Wahine sand sweeps GCU, loses to LMU 3-2

Only info so far from GCU is that they lost to UH 5-0.

Thanks to Warrior Fan for mentioning it on another thread.

No word yet on how UH fared against LMU. Looking at LMU’s schedule, I would think UH should win this on.


  1. Warriorfan March 23, 2013 2:20 pm

    They lost to LMU 2-3 yikes.

  2. Warriorfan March 23, 2013 2:56 pm

    What an unfortunate loss if true , I hope UH’s twitter is wrong.

  3. Cindy Luis March 23, 2013 6:23 pm

    I guess a bad loss. LMU unranked We’ll see what happens Sunday
    The No. 5 Hawaii women’s sand volleyball team split a pair of matches on the mainland. The Rainbow Wahine cruised past host Grand Canyon, 5-0, before being upset by unranked Loyola Marymount, 3-2, Saturday at Victory Lanes Sports Park on the campus of Grand Canyon.

    The Rainbow Wahine (3-2) started the day by making quick work of Grand Canyon, which was hosting its first-ever sand volleyball event. UH won in straight sets on four courts. The feature court proved the most competitive with No. 1 Natasha Bell and Jane Croson eventually defeating Mackenzie Phelps and Shannon Dugan, 22-20, 16-21, 15-11.

    UH wasn’t so fortunate on the back end of the double-header against Loyola Marymount. UH fell behind 2-0 against the Lions, but evened the score with straight-set wins by the tandems of Croson and Bell on the No. 2 court and Katie Spieler and Ginger Long on the No. 3 court. It came down to the No. 1 flight and the LMU pair of Felicia Arriola-Litara Keil proved game, clinching the upset with a 21-18, 21-17 win over Karlee Riggs and Ali Longo.

    UH, LMU and Grand Canyon will next compete in a pairs tournament on Sunday at Victory Lanes Sports Park with a 7:00 a.m. HT) start.

    #5 Hawai’i 5, Grand Canyon 0
    1. Natasha Bell-Jane Croson (UH) def. Mackenzie Phelps-Shannon Dugan (GCU) 22-20, 16-21, 15-11
    2. Karlee Riggs-Ali Longo (UH) def. Kristen Johannsen-Sara Bowden (GCU) 21-15, 21-17
    3. Katie Spieler-Ginger Long (UH) def. Caelen Hiller-Chloe Jenkins (GCU) 21-18, 21-15
    4. Ku`ulei Zalopany-Olivia Urban (UH) def. Jessica Posse-Megan Davis (GCU) 21-9, 21-10
    5. Ashley Kastl-Tai Manu-Olevao (UH) def. Brittney Spackman-Courtney Spackman (GCU) 21-14, 21-12

    Dual Match Results
    Loyola Marymount 3, #5 Hawai’i 2
    1. Felicia Arriola-Litara Keil (LMU) def. Karlee Riggs-Ali Longo (UH) 21-18, 21-17
    2. Natasha Bell-Jane Croson (UH) def. Kenna Crouse-Taylor Scioscia (LMU) 21-7, 21-10
    3. Katie Spieler-Ginger Long (UH) def. Hannah Tedrow-Amber Mirabello (LMU) 21-13, 21-12
    4. Avery Bush-Rachelle Suaava (LMU) def. Ku`ulei Zalopany-Olivia Urban (UH), 10-21, 21-17, 15-10
    5. Ashley Maxfeldt-Annie Marie Taylor (LMU) def. Ashley Kastl-Tai Manu-Olevao (UH) 23-21, 22-20
    Order finish: 5,4,2,3,1

  4. mainlandgal March 23, 2013 6:38 pm

    Tough loss to LMU for the UH Sand Volleyball team. Last minute changes in 1-5 rankings may have played to the demise of the UH loss. Lets see if their true colors can shine tomorrow. Some pairs seem to still be in question as Scott makes more changes today. Things should settle down by next week as changes will no longer be an option. Again, seems like the 1 and 2 rankings are still being decided. Wish it could have been decided earlier so pairs could mentally prepare.

  5. setaone March 23, 2013 6:52 pm

    This early in the NCAA Sand “life” rankings don’t mean much. With new players and teams its hard to judge how good players are and will be. Even players that are standouts indoors does not mean they will be great on sand.

  6. Warriorfan March 23, 2013 7:01 pm

    I don’t think Uh will make much noise this season, Don’t see them going far as a team or any duo going far, but next season they should be really good.

  7. setaone March 23, 2013 7:08 pm

    And one more thought. Hawaii has a lot more “sand only” players this year. Doesn’t necessarily mean they are better than the indoor crossovers.

    We really need to emphasize that this team is building a foundation for future success.

  8. hollycow March 23, 2013 8:50 pm

    10 players 6 indoors, 4 sand only. I would think it should be the other way around with all the sand only players on the team.

  9. setaone March 23, 2013 10:56 pm

    No 8. Exactly what I’m thinking. The sand only players still can’t beat out the crossovers.

    Not that it matters. The sport at the collegiate level is still so young.

  10. mainlandgal March 25, 2013 12:20 pm

    setaone, I agree with you whole-heartedly that this is a building season for the sand team. Seems as though the coaches are still deciding who matches best with who as pairs and what the best rankings are. Croson/? is the big question. None of the match-ups so far seems to be working. Croson isn’t an easy one to partner with …

    New recruits are coming in next year as well. With the new recruits and what they have now, next season should be a show stopper!!! Looking forward to watching this program grow and develop over the next few years.

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