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Hawaii-Arizona rewind
September 14th, 2013

Yes, I know, UH got outblocked 15.5-6, 5-1 in Set 4. Sounds like that will be the thread as we re-wind. But I gotta head out. will be on later.

this is our breaking news story

Senior hitter Emily Hartong put down 21 kills and No. 10 Hawaii won a hard-fought battle with Arizona 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 tonight to claim the championship of the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Volleyball Challenge at the Stan Sheriff Center.

For the first time this season, the Rainbow Wahine (8-1, 3-0 OHRVC) had four players in double-figure kills: junior middle Kalei Adolpho (career-high 14), sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao (career-tying 11) and freshman hitter Nikki Taylor (career-high 11). A crowd of 7,856 (9,144 tickets) watched Hawaii run its sixth straight when running its record to 12-0 against the Wildcats (7-2, 2-1).

Wahine setter Mita Uiato was named the Most Outstanding Player. Joining her on the all-tournament team were UH's Adolpho and Hartong; Arizona's Madi Kingdon and Olivia Magill; Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus and Portland State's Kaeli Patton (Radford High).

Kingdon led the Wildcats with 19 kills and was in on six blocks. Setter Penina Snuka (Kahuku High)  finished with 37 assists.

Arizona out-blocked Hawaii 15.5-6.

The Wahine finished with a 62-49 edge in digs. Ali Longo had 14, Hartong 13, Uiato 12 and Manu-Olivao 11.

In the earlier third-place match, Northwestern (5-4, 1-2) needed just 70 minutes in sweeping Portland State (3-7, 0-3), 25-17, 25-17, 25-13.

63 Responses to “Hawaii-Arizona rewind”

  1. Cindy Luis:

    21. there's been some negative comments, but not as bad as it has been. Think it's been more that Hawaii played so well Friday against Northwestern and struggled against a tall Arizona team. but no points awarded for style. Bottom line is they won.
    49. I don't see that Hagins would have contributed this season any more than she did last year. Tuaniga solid at the No. 3. but always good to have a fourth MB in practice.


  2. LC:

    Mita nominated by UH for Big West Athlete of the Week.


  3. Kazu:

    I can see Wahine back in the top ten this week.


  4. chink:

    53. they never left.


  5. LC:

    Wahine + 3 in the poll,wait and see.


  6. Grammy:

    Agree only positive comments would make for aboring read, but uneccessary "piling on" and endless repetition does also. This team will do what pst teams have done which is find a way to win. It won't likely be with dominance but more likely with guile and guts and a never say die attitude. As past teams have said, they play for themselves, their families, and fans. If one or the other is unhappy with a loss, its nothing to what the women feel themselves. Every game is winnable given the right adjustments and tweaks to game plan and alignment in certain rotations and personnal matchups. Those things are the coaches domain as a player can't elevate their game too much, but must do their job and execute without fail when called upon to so so. In that respect, I think this team and it's seniors are doing well. Go Wahine!


  7. Kazu:

    # 54 you're right,what was i thinking. When you get to my age you start to forget. Tnx for reminding.


  8. Robin:

    Penn State #1 (45 1st place votes)
    San Diego #2 (13 1st place votes)
    Texas #6
    Hawaii #7
    UCLA #11
    Creighton #23


  9. LanaiBoy:

    AVCA deviated from its normal practice. San Diego, from a mid-major conference, jumped Washington, a traditional power and BCS school, to attain a 2nd place ranking. This is warranted I believe. San Diego has a more impressive record against ranked teams. Washington may be very good, but relatively unproven. That will change soon with the upcoming Pac 12 schedule. Washington will be a co-favorites with SC and Stanford for the title.


  10. Cindy Luis:

    see new post. was updating our breaking news.


  11. Cindy Luis:

    59. I suppose you could say deviated but the coaches had to take notice that USD's win over No. 1 USC, which validated USD's win at Hawaii, couldn't be ignored.
    still think they're ignoring UH's win over Texas. or maybe they have started thinking Texas isn't that good. who knows. 60 voters, some with agendas, some who pay attention.


  12. Hot:

    51. Nevertheless, she still contributed. And last year, she was ahead of Tuaniga in the depth chart. 33 sets vs. 26, Hagins even got a start.


  13. Cindy Luis:

    62. some of that was due to Tuaniga reinjuring her shins. she might have contributed. she did put up a big block