An apology about the blog

May 18th, 2014
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For some reason I am no longer getting notifications of posts (copies to my work email)

Which means I didn't know there were some comments posted. Sorry.

Have asked our web masters about this, hoping to get it fixed soon.

Some responses to other threads.

No, don't have ticket info for the USA-Brazil matches. it hasn't been announced.

No, doubt that Danielson or Hartong are in the mix for roster spots since they'll likely use the current roster for competition.

As for Wahine schedule 2014. from the tentative one I got in March, UH with three tourneys (still playing around the football schedule) with

Ohio, Arizona State, San Diego State; Oregon, St. John's, New Mexico; UCL, Utah State, San Francisco.

Current home schedule has a gap between Sept. 14 and Oct. 3. Don't know if that means they are on the road the following two weekends or if they are looking at a fourth tourney. Kind of doubt it since they're limited in playing dates.

15 Responses to “An apology about the blog”

  1. Brandon:

    Hope hawaii can schedule something amazing or go to an amazing road tournament. The schedule as of now seems weaker when it comes to rpi. Hopefully they play someone ranked in the top ten for rpi.


  2. Brandon:

    And does anyone know why Pepperdine canceled?


  3. Cindy Luis:

    2. as of the March 19 schedule sent out to boosters, Pepperdine wasn't on it.


  4. formerlywarriorfan:

    Pepperdine wouldn't have helped the rpi anyway, new coach, not enough firepower to make much noise.

    Hope Shoji schedules another road trip to Kansas to help that rpi, I would like to see them host again.


  5. Brandon:

    I noticed that dave does not generally go on the road for tournaments. Yes. Last year was one of the first times in a long time that the wahine traveled for a tournament. 2005 they did the avca showcase and 2001 they did the State Farm's NACWAA Classic. Other than that, all of the tournaments hawaii plays in are tournaments they host. (Since 2000 because that's the farthest the wahine Website goes back.


  6. Cubicle1126:

    whether it's traveling to the mainland or inviting teams here, if there's room in the schedule, i'd like to see hawaii play a couple more teams from either the midwest, east or south (and ideally, teams that will have a good win/loss record). this would go a long way towards a stronger RPI schedule.

    many of the next season's non-conference teams will be a solid top 50 RPI team, and nearly all of them will be in the top 100. that bodes well. but none of them finished in the top 25 of the RPI (although Oregon finished #25 in the RPI released just before the tournament), and on first glance, nearly all of those teams will be hard-pressed to be a top 25 RPI team this season. hawaii could end up with a decent RPI, but if they don't face any top 25 RPI opponents, they will be bypassed for a seed.


  7. Brandon:

    The only way IMO for hawaii to get a seed with this schedule would be to h


  8. Brandon:

    The only way IMO for hawaii to get a seed with this schedule would be to go undefeated all the way up until the tournament. That would give them a better chance.


  9. Cubicle1126:

    even if they do go undefeated, it's no guarantee of a seed. colorado st went undefeated last year, but didn't face anyone in the top 25 of the RPI. granted, their own RPI (20) didn't help their cause, but being in that range will put teams on the bubble for a seed.

    even if hawaii goes undefeated this year (which is tough, given how young they'll be), their RPI will have to be probably firmly in the top 10 or 12. otherwise, if their schedule doesn't produce any opponents any opponents in the top 25 RPI, it would be awfully easy for the committee to downgrade hawaii, for seeding purposes.


  10. Cindy Luis:

    I think it's way too early to discuss RPI. Some of it will depend on how the conferences are ranked. UH plays three Pac-12 teams in UCLA, ASU and Oregon.
    One thing that continually is forgotten …. since we have this discussion every year … just because Hawaii wants to play a team doesn't mean that team will come out. The schedule is the best they can get and can afford.
    The final schedule should be announced soon. Some of the delay was due to football scheduling.


  11. Cubicle1126:

    nah, it's never to early to talk about RPI ... you can bet it was a consideration when the coaches were working on the schedule.


  12. rosepetals:

    When are the sand tournaments gonna be shown on TV again?


  13. Cindy Luis:

    11. of course it was but they got the best they could get.
    12. Don't know. much depends on your cable carrier.


  14. Cubicle1126:

    cindy -- no doubt, the coaches scheduled who they could get. that goes without saying, not just for hawaii, but most, if not all teams. i was merely commenting on what the possible outcomes might be, from an RPI standpoint.

    also, it looks like there's room in the schedule for maybe 3 more matches, beyond what was listed above in the OP (9 non-conference matches, plus 16 conference matches, equals 25 matches, leaving 3 more play-dates). i'd like to see the coaches try to maximize the value out of the remaining openings in the schedule, if possible.


  15. Cindy Luis:

    14. not taking issue with your comments at all. agreeing that they do take RPI into account.
    Was told yesterday the schedule is done but it had to be approved by the admin. should know more soon.