Expanded coverage of all things volleyball, including notes, observations and analysis on the Rainbow Wahine, Rainbow Warriors, SandBows and Team USA.

Hawaii stays at No. 30 in the RPI for the fifth straight week. The Beach at 25. CSUN from 37 to 40 From the Big West Taylor was also nominated for Player of Week, which went to The Beach’s Okpala. Posting a pair of double-doubles in road wins over UC Santa Barbara and Hawai‘i, Kalei […]


11-23 Top 25 scores

by Cindy Luis on November 23, 2014

Thinking No. 28 Hawaii could move back into the poll this week. SC should drop out Ohio may as well. the loss by Creighton means they won’t move up. 27. Oregon State should move into Top 25. But we’ll see. 5) Washington def. 22) Arizona State 25-19, 25-11, 25-19 6) Florida def. Arkansas 25-27, 25-12, […]


Hawaii 3, Cal Poly 1

by Cindy Luis on November 22, 2014

Hopefully gametracker will be working better tonight. http://gopoly.com/sports/wvball/2014-15/boxscores/20141122_bsnh.xml streaming video at bigwest.tv Radio 1500-AM or nbcsportsradiohawaii.com Radio pregame at 4:50 HST UH starters Higgins, Manu-Olevao, Greeley, Adolpho, Magill, Taylor, Mendoza.


Will drop in when I can. I’m covering Wahine basketball tournament. Match at 5 p.m. HST. believe 1420-AM pre game at 450. So radio at 1420-am or online at ESPN1420am.com streaming video via Bigwest.tv Would give you a link for GameTracker but went on the UCSB site (4 p.m HST) and they say UCSB won […]


No. 9 BYU-Hawaii opened NCAA II tournament play tonight, defeating Central Washington 19-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 in Nampa, Idaho. Seasiders will face the winner of tonight’s last quarterfinal between host and top seed Northwest Nazarene and Dixie State. Long Beach State sweeps UC Davis, clinches its 13th Big West title. Ends Hawaii’s streak of consecutive […]


11-19: UH taking 15 on road, Castillo paperwork in

by Cindy Luis on November 19, 2014

For the first time this season, they are traveling 15. Only one staying home this road trip is Passi, who is not medically cleared to play. Don’t know anything more than that.She wasn’t at practice. Manu-Olevao was in Gym II but did not practice. She is making the trip. She said she is getting better […]


Thinner at OH now, Passi not making the trip

by Cindy Luis on November 18, 2014

Interesting practice this morning. Manu-Olevao sent home with ‘flu-like’ symptoms. Passi not there. Shoji said Passi won’t be making the trip. no reason other than ‘personal issue.’ so what does that mean? Taylor took a lot of swings on the left, Huff had reps on the right. Shoji said he had been thinking about moving […]


Hawaii remains unranked, stays at 30 in RPI

by Cindy Luis on November 17, 2014

Wahine picked up some points, have 44, puts them at 28th in the poll three teams that were unranked last week moved into the poll: Duke to 21, Utah to 23 and Ohio 24. Amazingly USC still ranked at 14-12, drops to 21. Despite 2 losses, Washington only dropped to No. 5 from No. 2 […]


11-16 Top 25 scores

by Cindy Luis on November 16, 2014

Wahine practice 6-830 a.m. Monday & Tuesday, early afternoon practice Wednesday, red-eye out Wednesday night. 7) Florida def. 15) Kentucky 25-19, 14-25, 25-21, 25-16 11) Nebraska def. Maryland 25-17, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18 12) Illinois def. Rutgers 25-11, 25-23, 25-23 14) Arizona def. Oregon State 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23 18) UCLA def. Cal 25-21, 25-23, 25-15 […]


11-16 Saturday with Mitchem, scores

by Cindy Luis on November 15, 2014

For those who missed yesterday’s picture of Annie Mitchem signing after her match, this is another one of her with Tom Pestolesi to the left, mom and dad. The Lasers have won 20 in a row, are 13-0 in conference. Friday night Mitchem had 14 kills, eight blocks, nine digs and two aces. She hit […]