Archive for April, 2010

Final fling of spring practice

April 30th, 2010
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Playing under the Friday night lights with the band and cheerleaders and about 1,000 fans on hand at Ching Field, the Warrior Bowl brought back memories of high school for some.

After warm-ups and 7-on-7s, the situational scrimmage featured big plays in the running game and three interceptions by a depleted secondary.

>> Chizzy Dimude sparked the offense on its first scoring drive, scooting for 40 yards on three carries and scoring on a 1-yard run. Quarterback Brent Rausch also scored on a scramble while working with the third unit and David Graves led a touchdown drive in the overtime drill with Alex Green going in from a yard out.

>> Graves and Shane Austin ran the first offensive unit. Rausch, Cayman Shutter and Corey Neilsen led the second and third units. 

>> Safeties Kawika Borden, Richard Torres and Jordan Gomes came up with interceptions. Cornerback Steve Stepter’s hit on slotback Ryan Henry drew the loudest oohs of the evening.

>> Kicker Scott Enos made field goals from 27 and 47 yards.

Some of the stats from the scrimmage:

Rushing—Chizzy Dimude, 4-52; Alex Green, 5-18; John Lister, 2-28; Hogan Rosehill, 1-2; Kainoa Carlson, 1-2; Joey Iosefa, 2-1; Jordan Monico, 1-4.  

Passing—Shane Austin, 4-7-2-39; Brent Rausch, 11-17-0-92; David Graves, 4-7-0-46; Cayman Shutter, 8-12-1-61; Corey Neilsen, 4-7-0-36.

Receiving—Royce Pollard, 4-53; Joe Avery, 3-38; Kealoha Pilares, 2-26; Dustin Blount, 4-20; Ryan Henry, 2-10; Billy Ray Stutzmann, 3-33; Jett Jasper, 1-8; Justin Clapp, 4-39; Greg Salas, 1-17; D.J. Armbrust, 4-36; Corey Paclebar, 1-4.

Team back home

April 30th, 2010
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Warriors got in around 1108 a.m. and back on lower campus just before noon.
Mood was OK. Seniors a bit bummed, naturally, but the underclassmen ready to get in the gym today.
Wade was satisfied that they accomplished what they set out to do, which was make the playoffs again. not happy the season is over. Umlauft said they learned a lot. It was the first postseason matches for most of them and I think they’re only going to get better. They’ll miss Cervantes, Rawson and Grgas most, I think, of the 5 seniors. Lot of experience there. Walker said they’re ready to get better, expand on the improvement they made this year.

Warriors=Cardinal rewind

April 29th, 2010
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A good win for Stanford and all the local players on the team The Cardinal played steady when needed and Kawika Shoji kept alive many rallies, finished with 13 digs as well.
Umlauft got called for a couple of 3-meter attack errors, something that hasn’t happened much this year.
A good season for the Warriors, tho. If they had only swept UCSB it would have been a very different playoff scenario and maybe the Warriors would have playing the Cardinal Saturday for the title.
Predict an all-MPSF NCAA title match. I don’t see Stanford/CSUN having much problems with Penn State/Ohio State (or Loyola).
But thought Wade got a lot out of his team and is building something good. A lot of the MPSF teams are losing a lot and Hawaii should finish top 4-5 again next season. The freshmen middles are going to be under fire and we’ll see what happens with the JC liberos.
Rawson off to the national team in two weeks. Grgas may be going to Europe. He’s got dual citizenship. And Cervantes could end up on the beach tour.

Stanford sweeps Hawaii 3-0

April 29th, 2010
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Cardinal wins 30-24. Lawson and Romero with 6 kills, Stanford with 4 blocks.
Umlauft with 5 kills, UH 2 blocks, both solos. (Rawson and Umlauft).

Hawaii loses 30-28 in Set 2, the last point coming on Rawson called for an overreach. Warriors had led 21-19 and 26-24.
Romero with 11 kills, Lawson 9
Umlauft 12 kills, walker 9.
Warriors had three set points but couldn’t finish it, losing Set 3 33-31.

CSUN tops BYU in 5 (live semifinal updates)

April 29th, 2010
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Cougars win Set 1 30-26, Matadors win Set 2 30-25
CSUN led most of Set 3 but BYU came back to win it 30-28.

Matadors ran away with Set 4 30-16, and it wasn’t that close. CSUN led 29-13, BYU held off 3 set points.
CSUN wins Set 5 15-12, advances to Saturday’s championship