USC 3, Hawaii 0 Night 2

February 22nd, 2014
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5 p.m. HST on 1500-AM

also on the Pac-12 Network and free video and audio through usctrojans.com.

I'm in the office tonight on a desk shift. will update when can.

 

 

40 Responses to “USC 3, Hawaii 0 Night 2”

  1. Brandon:

    If our OH can play today, we should win. Let's hope for the best


  2. Cindy Luis:

    Hawaii up 15-14 at the TTO. They were leading 14-12.


  3. Cindy Luis:

    Trojans win Set 1 25-22. Olsen 0-2-7.
    Jansen continuing to go off 8-2-12.


  4. Warriorfan:

    Olsen still starting and hitting negative, thought for sure Fey had earned a starting spot thursday..


  5. Don:

    Scates is doing the color on the PAC12 network video feed...seems as though retirement has soften him up. He's much more polite about Hawaii, but still gets a poke in once or twice...


  6. Cindy Luis:

    Al has mellowed. miss seeing him on the ucla bench


  7. Warriorfan:

    Well this is depressing.


  8. Brandon:

    God why do they still play Olsen


  9. Cindy Luis:

    Not looking good, UH called for out of rotation (wrong server) SC leads 22-17


  10. Warriorfan:

    Okay Timmer isn't really the answer, I don't get Wade , why not try Fey who did pretty well thursday or Mckeller/Mol???

    Seriously it's time to start thinking about putting Tayler Averill at Oppposite, he needs to be on the court at all times, he's clearly the best player for UH.


  11. vballfreak808:

    Mol and Fey in for Timmer and Sedore in set 3


  12. Cindy Luis:

    SC win Set 2 25-20 Fey is playing 0-1-3. Holt also in, as is Mol (0-1-2)
    West 40-7, Sedore 5-2-11, Averill 8-0=8.
    UH trails in Set 3 8-4.


  13. Feed 'em Malasadas:

    This Tuesday, Feb. 25th #2 USC and #4 UCLA play their 5 teams for "whiff-whaff" on the Pac.

    Charlie Wade says the Thursday's night game wasn't "tactical" except set four--MPSF style; he wants tonight's game to be "MPSF style" of play Al says it's what you do between matches that counts.

    USC really wants to beat UH. The Men of Troy are amped up!!


  14. Geno Tamayo:

    Is the Pac-12 Network doing a good showing the game?


  15. Geno Tamayo:

    Job


  16. Warriorfan:

    Defense has been horrendous both matches against USC.


  17. Feed 'em Malasadas:

    14. The Holt's have everyone (the team) over at their hale EVERY Thanksgiving..how nice.

    Just like Tita Ahuna (the new circle of honor recipient) back in the day. ;-)


  18. Geno Tamayo:

    17. What?


  19. Feed 'em Malasadas:

    Al says that Hawai'i always lucks out when its best players ALWAYS make the trek eastward.
    Crabb the reigning NPOY is a prime example.

    Nothing that everyone doesn't already know.


  20. Geno Tamayo:

    Never mind


  21. Warriorfan:

    OK this is over, It's probably just frustration talking but fire Wade!!


  22. Feed 'em Malasadas:

    I ponder what it truly is that Siki brings to the team??

    Micah, Madison, Cassidy being spoken about..Hawaii ties.


  23. Cindy Luis:

    Trojans win 25-18
    UH hit 194 for the night. West 4-0-7, Sedore 6-3-13, Averill 8-2-11, Zarkovic 11-5-30, Timmer 3-1-9, Fey 0-1-5, Holt 1-1-4, Mol 2-2-6. 2 aces, 11 SEs. 16 digs. 8.5 blocks.
    for SC: hit 378, Jansen 13-5-23, McKibbin 7-4-15, Leonard 8-1-10, Benesh 7-0-10, Yoder 7-5-19. 1 ace, 8 SEs. 30 digs, 10 by Cassiday. 11.5 blocks.


  24. Cindy Luis:

    22. Zarkovic has led them in kills on a number of nights, including tonight.


  25. Feed 'em Malasadas:

    22. No body cares.


  26. volleyball fan:

    21. Ben Jay did not fire Norm Chow after a resounding losing football season. You think he'll fire Wade even if the team doesn't make the playoffs? However, if his contract is up, he may possibly not renew it.


  27. Cindy Luis:

    I don't see them firing Wade either. they are still in the hunt for the playoffs but it's not going to be easy.
    but agree it may not be renewed.


  28. MPSF fan:

    The problem is the setting. Ramos' sets are too slow and predictable. When all the hitters are struggling, as well as getting blocked, you have to look at the setter.


  29. Cindy Luis:

    or the passing, which makes the setter become predictable.


  30. MPSF fan:

    But the passing wasn't bad tonight.


  31. Cindy Luis:

    was speaking in generalities. didn't see tonight's match. glad the passing got better
    Wade did say Friday morning the team had been hit with some kind of illness.


  32. Warriorfan:

    .26 , pretty common knowledge that every coach gets at least 3 seasons before being let go.

    Im just frustrated with this team for being swept by both USC and UCSB , two middle of the pack teams in the league. This is supposed to be UH's pay off year after two so so seasons.

    If they don't pick up their play big time and finish top 6 in league I would not renew Wade.


  33. Cindy Luis:

    they just need to finish top 8 to make the playoffs
    don't know why you say it's common knowledge since there is a new AD
    don't agree that SC and SB are middle of the pack SB tied for fourth, SC right behind them.
    I know, I know, the wins over Hawaii have them there.


  34. Hot:

    10. Do you think that's the answer, moving Averill to opposite? He certainly is their best middle, but is he a proven opposite? Pretty certain his hitting efficiency will go down if he moves to opposite.

    The real question is why does Olsen continue to start? With a few good matches, he has been pretty terrible the past two years, at least stat-wise.


  35. Hot:

    *with the exception of


  36. karmady:

    I still believe in this team - everyone wrote them off last year, and they nearly beat BYU at home in the playoffs. They'll get to the playoffs, and win. It's all a matter of peaking at the right time. Go 'Bows!


  37. 'ohanaInBellingham:

    UH lost because they faced a better team and under less-than ideal conditions: 1) on the road, 2) under the weather, and 3) two starts with injuries (Nick and Kolby). Bravo, UH, for keeping it close.

    How would UH fans feel if we lost against a team with those three disadvantages and we had the NCAA's best setter that is not only already slated for a start in the 2016 Olympics, but already starts for the national team alongside Anderson, Priddy, Lee, and Shoji? Now that would be a pisser, no?

    As far as Jace goes, yeah, I feel the pain, too. However, I think that Jace puts his heart into the UH program. I see this in his demeanor on the court. Ali Longo, whom I respect a great deal, moved to UH at least partly to continue to be with Jace. That's gotta tell us something, no? If Wade is teaching his players not only how to play the game well, but to become better members of society by learning what it is to respect hard work, then I can give Jace the benefit of my doubts.

    And Coach Wade as well. If all the top Hawai'i players stayed home, we would have a dynasty. But they don't. So, I give thanks to those who do - thanks, Pono - and to Wade for the scrappy team that he puts together despite the mainland budgets and prestige that lures our kids away.


  38. Warriorfan:

    36. They nearly beat BYU cause they had Averill playing opposite in that match, he needs more attempts and he is not going to get them in the middle.

    Yes they need to peak at the end but they also need to be consistently good all season, Wade has had two bad seasons in a row , if that trend continues UH needs to look elsewhere. I fully expected them to be a top 5 team this season.


  39. Volleyball Fan:

    38. I didn't expect so I'm not disappointed. I was far more upset not being able to watch the UH matches online except the matches in Northridge and USC. Now that they're losing, I don't feel so bad missing out. So I watch BYU instead. That's why I call myself a volleyball fan as I enjoy watching volleyball every opportunity I get. You named yourself appropriately Warrior Fan. I can understand your disappointment, but I think you set standards too high for this team. I don't know whether a different coach could do much better. As you can see Mike Wilton finally quit on his own accord since he was disappointed that he couldn't recruit the best local boys. I agree with what #37 had to say. It's tough to recruit top notch players for Hawaii with all that traveling required.


  40. Brandon:

    Wade has the same problems shoji has with recruiting. Both teams wre top programs, but no body wants to come to hawaii. The travel is too far and they can't have family watch their games etc. Not to mention UH is not a top school. Kids who get offered scholorships to both penn state or hawaii will usually chose penn state because if academics. So I honestly think wade does excellent when it comes to recruiting based on what is actually possible