Archive for February, 2009

Stanford beats Hawaii 3-0 2-26

February 26th, 2009
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Hawaii led most of Set 1. Stanford finally took the lead 28-27 and now has set point at 29-27. Timout UH. Jarrod Lofy puts down a kill to hold off one set point, Spencer McLachlin ends it with his third kill 30-28.Four Hawaii prep products starting: Setter Kawika Shoji (‘Iolani), libero Erik Shoji (Punahou), middle Brad Lawson (Iolani), hitter Spencer McLachlin (Punahou). Jordan Inafuku (Kamehameha) got in briefly as well.   Evan Romero with 10 kills, 1 error, to lead the Cardinal. Josh Walker and Jarrod Lofy with four kills each for the Warriors.  

Pepperdine falls to CSUN, other MPSF scores 2-25

February 25th, 2009
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All road teams win, CSUN’s win at Pepperdine snaps 15-match losing streak at Firestone dating back to 1996.CSUN def. Pepperdine 30-24, 30-22, 33-35, 26-30, 15-12Long Beach State def. UCLA, 30-24, 30-25, 31-29UC Irvine def. UC San Diego, 30-25, 30-28, 30-24  

Don’t be surprised to see Carney at hitter vs. Stanford

February 25th, 2009
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Looking more and more like Sean Carney will move from setter to outside hitter for at least Thursday’s match against Stanford. If that’s the case, Nejc Zemljak would set. Hawaii, which had 7 potential setters in fall camp, only has two on the roster now. 

More proactive recruiting from McMackin

February 25th, 2009
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Greg McMackin once again shows he’s serious about recruiting. Yesterday he told me of plans to host a “junior day,” a recruiting concept which several of you have brought up and is growing in popularity. The event will be held in conjunction with the April 25 spring game and will include a tour of the program for the high school prospects, as well as a barbecue (the prospects will have to pay for the food per NCAA rules).Other upcoming dates to remember: UH’s Pro Day will again be at the Home Depot center in Carson, Calif., April 2; Spring practice starts March 30, with scrimmages on Saturdays (including, likely one on Maui, April 11). And the Na Koa golf tournament is set for April 14 at the Hawaii Prince.  Also, Dr. Don Weir has been named executive director of Na Koa.

Stanford beats UCSB in 5, other MPSF scores 2/21

February 21st, 2009
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Spencer McLachlin and Brad Lawson both with 22 kills as Stanford beats host UC Santa Barbara 30-26, 26-30, 24-30, 30-21, 15-13BYU sweeps UC San Diego, 30-28, 30-18, 30-12