Hawaii 3, Arizona 1

September 14th, 2013

Starting for UH

Vorster, Uiato, Mendoza, Longo, Hartong, Manu-Olevao

76 Responses to “Hawaii 3, Arizona 1”

  1. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong's serve creating some havoc with UA serve-receive. Stepout by Adolpho has UH up 5-1. TO UA.

  2. Cindy Luis:

    ace by Uiato, a flying 3-meter attack by Hartong 4 kills) has UH up 15-11

  3. setaone:

    I'm still not sold on Kawamura as a serving specialist. Too many missed serves.

  4. Cindy Luis:

    UH in a bit of a bad rotation. Arizona has scored 4 to tie at 15. TO UH.

  5. Cindy Luis:

    Wildcats already with a 5.5-1 edge in blocks.

  6. Cindy Luis:

    Taylor with 2 kills from the left. She's going to have to have solid night IMHO. Hartong will need some help. Harting with 2 kills, now 6. UH up 19-16

  7. Cindy Luis:

    Vorster on the slide. UH up 21-17

  8. Cindy Luis:

    Adolpho with the kill, her fifth, UH works hard to win 25-20.

  9. RedZone:

    Give set one to Hartong. She made the key points.

  10. Beauston:

    Wahine is getting outblock 6-1

  11. Cindy Luis:

    Yes, UH oublocked by 5 and wins by 5

  12. RedZone:

    I really like that right side back row attack by Hartong. Really threw off Arizona. No blockers up on that one.

  13. Cindy Luis:

    UH hit .325, UA 257. UH 16-13 in digs, Longo with 5.
    Vorster 2-1-3, Manu Olevao 2-1-7, Hartong 7-2-14, Adolpho 5-1-8, Talro 2-0-6. UH 1 ace, 2 SEs. UA 0 aces, 2 SEs.

  14. Cindy Luis:

    Kill by Manu-Olevao has UH pu 6-3. TO UA.

  15. Beauston:

    11hardly. could have gone either way so kudos to the Wahine for fighting it out. Now those soft shots are driving me crazy. Hope the girls stay patient.

  16. Cindy Luis:

    Manu-Olevao from the right, it's 9-4. TO UA

  17. Vbfan:

    Rubio sure takes timeouts early

  18. Beauston:

    Jim Leahey is becoming more confusing as each weekend past. Not a fan of watching a game muted.

  19. Cindy Luis:

    18. there's always radio 1420-AM, espn1420am.com.
    Adolpho with the solo. it's 13-7

  20. Cindy Luis:

    Harris, 6-8 freshman is in. She looks so much like her mom Jeannie Wade-Harris, former Wahine basketball player. Dad was Rogue, Played for UH as well. in the 80s.

  21. Cindy Luis:

    Agree, Rubio calls his TOs very early. Manu-Olevao with the ace, it's 18-13. then nets her next serve. 18-14

  22. Beauston:


  23. Cindy Luis:

    11. not sure what you mean by hardly. They gave away 5 points on blocks but still win by 5.

  24. Cindy Luis:

    Goodman in, purely blocking for Uiato. UH serving 24-16.

  25. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong with her 11th. UH wins 25-17

  26. Beauston:

    23 Wahine did not win that set decisively. they hung tough. if it wasnt for UA's Service error along with Hartong's critical kills towards the end of set 1, Arizona could have pass them. Wahine was getting roofed.

  27. Cindy Luis:

    3. as for Kawamura,
    Has served six times, 1 SE.

  28. RedZone:

    Give credit to Dave for sticking with Kawamura. Her serves will pay off later. I like how the wahine are serving tough.

  29. Cindy Luis:

    UH hit 290 in Set 2, UA 139. UH outblocked UA 5-1.5. Adolph 2 solo, 2 BA
    both teams at 27 digs, Longo 7, Manu-Olevao and Uiato with 5
    Kingdon 12 kills for UA, not getting a lot of help. Torres next with 4.
    Hartong 11-3-27, Manu-Olevao 6-2-16, Adolpho 6-2-12, Vorster 3-1-4, Taylor 4-0-10.
    UH 3 aces, 3 Ses. UA 0 aces, 5 SEs.

  30. RedZone:

    Before the match I was really worried about Arizona's block but you got like how UH is hitting right now. I also don't see 90 digs happening tonight.

  31. Cindy Luis:

    26. merely pointing out that yes they were outblocked 6-1 (5 points) and still won by 5 points. never said anything about decisively.
    Both teams had 2 Service errors so that's a wash.

  32. Cindy Luis:

    No surprise, UH staying with Vorster for Set 3 and the rest of the same lineup. Don't think they want to let UA hang around. Wildcats are playing well. UH just better when it counts.

  33. Cindy Luis:

    Uiato recognizing something on UH's rightside. 2 kills by Taylor, Manu-Olevao on the D, Adolpho on the slide. UH led briefly 9-8. UA 3 quick points. it's 11-9 UA. TO UH.

  34. Beauston:

    Wow overpass that backfired.

  35. Cindy Luis:

    Snuka's back dump goes wide. UH up 15-14. TO UA.

  36. Beauston:

    Snuka's 2nd failed dump shot

  37. Cindy Luis:

    36. True but Snuka also has 2 successful ones.

  38. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong with her 13th, this on an overpass. it's 18-16. TO UA.

  39. RedZone:

    Time to turn it up and close it out.

  40. Cindy Luis:

    Double sub briefly Higgins and Goodman. Uiato comes back in. Hartong with the kill UH up 20-19. Higgins back in.

  41. Cindy Luis:

    Goodman with the service overpass (Hartong serving) UH up 21-19

  42. Cindy Luis:

    Longo aces. iti's 21-21. Adlopho misses on the steop. UA up 22-21. TO UH.

  43. Cindy Luis:

    Arizona wins 25-22. on to Set 4.

  44. RedZone:

    Passing went kaput.

  45. setaone:

    When I said about Kawamura I meant over the course of the young season.

  46. Cindy Luis:

    UH hit 306, UA 419. UH outblocked 3-0. that was your 3-point difference.
    UH with 42 digs, Longo with 11
    to interrupt. yes, the linesman blew that on. UH up 4-2

  47. Beauston:

    44 as well as blocking.

  48. WaWa:

    I get nervous every time Tai is about to take a swing at an out-of-system set.

  49. Cindy Luis:

    UH up 5-2. TO UA.
    to continue from Set 3, Wildcats 2 aces 4 SEs. UH 1 ace, 2 SEs.
    Hartong 15-6-37, Tai Manu-Olevao 10-3-24, Adolpho 8-3-1. Taylor 8-0-17.

  50. RedZone:

    2nd time Wayne over-ruled that guy.

  51. Cindy Luis:

    Vorster with a kill. UH up 8-3. TO Arizona.

  52. Beauston:

    Common for Adolpho 's 10th kill

  53. Cindy Luis:

    60. and got it right.

  54. Beauston:

    Ahhh and she got it!

  55. Beauston:

    Middles putting up set 4 for the bows

  56. Cindy Luis:

    45. Coming into the match, Kawamura has 4 aces, 12 SEs, the most errors of any wahine.

  57. Cindy Luis:

    Snuka taps it back off the block. her third kill. Torres with a kill. Arizona closes to 15-12. TO UH.

  58. Cindy Luis:

    Adolpho with her 12th kill. UH has pulled away to 19-13

  59. Cindy Luis:

    hmmmm. UH had a comfortable lead 22-15. Now 23-20. TO UH. Harris making a big difference at the net at 6-8.

  60. WaWa:

    Weak play at the net by Vorster, volleying the ball back over.

  61. Cindy Luis:

    UH served twice for match point. Hartong blocked twice. Tuaniga in at 24-22

  62. Cindy Luis:

    Drives me nuts. Hartong blocked again 24-23.

  63. Cindy Luis:

    but not a fourth time, Hartong with her 21st ends it. 25-23

  64. jmy:

    Terrible blocking stat by UH...They really need to start blocking better...

  65. Beauston:

    That did not make sense to me but oh well it worked.
    It will be interesting with Croson on the line up.

  66. RedZone:

    Dave said he told Mita to go to Hartong at the end. I was going nuts too.

  67. RedZone:

    Tuaniga was open.

  68. Beauston:

    64 thanks to Arizona's 15.5 blocks, Olevao and Hartong's hit% are below .200

  69. Warriorfan:

    Mita ( and dave) need to be less predictable, and Emily really needs to hit smarter ( she did not this match)

  70. Beauston:

    Tough match for the wahine but kudos to them for hanging around.

  71. RedZone:

    Mita is the MVP.

  72. Cindy Luis:

    be back in a bit. but all-tourney team Uiato (MOP), Hartong, Adolpho; from Arizona Kingon and Magill; Patton from PSU and NU's Stephanie Holthus.
    Nice that Kahuku VB team was here to cheer on UA setter Penina, who played for Kahuku last year. They stayed and sang the alma mater

  73. Cindy Luis:

    Need to leave but you can get the box at

  74. LanaiBoy:

    Looks like Arizona decided that it would not be beat by Hartong; tracked her with two blockers all night long; Rubio was mad when Hartong was left uncovered in her back row attacks. This left the right and middle with one blocker or late arriving 2nd blockers all night, of which Adolpho and Taylor took advantage. Good for them. Vorster still not taking good swings but still effective enough. Sort of irritated when Kawamura, Mendoza, and Long had five service errors among them. Hey, they are suppose to be serving and back row specialists. Sort of forgive them because they give opponents trouble when their serves do go in, especially Kawamura. Her jump float dances.

  75. Sharene:

    I was disappointed that UA did not show for the awards ceremony. That was bad form. I thought it was a bit of poor sportsmanship. The pictures just show UH.

  76. Cindy Luis:

    76. Not poor sportsmanship. they had a plane to catch. believe the flight was at 11. They would have been in trouble if it had gone 5. Not the first time a team was a no-show at the end because of needing to get to the airport. UH has shipped a lot of awards out over the years because teams had to leave. Texas was gone at 5 a.m. the Sunday for the opening tournament. may have been back in Austin by the time UH played USD.