Volleyshots

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


A very good finish to the tour. Wahine win 21-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-12. Olymp wasn’t at full strength. they had five players missing who were with the national team so it was a mix of a couple of levels from their club ranks. Manu-Olevao contined to be very steady, served really well, had a lot […]

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Morning tour of Prague Castle grounds

by Cindy Luis on May 26, 2015

Team walked from hotel up to the Castle area, fairly steep and takes about an hour. (There also was a convenient tram option which allowed for a cafe latte when waiting for them to arrive). The Guinness Book of Records lists Prague Castle as the largest ancient castle in the world. The complex is huge, […]

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As they say, the only constant is change. Stopped in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, for a lunch and a match with their A-B team. fairly young according to coach. Ages 17-20 with one 26 year old. Took a little while for the Wahine to get their bus-legs stretched, ended up […]

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Video: Catching up with Zemljak, Zivanovic

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by Cindy Luis on May 24, 2015

Former UH athletes from Slovenia met up with the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team during its stop in Slovenia.

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Sunday in Vienna, Prague next

by Cindy Luis on May 24, 2015

Vienna a very cool city. Wish we had more time to stay. Some things were closed because it was Sunday but still amazing architecture. Players enjoyed a lot of free time after arriving around noon. Hotel looks like the folks of Downtown Abbey would visit when in Vienna. Team very much enjoying this city with […]

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#WahineEuro week 1 photos

by Cindy Luis on May 23, 2015

Photos from the first week of the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s European team.

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The Rainbow Wahine seemed to be re-energized after a good night’s sleep, no bus ride and, for some, some time in the pool and sauna. The sauna’s here are very eye-opening to say the least. Coed and you can wear a towel but no other apparel, including bathing suits. Hawaii played well in winning 25-21, […]

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Saturday sleep-in and match this afternoon

by Cindy Luis on May 22, 2015

Team had a great time with the dinner at the Doppler winery restaurant. Beautiful place but unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy the 360 view because of the rain and darkness. As mentioned previously, think the players enjoyed dressing up for dinner. Rain is preventing them from doing the ropes course and the alpine slide, […]

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Hawaii defeats the Maribor club team Novo KBM Branik 25-17, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18, 15-11. They had an impressive comeback in Set 3, got down 9-1, tied it at 17 and it was tied all the way through 22. Tough serving by Magill made it 24-22 and Taylor put down the kill to end it 25-23. […]

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Tweeted around 930 p.m. HST last night that Koelsch was out for the tour. that was 930 a.m. in Venice. Didn’t have access to update this. on a bus to Venice proper Spent the day in Venice from about 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rode water taxis both ways on the Grand Canal Very cool. […]

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