By Cindy Luis
Wahine did a lot more scrimmaging than they usually do on a Tuesday practice following an off day. Shoji said it was one of the best of the young season.
This is what I’ve written for tomorrow’s paper.
He thought Ksstl played well Sunday, giving them the most kills out of the right this salon (9). BUT he is also considering activating Manu-Olevao, which means he may move Hartong to the right.
Players seemed very focused. Spoke with Uiato and Longo after. They said they know there were mistakes, they know, and they are working on fixing them.
Longo said the passing could have been better so that Uiato could run the offense better, go to the middles more instead of high to the left.
Uiato said the passing wasn’t perfect but that her job is to make it work, whatever she is given.
They;re looking forward to UCLA but not overlooking San Diego State or Idaho.
Many of the Wahine were recruited by Sealy so there is that relationship there. And many of them played against or with the Bruins players in high school and club.
Longo’s last loss at Penn State was to UCLA in the NCAA regional semifinal.
Shoji said he always looks forward to playing UCLA. Now with Sealy there … said Sealy always has something up his sleeve. and that it will be a challenge for the Wahine Sunday.
Asked Shoji about being 5-1, was it what he thought when looking at the schedule.
He said that if he had been told, before the season started, that they’d be 5-1 at this point, that he would have taken that. But when they were 5-0, “you get a little greedy and you want that sixth one. We’re disappointed we let that one get away.”