By Cindy Luis
Heading out to the arena in a bit.
Fullerton at Hawaii, 7 p.m. HST
Will update more Top 25 scores when I get there but ...
At University Park, PA. Big Ten opener for both
No. 15 Michigan State (12-2) def. No. 1 Penn State (9-2) 25-23, 26-24, 19-25, 19-25, 15-9
Likely buried on the other thread. Someone questioned why Adolpho wasn't on the basketball roster yesterday. Simple answer: It hadn't been updated until until today
One last comment regarding Toyota. Don't think it was brought up was that I don't believe Hawaii had film on the Japanese team, which they do when they play NCAA teams. not sure if Toyota had film on Hawaii. It was meant to be an exhibition and UH's focus Tuesday was their normal 'work on skills' coming off a day off. Their focus was on the Big West teams this week
What you did see was some nice in-game adjustment by the Wahine and coaching staff. The Toyota libero had 11 digs in Set 1, 2 in Set 2. Feel in direct correlation to the Wahine doing some shot-altering UH with a 2-0 block advantage in Set 1, 4-2 in Set 2. UH also started diversifying its offense in Set 2. which they could have have (lost 26-24). Hartong was 5-0-14 in set 1, 1-1-4 in Set 2.
Still it should take nothing away from the amazing performance by Takeda, 4-0-10 Set 1, 7-0-10 Set 2, 5-2-10 Set 3. She was fun to watch.