Warriors move up to 10th in poll


Hawaii from 14 to 10. Penn State down a spot to 12 and Ohio State (not a very good team) from 12 to 15.

Stanford up from 4 to No. 1

Loyola-Chicago stays at 2

Pepperdine jumps from 6 to 3

Long Beach State, which lost at BYU, drops from 1 to 4

Unbeatens: Stanford (3-0), Pepperdine (2-0), USC (2-0, UCSB (1-0) and IPFW (2-0)



  1. Tiki808 January 13, 2014 5:06 pm

    Did they make minor changes since then, OUTRIGGER classic? rotation and ball handling skills and other points of the game? Or they’re going with the same starting lineup and rotation. Missing a lot of other points, that the other may add. Peace time for the players?

  2. Cindy Luis January 13, 2014 5:13 pm

    not sure what minor changes you’re talking about. Meaning at practice today?
    Don’t know. I didn’t go since I’m not the beat writer.
    I’m sure they’ll make changes as warranted. They did so in-game all three nights when flopping the lineups, rotating 2 back to positions. And I’m sure they are looking at who else might be in the serve-receive.
    They were very limited when Ramos was in the front row and Kanetake was back row.

  3. Close Up On Cindy January 13, 2014 6:45 pm

    It might just be me, but shake it all up is what I’d say..it’s still early enough.

    Modified 6-2:

    Setters: Ramos / Mol & Averill–Mr. Fitness (who also plays OH)

    Middles: #1 West & #2 Holt

    Libero: Kanetake

    OHs: #1 Olsen & #2 Sinisa

    Subs, IF necessary @Serving Specialist, @Setter, @OH

    Sedore should focus upon his all-around game and get his reps in for a future representing Canada on the beach (being that it’s sandy HI of course). If by their Jr years it aint going to happen, than poho.

  4. Warriorfan January 13, 2014 9:40 pm

    3. That will never happen the men’s game doesn’t allow as many substitutions as the women.

  5. WaWa January 13, 2014 11:09 pm

    “They were very limited when Ramos was in the front row and Kanetake was back row.”

    I don’t get this comment that was originally made by Tiki808 who also claimed that Holt was from the Big Island.

    In a 5-1 system, if you have a legit Pipe & D attack your options should not be limited, also considering if your setter is a threat offensively. This may not be the case with UH as of yet. Still early.

    However, I don’t get why Kanetake is mentioned? He’s a Libero. Regardless of who the Libero is, it’s a non-attacking position. So they are a non-factor in “having a very limited offense” unless the Libero is not passing well. Maybe I missed something?

  6. Hot January 14, 2014 2:35 am

    5. Wawa, I agree with you. I don’t understand that statement. The libero is always going to be there for six rotations, and the setter, whether he’s 6-5 or 5-8, is always going to have three rotations in the front row. Maybe Cindy meant Ramos is a blocking liability and they lose a third front row hitter when he’s up front, but that’s always the case when you’re playing a 5-1 offense. And mentioning Kanetake at all makes no sense, unless Cindy is suggesting that Hawai’i gets rid of the libero and use a back-row attacking sub? But then, men’s game doesn’t have 12-15 subs/set does it?

  7. Close Up On Cindy January 14, 2014 7:10 am

    6 substitutes, got it.

    “IF necessary”; Da Kiwi @Serving, Da Brethren @Setter, Mr. Buff-n-Blue @OH.

    It could work (IF need be).

    Ramos and Mol would effectively be the only ones subbing..figure out who the starters would be and place them strategically.

  8. Cindy Luis January 14, 2014 9:32 am

    what I meant was they had limited offensive options for front row attacks when Ramos is in the front row. Your libero is not an option. Your best rotation is when you have 5 options and, as you say WaWa, 6 when your setter is a threat. Haven’t seen Ramos do much of that. the one time I remember he flipped it … just out of bounds. But it is early.
    I wasn’t suggesting they get rid of the libero. just that in the one rotation they got stuck in that was the lineup.

  9. Cindy Luis January 14, 2014 9:37 am

    5. as for Tiki, deleted a couple of his posts because they made no sense and were what I considered attacks on young amateur athletes. Yes, Holt not from the Big Island. Born and raised on Oahu.

  10. karmady January 14, 2014 12:22 pm

    9. Thanks Cindy. Those guys get enough crap without being dumped on here.

  11. Hot January 14, 2014 5:40 pm

    8. Got it Cindy. You meant they were limited when Ramos is up front. I guess I just didn’t understand why Kanetake had to be mentioned. If that is a weakness now, that is going to be a problem the whole season unless they change setters. With the libero and a non-attacking setter both on the court, they effectively have 4 hitters on the court at any given rotation, regardless of whether Ramos is front row or back row. He just has to be more creative in setting the back row players.

  12. setaone January 15, 2014 7:52 am

    Not sure where this goes…. Emily Hartong to train with the NT


    WINTER TRAINING BLOCK: The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team will hold an eight-week winter training block starting Jan. 27 at the American Sports Centers in Anaheim, Calif. The training block will include primarily athletes who recently completed their collegiate eligibility, though some athletes with will train part-time around their academic curriculum. The setters are Cal State Northridge’s Sydney Gedryn (San Jose, Calif.), University of Missouri’s Molly Kreklow (Delano, Minn.) and University of Oregon’s Lauren Plum (Poway, Calif.). The opposites are University of Washington’s Kylin Munoz (Monroe, Wash.) and University of Texas’ Bailey Webster (Baltimore, Md.). The middle blockers are University of San Diego’s Chloe Ferrari (Clovis, Calif.), Michigan State University’s Alexis Mathews (Detroit, Mich.), University of Southern California’s Alexis Olgard (Spokane, Wash.) and Penn State University’s Katie Slay (Raleigh, N.C.). The liberos are University of Southern California’s Natalie Hagglund (Encinitas, Calif.) and Loyola Marymount University’s Betsi Metter (Phoenix, Ariz.). The outside hitters are University of Hawaii’s Emily Hartong (Los Alamitos, Calif.), Loyola Marymount University’s Kat Luft (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and UCLA’s Kelly Reeves (San Diego, Calif.) and University of Washington’s Krista Vansant (Redlands, Calif.). Additions to the roster may occur during the training block.

  13. Close Up On Cindy January 15, 2014 8:49 am


    Some body from UH should get this girl into the Hawai’i Ed. System / into a secured ‘residence’ at HI-Honolulu University / into a job at Koa Lanai, Hau Terrace, Ka Mo’i’s (for lunch/dinner) until school starts up in the 2014 fall.

    The sooner the better, but, hey, it wouldn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t be Dave.

    Somebody says that Tai is headed out on a LDS mission this next season..fine.
    Somebody says that 5.10 Passi is the heir apparent to the OPP position also.

    Another OPP/OH into the mix would all but ensure the competition needed for a stellar produced bunch of pin hitters…da family’s in south Puget Sound…Huff has the work ethic, but is more likely a MB than an OH.

  14. Cindy Luis January 15, 2014 1:30 pm

    11. Well they did go without a setter for a couple of plays and Averill designated to set.

    13. What the heck are you talking about? You want the Wahine to recruit this 5-10 OH who is at a AA and likely would have to attain her JC before she can transfer for 2015? ‘And commit a recruiting violation in the process by getting her a job and housing?

  15. Hot January 15, 2014 4:26 pm

    Cindy, it’s that same poster who keeps using different usernames and loves posting long lists and a whole lot of nonsense.

  16. Warriorfan January 16, 2014 1:27 am

    15. LOL that poster sure likes changing usernames,( here and on volleytalk) but it’s easy to spot their incoherent rambling.

  17. Close UP On Cindy January 16, 2014 6:19 am

    Why so much fear on this blog?
    ‘Okole maluna! 😉 ..for drinking, normally, but in this case I’m sure some will understand.

  18. Close UP On Cindy January 16, 2014 6:27 am

    14. Why “likely”?
    ONE semester is all that it could sometimes take to get any one transferable.

    She’s BZ, yes, and so English MAY be something but she could take the same remedial courses in the Hawai’i educational system.

    & Please. ‘Hot’ is the same person with varying monikers himself on blogs. LC is the same thing.

  19. Cindy Luis January 16, 2014 10:21 am

    18. You are wrong there. If she wasn’t a qualifier out of high school, she has to get her AA before transferring, as did Cubi-Otinero. I said likely because most players who do the JC thing aren’t qualifiers out of HS
    Hawaii’s had Brazilians before, Veronica Lima and Pedro Azenha come to mind. My guess is her English is better than most Americans’ Portuguese.
    And please quit using ete.

  20. Hot January 16, 2014 10:37 pm

    18. Please. I’ve always used Hot or Hot Hollywood here. The only time I used a different username was when there was a problem with the blog and users were having difficulty posting. My post would not appear, so I tried different usernames.

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