Warriors to No. 8, SandBows stay at No. 5

Today’s breaking news story

An idle Hawaii did not idle in the national poll. The Rainbow Warriors come off a bye week by moving up one spot in today’s AVCA Division I-II Men’s Volleyball Top 15.
Hawaii returned to No. 8, a spot it held two weeks ago. The Warriors (12-9, 7-9 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) return to the Stan Sheriff Center court when hosting No. 14 UC Irvine (7-14, 5-11 MPSF) in matches Friday and Saturday.
For the first time this season, a non-MPSF team holds the top spot. Ohio State (18-3, 9-1 MIVA) jumped three places to No. 1, courtesy of losses by both previous Nos. 1 (BYU) and 2 (Long Beach State).
UCLA (19-3, 13-3 MPSF) also was a beneficiary of the losses, the Bruins moving to No. 2. BYU (17-3, 13-3 MPSF), upset at home by Pepperdine, fell two spots to No. 3 and Long Beach State (19-4, 13-3 MPSF) two spots to No. 4 after a road loss to No. 11 Cal State Northridge (13-10, 6-10 MPSF).
Stanford (15-3, 13-3 MPSF) remained at No. 5, Pepperdine (11-7, 10-7 MPSF) leapfrogged two spots to No. 6 and UC Santa Barbara (14-8, 9-7 MPSF ) stayed at No. 7. Ball State (17-5, 9-1 MIVA) moved a spot to No. 9 while Penn State (12-6, 7-1 EIVA), losing twice last week, fell four spots to No. 10.
In the AVCA Collegiate Beach rankings, there was no change in the top 10 with Hawaii (4-5) holding at No. 5. Pepperdine (9-0) remained at No. 1, Florida State (12-0) No. 2 and USC (9-2), which defeated the Rainbow Wahine twice last week, at No. 3. UCLA (4-3) stayed at No. 4. Rounding out the Top 10 were Long Beach State (2-5), Arizona (5-1), Georgia State (10-2), Stetson (13-1 and Florida International (5-2).
Hawaii next plays at the Stetson Invitational in Deland, Fla. The Wahine will play Tulane Thursday, No. 9 Stetson and Florida Atlantic Friday, and No. 2 Florida State and No. 10 Florida International Saturday.


  1. Cindy Luis March 21, 2016 11:55 am

    Team leaves tonight for Florida
    They are traveling 13. Not going are Castillo and Manu-Olevao.
    Going are Schreiber, Taylor, Maglio, Spieler, Rooks, Schucht, long, Tucker, Homayun, Zalopany, Guinasso, Andersen, and Huddleston.
    1. Lara Schreiber-Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Kelly Hunter/Kadie Rolfzen (NU), 9-21, 21-18, 15-13
    2. Emily Maglio-Katie Spieler (UH) def. Amber Rolfzen/Justine Wong-Orantes (NU), 21-15, 21-17
    3. Hannah Rooks-Ka’iwi Schucht (UH) def. Annika Albrecht-Olivia Boender (NU), 21-15, 17-21, 15-12
    4. Briana Holman-Kenzie Maloney (NU) def. Ginger Long-Mikayla Tucker (UH), 21-12, 23-21
    5. Ari Homayun-Hannah Zalopany (UH) Mikaela Foecke-Sydney Townsend (NU), 21-10, 21-10

    No. 3 USC 3, No. 5 Hawaii 2
    1. Kelly Claes/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Lara Schreiber-Nikki Taylor (UH), 21-11, 21-19
    2. Emily Maglio-Katie Spieler (UH) def. Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange (USC); 21-16, 20-22, 15-9
    3. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Hannah Rooks-Ka’iwi Schucht (UH); 21-17, 21-15
    4. Jenna Belton/Abril Bustamante (USC) def. Ginger Long-Mikayla Tucker (UH), 21-16, 21-17
    5. Ari Homayun-Hannah Zalopany (UH) def. Jo Kremer/Zoe Nightingale (USC); 22-20, 19-21, 15-11

  2. rabbit ears March 21, 2016 1:46 pm

    Did Ginger Long switch partners? She seem to be in a slump.

  3. Cindy Luis March 21, 2016 6:28 pm

    Long played with Tucker last week. Not sure what slump you’re referring to.
    Long has had several partners this season as Hall looks for the best combos.
    was with Zalopany vs. Pepperdine, didn’t play vs. Long Beach State, Zalopany vs. USC and UCLA at Zuma

    Wahine earn Big West weekly honored for third time in a row. This week it’s Ari Homayun and Hannah Zalopany who went 3-0 when paired at No. 5.

  4. blunite March 21, 2016 7:11 pm

    Judging by her sand results Maglio should be able to play OH indoors. Gives UH coaches even more choices (Kirsten Sibley, Kalei Greeley, Casey Castillo, Emily Maglio with Granato for spot duty.) Ditto for the middles (Annie Mitchem, Natasha Burns, Casey Castillo, Emily Maglio, Kirsten Sibley.)

    Still no word on the US National Team tryouts…?

  5. rabbit ears March 21, 2016 7:19 pm

    Good to hear coach Dave speak so highly of Maglio on last night beach broadcast. She may be stuck at middle because of team needs. Who knows she may preferred middle for now.

  6. Cindy Luis March 22, 2016 11:59 am

    4. not seeing Maglio at OH or the ‘spot duty’ for Granato. Both likely to stay where they’ve been.
    Castillo was only practicing at middle because of Mitchem injury, also the backup opposite. Play for her should be on the left.

    As for the national team tryouts … Taylor did not make either of the Collegiate Tour teams but spoke to USAV and they said that all the various teams have not been announced and may not be until May.
    USAV.org if you want the rosters.

  7. Cindy Luis March 22, 2016 12:29 pm

    new thread up for Tuesday

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