SandBows 4. Nebraska 1, Maglio-Weaver Pairs of Week

by Cindy Luis on March 20, 2017

Live stats

http://stats.statbroadcast.com/broadcast/?id=171806

This is a TV game so early matches at 4 p.m.
TV starts at 7 p.m. with Flight 2
followed by Flight 1. That may not start until 8 p.m.
OCSports and for those not in Hawaii like to live stream

http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/watch/?Live=59&type=Live

http://www.bigwest.org/aotw.asp

From the Big West
Hawaii’s No. 3 pair in Emily Maglio and Laurel Weaver earned Big West Pairs Team of the Week honors after going 4-1 during the Outrigger Hawai‘i Invitational.

Sophomore Emily Maglio (Coquitlam, Canada/Pinetree Secondary) and junior Laurel Weaver (Winnetka, Calif./UCLA) went 4-1 at the No. 3 flight at the Outrigger Hawai‘i Invitational and extended their streak of consecutive sets won to 18 after a straight-set victory over Nebraska (21-8, 21-11).

Despite dropping their first loss of the season to No. 4 Florida State, the pair bounced back with three consecutive wins including a straight-set victory over No. 7 Arizona (21-15, 21-3). The duo also defeated No. 1 USC’s No. 3 pair in Nicolette Martin and Terese Cannon (21-10, 21-23, 15-7).

The tandem improved to a team-best 21-1 mark and has dropped just three sets in 13 matches played.

This is the first honor for the pair this season and Hawaii’s second award in 2017.

1 Cindy Luis March 20, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Kan-Homayu at No. 4 win 21-16, 21-13
Zalopany-Ozee win at No. 5 21-12, 21-18

2 Cindy Luis March 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm

weaver-Maglio clinch the dual win at No. 3, winning 2-1

3 Rabbit ears March 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm

Congrats to maglio an weaver.

4 Cindy Luis March 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Taylor-Schucht lose at 2, 21-16, 15-21, 15-9

5 Maverick March 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Watching the beach streaming, and Morgan Martin is the real deal. She doesn’t play like a freshman and she has quite an efficient swing. Lots of good things in her game. She’ll be very special for UH.

6 Cindy Luis March 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm

Martin-Tucker finish off the win 21-13, 21-16.
5. thought Tucker played really well as well.

7 Volleyman March 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

Seeing Flight 1 play for the first time, I thought they played ridiculously amazing. Both Tucker and Martin are ridiculously smart players who can terminate well. Tucker’s roll shots are really deceptive while Martin can terminate from any part of the court. I really look forward to seeing how they do in the future

8 Ron March 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm

My thoughts exactly Maverick. She would really help the in-door team but I assume she has set some lofty goals for herself as a sand player. Just imagine the power she could generate jumping off the gym floor.

9 noblesol March 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm

I was impressed with Tucker – Long in the NCAA’s. Tucker impressed again tonight with Martin. Tucker reminded me a lot of Spieler tonight, only taller and can really bring the heat. Tucker is the real deal as well. USC’s top pair probably still a little out of reach for them, but you never know, one of the USC pair could stub a toe and they’d look mortal for a match. I can see Martin – Tucker being very competitive against the rest though.

10 Hodad March 21, 2017 at 3:22 am

Why do you still
Call them “sand bows?”
TH

11 Maverick March 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

10. The team has been referred to as the SandBows since the 2014 season. When the sport started as an emerging NCAA sport, the AVCA sponsored the championships until at least 40 schools added the sport (when that happened, the NCAA added the sport officially and sponsored the championship). The sport was initially called sand volleyball, but when the NCAA first sponsored it in 2016, the name was changed to beach volleyball. Despite the sport’s name change, the team decided to retain the SandBows nickname.

The only other major change to the sport when the NCAA took it over was the elimination of the pairs championship. More on this here:

https://volleyballmag.com/ncaa_beach_pairs_champs/

12 Maverick March 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

I read a lot about how good Morgan Martin was, and was surprised by her selection to the top flight. Now that I’ve seen her play, it all makes sense–she’s got the talent. For example, her technique and body position on a bump set reminds me of what I’ve seen on the pro tour. Already mentioned her arm swing, and she has great footwork and instincts. Serve receive and passing are good too. Tucker played well also, and the team is a legit #1 flight. Clearly better than the #2 flight last night. Wish the other flights were televised so I could compare to 3, 4, and 5. Really want to see Maglio and her new partner.

13 808 March 21, 2017 at 9:59 am
14 Astroboy March 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

Why were the flights separated by so much time? I assume due to television? I went down to the courts at 4pm, but I had no idea there would be so much dead time between flights. Just hanging out half the time for five hours was a little much.

15 808 March 21, 2017 at 10:56 am

14 — totally agree with you there on the amount of dead time. Scheduling for televised matches should be tweaked, in my opinion. Sure, television wants a product that will be watched, but the institution/team and the fans who make the effort to be there to support the teams in person should be taken into account, too. If you’re going to start flight 2 at 7 and flight 1 at 8, why can’t flight 3 start at 6 and flights 4 and 5 start simultaneously at 5? As it was, flight 3 went three sets and there was still about 45 minutes of a wait until the 7:00 start time for flight 2.

16 Cindy Luis March 21, 2017 at 6:31 pm

http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=42422
new thread up for exhibition

10. I call them SandBows because that’s what they want. Went with BeachBows when sport changed from sand to beach but team wanted to stay with their tradition.

14-15 Blame TV for the dead time. It’s there call on the schedule. They only want one match played at a time so that there’s no distraction on the second court. Things changes as well with the music. There is music played all the time, except for TV matches. Agains they said too much of a distraction and competing noise.

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