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

happy thanksgiving

by Cindy Luis on November 26, 2014

a little early but .. to recap Wednesday. Long has decided to retire. doesn’t preclude her from changing her mind. She has one year left of eligibility (post updated with correct info) No change on Passi Washington upset Stanford 3-1 in teams’ only meeintg. don’t now what it will mean. Selection Sunday will be interesting


Long’s final home match Saturday, Top 25 scores

by Cindy Luis on November 26, 2014

Was noted on yesterday’s thread that Long’s final home match is Saturday. didn’t want to put it up until I talked to her first. Which is part of the reason she isn’t playing sand. Wants to spend spring to finish up her degree and get into her Master’s program. 1) Stanford lost to No. 5 […]


Tuesday checkin, Ma’a update

by Cindy Luis on November 25, 2014

Back in the gym for a 6 a.m. practice. Very cool this morning in Gym 1, pleasant compared to other steamier days with the humidity and occasional mosquito. Usual routine of drills and skills. Some mini scrimmages with mixing up lineups. Do not be surprised to see Magill or Maglio run a slide this week. […]


Passi leaving Wahine program

by Cindy Luis on November 24, 2014

Passi is no longer with the team, due to personal reasons. Official announcement from UH supposed to be by 6 p.m. She’ll have one more year but believe it has to be at DII since she’s used up her redshirt year.


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 […]