Archive for January, 2010

Wahine banquet recap 1-31

January 31st, 2010
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A fun event today, with the Gov. showing up. Shoji was his humble self as always. He was at the capitol for Lingle’s state of the state address and she acknowledged him and how the Wahine lifted the state. Today, she promised to be at the 2011 regional since she would have some free time then.

The seniors gave their speeches, Cubi-Otineru’s through a taped phone call from Puerto Rico and Kaufman from Albuquerque through SKYPE. Cubi-Otineru’s mom said that Aneli had been asked to come to the national team but decided to go play pro for a few months then go to the training center.

Athletic Director Jim Donovan said the Shoji’s three-year contract has been extended another two years so he’s under contract through the 2014 season.

And no, no Amanda Gil sighting. Pretty much a done deal that she’s at UW.

Warriors-Anteaters rewind Night 2

January 30th, 2010
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Another impressive win by Hawaii tonight, again winning the first two and losing the next two, and coming back big in Set 5.

Walker was 5=0-10 in the last set. and Umlauft is just happy to be playing. he said after the match that he never expected the crowd to be so into volleyball. he’s really enjoying it here.

Cervantes said something interesting. Asked him about why they’re winning the tight matches when they lost them the past few years. said that in the past the team was ‘just happy to get to a fifth set.’ but this year they believe they are the team that should win the fifth set.

UCI is really good. they were 14-0-21 in Set 4 and sided out at 90 percent. Clark kind of disappeared at the end. 1-2-7. DuFault had another nice match, finishing with 21 kills as well.

Happy for Rawson, 2 good matches in a row. finally happy and healthy.

Grgas out indefinitely but thought Dyer played really well.

UCLA split with BYU this week. Should be interesting this week against the Bruins.

MPSF scores from Saturday (and Friday)

January 30th, 2010
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Friday

Hawaii def. UC Irvine, 30-28, 30-20, 27-30, 26-30, 20-18

UCLA def. BYU, 40-38 30-21, 30-24

Long Beach State def. UC San Diego, 30-22, 30-22, 30-21

CSU Northridge def. Stanford, 25-30, 30-21, 30-25, 34-32,

Pepperdine def. USC, 33-31, 26-30, 27-30, 31-29, 15-10

UC Santa Barbara def. Pacific, 30-24, 30-16, 30-21

Saturday

BYU def. UCLA, 31-29, 27-30, 28-30, 31-29, 15-11

CSU Northridge def. Pacific, 30-27, 30-25, 30-23

Hawaii outlasts UCI in 5 Night 2

January 30th, 2010
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Warriors going with the same lineup as Friday. Umlauft, Walker, Cervantes (ankle is fine), Dyer, Rawson, Zemljak, Hunt.

Hawaii trailed 10-6, called a timeout, and behind Dyer’s serving has come back to tie it at 11.

UCI taken a 15-13 lead at the TTO.

Hawaii has gone out to a 24-22 lead. TO UCI. nice kill by Rawson then he set Umlauft for another.

Just a great set by Umlauft running in the opposite direction, backsetting it to Umlauft. game over 30-26. Umlauft 6 kills, Hunt 4-0-7. Hughes leads UCI with 6.

A belated congrats to Kaufman

January 30th, 2010
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Was so wrapped up with the men’s match last night didn’t get this up. From Friday.

Led by All-American Amber Kaufman, the University of  Hawaii women’s track and field team swept the top three spots in the high jump competition at the Lobo Challenge Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Kaufman jumped 6-3.25 (1.91m) to easily win the event over teammates Samantha Balentine (5-6/1.68m) and Sarah Saddleton (5-6/1.68m). The height surpassed the NCAA automatic qualifying mark and is tied for the highest in the country this season.
Two weeks ago, the San Jose, Calif., native won the high jump at the UW Preview with a jump of 6-1.5 (1.87m).
“œShe nearly cleared 1.94m and was easily 3-4 inches above the bar but knocked it off with her calf,” UH head coach Carmyn James said.