Hawaii at UCI & other MPSF scores, BYU loses

April 23rd, 2011
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sorry, had another assignment.

Hawaii had 2 sets points in Set 1 but much like what happened the last time UH was at UCI, the Anteaters finish with a 3-0 run, 28-26.
Set had 25 ties, 6 lead changes

Hawaii 26 28 21
UC Irvine 28 30 25

Elsewhere: major upset
UC Santa Barbara 25 23 26 25
BYU 21 25 24 22
:
UCLA 25 18 18 21
USC 23 25 25 25

Long Beach State 26 25 25 19 15
Stanford 24 27 23 25 13

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  • Jogga April 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Now that Hunt is playing well, Walker isn’t. They just can’t seem to all get on the same page when it really matters.

    • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 5:26 pm

      deja vu. UH had four set points, last at 27-26. lose it 30-28. not looking good.

  • Jogga April 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    By the way they are playing, I don’t believe they deserve to move on.

  • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    UH’s middle blockers are pretty much useless.

    • Pochonese April 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      :-)

  • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    what a disgusting way to end the season :(

    • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      very sad. UH 0-6 on the road in first-round MSPF matches. Has now lost eight straight to UCI in Irvine.

      • taylor April 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        Didn’t we beat them twice last season?

        • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 6:36 pm

          sorry, meant the last eight in Irvine. thanks for the catch.

      • Pochonese April 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

        SMASH (job) ke-i-a!
        :-(

  • paliwarrior April 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Brennon Dyer is the worst server in NCAA volleyball…men
    or women.

    • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      he’s had a couple aces this game.

  • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I really hope Shane Welch improves big time next season. Otherwise UH needs to find some middles that can provide offense , Jonas , Hunt and whoever replaces Walker can’t do it all themselves.

    Also need a starting setter, I am not sold on Biscaro.

  • Jogga April 23, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Long Beach just upset Stanford. This is such a strange conference. UH beats Long Beach twice this season and on the road, yet Stanford has lost to Long Beach 3x this season. How strange.

  • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    very strange season.

    so USC faces UC Santa Barbara and Long Beach vs. UCI.

  • jmy April 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Squandered opportunities again in a very winnable match…

    • Jogga April 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      At this point, I think the squandered opportunites were all mental.

    • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      They just couldn’t stop Irvine’s hitters to save their lives, of course that Walker service error late in set two really hurt.

  • jmy April 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    What are the chances of BYU getting the at-large? Not that I want them to…just wondering…

    • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

      Probably better now that Stanford Lost. I have a feeling USC won’t be winning the MPSF tourney though. UCSB or Irvine will.

      • jmy April 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

        …but if USC doesn’t win the tourney, wouldn’t they be first in line for the at-large? They hold the tie-breaker against everyone & have been #1 all season…

        • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 8:22 pm

          I meant I think Irvine or UCSB is going to win MPSF tourney.
          And of course USC deserves the out large.

          • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

            Chances of BYU getting the at-large? none.
            it should go to SC if the Trojans are upset sometime next week.
            otherwise, if SC wins it all, it should go to the runnerup Saturday.

  • warriorfan April 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I really wanna find out who the two transfers joining the team next season are. One is apparently from an MPSF school and one from a junior college
    I really hope one’s a great setter and one a dominant middle.

    • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      you got the transfers down right. will check with Wade next week and hopefully get the names.

  • Jogga April 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Just curious, Cindy, if you know. Now that Spencer has used up his eligibility, does that mean Chris will no longer be the assistant coach for Stanford?

    BTW, warriorfan, I thought one of the recruits is a high school player from germany. Is there two other players besides the German. I hope the guy from Germany is as good as Umlauft is. Also, USC won because Ciarelli pulled them through, not the POY Troy. Still say POY should have gone to Umlauft.

  • Cindy Luis April 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Jogga, it was my understanding that Chris was only going to be there for this year. which coincided with Spencer’s senior year. He had a deal with his wife about that. Beth spent the early part of their marriage with the national team. Chris told me that at some point he would get to do something away from their marriage. which was his going to Stanford. But this last year he was only going to do it as a paid coach, which he was.
    I’m guessing he’s back in Hawaii for good after this.
    as for SC, didn’t see much from Troy this year. and Ciarelli did pull them through tonight, as he did the second night against UH.

  • Wayne April 24, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I have played volleyball for 12 – 15 years, took volleyball 101 PE class from Dave Shoji my Sr Year at UH (got an A). It was the last semester Dave taught PE VB before going full time coach. It is very noticable to me that UH’s biggest weakness is lack of back court defense (lack of ability to dig hits). When I attend games, I read where the other team will hit and see the UH players not in the hole, but behind the block. They often don’t even get a hand on other team’s hits. They need to be taught how to read the block and where the hole is and get in it to dig.

  • tomas April 24, 2011 at 6:38 am

    What a match! too bad not horseshoes…boys played hard
    and Coach Wade did what he does, coach with what he has.
    Coach has a couple years to recruit…Boom-lauft was a find!
    Hunt and Walker have brought awesome hits, unfortunately, no consistency. Any local boys in sight? Best wishes Coach!

  • volleyball fan April 24, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Seniors did not play well last night. Walker kept messing up at crunch time either shanking passes or missing serves at critical moments.Agree that Brenon Dyer ihas been the worst server. Also, none of the seniors scored any blocks this time. So we won’t miss those two really.

    Yes, we do need a new better setter, better back row players and most of all, a better all-around hitter who can fill in Walker’s shoes, one who can pass and serve and remain steady in crunch time. Tall order.

    Coach Wade was recruited on the promise that he would recruit more great local boys. But it’s really not under his control. Despite all his efforts, Taylor Crabb chose Long Beach instead to join his older brother. Seems like he might have to reel in recruits from abroad. Good luck!

  • Ron April 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Thank you, Hawaii for the exciting year. You guys played your hearts out and over-achieved. You beat the best team in the country and have every reason to be proud of your accomplishments. I am looking forward to next year anticipating that your effort and determination will help you advance further up the standings. Several good recruits would also be nice.

  • Kimo April 24, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Hey Cindy… Any news on the Wahine spring games at USC? Scores? Starting lineups?

    • Cindy Luis April 24, 2011 at 11:38 pm

      sorry, no results from SC. their website doesn’t even have an update. will try to track scores down Monday.

      Shoji’s comment before Saturday was that practice have gone well, players working hard, some positions still open.

  • warriorfan April 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Really feeling down about the end of the season. I hope the german froshie and the transfers turn out to be good. UH needs a talent infusion to help Jonas out.

    • Jogga April 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      WF, I agree with everything you said. It is sad that UH is finished playing for the season. I feel really bad for Nejc. He played his heart out. Unfortunately, Walker and Dyer were kind of inconsistent, which did not help Umlauft out at all. He needs players that are going to be more consistent.

      • Lyle April 25, 2011 at 7:31 am

        Nejc’s serving and defense will be missed but uh could use a taller setter who gets the middles more involved. Hope Taylor sander transfers to uh!

        • Cindy Luis April 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

          doubt that Sander will transfer but he did seriously look at UH before committing to BYU.

  • Pochonese April 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Cindy,
    It’s been a couple of weeks (already) and NO–two–letters’ of intent signings for the men…can someone explain???

    • Cindy Luis April 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      Wade didn’t have them in hand when they left last week.
      he may have them by now. will check on them.

  • Pochonese April 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I look forward to next year/season when the team will be a lot better (ball handlers, that is) and consequently WILL win more matches…Jonas will ALWAYS be a beast, moreover!!!
    *SOOO much of vb’s successes is predicated upon the stealth which good passing/ball control provides a team.

    Anyway (as I can foretell)…Da 2012 Warriors:

    #1, NICK CASTELLO, 5’8″, Sr, Libero
    #2, SHANE WELCH, 6’10″, So, Middle
    #3, Scott Hartley, 6’4″, So, Hitter
    #4, Sam Biscaro, 6’5″, So, Setter
    #5, STEVEN HUNT, 6’5″, Sr, Hitter
    #6, IAN MCKELVIE, 6’4″, Sr, Hitter
    (or) #7, JAN PHILLIP MARKS, 6’5″, Fr, Hitter
    #8, DOMINIC LILE, 6’2″, Fab50 Fr, Setter
    #9, JONAS UMLAUFT, 6’9″, Jr, Opposite
    #11, Michael Taxter, 6’5″, So, Middle
    #14, JARROD LOFY, 6’9″, Sr, Middle
    #18, Davis Holt, 6’8″, So, Middle
    #21, Mathew Cheape, 5’10″, Jr, Libero
    :-)

    • chester April 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Don’t forget about:

      BROOK SEDORE, 6’5″ Fr. Hitter
      JJ MOSOLF, 6’6″ Fr. OPP

  • Lanaiboy April 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

    According to chatter on Volleytalk, Hawaii split its matches with Long Beach State and USC and took both against Arizona. USC was without Falyn or Jupiter, either because of academics or minor injuries. Those reporting were fans of LBS and did not know the Hawaii players well nor saw many of their matches. I was hoping a real Hawaii fan would report on the matches, but no such luck. The LBS fan did say that Hawaii was the most impressive, especially its back row defense with Maeda and Danielson.

    • Kimo April 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

      Thanks for the info Lanaiboy.

  • $$$ April 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Must be some confusion with sets and matches.Wahine played one match with USC and split the sets is what I was told.

  • Leaving a Comment, two/too/to April 26, 2011 at 7:18 am

    “The report”…
    *USC was/is the best team in the tourney/country (I suspect that they’ll win the entire ’11 NCAA tiltle this year as well)…look for A. Olgard to make her presence known SOON.
    *Hawaii & LBSU were/are second best–depending on which particular line-up varying coaches are presenting.
    (I still like Hartong playing, somewhere, @ the pins)
    *UOA was the last best team at the tourney…they’re w/out some pretty impressive 2011 Fab50 Fr., however…things COULD change (for the better that way).
    *UH’s preseason schedule is looking better with the passing days…Pepperdine did VERY well in the Spring, also.
    ___
    I hope that UH does well come tourney time. As much as it would be fun for the fans, I DON’T want the uber ‘stacked regional’ (from hell) so as to make it the more difficult for Na Wahine.
    & glad to hear that Maeda is comming along; they’ll NEED her this next year.
    How are things going in the weight room–MOST importantly. Everybody eating as much rice as possible??? ;-)

  • Leaving a Comment, two/too/to April 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Actually I wasn’t even there .

    • Leaving a Comment, TWO/too/to April 26, 2011 at 7:47 am

      Sounds as though SA IT/Po’o wasn’t either..so WHAT? >:(
      ‘It’ apparently doesn’t realize that when a team splits with $C (with two missing starters) AND (AVCA)#31-LBSU…things don’t bode well for that 5th national title.
      Comprende?
      ___
      Damn those Huskies!!!
      :-)

  • Lanaiboy April 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Re: the Spring matches at USC. Also wanted to know if Jade Vorster, the incoming freshman, played. If yes, how did she look?

  • Pochonese April 26, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Off the Block Best Men’s Volleyball Online Coverage of the Year:
    (link, http://offtheblockblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/winner-finalists-annunced-for-best-men%E2%80%99s-volleyball-online-coverage-of-the-year/)

    Online Coverage for Men’s Volleyball finalists
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser
    Honolulu, Hawai’i
    Comments: The Honolulu-Star Advertiser had less men’s volleyball stories this season than the other finalist newspapers on the list. However, it made up for this lack of quantity with quality. Sports reporters Cindy Luis and Stephen Tsai had several profile articles on the Warriors throughout the season. It also would interview the opposing teams traveling to Hawaii and write news-feature preview articles on those teams. One example of this was the mid-week preview story about how Cal Baptist intended to use the Hawaii road trip to recruit players with its program transitioning to Division II. Beyond the articles, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser used its sports blog, Volleyshots, to provide instant analysis after each home match and give its readers little daily tidbits about the team that did not make the print edition.

    *Thought that you’d find this one interesting, too.
    The Daily Bruin
    UCLA, Los Angeles
    Comments: The Daily Bruin overcame what seemed like a beat by committee at the beginning of season to produce some good quality articles on the team. The newspaper had game articles that went beyond the box score to give the readers in-sight on the matches, which is even more impressive given most were deadline stories. It also wrote several in-depth personality profiles ranging from coach Al Scates’ memories of Pauley Pavilion, which is currently being renovated, to how outside attacker and foreign exchange student Gonzalo Quiroga was adjusting to life in the United States. The sports section also posted men’s volleyball updates on its Twitter account, @dbsports, and Facebook fan page, Daily Bruin Sports, throughout the season.
    ___
    Congrats!!!

  • Jogga April 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    It is a shame that the Star Advertiser has less men’s volleyball stories this season when UH has one of the best players in the country.

  • Cindy Luis April 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    not sure what you’re asking for. Stephen did the same amount of coverage for the SA this season that I did for the SB in seasons past.
    IF you look at the list we are the only non-campus paper listed.
    And I would argue that the coverage in the Star-Bulletin/Advertiser has annually far exceeded any of the coverage found in the daily newspapers in other major cities (you cannot count Campus dailies). You can prove me wrong by showing me links to the L.A. Times, Orange County Register, SF papers, San Jose Mercury, Palo Alto, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Provo.
    The comment in the article was we had LESS (should be fewer, grammatically) stories than the other three STUDENT papers.

  • Cindy Luis April 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    And you realize that Off the block is by a guy who covered Ball State for the past few years as a student.

  • Jogga April 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Sorry. I guess maybe I didn’t read it thoroughly.

  • Cindy Luis April 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    No probs. and i was overly defensive. ;-)

  • warriorfan April 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    So according to Stephen Tsai’s article today, UH is getting 5 new OH’s ( three are known Brooke Sedore, JJ Mosolf, and Jan Philipp marks) two MPSF transfers? and a setter/middle.
    I really wonder who these players are.

    • warriorzz May 2, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      Dominic Lile-6’3 Setter, San Clemente

  • Cindy Luis April 27, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    until the paperwork is in, no names given out by Wade. it will be interesting to see what he does with the setter/middle. obviously has height.

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