Very nice ceremony before the match, unveiling the sculpture of Dr. Donnis Thompson. The alumnae match was fun to watch as well.
Hawaii up 15-13 at the timeout. tech playing great defense, 11 digs already hitting .467 (8-1-15). hawaii 9-2-22 (318) sanders and houston with 3 kills each.
hawaii up 19-15, timeout latech. Kaufman and sanders have both put down some missles.
Hawaii up 26-19, last point on an ace by brandt. timeout tech
hawaii wins Game 1 30-20
Hawaii leads game 2 15-7. houston 10-3-18, sanders 6-0-9. uh has 21 digs, 5 blocks. hitting .571 for the game 9-1-14. latech 000 (4-4-13)
timeout latech. uh up 18-8.
timeout latech. uh up 22-8, the last point on mafua’s kill.
hey cindy….thanks for all your great work on this blog. seeing that you have such great contact with the Wahine program, my question to you is about Mafua. Seeing her play more than the last 2 or 3 points of a game was a real treat tonight, seeing her get into her groove. Has Brandt “locked up” the setter position for the next two years, or do you feel (or hear, from other players or coaches) that Mafua will have a legitimate chance to start next year or the year later?
it is nice to see dani out there earlier than the waning moments. they need two competent setters and dani gives them a different look. dani was considered the better blocker early on but stephanie has really improved. what i think people forget is how great a blocker kanoe was and she was really good at getting whoever was next to her to close the block. and she had great timing.
unfortunately for dave he has the same situation as kanoe-cayley, margaret-jen with two setters in the same class. it’s just worked out that way. i know he’d rather have it staggered I.e. freshman-junior, sophomore-senior
thanks for all the insights, Cindy. But, does Dani have the chance to over take Brandt sometime in the future, much like Ah-Mow or Vakasausau?
Not only have I not forgotten how good Kanoe was for UH as a blocker, but, for her serves too.
One correction though, Brandt and Mafua aren’t in the same class, one is a red-shirt freshman, while the other is a sophomore.
hawaii wins game 2 30-15. houston with 13 kills
hawaii up 9-3 in game 3. shoji is slowly clearing bench.
in now are duggins, gregory, keefe
timeout tech. hawaii up 21-9
hawaii wins game 3 30-16. simmons scores last 2 points, kill and ace
So which alumni team won?
Seems like Ferrell was the only one that didn’t see action tonight. Is it because there is still a possibility of a medical redshirt?
When the season started, I thought the Wahine would miss Kanoe’s defense the most. I think Stephanie has improved in her digging and blocking. She also possesses the best serve on the team, and had a whole year of experience at the D-1 level before this season. Dani looks like she puts up sweeter looking sets to me, but Stephanie might bring more to the table – at this time, anyway. Hopefully, they continue to work hard and push each other to get better – irrespective of who plays.
where was caroline? isn’t she a senior that dedicated alot of time to the TEAM? sign now X booster