Hawaii-Nevada rewind

September 29th, 2011

Thought Hawaii played pretty well.

Shoji said they tried a different lineup, but hard to tell if they got anything out of it because Nevada wasn’t very competitive. said wherever they put Hartong it looks like she’s going to score and just needs to figure out where to put here. . liked what Adolpho did, her athleticism. Said now was the time to get her the experience so she isn’t overwhelmed.

On Blake at Libero: said she has a bigh vb IQ, isn’t real comfortable there yet but she makes plays. is pretty calm out there.

Said it was good to get players in. asked if we thought the crowd booed when he took Croson out. We said yes and he laughed. said he wanted to get in others to serve.

On Fresno State, said there were a few players they needed to play attention to. But it is now about them, going to go hard in practice Friday. They want to get better.

said it was a little embarrassed about Santiago, the setter, getting 6 kills, 0 errors, 9 attempts.

Said he was glad he could get everyone in, including Tuaniga. Said that she had a great practice yesterday, blocked everyone, and he would not hesitate to put her in. But said he thought the shin thing was not going to completely heal this season.

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  • Cindy Luis September 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Final stats for the night UH hit 388, including 542 in Set 3
    Hewitt 7-2-14, Danielson 13-3-23, Crosont 8-3-24, Satele 1-0-5, Hartong 9-0-13, Goodman 1-1-3, Adolpho 2-0-4
    UH with 8-2 edge in blocks, Hewitt with four, Adolpho 3
    UH with 40-25 edge in digs, Danielson, Uiato and Stauber with 6. 8 aces, 3 SEs. Hewitt and Croson both with 2 aces.
    Shoji did say that if he hadn’t subbed at the end of Set 3, Nevada probably wouldn’t have gotten into double digits.
    It was 20-8.
    Overall I thought UH played well defensively, Danielson had some amazing digs and they kept the ball alive when Nevada thought it was down. Good to see them not giving up.
    Nevada coach Lawanson said Hawaii was a very good team but felt UH wasn’t going to get the competition from the WAC that they really needed. Remember seeing Lawanson play when she was at Fresno State. Makes me feel REALLY old.

  • chungky September 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I may be wrong, but I thought Lawanson and Scrugs both were at Pacific.

  • poke September 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    ruth lawanson was an all-American at fresno in 1982-84. she had her jersey retired at fresno. she was also a member of the bronze medal winning usa volleyball team in 1992 (remember the dream team jordan magic barkley bird in spain). she had a stint at the air force academy and prior to that was the head coach at san angelo state and was an assistant coach at purdue.
    yes, chungky, you are wrong.

    • Cindy Luis September 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks for the answer on Lawanson.

  • LC September 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Fresno State had to go 5 to beat San Jose State yesterday .One of their top guns outside hitter Marissa Brand has been out with an injury and probably won’t play against Hawai`i either

    Hawai`i recruited Nevada’s Tessa Lea’ea, she has a lot of upside potential and will do well at Nevada.

    If Shoji was embarrassed about Santiago the setter, getting 6 kills they better be paying attention to DeVries when they go to Las Cruces she’s dumping the ball a lot and has 39 kills so far.

    Scruggs move to compliance at Nevada was interesting.I think giving her another position in administration was just a polite way of saying we like you but we don’t like the way direction the program is going.

    After watching the NMS-Idaho match I still don’t get what the problem is with Idaho. They have some excellent players.

  • HH September 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I don’t really get the decision to put Blake at libero. I understand how she may be the primary DS sub on the right as she can set when Uiato is subbed out for Goodman, but putting her in at libero for two sets when you have Griffiths, Lelepali and Kam? At this point, Blake seems to be getting more time than Stauber (supposedly the primary setter backup and an experienced libero) and the true DSs. I like Blake’s nonchalant, business-like demeanor, but she can be rather shaky and I would’ve thought setting duties would go to the true backup setter (Stauber) and back row duties go to the true DS (Griffiths & Co.).

  • shark September 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

    For those who don’t know and may be interested, Jane Croson was interviewed on Manoa Underground the other day. She talks a little bit about her pregame routine and sings a little bit of Shaggy. Brittany Hewitt was interviewed last week. She tells some stories about their time on the road. Nothing too deep. Audio posted on the Manoa Underground website. Both are fun listens.

  • Warrior15 September 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Ohio State just swept Minnesota.

    very surprising result.

  • LC October 1, 2011 at 8:06 am

    In the Manoa Underground interview Brittany talks about the confusion of being named the Idaho Player of the year twice.

    Most of us knew it was only once but I think the mistake may have come about when the Idaho Statesman said she was ” Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007-08″ meaning the 07/08 season not in 07 and 08.

    Another story about Hewitt that is interesting is the one where New Mexico State is recruiting her and thinks it’s in the bag until Sealy offers her a UH scholarship. Dave on the other hand said on a previous talk show it was Arizona State.

    Brittany should clear that one up.I tend to believe Sealy because Dave isn’t always up to speed on the small stuff.

    The Manoa Underground show is pretty good and both of those guys do a great job with interviews.

    • Cindy Luis October 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      LC, I believe both ASU and NMSU offered Hewitt. I know how disappointed Jordan was when she ‘got away.’

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