Archive for October, 2012

And the answer on Hartong

October 31st, 2012

Ann says Hartong likely starts on the right tomorrow.

And that if they don’t need to use Olevao (ankle) they probably won’t. The standard answer UH gives is cleared to play/not cleared to play. Won’t know until tomorrow.

As for Croson, Shoji has said from the beginning that she had to earn her way back. which includes a starting role.

Things change on game days but I could see Croson starting IF they decide Olevao not ready and they move Hartong back to RS to start.

A belated congrats to Hartong, national POW

October 31st, 2012

Sorry for being MIA. minor health (dental) thing and wasn’t on the computer after.

Well-deserved for Hartong. There’s been a couple of Wahine who deserved recognition over the years but never got it, for whatever reasons.

The Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week is Hawai‘i’s seventh overall, and the first since Jamie Houston won it for the week of Oct. 6, 2006.

Hope everyone has a safe Halloween.

Wahine stay at No. 9, Hartong POW, 18 RPI

October 29th, 2012

sorry, dealing with a leaky toilet … still not fixed … arg

congrats to Hartong. How could they NOT give it to her.

Junior Emily Hartong recorded career-highs in kills and digs to lead Hawai’i to a road conference sweep and earn Big West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week accolades.

Hartong put forth a monumental effort as the Rainbow Wahine outlasted Long Beach State (3-1) and UC Irvine (3-2) in two intense matches.  The 6-2 outside hitter averaged 6.89 kills, 3.44 digs and 0.22 blocks per set as UH improved to 19-2 overall and remained perfect in the Big West at 12-0.  Hartong also hit a solid .297 (62-15-158) for the week.

In a match televised on FOX Prime Ticket, Hartong reeled off a career-high 33 kills to subdue Long Beach State in four hard fought games.  She hit .329 (33-7-79) against the 49ers and added 15 digs to guide the Rainbow Wahine to three straight wins after dropping the first set.

Against the Anteaters, Hartong slammed 29 kills and chipped in a career-high 16 digs as UH again rallied from behind to win in five sets.  She had five kills in the decisive fifth set and finished the match with a .266 (29-8-79) hitting percentage.  Hartong added two service aces and two blocks to complete an all-around effort.  The 29 kills and 16 digs also represented her sixth double-double of the season.

This is the third Player of the Week award for Hartong this season.  She leads the Big West in kills (4.60 kpg) and ranks eighth in hitting percentage (.274).

Hawaii stays at No. 9

1. Stanford upa a spot 50 votes

2. Oregon 9

3. Penn State 1

4. Nebraska drops from 1


6. USC

7. Texas

8. Washington


Top 25 & BWC matches 10-27 Saturday

October 28th, 2012

No. 7 USC def. Washington State 3-0

No. 8 Hawaii def. UCI 3-2

No. 14 San Diego lost to Santa Clara 2-3

No. 15 Dayton def. Duquesne 3-0

No. 16 Kansas State def. Balor 3-1

No. 18 BYU def. Portland 3-0

No. 19 Western Kenutcky def. Florida Atlantic 3-1

No. 20 Ohio State def. Iowa 3-0

No. 21 Purdue def. Michigan State 3-2

No. 22 Iowa State def. TCU 3-0

No. 25 St. Mary’s def. San Francisco 3-0

Big West

CSU Fullerton def. Pacific 3-2

UCSB def. Cal Poly 3-1

CSUN def. Long Beach State 3-2  First time the Matadors have ever beaten the 49ers twice in conference play during a season

UC Davis def. UC Riverside 3-0





Some really good matches for today, Sunday, 10-28

Penn State-Nebraska, UCLA-UW in particular

#1 Penn State @ #4 Nebraska [Big Ten]

#3 Oregon @ Utah [Pac-12]

#5 Washington @ #6 UCLA [Pac-12]

#8 Texas @ Oklahoma [Big 12]

#10 Minnesota hosts Illinois [Big Ten]

#12 Florida St hosts Virginia Tech [ACC]

#13 **Louisville @ Cincinnati [Big East]

#24 Miami (Fl) hosts Virginia [ACC]

wahine still surviving in Big West, catching up on UCI match

October 28th, 2012

Hope all of you had a relatively calm night. It was interesting. I was without internet until 7 a.m. after getting back from my commitment … which got cut a little short by the sirens … internet down until I went to bed at midnight. I do apologize for not being able to get back on the ‘net. Time for some seriousl discussion with TWC. Ever since we dropped the home phone through them this had become nearly a daily occurrence.

Thank you all for staying with the blog … hope you were on higher ground when you were doing so. Appreciate everyone who updated for me.

The good news is Hawaii continues to find a way to win. They should based on their edge in talent but they are living on the edge and not sure if the magic will always be there.

25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-10

If Hartong isn’t POW by the BWC something is really wrong.

another 79 swing night for her. 29 kills. only complaint you could have about her game is her 4 SEs. UH had 10 as a team. But she alsy had 2 aces so ….

Kastl inconsistent but 9-8-30. and another double-digit dig night with 12

Vorster finding a way 11-1-21. lone error when she when she over tipped the ball left, 3 BA

Olevao 8-4-26, still a young player but she’s going to be very good

Uiato … 54 assists 0-1-3 (Usually more effective on dumps, her one error she tflipped behind her shoulder into the net, 13 digs, 1 aces

Hartong 29-8-79 Another double-double with 16 digs. 2 BA

Adolopho 4-2-9, a number of net violations, something she did last year, 1 BS 4 BA

Tuangia very briefly in 0-0-1

Longo 1 ace, 2 SE, 13 digs

Stauber 5 assists, 8 digs

Hagins came in late in Set 3 played in 4 and 5, think her size did create some problems. forcing UCI to readjust. 2-0-3, 1 BA

Maeda 1 ace, 1 SE, 5 digs.

UH hit 255 for the night 5 aces, 10 SE, 81 digs, 9 blocks

UCI hit 234, 8 aces, 10 SEs, 80 digs, 11.5 blocks.

one think you’ll notice and think it speaks to UH’s conditioning.

they hit better in Sets 4 and 5 than the other 3 sets. 324 in Set 4, .323 in Set 5

the bottom line is they are 19-2, 12-0.

in 5 set matches, UH 4-1