Where did October go?
FSW is broadcasting this match so if you get OC 228 you can watch it.
also links available at 1420-AM radio, espn1420am.com
Long Beach State: longbeachstate.com
Should be good commentators. Kevin Barnett and Karch K.
UH 10-0, LBS 6-3 in BWC.
I take it back. they can’t pronounce Kalei. didn’t even try Mita.
UH starting Hartong, Uiato, Maeda, Vorster, Adolpho, Longo, Kastl.
UH up 4-0. Longo serving tough.
make that a 7-0 run. LBS up 10-6. TU UH. Wahine having a problem with a short serves.
Maeda in to serve. but UH on a NV. LBS up 13-9.
The Beach playing really well in transition. LBS up 16-12.
Hartong with her 4th kill. pulls UH to within 16-15. TO LBS.
Adolpho blocked on the stepout. The Beach up 24-22. TO UH.
The Beach calls timeout at 24-23. Kastl to serve
Olevao ties it up at 24-24
the Beach wins it 26-24. bad service overpass by UH. Kill by Johnson.
Very said as you look at the jerseys retired by The Beach hanging from the Pyramid. Why UH won’t do that I don’t understand.
Saw the stats late in set 1 and looks like its a pretty close game across the board against what one can considered LBSU’s “B” team.
Wahine needs to stop Alex Reid with 9 kills hitting .600
Yes, stats very even. as reflected in the scores. what UH needs to do is figure out the Beach’s double-quicks.
Vorster in on her fifth block UH up 13-11. Hartong serves long. it’s 13-12.
Pretty funny UH up 15-12. Gimmillaro questions the TO then up ref points to the scoreboard. Oh, OK.
Reid having a good night and Wahine have not uet able to stop her.
Service errors are killing me
Hartong with 3 service rrors already?
I’m not a fan of Uiato taking a first touch coming from LB.
I’m glad to see lighter footwork from Wahines!
The Beach on a mini run, takes the lead at 18-17. TO UH.
I’m hoping Wahines will slow her down.
Think UH out of subs with Vorster serving. into Hartong’s Tied 23-23.
Statitiscally Wahine should be winning with only 1 error and with hitting pct of .368 on set 2. Service errors are giving LBS blood on this set.
UH up 24-23. good call by olmstead on the lift. TO LBS.
UH holds off one set point to tie it 25-25
Whos match up against Reid, coz thats not working
Reid heaving a career night with 16th kill 26-25.
Longo dig goes over. gives UH the 27-26 lead. to LBS.
Hawaii defensively is off tonight.
Dont’ know about UH’s defense but Uiato definitely saved it on another overpass. it’s 28-28.
Tied by Reid Again!!!!!!! Dont have the stream can this girl jump like Danielson?
Plus think The Beach playing great as well on defense
UH finally stuffs Reid, mostly Uiato UH wins 34-32
Kastl 9-2-22, Vorster 7-0=9, Hartong 15-5-42, Adolpho 3-1-6, Goodman 2-1-7, Long 1-0-2, Olevao 4=1=8. 8 blocs, 1 ace, 7 SE, 49 digs, 11 each by Kastl, Longo, Hartong.
Frid 17-1-33, Okpala 8-3-19, Johsnon 5-6-26, Mackie 6-1-15. just 3 blocks, 3 aces, 1 SE. 43 digs, 14 by Johnson, 12 by Fontanilla.
All the Wahine need to do is continue their play offensively and put up at least 2 blocks on Reid everytime she swings and they will win this match. No doubt BG knows they cant play offensively against UH so they went after their defense so any offensive threat theyve got (Reid) needs to be shut down and they should win. Kudos for both team on not giving up on set 2.
Really impressed how Kastl has improved with passing, its not their yet but an inpressive improvement already from her ASU stint.
Gotta give BG a huge shout out as well for putting up a team like this one amidst all the injuries theyve had.
UH up 15-14 at the TTO. Beau, yes, the Beach has played through some tough injuries. interesting that there has been no mention of Croson’s absence. which I think is big for UH.
UH still having problems with an offensive setter. LBS on a 5-1 run. it’s 19-17. TO UH.
UH subs in Stauber and Goodman.
Hartong with her 23rd kill. makes it 22-20. TO LBS.
Okpala with a lift… or into the net. not really sure. anyway, 23-20. TO LBS.
Hartong stuffed on the slide. TO UH. 23-22.
Ouch Johnson hits wide but Adolpho in the net. LBS up 24-23. but LBS hits into the net. it’s 24-24
Vorster on the service overpass. UH wins it 26-24
Hartong 26-7-65, Vorster 12-0-16, Kastl 11-3-28
a really dumb comment from Barnett. Oh UH down 0-2 against UOP and Shoji thinking that he was going to lose all the fans for the next home match if they lost.
Im really concern with Hartong taking too many swings and middles not getting enough set from Uiato. We need Croson back asap
Huh? What was that all about? How did that come up?
Wahine middle attack MIA.
PM. did you see that Vorster is 12-0-17? Adolpho not much of a factor. agree.
Hartong’s arm is going to fall off!
she has 70 attempts. agree. should be concerned since they are at UCI tomorrow.
Yup. Too many swings for Hartong. That’s because Mita cannot effectively set the middle. Hawaii’s middle attack is now limited to pipe sets. LBS, however, has a good middle attack.
PM, she’s doing just fine with Vorster. not much chance for Adolpho. Interesting call touch call puts LBS. up 13-12. got to also mention UH’s passing not great and LBS’s success is when running the double quick in the middle. Plus a number of LBS’s kills in the middle have been from UH overpasses. not like the setter was ‘running the middle’ on that.
Johnson gets some help from the tape. The Beach up 15-13 at the TTO.
Stauber is. nice set to Adolpho. TV finally mentions the double sub.
Cindy, sorry but I disagree. Her connection with Vorster tonight was not good. Vorster rarely was able to get a good swing.
I think maybe just maybe Shoji wants to see Hartong’s arm fall off and then hell do something about it. Uiato is the co-conspirator.
Beau, UH using both setters. so you can’t blame Uiato. passing not great either. Hartong with season high 32 kills so far. Beach up 19-17.
Olevao stuffed. LBS up 21-20 TO UH.
TV finally mentions Croson not with team. UH up 22-21. TO LBS.
I know UH using both setter, not fully blaming it all on Uiato, although from what I’ve seen mostly this season is even with a good shot Uiato still does whatever she wants hence why Stauber has been pretty active in the double sub with Shoji having to replaced her. With that said I think this one should be on the coaching staff’s plate in making sure not one player had to do this many swings. It is just not fair for that particular player amongst other things. They should have been a plan in place instead of ” when the pass goes array go to your LS” thats why our offense is pretty easy to read coz all you need to do is serve tough and put your best blockers up on the RS. Im not saying I know what the answer is, I respect Shoji but he needs to look at BG’s playbook tonight. Although the beach loss, he put up a hell of a game plan.
Hartong is Shoji”s work horse. Hope she lasts through her senior season.
They need to get croson back in there asap. Their killing Hartong with all those swings.LB is holding their own even with all their injuries.
Beach hits long. UH serving for the match 24-22.
Kazu, all on to Croson to earn way back on team.
Ace by maeda ends its 25-22
Whew….what a match.
Tomorrow Hartong will have 50 kills and 150 swings with Uiato going to her 80% of the time.
kidding aside, huge kudos to the Wahine for fighting thru, they showed a lot of character tonight. This is a good win for them they should be proud because BG had a good plan and the Beach followed thru with it. At the end Wahine’s spirit won.
Extremely proud of UH…Managed to win in a very difficult venue with a patchwork quilt lineup…Sure Hartong got a lot of sets, but she’s the go-to player & I think Uiato mixed it up just enough to be successful…Looking at the stats, UH played very well…
uiato needs to wake up!
It’s clear that Hawaii’s dink defense is suffering because none of the hitters seem to have a good dink shot. They must not see it in practice.
Agree…They need to work on their off-speed shots…They should watch tape of Kanani Danielson…
Some final stats before going on to a new recap thread.
Kastl 13=6=37 19 digs 2 BA
Vorster 13-1-20 1 BS 6 BA
Maeda 1 ace 6 digs
Uiato 0-1-2, 61 assists, 12 dis, 1 BS, 2 BA
Hartong 33-7-79, 15 digs
Adolpho 10-1-15 4 digs 2 BA
Long 0-0-0 3 SE, 2 dis
Goodman 2-1-9, 1 BA
Longo 1-0-2, 2 aces, 21 digs
Stauber 8 assists
Manu-Olevao 6-4-18 6 digs 2 BA
.313 on the night 3 aces, 10 SE, 84 digs, 9 blocks
for the beach
hit 244, 3 aces, 3 SE 75 digs, 10 blocks (lot of those in Set 4)
Johnson 14 -7-45, 24 digs
Roenicke (setter) 8-0-16, 10 digs
Fontanilla 24 digs
not so much the dink shots tonight as The Beach setter being offensive. Which UH has traditionally had problems with.
But agree, they still are working on their covers and hesitating too much. some of that due to having different players in and no one sure who gets the second ball. or even the first.
Hawaii is just not great at picking up balls in the middle of the court, whether its coming from the setter or the outside. I don’t recall seeing a hawaii hitter with a nice intentional tip shot tonight, either.
Agreed, I’ve been saying it all season and most of their opponents did it to Hawaii and have been successful, Wahine dont know how to deal with soft shots and dings in front of the 3- meter line. Its an unknown to their defense.
your middles hit a combined 60 percent, they should be getting set more often. Too many times Uiato has a workable pass and she chooses to go outside instead.
Agreed, thats why sometimes I disagree when they say throw out the passing game. While I agree that it all begins in passing, there are times setters needs to make do with what they’ve got. Anotherthing I noticed with Uiato, is that she doesnt ask for a lot of help unlike other teams so you see her running desperately and guess where the set goes?
Agree with the announcers in that Long Beach passed really well, allowing the team to be in system and make extensive use of their middles. Hawaii serves usually give other teams a lots of problems. Not tonight. Shoji stated that Uiato plays by “feel,” often ignoring coaches’ instructions during the heat of the game. Long Beach made many of their runs when Hartong was in the back row. Long Beach was camping out on Kastl and Manu-Olevao when they were in the front row. Kastl was successful at the beginning but got less so at the end. Hawaii middles had a great hitting night but Uiato just instinctively goes to Hartong. Fortunately, Long Beach was not able to slow Hartong down in the last 3 sets and so it all worked out in the end. Croson will relieve some of the pressure off Hartong cuz Uiato also goes to Croson instinctively.