Hawaii 3, UCSB 0

November 1st, 2012
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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.

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  • dedicatedfan November 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, small crowd, where are the students.

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      you’re right. Student section pretty empty

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

        Also starting Maeda, Longo, Vorster, Uiato.
        UCSB’s first serve went to Croson.

        • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm

          Poor Hartong. Set 4 times on the first two plays.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

            Long into serve for Adolpho. UH leads 5-3.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:14 pm

            Croson serving. puts down a kill from 3 meters. it’s 9-5

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

            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

  • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    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.

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      2 straight aces by Longo makes it 14-6

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:21 pm

        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.

        • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

          UH’s short serves creating problems. Adolpho puts down set point. 25-8.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

            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.

  • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    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.

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      UCSB passing and serving better. Gauchos 6-1-12 with a 9-6 lead.

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        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

  • Warrior Dave November 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Cindy,

    Are you as surprised as I am that Goodman got the start over Kastl? BTW, Jane is playing lights out!

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      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

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm

        Adolpho with the service overpass makes it 18-13. TO UCSB
        BTW forgot to mention Olevao won’t be playing tonight.

        • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

          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.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm

            Kastl in for Hartong on the left.
            UH up 23-16 on another UCSB service error. Long to serve.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

            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

  • Warrior Dave November 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    She waits till Wahine get to 24th point before calling timeout. Haha!

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      She may have forgotten she had one left. the TTO may have confused her. Stauber into set. Vorster ends it at 25-19.

  • dedicatedfan November 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Having Croson back, allows Dave the opportunity to take Hartong out of the back row at times, to rest her.

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      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.

  • Warrior Dave November 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Cindy,

    I think the Wahine need an easy night like this. Any chance Wahine will host some playoff games?

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      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.

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm

        And UH needs to win out and have Stanford (No. 1 RPI) keep winning.

      • OrbitalripZ November 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

        “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.)

  • dedicatedfan November 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    One thing Croson gives the Wahine, is what Laura Beeman calls, SWAG. Croson has that Swag about her.

  • Warrior Dave November 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    She’s backing up her swag tonight :)

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Kastl in to start Set 3. Not sure yet if Hartong now moves to right.

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm

        Interesting serve-receive for UH. Croson, Kastl, Hartong all back there. Kastl poaches on Hartong gives UCSB an ace.

        • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

          Good connection with Vorster and Uiato tonight. Jade 6-1-12, timing her jumps better on the quickset.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

            Hartong is on the right. Lelepali to serve. UH trails 6-5

  • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Croson with the cut shot ties it at 9. Maeda still serving. Maeda with the ace gives UH its first lead at 10-9.

    • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      Hartong out of the back row makes it 11-9 and has Shoji up clapping.

      • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

        Good read block for a solo by Vorster. 13-10 UH.

        • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          Vorster with enough of a touch puts down her eighth kill. UH up 15-13 at the TTO.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

            UH up 18-14. TO Gauchos. Hartong with a nice line shot from the right makes it 19-14. Hagins in

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

            Shoji not pleased with the set call at 20-15. Tried to go with an odd step out to Hartong.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

            Gauchos called for illegal backrow attack, makes it 23-17. TO UCSB
            Tickets 5979, turnstile 4238.

          • Cindy Luis November 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

            Vorster with her ninth kill ends it 25-18. back in a bit.

  • dedicatedfan November 1, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Croson can now get her lei from the Aunties.

  • Warrior Dave November 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Cindy,

    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!!

  • TW November 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

    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.

  • Grammy November 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

    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.

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