has the best shot at beating UCSB but that’s not a given either. Even Shoji now doesn’t worry about an automatic qualifier. If UH wins the rest of its matches, the team should get an at-large bid based on its RPI.

  57. Maverick November 22, 2013 9:05 pm

    56. Agree with you 100%.

  58. Cindy Luis November 22, 2013 9:05 pm

    56. agree they will get an at-large.

  59. Grammy November 23, 2013 6:56 am

    42. CSN is the perfect test for the post season. If you can’t beat the teams that have beaten you before then you haven’t done enough to improve and ‘earn’ your place in the rankings. Wahine have added offense. Utilizing every aspect (and some unsuspected ones, too) they have ‘tweaked’ their offense and shored up their defense. Northridge is a good test of these changes. They won’t roll over and give us the match, so the Wahine will have to win it to deserve it. Magnificent Seven of Ali, Ashley, Courtney, Emily, Kaela, Kristiana and Mita will get their court time and if we lose, then CSN will have out played us, but I don’t believe that home court advantage is fiction here for Wahine. Come out and support these hard working, hard playing sisters. Am sure that underclasswomen will gladly step aside when and if time comes and Wahine will not miss a beat or overlook an opportunity to perform one more time for SSC crowd and their loving fans. Go Wahine, got your backs!

  60. Tiki808 November 23, 2013 2:23 pm

    They’re a big team. They won. I’m happy.

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