Hawaii starters will include Hartong and Croson on the left, Goodman on the right. But you’ll likely see Hartong on the right as the match goes on.
Wow, small crowd, where are the students.
you’re right. Student section pretty empty
Also starting Maeda, Longo, Vorster, Uiato.
UCSB’s first serve went to Croson.
Poor Hartong. Set 4 times on the first two plays.
Long into serve for Adolpho. UH leads 5-3.
Croson serving. puts down a kill from 3 meters. it’s 9-5
Think you’ll see Uiato going to Vorster more tonight. has a big height advantage over the Gaucho middles.
Croson unloads from the back row. it’s 11-6
UCSB going with a 6-2. Santi in to set. UH up 12-6. TO Gauchos. Vorster 2-0-2, Croson 2-0-2, Hartong 0-2-6, Adolpho 1-0-1. UH 6-2-11, UCSB 4-3-15.
2 straight aces by Longo makes it 14-6
Gregory not happy. Calls her second timeout. UH up 19-7.
Hartong out of negative. 2-2-10. Still think they’re setting her too much when it’s not a bail-out situation. she has 10 of the 18 sets.
UH’s short serves creating problems. Adolpho puts down set point. 25-8.
UH 12-3=23. Goodman 2-0-2, Vorster 2-0-2, Croson 2-0-2 10 digs, Uiato 0-1-1 (called for a net V), Adolpho 3-0-3, Hartong 3-2-11. 3 aces, 0 SEs, 1 block. 13 digs.
UCSB negative .040. 5-6-25. 0 aces, 3 SEs. Taylor 2-2-7 most kills for the Gauchos.
Nice fairly blind bumpset from Croson to Hartong makes it 3-2 UH.
Interesting that Gregory has a green & wihite aloha shirt on. Very vintage.
UCSB passing and serving better. Gauchos 6-1-12 with a 9-6 lead.
IMHO Uiato should be going more middle. Adolpho at 6-1 has the advantage over Wilson, listed at 6-1 but doubt she’s even 6-foot. Wahine have scored five straight behind Longo’s serving. Take a 15-12 lead at the TTO
Are you as surprised as I am that Goodman got the start over Kastl? BTW, Jane is playing lights out!
Not really. Shoji wants more out of the right and if Goodman can stay steady, he gets that.
with Croson back on the left, it kind of pushes Kastl out of the mix.
Would not be surprised if Kastl goes left in Set 3 with Hartong going right. UH up 17-13
Adolpho with the service overpass makes it 18-13. TO UCSB
BTW forgot to mention Olevao won’t be playing tonight.
Best rally of the night. Great set from Uiato on a bam-bam play. came out really clean. Hartong ends it. 19-13. Longo with the service error makes it 21-14.
Kastl in for Hartong on the left.
UH up 23-16 on another UCSB service error. Long to serve.
UCSB with a TO at 24-17. Last play pretty funny. Vorster with a kill on the overpass. and she didn’t even leave her feet, tapping it into the back corner
She waits till Wahine get to 24th point before calling timeout. Haha!
She may have forgotten she had one left. the TTO may have confused her. Stauber into set. Vorster ends it at 25-19.
Having Croson back, allows Dave the opportunity to take Hartong out of the back row at times, to rest her.
That it does.He might even let Hartong rest in Set 3, go with Kastl, Croson and Goodman.
Croson with 13 digs, and that was back in the middle of Set 2. UH hit 14-5-34. UCSB 12-6-34.
Vorster 4-1-6, Croson 5-1-11, Hartong 8-2-20, Adolpho 6-0-6, Goodman 3-3-10. 4 aces, 2 SEs, both in Set 2. 2 blocks, 24 digs.
Taylor 5-3-13 ,most kills for the Gauchos. 0 aces, 6 SEs, 2 blocks. 16 digs.
I think the Wahine need an easy night like this. Any chance Wahine will host some playoff games?
The Wahine will need some help from the teams ahead of them in the RPI if they were to host first-second rounds.
UH at 18. Need at least an 16 to host. IMHO think UH should be ahead of Louisville (7, in a bad Big East) Kansas (10) and Kentucky (15).
Much will depend on the regional ‘pod’ they group teams in.
And UH needs to win out and have Stanford (No. 1 RPI) keep winning.
“UH at 18. Need at least an 16 to host.”
This is being passed off as fact. It is not. What is a fact is this: you do not need a 16 RPI to host but it obviously helps to be a highly ranked team.
As I’ve stated before, I believe RPIs 1 ~ 8 will be in the strongest position to be awarded a subregional bid.
Teams with RPIs 9 ~ 16 fall into what I consider to be “bubble” positions. Other factors come into play.
For example, the Pac-12 currently has 5 teams in the Top 16 in RPI: #1 Stanford, #5 UCLA, #6 Oregon, #13 USC, and #14 Washington. I think the NCAA Committee will award the Pac-12 4 (or 25%) of the 16 subregional awards. Not 5. (The Pac-12′s California — which has a current 11-11 record — is 1 of 4 pre-determined regional hosts.)
Then there’s RPIs 17 ~ 24+. Any team in this group must make a strong case that excludes RPIs. For example, it is the only team (in this group) that knocked off the #1 team in the nation. (I can think of a lot of cases being made, but it appears that making a strong financial bid plays almost no consideration with the NCAA Committee. Witness Hawai’i's many many strong financial bids made in the past.)
I think one thing is almost certain: if a team is chosen to host a subregonal, the NCAA Committee has chosen it because it expects it to win Rounds 1-2 and move on to the regionals. The NCAA Committee does not like to be embarrassed.
(But this is all speculation. What matters is the UH wins the rest of its matches. It would help if Stanford becomes its league champ but like I said this is all speculation.)
One thing Croson gives the Wahine, is what Laura Beeman calls, SWAG. Croson has that Swag about her.
She’s backing up her swag tonight
Kastl in to start Set 3. Not sure yet if Hartong now moves to right.
Interesting serve-receive for UH. Croson, Kastl, Hartong all back there. Kastl poaches on Hartong gives UCSB an ace.
Good connection with Vorster and Uiato tonight. Jade 6-1-12, timing her jumps better on the quickset.
Hartong is on the right. Lelepali to serve. UH trails 6-5
Croson with the cut shot ties it at 9. Maeda still serving. Maeda with the ace gives UH its first lead at 10-9.
Hartong out of the back row makes it 11-9 and has Shoji up clapping.
Good read block for a solo by Vorster. 13-10 UH.
Vorster with enough of a touch puts down her eighth kill. UH up 15-13 at the TTO.
UH up 18-14. TO Gauchos. Hartong with a nice line shot from the right makes it 19-14. Hagins in
Shoji not pleased with the set call at 20-15. Tried to go with an odd step out to Hartong.
Gauchos called for illegal backrow attack, makes it 23-17. TO UCSB
Tickets 5979, turnstile 4238.
Vorster with her ninth kill ends it 25-18. back in a bit.
Croson can now get her lei from the Aunties.
Jane was like a dyson vacuum cleaner back there. I’ve never seen her dig and pass so well. Great job Jane and the other Wahine!!
Croson made a nice comeback…she helped the team and seems to have matured. Sometimes adversity helps you refocus. Good for Jane! Her defense and the serving and defense of Maeda made the difference.
Setting was a little erratic to the left and right. Croson, Hartong, Kastl and Goodman were reaching way outside the antenna for sets and a few actually seemed to be in the antenna. Hawaii got points on some very strange but entertaining plays. It’s hard for anyone to look too good in a match like this so just have to be happy with the win.
What I liked was a much more balanced than usual offense. Everyone was in their zone for the Wahine and focused, but Gauchos were helping a lot too with ‘mental errors’ and just too much ‘deer in the headlights’ play. And this was a small crowd. What will happen when the ‘Home Team’ shows up Saturday? But is was great to see Jane playing so focused and pretty much error-free. I like that Mita ‘eased’ her into the offensive rotation in game one than fully incorporated her throughout the rest of the match. It felt like she had never left the court. And judging by her smiles and post game comments she fully understands and even better accepts this episode as ‘something that will make her better.” And the team showed that it is just that a team, not individuals but an ohana. Go Wahine! There’s a lot more volleyball left to play.