Hawaii-Cal Poly rewind

November 3rd, 2012

With the win, UH clinches the Big West title and auto berth into NCAA tournament.

final stats: UH hit 211 for Set 3, 317 for the night. 2 aces, 7 SE, 33 digs, 8 blocks. Last 1;27

Vorster 4-2-8, 2 BA in 2 sets

Croson 13-7-37, 3 digs (?), 1 BS, 1 BA

Maeda 1 ace, 6 digs

Hartong 14-1-21 5 digs, 4 BA

Adolpho 4-1-8 1 BA in 2 sets

Long 0-0-1

Goodman 1-1-5 1 BA

Tuaniga 2-1-3 1 BS 3 BA in 1 set

Longo 1-0-1, 3 digs

Kastl 3-0-8 1 dig

Hagins 1-1-3

Olevao 1-1-3.

All 17 roster players saw some time.

For Cal Poly hit 056 in Set 3, 163 for the night. 31 digs, 3 aces, 6 SE, 5 blocks.

Frnaks with 8 kills leads the Mustangs.


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  • Cindy Luis November 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Thought Hawaii had a decent night. nothing spectacular but had some good transitions and nice to see the pressure off of Hartong. Maeda solid serving and defense.
    Set 3 a litle ragged with all the subs but Tuaniga played well in her brief appearance. got a little anxious on that one overpass and 1 net violation.
    Heading home. hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.
    Have a good night.

  • beauston November 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Longo a little quite lately as far as leading the team in digs. Nothing wrong with it coz others getting it done so defense is spread out but I know she is better than how she is playing as of late. Can still remember how good she played earlier on the season. I wonder if she’s adjusted well to Wahine’s style?
    Hopefully she brings her championship experience when the tourney comes.

    • beauston November 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      and glad somebody else noticed it on VT.

  • SamIAm November 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Did longo play tonight ?

  • uhfan November 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Past 2 games Kastl hasnt passed good at all. Good to see Stauber getting to set pretty much the whole 3rd game. Hard to see how Hartong will not be named POW again this week. She hit over .300 Thursday and over .600 tonight.

    • mauna November 4, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Hartong had good numbers on hitting pct 0.447, kps 4.17 but digs were down.
      I have a feeling Janisha Johnson of the Beach with 38-10-97, hitting pct 0.289, kps 4.75 with 47 digs 5.9 per set is going to get it. Should be a close decision.

  • SamIAm November 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Just wandering , didn’t hear much about her . Didn’t get to watch it . By the stats she couldn’t have played all the set’s did she ? Also didn’t hear much out of Keala , thought i heard she started , but her stats show she was .000 . Croson hit 0.162 ? , 3 digs . Kastl hit .375 , 1 dig and and hardly played ? these stats can’t be correct , ARE THEY .

    • dedicatedfan November 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Hartong played a little over 2 sets. Uiato, basically stayed away from Hartong, unless she really needed a ball to be put down. Tried to involve everyone else.

      Goodman started the 1st and 3rd set. Basically, the starters, Hartong, Croson, Adolpho, Vorster, and Uiato, played just 2 sets. Dave went almost the entire 3rd set with the 2nd unit.

  • Lanaiboy November 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Startling statistics tonight. Hartong with only 21 attempts and Croson with 37. Emily is getting some rest; I’m not too sure she needs it. Mike Sealy was quoted as saying Hartong was by far the hardest worker on the team when he was an assistant. Shows in her amazing stamina; she is actually stronger and more effective in five set matches!

    • rayson November 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Regardless of whether Hartong needs a rest she definitely earned it. Besides we already know what she can do it’s that third outside hitter (or opposite) and the middles that need to be pushed/tested more.

  • Grammy November 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    As long as she is in she will be the ‘terminator’ but as we’ve seen others have and can ‘step in’. So while winning is the ultimate goal, it is nice to be able to see who might ‘step up’ when we need it later on. Also the flexibility to change the look of your lineup/rotation mid-set when things are not going good will only be available with many battle tested options off the bench. And matches like tonight where we could win with about 1/2 of the offense sitting on the bench allow that battle testing to happen. Stephanie and Kristiana and Ginger and Ashley will all play a part in the team’s success not just what they’ve already done but some key role that will present itself when an opponent seems to have the Wahine’s ‘number’ and another option is called for, then it will be their time. Everything that is happening now is preparing for that kind of end. Go Wahine!

  • localgirl November 4, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Great to see Hartong playing the left. Obviously it works. She seems to be way more comfortable there.

  • WT Door November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Great to see all the players get playing time. Wish Dave would leave Emily Hartong on the left. Jane and Em fireing from the left will take this team deep into the tourneyment!

    • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Not without a legitimate RS. Hartong gives them a legit RS player.

      • dragonman November 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

        Agree, Wahine need mor from the right side. How deep the Wahine get into the playoffs will be deternined by their defense and how well the right side and bench plays.

  • livealoha November 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

    The real question is the third outside hitter. It’s a revolving door between Goodman-Kastl-Olevao. You’d hope for the sake of chemistry that Hawaii would find one and stick with her. I personally like Kastl.

    • uhfan November 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

      One of the three could make it easy by being consistent

    • meimei November 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Yes consistency with the 3rd outside hitter would we be great ! Hope the coach finds & sticks with a line- up now ….

    • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

      The only way Kastl will play is if Shoji moves Hartong to the RS. Kastl has already proven she cannot play the RS position.

      • You Guys Can Drive One Bananas November 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

        Only ’cause you’re probably used to the pick-up games, full of scrap, at Palama Gym every Wednesday @ 7p.

        Kastl is your OH2. She’s to be subbed out in the backrow with Maeda (who’s doing a fine job with passing this year)…the OH2 position is relied upon overwhelmingly for their ability to pass the ball with precision.

        With Kastl out in the back, she can/could concentrate more heavily on her front row attacking.
        *Take that–passing– worry/concern away from her and you’ll see her hitting % go up.

        • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Excuse me, but why do you think, Shoji no longer has Kastl playing the RS. Cause she has proven she cannot handle playing the RS. Shoji only has her playing the LS now, a position she can play adequately.

          • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

            I actually should say, Kastl can play the LS more the adequately. Not like when she plays the RS, where she struggles mightily.

  • kimo November 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Smelling some more upsets in the Top 10 today. #8 Washington down 0 – 2 to Utah & #10 Minnesota down 0 – 2 to #20 Ohio St.

    • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Washington- Utah match in the 5th set, with Washington leading 8-4.

    • vballfreak808 November 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Washington and Minnesota both survive by coming back after being down 0-2.

      • warriorfan November 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        Darn it I wanted washington to go down at home, Hate them.

        • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

          Not to worry, the next 2 weeks will be very tough for Washington. They have to play Cal, Stanford, Oregon, and Oregon St.

        • rnr November 5, 2012 at 8:25 am

          LOL ! funny …

  • PurpleMaple November 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Watched Penn St,.v Wisconsin. Penn St. beatable.

  • meimei November 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Loving all the upsets … It’s better for us !!! YESS!!!

  • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Shoji, I feel needs to move Hartong around more, besides hitting out of the LS, RS, back R, and back M. He should also have her hitting out of the F middle also. I do not know what they call that set, when the LS hitter hit a middle set, maybe Cindy, or someone else knows.

  • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Cal upset Oregon St., 3-1. Should help the Wahine.

  • OrbitalripZ November 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Weird. Dedicatedfans and vballfreaks are watching Wash-Utah while I am watching Oregon vs Stanford @ Eugene. What a match, and this one will affect UH’s RPI in a big way!

    • vballfreak808 November 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      The only matches I watched were the Penn State-Wisconsin match and the Florida-Tennessee match. I wish I could watch the Pac-12 matches but I don’t have Pac-12 network.

      Tennessee upset Florida in five today. Not sure if that could possibly be good or bad for Hawaii. Florida is 11 in RPI and Tennessee is 19. Tennessee could jump Hawaii if the committee think they deserve the higher ranking.

    • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

      Was watching the Washington-Utah match cause it was on prior to the Stanford-Oregon match, on PAC-12 TV.

  • dominck November 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    stanford might sweep oregon on oregon’s homecourt.

  • vballfreak808 November 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    And the Cardinal do sweep the Ducks today!

  • warriorfan November 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Even though Stanford swept Oregon easily, I wasn’t that impressed they are still as beatable as they were in September.Then again no Burgess for stanford.

    • mauna November 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Agree, with a favorable path in the post, I would love to see UH play Stanford again, maybe for the title. UH would need a lot of luck and help, but I really believe certain teams have the other’s number, no matter what the rankings and quality of players. Take Arizona over UCLA 3 in a row from last year. As you remember UH handled Arizona 3-0 very easily, it was no contest last year. Some matchup results are just mindboggling from the logical.

  • roofer68 November 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Hopefully tomorrow UH will be in the top 16 RPI with the Stanford win and several other results in UH’s favor. Should be interesting, the for results should outweigh the against boosting UH’s ranking upwards.

    • Warrior15 November 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

      stanford and some teams on Hawaii’s schedule got some key wins … but some other teams on Hawaii’s schedule also took losses last week …

      the RPI today will be very interesting …

  • OrbitalripZ November 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    #1 Cardinals in a sweep over the #2 Ducks.
    Teams I am really watching are those that will fighting Hawai’i for 1 of the 16 national subregional host jobs.

    From the Pac-12, it’s USC (22-4). Swept by the Sun Devils (16-11). But beats Arizona (13-12), 3-1. That lost should help the UH.

    From the WCC, its’s BYU (23-2/1st place in conf. @ 11-2) and San Diego (18-5, 2nd place in conf. @ 10-3). BYU won both its matches and SD won its match against a tough Pepperdine (18-8) squad. UH really needs both to falter down the stretch, and for the Toreros to upset BYU when it hosts the Cougars on 11/17 in the last match of the WCC’s 2012 conference season.

    Post-Halloween RPIs (power rankings) come out tomorrow. USC was #13, BYU #17, Hawaii #18, San Diego #22.

  • mauna November 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I see UH leaping over Miami Fl to 17 at the least.

    • Warrior15 November 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      UH may or may not leapfrog Miami-FL in the RPI. Miami lost this weekend, but it was to a 21-4 UNC team. playing a team with a 21-4 record could help their RPI, despite losing to them.

      Hawaii, on the other hand, defeated a 3-21 Cal Poly team. despite the win, playing a team with such a terrible win/loss record could see Hawaii lose some traction in the RPI.

      … we’ll just have to wait an see. their RPIs aren’t dependent on these results alone, of course. it’s dependent also on how their opponents fared this weekend.

  • vballfreak808 November 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Cobey Shoji gave birth to her baby boy. Congrats to the Shojis!

  • Warrior15 November 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    one upset this weekend that may not be beneficial for Hawaii … is Tennessee beating Florida in 5. Tennessee is right on the cusp of a top 16 RPI — right there with Hawaii. this win over Florida may give Tenn an RPI boost …

    • dedicatedfan November 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      I would be worried about Tennessee. The rest of their schedule seems relatively easy, and the fact that the NCAA tends to favor SEC Teams, no matter what the sport is.

  • Warrior15 November 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Cal also won again today over Oregon St … to go along with their win over Oregon the other day. So Cal goes 2-0 this weekend. But they may still need to pull off an upset over one of the other top 5 teams in the PAC-12 to keep their win/loss record over .500 and to keep their postseason hopes alive

    • OrbitalripZ November 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      In spite of Cal’s record (13-11), prior to Monday’s new RPI, Cal was ranked #41 in RPI — above Oregon St (#43), Arizona State (#44) and Arizona (#48).

      (Gonna be very interesting to see how many PAC-12 teams get the invites. Many are saying that this year could be a historic bumper crop for the Pac-12).

      It’s important for Cal to do well enough down the home stretch so that when the NCAA invites Cal to the tournament — and it will because Cal is 1 of the 4 predetermined regional hosts — those “bubble” teams won’t gripe about another “bubble” team getting the invite while they didn’t.

      • OrbitalripZ November 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        In spite of the fact that the NCAA Committee is on record as saying that as much as possible it would like to draw the W-L sand at .500, there was a year in which the NCAA Committee invited a Big Ten team with a W-L record below .500.

        (And this has nothing to do with the scenario of a team below .500 running the conference-tournament table and winning its league crown and with it the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship tourney. It has never happened but the possibility exists.)

        • Warrior15 November 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

          when was that?

      • OrbitalRipZ November 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

        For as much as we tend to bank upon tradition(s); for as much as we’d think that the committee will hold steadfast to the tried/true, there’s always the inclination for the clean break away of what’s comfortable and sanctified.

        (1) Cal could very well NOT host 1st & 2nd rounds. They still have a number of tough matches in the PAC (no less) to prove themselves unworthy. *Think BB*

        (2) UH, for as much as it continues to hover around that “magical” 16, won’t be the only team(s) putting in a bid for hosting. *The WCC wants to remain relevant with possibly two entries also*

        (3) This year will be the first time in the history of the NCAA WVB Tourney that UH goes unseeded. *Plan on traveling; it will benefit the team in the larger scope*

        • Beauston November 5, 2012 at 9:40 am

          2009 was the most recent as far as I can remember Wahine went deeper in the post season and I can be wrong but I think they travelled as well then. Unfortunately I’m not convince that this season’s team is a good travel team, but I have hopes. I agree the mindset should shift now as it will only help them in the long run.

          • Warrior-15 November 5, 2012 at 10:28 am

            Yes, in 2009, Hawaii went to a subregional at USC, then the regional at Stanford … before, of course, earning the trip to the Final Four.

        • OrbitalripZ November 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm

          Cindy, can you erase this nut case using my handle. (Also trace the IP address or ask the star-advertiser’s webmaster to do so.)

  • Access Denied November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am

    WOW ! Nebraska took it in the shorts in today’s poll.Wahine looking mighty fine.

    • Beauston November 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Yes UH up at 7, unfortunately from here on out, it’s all about the RPI.

    • rnr November 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Yup due to being beat by (2) Unranked Opponents…

      Yay for Wahine!

    • Cindy Luis November 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

      No surprise about Nebraska, which lost 2 on the road to Michigan and Michigan State.

  • Warrior-15 November 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Hawaii moves up 2 spots, what with all the upsets in the Top 10 last week…

    AVCA Top 10, as of today, 11/5/12

    1- Stanford (60)
    2- Penn State
    3- Texas
    4- Oregon
    5- Washington
    6- UCLA
    7- Hawaii
    8- USC
    9- Nebraska
    10- Minnesota

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