Hawaii 3, Creighton 2

September 20th, 2013

Hawaii starters Mendoza (DS, Taylor will come in), Hartong, Longo, Adolpho, Vorster, Uiato, Longo. UH leads 2-1

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127 Responses to “Hawaii 3, Creighton 2”

  1. Cindy Luis:

    live stats off by a point, gave Creighton a point when it should have gone to UH
    Wahine up 10=5, not 9-6

  2. Cindy Luis:

    UH up 11-5, a lot of points from Creighton on SEs (2) and Hitting errors (6). TO Jays.
    Wahine with just 3 kills

  3. LC:

    Live Stats are all mess up Cindy not only the score.

  4. Cindy Luis:

    Creightton on a 4-0 run, Jays pull to 12-10. TO UH.

  5. Maverick:

    Croson and passi are shown on the online stats...lol

  6. Cindy Luis:

    UH up 5-0 run. Hartong still serving. It's 17-10. TO jays. make that 18-10. Ace by Hartong

  7. LC:

    I just heard someone ask what's the right score

  8. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong serves long. Still a nice run. 19-12.

  9. mei mei:

    thought that was funny as well... @ the beginning of the game most of UH's points were off Creighton's service errors~

  10. Cindy Luis:

    Livestats catches up with the correct score. UH up 21=15, 8 kills for UH

  11. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong ends it. 25-17

  12. vbfan:

    Hawaii still not playing their "A" game I feel. Creighton didn't look good at all that set.

  13. Cindy Luis:

    Match moving along very quickly. If we can trust the live stats ..
    UH 11-5-35, Taylor 4-1-7, Manu-Olevao 3-9-1, Hartong 3-1-10, Adolpho 1-1-4, Vorster 0-0-2
    1 ace, 2 SE, 17 digs, 1 block

  14. Cindy Luis:

    Jays 9-10-38, 1 ace, 2 SEs, 17 digs, 2 blocks.

  15. Cindy Luis:

    12. not like UH had a chance to get into an offensive rhythm, given the Jays hitting errors, many unforced.
    but since I'm not watching, could say if it's their A game. but they win by 8 so

  16. Cindy Luis:

    radio went out. live stats seem to have stalled as well. Last score: UH up 4-1 on a 4-0 run

  17. LC:

    Nikki playing pretty good .

  18. Vince Cho:

    Looks like Adolpho not being utilized?

  19. LC:

    Mita working the outsides,middles not involved as much but I expect that to change soon.

  20. Cindy Luis:

    UH's lead has disappeared. Jays tie at 12. Manu-Olevao with her 6th, uh up 13-12. then tied at 13. Vorster with a kill. 14-13

  21. Cindy Luis:

    Adolpho on the overpass, makes it 19-16. TO Jays

  22. Cindy Luis:

    Listening to radio spot, they'v e changed it to delete the reference to Danielson. hmmm. will have to check on that on the Toyota Auto Body match.

  23. Vince Cho:

    Game 2 is in the bag!

  24. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong serving seems to be UH's best rotation today. Manu=Olevao with her seventh kill. it's 22-16, TO Jays UH on 5-0 run

  25. Cindy Luis:

    Adolpho with the kill. UH wins 25-16. Wahine finish with an 8-0 run

  26. mei mei:

    Nice ! they hit much better in this set.... great % ... nice to see them going into that infamous "2nd Gear"

  27. Volleyball fan:

    Cindy, is your audio working again? Mine is not. I mean the UH audio. Please let us know when the audio is back on. Thanks.

  28. Cindy Luis:

    UH hit 308, 15=3-39. good balance by Uiato. with block stacked on Hartong, has opened up some things for Manu-Olevao. 8-2-22, Hartong 5-3-17, Taylor 5-1-17, Vorster 4-0-7, Adolpho 4-1-11, 43 digs, 11 by Hartong, 12 by Longo. 2 aces, both by Hartong. 3 blocks

  29. Cindy Luis:

    Creighton out of negative, hie 5-4-44 for Set 2. 3 aces, 5 SE 34 digs, 5 blocks

  30. LC:

    Playing much better tonight. Time to put the Russian girl in :-)

  31. Cindy Luis:

    Someone had asked yesterday about the odd schedule Thursday.
    was driving when Shoji was on Bobby's show with Scott
    First match was WSU's conference opener. Because it was not part of the tournament, UH was not allowed to watch the match. a little weird IMHO. but smart on WSU part to get their match in since the UH-USD match would have been a solo match, probably not worth it if no home team draw

  32. Cindy Luis:

    25. I am listening to 884 on TV for 1420AM audio. don't know what you're listening.
    Set 3. UH down 1-2. Same starters for UH

  33. Cindy Luis:

    couple of bad overpasses by Mendoza has helped Jays go up 5-1. TO UH

  34. Maverick:

    Wonder if Hartong is playing poorly because of a recent injury I read somewhere here. Just viewing the stats.

  35. Maverick:

    specifically, hitting percentage

  36. Cindy Luis:

    Vorster out after being blocked. Tuaniga in off the bench. UH trails 11-7

  37. Volleyball fan:

    Finally, the audio is back on. It is the online audio I am listening to. I have no TV. The score is 8-14. UH falling behind.

  38. Vince Cho:

    coming back, 15-12, chee!

  39. Vince Cho:

    get a t/o baby!!!!!!

  40. Cindy Luis:

    another good service run by Hartong has UH pull from 15-9 to within 15-12. TO Jays

  41. nana kokolele:

    why is Manu still in?

  42. LC:

    Getting out blocked again 10-3

  43. Vince Cho:

    Getting out blocked pretty badly. What is going on with our blocking?

  44. LC:

    Give Tai a rest put in the Russian girl from AZ.

  45. mei mei:

    kastl in now but probably too late...

  46. Cindy Luis:

    Kastl in for Hortong. Jays lead 22-15. now 23-15. Shoji pulls UIato for Higgins.

  47. Vince Cho:

    Not looking good for set 3. Let's get ready for 4, and kick some butt!!!!

  48. Cindy Luis:

    Shoji giving starters some rest. Tuaniga with the kill. 24-17

  49. Volleyball fan:

    Question: Did Kayla Kawamura travel with the team? I didn't see her name mentioned in the stats yesterday or today. Is she ill?

  50. Cindy Luis:

    UH held off 4 set points, not a fifth. Jays win 25-19

  51. LC:

    WOW what happened in that set ? Talk about the wheels coming off.

  52. Maverick:

    something ugly this way cometh...

  53. Kazu:

    Like to see Kastl start 4th set.

  54. mei mei:

    47- ditto!

  55. Cindy Luis:

    UH hit 068 in Set 3. more hitting errors in Set 3 than 1 and 2 combined in Sets 1-2.
    Jays hit .345
    on to Set 4.

  56. nana kokolele:

    Shoji may want to revisit the whole manu playing thing... hear me out, i say suppose you let kastl go all out this season and play Manu sparingly, so she can have her "redShirt" this year instead of last. Next year Kastl is gone and Manu will have free reign as long as she doesn't get beaten out of position. To me, manu needs more time.

  57. Cindy Luis:

    Vorster actually serving.

  58. LC:

    50) what in the H are you talking about she has a match high 11 kills hitting 241

  59. nana kokolele:

    its not her hitting its her defense.

  60. Maverick:

    52. +1,000,000

  61. Cindy Luis:

    50. not happening.

  62. LC:

    Neither of these teams are playing all that well.

  63. Cindy Luis:

    Let's give No. 23 Creighton some credit. They aren't ranked for nothing.
    they had a day of rest yesterday, UH played a tough one
    think Manu-Olevao's kill hit Creighton player in the face. Refs called a stoppage of play. Hartong with the kill, ties it at 11

  64. Cindy Luis:

    UH had their first leads at 14-13 and 15-14. Jays come back to teak 17-15 lead. TO UH. Don't think they want to go 5 with this team.

  65. LC:

    After breezing through two sets I'm thinking travel fatigue .

  66. Kazu:

    Bad feeling about this match.Looks like going to 5.

  67. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong hits long out of the back row. Jays lead 20-16. TO UH

  68. Ashley:

    if this goes to 5 games than I am out. Hawaii playing horribly. did the team we listened to in sets 1 & 2 suddenly exit the arena? looks like it.

  69. mei mei:

    we're getting killed with blocks... auughh

  70. Cindy Luis:

    UH back to within 20-18. Someone asked about Kawamura. UH only brought 13 so if you look at yesterday's box, everyone there is how is on the travel roster.

  71. nana kokolele:

    the hitters are hitting into the block a lot. its no longer about just powering your attacks.

  72. LC:

    The crowd isn't even a factor I'm lost after watching them cruise in set 1&2 but still time to pull it out in this set GO BOWS !!!

  73. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong aced twice. Jays win 25-20. on to 5

  74. Ashley:

    5th set. bye guys. i smell a San Diego match all over again. ALOHA! the blocking numbers is bad enough, I refuse to go through another one of these. I am lost trying to figure out what happened after set 2 with Hawaii. 7th ranking too high? Maybe.

  75. Maverick:

    68. Every team has a bad day. Let's not jump the gun just yet.

  76. Volleyball fan:

    I think Hawaii missed Kawamura's serving. She'd get more points with her serves than anyone else. I wonder why Shoji left her behind.

  77. Cindy Luis:

    68. after set 2. Creighton adjusted,serving better. UH may have had a letdown.
    fatigue could be a factor. who knows. don't think No. 7 is too high. but ranking doesn't matter everyone is getting beat. San Diego beats SC, a higher ranked team. was SC over rated?

  78. Maverick:

    71. Actually, I think SC was a little overrated at #1. That being said, there's too much Chicken Little talk when the Wahine are in tough matches.

  79. LC:

    They need to work on blocking.

  80. Cindy Luis:

    UH up 7-5 on Olevao's 14th kill. TO Jays.

  81. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong with her match high 16th. UH up 8-6 at the changeover

  82. LC:

    This is where we could become predictable using Shoji's theory about going to your best player ...HARTONG.

  83. Ashley:

    where is creighton located

  84. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong with her 17th. UH up 11-7. TO Jays.

  85. LC:

    Omaha ?

  86. Jon:

    Great timing for the Mendoza serving rotation. One of the more successful for UH.

  87. Maverick:


  88. Cindy Luis:

    going to have to do a breaking story in a bit. will post final score then write.
    UP up 13-8

  89. Cindy Luis:

    hartong with her 19th. 14-9

  90. Cindy Luis:

    Hartong with her 20th to end it. 15-9

  91. vbfan:

    Hartong is clutch, Shoji went to his best player and it paid off.

  92. Maverick:

    And Hartong ends up hitting .311
    So much for all the negative talk--just a tough road match against at top 25 team

  93. nana kokolele:

    okay good come back Na Wahine.

  94. Ashley:

    well I am glad i was wrong.

  95. Kazu:

    What a match. Wichita and South Dakota up next.

  96. RedZone:

    Wooooooo. what a match. Way to battle back Wahine. And that is why Dave goes to Hartong.

  97. Maverick:

    Fans need to have confidence that the Wahine can come back from a lull and not abandon them when the going gets rough. Not an excuse for poor play, but the fans should temper their emotions.

  98. JT:

    this was painful to watch.

  99. DS:

    not sure if Kastl will ever get a fair shake here seems like everytime a mistake is made by her dave takes her out pretty sad for a talented kid

  100. LanaiBoy:

    I watched it on video. It actually was great. Wichita State had ESPN 1420 take over the announcing duties and the video was of high quality. Blain did his usual good job. Appreciate his giving the score after every point, during the serving. Hartong was spectacular in the fifth set. Just fun to watch.

  101. RedZone:

    One of the reasons Dave decided to play in this tournament is because he wanted to get the team ready for traveling to the mainland before our conference season begins. To me it is paying off. It will make the Wahine better in the long run. All teams have something that they need to work on. It is good that we are getting wins in the process.

  102. Andrew:

    Creighton is a very good team obviously. I think they would give any team trouble like they did to UH. The wahine do need these types of close matches to get them ready for the NCAAs. They're gonna need to learn how to dig deep when they're back up against the wall and come back in December, which they did very well tonight. Kudos to Dave, the staff, and the team.

  103. kaleiboy:

    Concerned Wahine were out blocked......:(

  104. ruffles:

    parity, parity, parity, good teams know how to win in the end, also to all the skeptics, you all eat crow, Coach knows what he is doing, Hartong is not an all-American by mistake, if you ever played organized sports before you know you always go to your best player in crunch time. GO BOWS!

  105. LanaiBoy:

    Admit it was frustrating to watch Creighton out-block Hawaii 16-5. Fortunately two key blocks came in the 5th set. Hawaii, besides not blocking, was not touching the balls (soft blocks). I guess blocking is just not Hawaii's forte this year. It has to beat teams by defense and a high percentage offense. By the way, I complained about the serving specialists, Kawamura, Mendoza, and Long, making too many serving errors. After Long made two, Shoji had Vorster serve. Is that the reason why?

  106. Ashley:

    who went on this road trip?

  107. mei mei:

    oh my gosh, i couldn't bear it.... i disconnected after the 4th... i'm sooo relieved to see they won... Oh Em Gee ... thought i was gonna have a cardiac... ok whew! on to the next ... go job Na Wahine... pulled it out ~

    97- maybe they ran out of subs??

  108. TW:

    The lack of blocks is a concern but I think LanaiBoy has identified an even bigger problem which is the Wahine aren't even touching the ball. Soft blocks that can be transitioned are equally important. Taylor can block if the balls is hit into her hands but she lacks the athleticism to consistently get to the ball. Counting on the defense to make up for poor blocking may be the Achilles heel for the Wahine.

  109. hossana:

    To: 97 & 104....great comments...everyone should reread what both of you wrote...Never give up....always have faith and never lose confidence in this team...this was a great road win against a very troubling team that is nationally ranked and Shoji knows what he is doing and he did it right with Hartong.....nothing more and nothing less.

  110. nana kokolele:

    he's going to run Hartong to an injury. Dave may consider shaking up the starters just to see if there could be other combinations that is more consistent.

  111. Cindy Luis:

    someone asked about running out of subs as to why Vorster served. Shoji said no, that he wasn't going to put in someone who had just missed her last two serves. I said Long. He said, you saw the match (well, no but i did listen and had it on gametracker) so yes, Long.
    as for Hartong, she got aced twice to end Set 4. She wanted the ball at the end.

  112. Cindy Luis:

    as for who went on the road trip. they took 13. Everyone on the travel roster got into the match at some point.

  113. Hot:

    What is the reasoning behind bringing Long over Kawamura? Kastl, although equally inconsistent as Long, brings more experience and can provide spark. Kawamura is way better on serving and defense for Long. And don't mention her back row attack. Her role is to serve for one of the middles. She is not going to get set. Again, not to sound harsh, but why is Long on this trip over Kawamura? Same as last year, why did she get a lot of time as server over Lelepali? Seems like they're trying to make Long happen, but she doesn't seem ready.

  114. Hot:

    On a positive note, Kalei Adolpho has been stepping it up. She's been a huge help. Without her, the Wahine might have lost that one. Taylor is still making freshman mistakes and Olevao is...she is not the answer on the left. She is more inconsistent than Michelle Waber, who was a true freshman when she started on the left.

  115. Cindy Luis:

    113. Long has more experience, can hit OH and has a 3-meter attack. You'll never see Kawamura in the front ront

  116. JT:

    113/115. why couldn't they take 14. is the number 13 a line in the sand?

  117. Cindy Luis:

    116. don't know that either. they took 14 for BWC play last year.

  118. Hot:

    115. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Long's role is to serve for Vorster. She is not going to be an outlet for a 3-meter attack. If they need a spark on the left, that would be Kastl, who has proven to be a good player off the bench. On the right, they have Goodman. They are not going to use Long as an OH, anyway, since she is "too undersized to play front row," according to Shoji. And the reason why this is even being discussed? Because Long has not proven to be an asset from the service line or in the front row. There was no justifying her role as serving specialist over Lelepali last year, and there's no reason for her to be ahead of Kawamura in that role this year. And she has not proven to be better than either Kastl on the left or Goodman on the right.

  119. JT:

    118. sigh... agree. probably because we're not seeing them everyday and what they bring to the table in practice (?).

  120. LanaiBoy:

    As I pointed out before, I would guess Kawamura was left behind for the same reason why Shoji used Vorster to serve instead of being subbed out by Ginger Long—service errors. Kayla has 13 of them this year, not too good for a service specialist. Ginger Long had two service errors in a row. By the way I am a fan of Ginger and Kayla. Consistency in serving is something both have to work on if they are to see court time. I'd love to see them on the court more.

  121. Cindy Luis:

    There was a new thread that addresses some of these issues.
    I did ask Shoji about Vorster serving. He said Why not. he wasn't going to put in someone who had just missed her last two serves (he did not mention Long by name but when asked 'Long' he said, You were watching.)

  122. Cindy Luis:

    Long was on the travel roster because she was more versatile. could play front if needed, DS if needed, has a 3-meter attack. Kawamura is strictly a DS/Serving specialist.

  123. Hot:

    Understand about the 3-meter attack and apparently how great she is at doing that in practice. Problem is, with her role as a server for Vorster, there is almost ZERO chance of her getting a set. So in this regard, she is also strictly a serving specialist on this trip, judging by the two matches so far. She is not going to get the nod over Goodman or Kastl as No. 2 on the right or left, at least judging by her outings in the front row this season.

  124. Hot:

    120. Kawamura is a tough server. She takes risks, and when you do that, you are bound to make errors. But in relation to that, how many points have the team strung together on her serve? And she is a quick defender. Poor Ginger Long, a lot of times, she looks startled when digging a hard-hit ball, like she didn't anticipate it.

  125. hollycow:

    Three meter attack, isn't Olevao or Hartong in the backrow at all times? Me thinks a scholarship player vs a walk ons is on one's mind?

  126. Cindy Luis:

    124=125. no Manu-Olevao hasn't always been in the back row. just saying Long is the more versatile of the 2. Kawamura will never play front row.

  127. Cindy Luis:

    Kastl in to serve instead of Long.