Not sure what happened but guess we need a new thread.
Set 2. UH up 11-8. TO Idaho. UH is 8-0-11. Still has NO hitting errors.
Hawaii with 7 blocks so far. Hartong and Vorster with 4BA. it’s 14-9.
Croson 7-0-13. makes it 17-9. TO Idaho. Feel like it’s the WAC all over again.
first hitting error of the night by Uiato. they are 12-1-19. Stauber in to serve and Goodman on the double sub
Hawaii wins 25-14. UH hitting 5-1-7 for the night with 8 blocks. Idaho has none.
Long can hit out of the back. but when you’re cruising like they were no real need. They need to work on connections in the middle. BR attack has been used more against a taler block.
Not sure what you meant by this, but the typical substitution pattern would be Maeda for Kastl. So backrow would be Uiato, Maeda and Longo.
setaone, my comment was in response to the ‘giving up the back row attack comment.
And my response was that Long would not typically be in there (it would be Maeda).
This is the best Hagin’s has played so far this season.
She hasn’t had much opportunity to play. But good for her.
I guess. She hasn’t had a lot of chances. played in 4 sets before tonight
Even tho, it is against Idaho, it looks like she is improving. Good for her.
By Dave using the double sub, it allows Hartong to rest, she does not have to play thru the back row.
I feel sorry for Ginger; limited playing time and at least 2 service errors . Hope she’ll have a better game 3…
UH 17-1-27 in Set 2. only error by Uiato called for a back row attack Kastl 5-0-8, Vorster 3-0-6, Croson 7-0-14, Hartong 7-0-15, Adolpho 3-0-4 1 set, Goodman 1-0-3, Hagins 5-0-6. 3 aces, 6 SEs, 2 by Long. 27 digs, 8 by Croson. 8.5 blocks 4 BA by both Vorster and Hartong
Idaho 8-6-29, 016. 0 blocks, 0 aces, 22 digs.
Tuaniga in the middle. a mis-connection with Uiato. Idaho up 6-5.
Wow, Sealy came off like quite the pill in that interview
no idea what he said. not listening to TV.
Idaho with its first block, stuffing Adolph. Block 2. stuffed Hartong 2-0 Vandals.
I don’t agree. What he said is true, it doesn’t matter who wins this tournament. It is about setting your team up to play great in December.
Longo with an ace. UH up 12-9. TO Idaho. UH with 4 hitting errors in the set.
I didn’t say what he said was untrue, I said he came off like a pill. Maybe he doesn’t like Chris?
Yeah, he may have come across like a zen master but I think he was being sincere (he was asked jokingly who would win this tournament)…
Since I didn’t hear what Sealy said, hard to comment. but he’s never gotten too wrapped up with the early wins and losses. As the Bruins showed last year, it is about peaking at the right time.
People took issue here last year about his saying that he felt there were times that his team looked like the best in the country in the practice gym. I think he was being honest.
You can read anything into anything anyone says. Sealy is cerebral and sometimes it comes off as ‘zen’ or aloof. It’s just him.
Looks like Croson is taking the 3rd set off. Kastl playing for her, with Goodman playing the RS.
Also, the 2 middles are Adolpho and Tuaniga.
Kastl with a couple of sharp shots to the back corner. she is 8-1-12. it’s 9-9 on that last
Any opinions on Kastl’s passing versus Hartong’s passing?
Looks like Kastl wants that left side spot.
Kastl on the left and Hartong on the right appears to be a stronger team than if they were flipped.
And you are basing this against Idaho? I don’t think Kastl’s gonna be as successful against UCLA. I’m totally for Hartong on the left.
I guess I’m saying that Kastl is a better leftside player than a rightside player. Hartong is Hartong….she will be good where ever you put her.
Passing has to be good enough to get the sets to Hartong on the right too.
Oh I agree. Kastl is a better left side than opposite, and she’s more comfortable on the left. I just think that Hartong and Croson should still be on the left, especially against teams like UCLA. That means Kastl would have to be on the right with Goodman.
Goodman and Kastl in. Kill by Tuaniga 16-11.
Another lift by Idaho makes it 18-12. TO Idaho.
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Boy, the stream is totally unwatchable tonight. I wish they charged for it. That would probably keep the number of viewers down.
Wasn’t Idaho kind of competitive last year?
Idaho’s been very competitive. usually a very good blocking team. it’s 20-14.
I’ve seen more ‘buffering’ tonight than I’ve seen actual volleyball
Zig where you located? My stream seems to be fine. Buffering only a few times.
I’m in Kaimuki.
Idaho hits long. UH wins 25-16. Be back in a bit.
I’m on the East Coast. Usually this happens once in a while, but it’s been a problem the whole match. Can’t figure out why, of all matches, this is the one that draws so many Mainland viewers.
I’m on the Big Island and buffering was just as terrible here, more than the actual match. I wonder what causes all this buffering? Friday was perfect and yesterday after the post-match interview with Shoji, buffering finally stopped. Too late, though, as the match was way over.
I wonder why Shoji scheduled a WAC team so soon
Shoji recruited Idaho coach. She chose USC. They have a good relationship. And She might have asked to come out. He wanted New Mexico State too but the Aggies couldn’t make it work. Wouldn’t be surprised if NMSU comes out next year.
I’m sure Shoji had a bunch of teams that he wanted to bring in. The problem is not all teams want to fly here to play the Wahine in Hawaii.
Question….are most sports (aside from football) schedules completed by the head coach and not the athletic director?
AD has very little to do with scheduling any of the sports, if at all. Football to some extent.
AD gives final approval when looking at expenses.
As for Shoji and scheduling, it’s a mix of both. He likes to spread it out regionally but the cost of travel makes it difficult. Hawaii helps a little with travel expenses. A lot of the random teams you see come here usually have a player or 2 who grew up in Hawaii and Shoji has tried to accommodate them. He turns down more teams than he has spots in the tournaments.
I like Hartong in the right. She brings more to that position than anyone else. It’s hard to judge the new lineup given that Idaho wasn’t really any threat. The only draw back is that there will be 1 rotation where both Hartong and Croson are in the back row together. I like that Shoji was willing to experiment. I would love to see how this lineup plays against UCLA.
WHAT IS AN “OPPOSITE”?