By Cindy Luis
Not sure what happened to the one from last night. Thought it got posted before I left the arena, including what I put up on breaking.
As many have observed, the L2 continues to be problematic. Neither Manu-Olevao nor Kastl effective . both 0-2-7 ... before Manu-Olevao was 0-0-3 in Set 3. Bringing in Kastl does change the energy, not as dynamic a hitter as Manu-Olevao is when she's on, but Kastl does bring the heat. As did Hartong last night. Some of her 3-meter attacks were among the hardest I've seen anyone hit.
Star definitely was Longo, her digs and serving. And the connection between Uiato and Vorster was much better.
Better use of the DSs IMHO. Hartong wasn't overused as a passer. and UH did a really nice job targeting UCI's libero on serve-receive. (aced 5 times)
Would not be surprised to see them use Adolpho more tonight against The Beach. They might even flop the MI & M2.
As most have noted, the Wahine are way too easy to scout. I'd expect a couple new wrinkles against the 49ers. Not sure if the rotation will remain the same. Last night they flipped a few things, including Hartong and Uiato switching places so that Hartong serves ahead of Uiato.
One other thing as noted elsewhere ... Taylor serving in Set 3. She has a good serve and, as with Vorster, is something opponents don't see often.