Some may disagree but IMHO it was a very winnable match.
Hawaii did a pretty good job on Lowe, who was averaging 7.07 kps coming in. She finished with 17, 7 in Set 3, a couple late.
On the previous thread serving was mentioned.
Stats were identical for the teams 2 aces, 7 errors. the problem is the 2 errors that will be remembered will be the 2 by Manu – Olevao that ended Sets 1 and 2.
From Shoji: he didn’t want to use Taylor tonight but got into a rotation where they couldn’t sideout and only had 2 attackers. Said she’s not completely in game shape but she is cleared to play and she will. Probably start Sunday but he’s going to see what happens in practice Saturday morning.
blocking stats even as well 12-12. Hawaii out dug the Bruins 52-42, thought Mendoza played an excellent game 18 digs. Manu-Olevao with 10.
Manu-Olevao with 13 kills, was aced twice. Greeley with 11 kills, five blocks, 2 solo. Magill with 8 kills, 7 blocks.
Did ask Shoji about putting Ponce in to serve in Set 3 when it would have been Manu-Olevao for a third time at 24-23. He said he didn’t want to put that pressure on her again.
I’m guessing Sunday’s match will be younger. Manu-Olevao will be out and they need another OH. Would not be surprised to see Huff start and Maglio see some time.