Hawaii 3 The Beach 1

October 26th, 2012
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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

 

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Comments
  • Cindy Luis

    Should be good commentators. Kevin Barnett and Karch K.
    UH 10-0, LBS 6-3 in BWC.

  • Beauston

    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.

  • Beauston

    Wahine needs to stop Alex Reid with 9 kills hitting .600

  • Beauston

    Hartong with 3 service rrors already?

  • Fanofvball

    I’m not a fan of Uiato taking a first touch coming from LB.

  • Fanofvball

    I’m glad to see lighter footwork from Wahines!

  • Fanofvball

    I’m hoping Wahines will slow her down.

  • Beauston

    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.

  • Wahine middle attack MIA.

  • fan

    Hartong’s arm is going to fall off!

  • 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.

    • Cindy Luis

      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.

  • Beauston

    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.

    • Cindy Luis

      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.

      • Cindy Luis

        Olevao stuffed. LBS up 21-20 TO UH.

      • Beauston

        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.

  • fan

    Hartong is Shoji”s work horse. Hope she lasts through her senior season.

  • Kazu

    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.

  • RedZone

    Whew….what a match.

  • Beauston

    Tomorrow Hartong will have 50 kills and 150 swings with Uiato going to her 80% of the time.

    • Beauston

      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.

  • jmy

    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…

  • ughh

    uiato needs to wake up!

  • Zig

    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.

    • jmy

      Agree…They need to work on their off-speed shots…They should watch tape of Kanani Danielson…

      • Cindy Luis

        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)
        Mackie 9-2-22
        Johnson 14 -7-45, 24 digs
        Roenicke (setter) 8-0-16, 10 digs
        Okpala 15-8-38
        Fontanilla 24 digs
        Reid 20-1-47

      • Cindy Luis

        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.

        • Zig

          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.

          • Beauston

            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.

  • warriorfan

    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.

    • Beauston

      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?

  • Lanaiboy

    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.

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