USC 1 Burnham-Hughes def. UH 1 Tiegs-Cook in final, all results

March 22nd, 2014

just got in. long day at the beach.

Unlike Wednesday's dual where Tiegs-Cook beat Burnahm-Hughes in 3 Saturday's title match was a sweep by the SC pair. 21-18, 25-16


Best defender: Hughes, USC

Best blocker: Burnham, USC

Best Offense: Cook, UH

Aloha Spirt: Madi Kingdon, Arizona Played No. 1 with Croson.

Gold Bracket

Round of 16

Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Amanda Moriaty/Samantha Rummans (HPU), 21-9, 21-4

Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) vs. 22-20, 21-18

Mel Kiel/Justine Wong-Orantes (NEB) def. Sam Hirschmann/Natasja Siljkovic (USC), 18-21, 21-16, 18-16

Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH), 12-21, 21-10, 18-16

Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Mary Pollmiller/Kelsey Fien (NEB), 21-15, 21-13

Tayler Higgins/London Chow (UH) def. Cecilia Hall/Alexa Ethridge (NEB), 21-14, 21-9

McKenna Witt/Madision Witt (UA) def. Amber Rolfzen/Kadie Roflzen (NEB), 21-18, 21-17

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. Jane Croson/Madi Kingdon (UA) 21-12, 21-12



Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC), 21-10, 21-14

Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC) def. Mel Kiel/Justine Wong-Orantes (NEB), 21-18, 21-19

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. McKenna Witt/Madision Witt (UA), 21-16, 21-13

Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC) def. Tayler Higgins/London Chow (UH), 21-16, 21-16



Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Eve Ettinger/Bria Russ (USC), 19-21, 21-12, 15-11

Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH) def. Kelly Claes/Alexa Strange (USC), 21-16, 21-17


Kirby Burnham/Sara Hughes (USC) def. Brittany Tiegs/Karissa Cook (UH), 21-18, 21-16

Consolation Matches

Ally Wheeler/Paige Hines (USC) def. Mary Pollmiller/Kelsey Fien (NEB), 21-14, 18-21, 15-13

Jane Croson/Madi Kingdon (UA) def. Cecilia Hall/Alexa Ethridge (NEB), 21-14, 21-17

Katie Spieler/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Sam Hirschmann/Natasja Siljkovic (USC), 21-19, 21-10

Ali Longo/Ginger Long (UH) def. Amber Rolfzen/Kadie Roflzen (NEB), 21-16, 21-16


Silver Bracket

Round of 16

Ronni Lewis/Taylor Arizobal (UA) def. Sophia Blaszyk/Marie Fujii (HPU), 21-12, 21-6

Olivia Urban/Sarah Mendoza (UH) def. Paige Hines/Alexx Murphy (USC), 20-22, 22-20, 15-5

Alex Stonish/Mary Buckingham (USC) def. Allie Cook/Penina Snuka (UA) 21-10, 22-20

Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Christina Furrer/Kasey Thompson (HPU) 21-6, 21-10

Sarah Seiber/Rachel Rhoades (UA) def. Pomai Recca/Hannah Schuett (HPU), 21-12, 21-15

Mikayla Tucker/Sydney Shinn (UH) def. Jamie Asuncion/Haley Doerfler (HPU), 21-10, 21-19

Brooke Fournier/Kati Duddridge (USC) def. Emily Kiser/Laura Larson (UA), 21-16, 21-14

Brenna Lyles/Alicia Ostrander (NEB) def. Kara Wong/Jasmine Fujimoto (HPU), 21-7, 21-12


Olivia Urban/Sarah Mendoza (UH) def. Ronni Lewis/Taylor Arizobal (UA), 18-21, 21-18, 15-10

Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Alex Stonish/Mary Buckingham (USC), 21-12, 21-14

Brooke Fournier/Kati Duddridge (USC) def. Kira Larson/Alicia Ostrander (NEB), 21-18, 25-23

Mikayla Tucker/Sydney Shinn (UH) def. Sarah Seiber/Rachel Rhoades (UA), 21-9, 21-19


Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Olivia Urban/Sarah Mendoza (UH), 21-10, 21-16

Mikayla Tucker/Sydney Shinn (UH) def. Brooke Fournier/Kati Duddridge (USC), 15-21, 21-16, 15,11


Karlee Riggs/Hannah Rooks (UH) def. Mikayla Tucker/Sydney Shinn (UH), 21-11, 22-20


66 Responses to “USC 1 Burnham-Hughes def. UH 1 Tiegs-Cook in final, all results”

  1. al:

    cl...whats the hang up on the transfer?

  2. Cindy Luis:

    when I talk to her I will post it.

  3. Brandon.:

    So we now know who the transfer is? Can you give us your opinion on her. Is she big time? Do you think she will make an impact?

  4. Cindy Luis:

    I do know who it is. Haven't spoken to her yet. Never saw her play but I do think she'll be able to play right away and have an impact.

  5. Brandon.:

    Great to know! Excited to fine out who it is!

  6. formerlywarriorfan:

    Congrats to Tiegs and Cook. 16-2 record is very impressive especially since they have only lost to USC's and Pepp's number one pairs. I truly believe that if they peak at the end they will win the AVCA pair national championship.

    Kind of bummed that Long/Longo and Speiler/Taylor didn't place further today.

  7. formerlywarriorfan:

    4. That should rule out Olivia Magill.
    Can you say if she is gonna be a sophomore or junior?

  8. Cindy Luis:

    6. Spieler-Taylor lost in the round of 16 in 3 to a very good Ettinger-Russ team. It was 18-16 in the third,could have gone either way.
    Long-Longo will have their troubles with taller teams. their match was tight as well, 22-20, 21-18

    7. junior and accepted by UH Friday. Not sure if she'll enroll for summer. Will ask when I speak with her.

  9. Cindy Luis:

    BTW, Shoji has gone to LA to scout at the qualifier at the LA Convention Center. Wong is flying out tonight to join him.

  10. Brandon.:

    How many scholorships does UH have to give again? Is it 12 or 14?

  11. Brandon.:

    And good luck to wong and shoji! Hopefully they can recruit some great players!

  12. formerlywarriorfan:

    Thanks for the tidbits Cindy, can't wait to read who she is. I am hoping it is Meg Haggerty or Melanie Wade.

    re:10. Seriously you don't know how many scholarships women's volleyball gives out???? It is 12.

  13. Brandon.:

    12. never really started to really FOLLOW the sport till last year. Before I was just a wahine fan and watched their games. I apologize.

  14. Cindy Luis:

    Women's indoor has 12. Many coaches have been pushing for 13 for a number of years which likely would go to a libero. Sand gives 5, which can be split up; sport maxes out at 6 next season. UH among the few that fully funds sand.
    as for recruiting, they are looking at 2015 and later.

  15. Brandon.:

    Thanks for clearing that up Cindy! Sorry for all the questions! While I'm not new to UH volleyball, I am
    New to really following the sport. Still don't know all the rules.

  16. formerlywarriorfan:

    I thought UH was mostly done for 2015 with Castillo, Granato and hopefully Mitchem :) but maybe they are looking for walk ons and sand players.

    For 2016, definitely hope they are after star setter Noreen Iosia and 6'4 OPP and beach volleyball star, Kathryn Plummer.

  17. Brandon.:

    Also don't think it's Melanie. Cindy said she hasn't seen her play, and Melanie did play in the ncaa match against Hawaii.

  18. mauna:

    Aiyana Whitney makes sense, played middle last year and Rose signed Washington, Reed and Thielen for 2014. Maybe Jace and Ali gave her the good word.

  19. formerlywarriorfan:

    18. That's who I hope, because Whitney can play opposite and put up a huge wall at 6' 5 and not to get gossipy but her boyfriend plays for PSU and was a UH recruit as well just like Jace Olsen but I would be ecstatic with Meg Haggerty too, She was benched end of last year for Nebraska, but I think she is talented and if she comes, her talented younger sisters would probably follow.

    I wouldnt be surprised if we are way off and it's someone on no ones radar though.

  20. Brandon.:

    Wait so whitney really did move to middle? I really hope it's her. I could see why she would wanna transfer with the MONSTER class penn state has coming in. I'm so excited to fine out who it is

  21. mauna:

    If it is Whitney, someone saw her at UH or maybe even Queens. Can't hide, not too many 6'5 girls around that people wouldn't notice.

  22. Brandon.:

    21. Someone did see her? Or are you saying someone would see her?

  23. mauna:


  24. Brandon.:

    Oh ok. Well I truly do hope it's whitney, but then again I doubt it. I'll honestly be happy with any girl that can make an impact at MB. The wait is killing me

  25. vballfreak808:

    Thanks for the update about the transfer Cindy! It'll be interesting if this transfer is someone none of us named.

  26. Brandon.:

    Plus whitney did play one year with longo. So that's another connection

  27. haleiwacrossfitter:

    hmmm, this is getting interesting. So Cindy, when do you anticipate speaking with her and letting us know who she is?

  28. haleiwacrossfitter:

    I would be shocked if it was Meghan Haggerty, but would be really, really happy if it was her. It's interesting because I think her sister, Maddie is a 2014 recruit, but she is not on the 2014 roster for Nebraska, but Meghan is. I mean thinks could always change, it's not like announcing the 2014 roster solidifies the roster this early. But Meghan would be a great addition to our team for sure.

    I would be happy with Aiyanna Whitney as well, just because of her potential. I have not seen her play MB, so I don't know much about what she can do there, but you can't teach height and she was one of the top recruits in the country during her year and is an incredible OH. I just don't know her MB skills like I do know Haggerty's.

    I do hope it is one of these two young ladies for sure

    Watch it be neither of them. haha :)

  29. formerlywarriorfan:

    Some other complete guesses

    Simone Antwi from Florida??
    Lianna Sybeldon from UW.
    Molly Mccage from Texas?
    Whitney Follete from ASU?
    Canace Finley (was a middle her freshmen year) from Oregon?
    Kiara Wright from USC?
    Kristalyn Goode from Michigan?
    Paige Neuenfeldt from North Carolina?
    Shelby Sullivan from Texas A&M?

    All will be juniors and have potential to "be big time" in the big west.

    I hope it's not Eden Frazier from Utah ( no offense to her)

  30. formerlywarriorfan:

    re. 28 what I like about Aiyana Whitney is there were a lot of PSU fans on volley talk saying she was PSU's best hitter, but she didn't start because they had a bunch of experienced seniors.

  31. formerlywarriorfan:

    Whoops forgot Cindy hasn't seen her play, so cross out Follete and Mccage (longshot anyway)

  32. vballfreak808:

    28. Maddie Haggerty is not on the 2014 roster because the rosters school put up is 2014 spring rosters. Unless she is enrolled early they cannot put her name on it.

    29. Follette, Finley, and Sybeldon are all playing sand now so they are not an option now. I also doubt McCage would leave Texas considering she gets playing time and she is from Texas

  33. formerlywarriorfan:

    Not sure why playing sand means anything, since this player won't be enrolling into UH until summer or fall anyway.

  34. Cindy Luis:

    27. when i have time
    31. hmmm, didn't remember seeing her play but I now have to revise that. she didn't stick out in my mind but I also don't remember a lot of things from last week.

  35. Brandon.:

    I honestly don't think it's whitney, even though I so desperately want it to be

  36. mauna:

    Gang, you get it, Cindy's says she has to revise saying not seeing her play. Which means that one of the names we mentioned on this blog, triggered her memory, and the transfer is her. Again Olivia Magill or Whitney Follete.

  37. Brandon.:

    I'm thinking Olivia cause Follete seems REALLY happy at asu. This is judging by her twitter

  38. Brandon.:

    Kinda bummed it's not whitney though. Oh well. Any of the girls mentioned have potential to be stars

  39. Brandon.:

    But now it might be Melanie wade or sybeldon.

  40. al:

    have we room for two?

  41. haleiwacrossfitter:

    Still think it's between Whitney and Haggerty. I think more Whitney now, though. A PSU fan on VT didn't even kind of deny the thought her transferring, even said he/she thinks Russ would release her because he doesn't want a kid to be unhappy. If someone was kind of speculating a UH player transferring, I would probably deny the thought of it happening. That's just me though and I'm just speculating at 2:00 AM because I can't sleep.

    Some have the said the transfer is actually obvious on VT if we were "paying attention" as he put it. Guess I have not been paying attention because it's not obvious to me. I wish people who knew would just say who it is. :/

  42. tommui:

    #40 AL:

    You can't teach height!

  43. LC:

    SCVA LA qualifier.Our coaches seem to have an interest in CoastVBC.

    LOL ,Cindy stop yanking their chain,you are driving them nuts :-)

    To the fool who claims that I own a blog and have a twitter account,STOP this madness I own nothing I even lease my underwear.

    No, I do know where Flight 370 is.

  44. Maverick:

    43. For whom lexi sun plays

  45. Kazu:

    Keep it up folks. I'm really getting a kick with everyone trying to figure out who's coming.Probably someone from the WAC or MWC, wouldn't that be something.

  46. formerlywarriorfan:

    43. You aint fooling anyone.

    44. Everyone is after Sun.

    45. Yea right , Shoji wouldn't take anyone from the Wac, get real.

  47. Hot:

    So the top two possibilities are a couple of bench players?

  48. formerlywarriorfan:

    47. Dude come on get some Perpective! Which starters from last year would start at PSU? Hartong and Longo and that is it!!

  49. formerlywarriorfan:

    perspective ^^

  50. Cindy Luis:

    43. quick inexpensive trip so why not good
    sorry, not trying to jerk anyone's chain. there is a time difference and we haven't connected
    36. did I say I saw her play against Hawaii? just said I forgot that I have seen her play.
    there's always TV '-)

  51. FormerlyWarriorfan:

    50. BIG network or Pac 12 tv? ;)

  52. Hot:

    So Cindy you know who this player is already?

  53. WhyWhat:

    What happened to " you'll know when I know '-) " ?

  54. Cindy Luis:

    52. Yes
    53. my first responsibility is to the paper. working on the story for the print edition.

  55. Brandon.:

    You people need to be patient. Yeah I'm excited as well, but Cindy will tell us when she has time and she's ready.

  56. mainlandgal:

    Wasn't this supposed to be a Sand Volleyball story thread. Show the Sand Team some respect! The Sand season is less than 2 months ... let them have some hard earned, well deserved story threads and comments of their own.

  57. WhyWhat:

    54. Your words not mine.

  58. Cindy Luis:

    You're right. my words. my decision to not let the blog drive this story before i get my job done.

  59. uhfan:

  60. WhyWhat:

    Thanks for the link.

  61. uhfan:

    This one vs Nebraska

  62. Cindy Luis:

    thanks for the links.

  63. lkapulani:

    #56...i totally agree w u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Mainlandgal:

    Thanks #63 -- I'm so tired of the Sand Team getting shoved aside. They deserve some respect and stories/blogs of their own. Especially the Sand- only girls. They give a lot to the team and the sport and representing UH Athletics!! GO SANDBOWS!!!

  65. Cindy Luis:

    they haven't been shoved aside. they have had plenty of stories. they have their own thread. not the first time it's gone off topic.
    TRANSFER thread is up so discussion can move there.

  66. lkapulani:

    but off topic for 40 or 50 comments???????????not right!!!!!!!!!