Sorry for the delay. trying to help Ann Miller with quotes from Gimmillaro but not luck. It's almost 10 p.m. and The Beach is still in the locker room.
Box not up yet at UHathletics.com
In Brief: UH hit 271 for the match, 143 in set 4. The Beach 128, 058 in Set 4. UH 15.5-9.5 edge in blocks, 65-54 edge in digs. 1 ace, 7 SEs. The beach 4 aces, 9 SEs
Taylor 12-1-25, Vorster 5-1-11, Manu-Olevao 11-3-25, Hartong 21-8-56, Adolpho 7-4-16, Kastl 1-1-3. 18 digs by Longo. Adolpho with 2 solo and 4 BA, Taylor 7 BA, Vorster 1 solo 7 BA.
Yes, Hartong used too much.
Yes, Gimmillaro has always been this way. Actually think he's mellowed.
Yes, it should have been a sweep.
Yes, think that by not closing out Set 3 with the starters that they let The Beach back in the match. But I do think with leads of 21-9 and 24-12 Shoji didn't think the subs couldn't finish it.
Still for those who have a long-standing hatred of The Beach, the feeling is you can never beat them too badly, right?
I think Hartong willed the team not to lose in Set 4. Things did get dicey at 22-22. After going to the OHs so much, Uiato wisely set the middle. think the Beach was convinced the ball was only going to go OH so left the middle pretty open.
the road trip is going to be interesting. Cal Poly Friday, UCSB Saturday. Although I do think Hawaii will handle the Mustangs much as they handled them in Honolulu. The real test will be UCSB Saturday.
It will be the Gauchos' lone match of the week.
Gotta wonder if Shoji isn't rethinking his agreeing to being the lone wolf. We'll see how the weekend goes then.
UC Davis 6-4
Long Beach 5-4
Cal Poly 4-5
UC R 0-10