Archive for March, 2009

UC Irvine sweeps Hawaii 3-0

March 26th, 2009

Anteaters win 30-17, and it wasn’t that close. 8 of UH’s points were on UCI service errors. UCI also had 6 aces. Revolving door on the outside for the Warriors. Clar started, Carney came in. Walker started, Tuaniga came in. Strotman also got in late.  UCI wins Set 2 30-25. Hawaii was close most of the way, led early. Stellare had 2 straight aces to had UCI pulling away form 22-21 to 27-21. UCI has 7 blockes to UH’s 2.   UCI wins Set 3 30-26. Hawaii trailed 6-0 and 21-11 but rallied to 28-25.Carney with 11 kills. Wilson with 15 for UCI.  

Spring depth chart

March 25th, 2009

UH released its spring football prospectus today with a tentative depth chart.



X (receiver): Greg Salas, Joe Avery or Rodney Bradley.

H (slot): Jon Medeiros, Ryan Henry.

LT: Aaron Kia, Clayton Laurel or Brett Leonard.

LG: Ray Hisatake or Matagisila Lefiti, Austin Hansesn.

C: John Estes, Lefiti or Bronson Tiwanak.

RG: Brysen Ginlack or Raphael Ieru, Drew Uperesa.

RT: Laupepa Letuli, Adrian Thomas.

Y (slot): Kealoha Pilares, Dustin Blount.

Z (receiver): Malcolm Lane or Royce Pollard, Jovonte Taylor.

QB: Greg Alexander, Brent Rausch, Shane Austin.

RB: Leon Wright-Jackson, Inoke Funaki. Jayson Rego.



LE: Elliott Purcell or Victor Clore.

LT: Tuika Tufaga or Rocky Savaiigaea.

RT: Vaughn Meatoga, David Hafoka.

RE: John Fonoti, Alasi Toilolo.

STUB: Blaze Soares, Paipai Falemalu.

MAC: Brashton Satele, Mana Lolotai.

BUCK: R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, Po‘okela Ahmad.

CB: Chris Black, Melvin Hopkins.

SAM: Mana Silva, Kenny Estes.

FS: Spencer Smith, Lametrius Davis.

CB: Jeramy Bryant, Lewis Walker.



P: Smith, K. Estes.

PK: Brett Symonds

SNP: Chad Preacher, Andrew Faaumu.

HLD: Funaki, Austin.

KOR: Lane, Taylor, Blount.

PR: Henry, Pilares.



>> The Warriors are carrying 114 players on the spring roster.

>> Freshman punter Alex Dunnachie is expected to join the team in the fall.

>> Davis, a JC transfer, could get a look at cornerback and safety.

>> Running back Daniel Libre and receiver Nathaniel Nasca, both seniors last year, are appealing for another year of eligibility and remain on the roster.

Coaches clinic coming up

March 24th, 2009

UH will host the second annual Warrior Football Coaching Clinic on April 18. The clinic is open to all coaches. The fee is $15. Following is the schedule for the day. For more information, call 956-6508.Schedule of Events8-9:15 a.m.—Registration/Check-in                 9:15-9:30 a.m. — Head Coach Greg McMackin, “Welcome”9:30-10:25 a.m.—Coach Kale Ane, Punahou Head Coach, “Psychology of Coaching”10:25-10:30 a.m.—Break 10:30-11:20 a.m.—Coach Chris Tormey, UH, “Special Teams”11:20-12:10 p.m.—Coach Gordy Shaw, UH, Offensive Line Play12:10-12:15 p.m.—Break12:15-12:45 p.m.—Tony Tuioti, UH, “College Bound Gameplan” 12:45-1:30 p.m.—Lunch1:30-2:00 p.m.—Offensive Staff Breakout (Ching Field), Defensive Staff Breakout (meeting rooms)2:00-2:30 p.m.—Offensive Staff Breakout (meeting rooms), Defensive Staff Breakout (Ching Field)3:00 p.m.—UH Football Practice5:00-7:00 p.m.—Pupus and Refreshments

Hawaii sweeps NJIT 3-0 3-21

March 21st, 2009

After a slow start, Hawaii comes back to win Set 1 30-23. Warriors trailed 9-5. Cervantes out in street clothes, Mike China playing libero.  Walker 4-1-12, Grgas 3-1-4, Lofy 3-0-5. a bit surprised UH isn’t exploiting the middle more but the passing hasn’t been great.  Same story in Set 2, with Hawaii eventually pulling away to a 30-19 win. Walker 8-2-19, Dyer 10-4-18, Carney 8-4-16.  

Hawaii sweeps NJIT 3-0 3-20

March 20th, 2009

Hawaii wins Set 1 30-19. Led by as much as 22-9. UH 19-5-34, NJT finally got out of negative 8-8-33 .000 Carney 5-0-6, Walker 6-2-12. Strotman making his second start. Kahuku High grad Charles Bell 3-2-11   Hawaii making unforced errors in Set 2 and NJIT has steadied it out. Highlanders lead Set 2 11-9. Timeout UH.  Warriors up 20-16. timeout NJIT. Walker with 10.   Warriors with 2 straight blocks, lead 24-17. Timeout NJIT Hawaii wins Set 2 30-22. Walker 11-3-24, Grgas 6-0-6, Carney 6-1-13