UH-Stanford rewind

My online story: Cook the younger brother of Wahine sand player Karissa

Brian Cook put down 13 kills and No. 6 Stanford scored five unanswered points at the end of Set 3 to sweep No. 10 Hawaii 25-19, 25-17, 26-24 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation volleyball match Friday in Stanford, Calif.

Eric Molchalski added 10 kills for the Cardinal (13-7, 10-7 MPSF) in winning their fourth straight. The Rainbow Warriors (11-9, 9-8) got a match-high 14 kills from Brook Sedore in losing their third in a row.

The teams meet again Saturday (4 p.m. HST) in Maples Pavilion.

Hawaii, outblocked 11-7, led 24-21 in Set 3 but couldn’t close. Stanford held off three set points in tying at 24. The Cardinal finished with a kill by Steven Irvin and a hitting error by Sedore.


  1. FormerlyWarriorfan March 14, 2014 9:01 pm

    What a horrible and frustrating week to be a UH athletics fan.
    Need some good news real bad, hopefully the UH beach team can take down Pepperdine saturday morning and the new “big time” indoor recruit is announced as well.

  2. formerlywarriorfan March 14, 2014 9:26 pm

    As for the transfer still hoping it’s another Jace Olsen/Ali Longo situation but this time with Aiyana Whitney and Nick Goddell.

  3. Wop ur jaws March 15, 2014 4:55 am

    Of PSU? Is this confirmed?

  4. Hot March 15, 2014 6:19 am

    Was Whitney a factor at Penn State? I wonder why Charlie Wade keeps starting Olsen? He is such a liability on offense, and his back row play really isn’t enough to justify his stay on the court? Are Fey and Mol really that bad? Before anyone can correct me that Mol is a natural opposite, I’m going off on the Advertiser articles in which Wade said Mol was moving to the outside (at least this season).

  5. MPSF fan March 15, 2014 7:40 am

    Time to make some changes. The first should be to start Franciskovic. Joby has not been getting the job done. All the hitters struggled with his sets last night. Time to make that change. Olsen is a little trickier. When he’s good, he’s very good. But when he not, don’t keep him in for 2.5 sets. Mol plays both right and left side. Would definitely like to see him given an opportunity on the left. He’s a good blocker and defensive player.

  6. Cindy Luis March 15, 2014 8:22 am

    3. no. FW’s post said I’M HOPING it’s another Jace Olsen-Ali Longo situation.

  7. Wop ur jaws March 15, 2014 8:28 am

    Aiyana did not contribute much last season and took her redshirt in 2012. in 2011, she started and was hitting at around .400. Out of high school she was under armour 1st team all american. Gatorade player of the year NJ. at 6’5″, she can dominate on the outside. Just wasn’t needed or broke through as a starter.
    That is a common problem with PSU as well as other top BCS schools. More outstanding talent than spots. Like any team, it’s cream should rise to the top, but there are a lot of times other factors come into play other than ability to play the sport. like personality conflicts, personal issues or chemistry. If it’s her, she is a very talented and gifted volleyball player.

  8. LC March 15, 2014 8:29 am

    The Sand Team was swept by Pepperdine in Chula Vista this morning . They play CSUN next.

  9. Hot March 15, 2014 1:51 pm

    7. Guess it’s not her. She’s not “big time.”

  10. Brandon. March 15, 2014 3:16 pm

    8. Aiyanna is very big time. But so were all the starters last year for penn state. That’s why she didn’t start. Penn state is loaded with big time players. Prieto hardly played, but she will be a force for them next year. Big time doesn’t mean starter

  11. Brandon. March 15, 2014 3:17 pm

    That was for 9^

  12. Cindy Luis March 15, 2014 3:18 pm

    8. there has been a new thread for a while.

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