By Cindy Luis
A good win for Stanford and all the local players on the team The Cardinal played steady when needed and Kawika Shoji kept alive many rallies, finished with 13 digs as well.
Umlauft got called for a couple of 3-meter attack errors, something that hasn’t happened much this year.
A good season for the Warriors, tho. If they had only swept UCSB it would have been a very different playoff scenario and maybe the Warriors would have playing the Cardinal Saturday for the title.
Predict an all-MPSF NCAA title match. I don’t see Stanford/CSUN having much problems with Penn State/Ohio State (or Loyola).
But thought Wade got a lot out of his team and is building something good. A lot of the MPSF teams are losing a lot and Hawaii should finish top 4-5 again next season. The freshmen middles are going to be under fire and we’ll see what happens with the JC liberos.
Rawson off to the national team in two weeks. Grgas may be going to Europe. He’s got dual citizenship. And Cervantes could end up on the beach tour.