Archive for August, 2009

Congrats to Danielson; Hawaii up to No. 4

August 31st, 2009
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Kanani Danielson, who led the Wahine to the Chevron Invitational title, was named the WAC’s player of the week today.The Wahine (3-0) also moved up to No. 4 in the AVCA poll. Penn State remains No. 1, followed by Texas and Washington.

Wahine rewind 8-30

August 30th, 2009
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Was rather impressed how the Wahine didn’t fold in Set 3. I think last year’s team might have. They didn’t hold on to the calls that went against them and Kaufman didn’t let hitting negative get into her head. She served tough and played defense. Thought Ferrell was key, after a slow start, she really picked it up. Shoji even said he didn’t know if last year’s team would have pulled out Set 3.Danielson is just a delight in the interview room, so positive and honest. we’ll see how they match up with Texas and Cal next week. Good start for Hawaii. first 3-0 since 2004

Hawaii sweeps UCLA 3-0

August 30th, 2009
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Hawaii takes a 15-12 lead at the TTO, the biggest lead of the set. Hawaii has led by 2 with the Bruins leading once (at 11-10). 2 aces by Cubi-Otineru and a UCLA lift accounted for last three points.UCLA has come back to tie it at 19, last two points when blocking Kaufman and then Kaufman hit the antenna. Timeout UH.UCLA was up 23-22 but a kill by Danielson and a hitting error (started by a tough serve from Brandt) has Hawaii at set point 24-23. TO Bruins.Near ace by Brandt saved by the Bruins but Danielson hammered her 8th kill to end it. 25-23.

Top 25 scores Sunday, 8-30

August 30th, 2009
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thanks to Rick Kern of RichKern.com#2 Texas def. #15 San Diego 3-0#5 Stanford def. Denver 3-0#6 California def. UConn 3-0#15 San Diego lost to #2 Texas 0-3#18 Wichita State def. Louisville 3-1#24 Colorado State (H) def. Cal Poly 3-0#25 Santa Clara def. Western Michigan 3-2No. 26 St. Mary’s def. Nevada, 3-0 Tati Santiago shared setting duties for Nevada.  Kapua Kamana’o had 30 assists for the Gaels

No. 25 Santa Clara rallies past Western Michigan

August 30th, 2009
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Krista Kelley had 18 kills and Santa Clara came back to beat Western Michigan today 19-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11. Jessica Brown and Michelle Moore had 13 kills for WMU.