A little late in getting this up, sorry.
Wahine finally have a day off and I am taking one as well. Won’t be spending a lot of time on the computer today.
Started off with a great paddle out to Na Mokulua with Lanikai Sunrise Crew. First time been able to get back with them in a month due to practices. Hope everyone else enjoys their day as well.
Some interesting observations on the previous thread, don’t agree with all of them and find some very harsh for it being so early in the season.
Way too many things to respond to on the other thread. but these are a few that sound out.
Agree Greeley will be a star. Said earlier that it would be hard to keep her off the court. She was slowed by the ankle and shoulder during preseason so … it will be interesting to see the lineup this week with Manu-Olevao back. And what will they do when Taylor returns?
All-tournament team. voted on by the coaches and or SIDs and some media. I also was surprised by Adolpho’s selection. I voted for Magill, as well as Manu-Olevao.
think it made my story, or maybe Reardon’s, that they are hoping to get Taylor this week for limited practicing. No hitting but maybe passing. As of Sunday, she had not been cleared to practice.
Kahakai took some reps during practice last week at OH so, as someone mentioned, no surprise that Mendoza stayed at libero. Shoji knew he might throw Kahakai in the front, definitely unexpected and SDSU never saw that one. She is quite the gamer and it was great to see her stuff the 6-footer. She is the prototype of the Wahine player of the 70s and 80s. feisty and skilled. a little bit of Mahina Eleneki in her (outside of the body type)
Think Adolpho’s ankle may be bothering her more than she lets on. she’s not elevating or getting out as quickly as she was in the earlier practices. She did well Friday but couldn’t adjust to the bigger block Saturday. Got some nice swings in Sunday.
Still think Higgins is the setter for now. Ah Mow-Santos hasn’t been satisfied with either but, then, she has very high standards. Koelsch is able to set a quicker ball but has problems with location at times.
For all te bashing of Long, she is still doing what Shoji wants, which is to keep swinging away. hit very well Sunday, passing not that great.
short turn around this week. Shoji anxious to get back in the gym for practice, focus on serving and passing. Skills!
very short turnaround for UH with noon game on Saturday but, apparently, none of the teams could stay to play Sunday.
my observation on the tickets and turnstile … just felt that there were more people in the arena than counted. and people should up late Saturday. don’t think they got counted. Things got louder right around the time the cheerleaders showed up.
poll should be out later today. will check in later after errands.