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UC Davis stuns No. 8 Hawaii in volleyball in 5

UH loses consecutive conference matches for first time since 1993

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:12 p.m. HST, Oct 26, 2013

Senior hitter Emily Hartong put down a match-high 29 kills and sophomore hitter Tai Manu-Olevao added 14 but it was not enough as No. 8 Hawaii dropped a second consecutive five-set match in Big West play tonight, falling to UC Davis 25-21, 25-23, 19-25, 15-25, 15-9, in Davis, Calif.

It was the first time that the Aggies (12-9, 4-4) had defeated the Wahine (15-4, 5-3) in three meetings. It was also the first time since 1993 that Hawaii dropped consecutive conference matches and the first time since 1994 that the Wahine have lost three matches in conference play. 

Hawaii is now 1-4 in five-set matches this season with all of its losses coming in five sets. 

Hartong finished with her 11th double-double of the season when adding a career-high 21 digs. Manu-Olevao also finished with a double-double with 11 digs in the 2 hour, 16 minute match.

Hawaii out blocked UCD 10-7.5 with sophomore middle Jade Vorster in on seven and freshman hitter Nikki Taylor six. Senior setter Mita Uiato also had a double-double with 55 assists and 12 digs, senior libero Ali Long had 14 digs and junior defensive specialist 11 digs.

Mary Schroeder led the Aggies with 17 kills and Devon Darmelio 13 kills and 13 digs. 

The Wahine return home to host UC Irvine Friday and Long Beach State Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m.

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808comp wrote:
They wanted a tougher confrence,and they got it.
on October 26,2013 | 06:56PM
ski3779 wrote:
The BWC is not even in the BCS Conferences League, and they are struggling. It is not going to get any better next year, either. Hope this is not the beginning of a downhill trend for the Wahine. No go to player next year, meaning no Hartong, or Danielson, type player.
on October 26,2013 | 08:01PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
What are you talking about? There's no BCS for women's volleyball.
on October 27,2013 | 12:02AM
braddah wrote:
So much for hosting a regional! Sad...but hey, they're a resilient bunch of girls!
on October 26,2013 | 07:32PM
ski3779 wrote:
They be a bunch of resilient girls, but they have let a lot of pass Wahine players down. What is worse, both Ann and Cindy, are so afraid of Dave, that they will NOT seriously question him. It will be interesting to see if they even write and really question Dave this coming week, I really do not believe they will. In my opinion they should be fired as reporters for the SA.
on October 26,2013 | 08:05PM
kennie1933 wrote:
They might not even make post season. The NCAA is only going to take one, maybe two from the BWC. Right now, UH is a solid third. Unless we run the table the rest of the way and hope that Northridge and UCSB lose a few, we're spending the winter at home.
on October 27,2013 | 12:32AM
ski3779 wrote:
Let us see if either Cindy Luis, or Ann, have the guts to really question Dave about these 2 losses. I am thinking not, cause both Cindy Luis and Ann, have no business being reporters. They both do not really know how to report and ask the really serious questions. They only know how to ask those funny, stupid, questions.
on October 26,2013 | 07:54PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Who the heck are you to always make these negative comments. You always come on here with these lolo comments. Is this a reflection on how you live your life...pathetic.
on October 26,2013 | 08:06PM
ski3779 wrote:
NO, just speaking the truth. When was the last time Ann, or even Cindy, ever put a serious question to Dave. Never.
on October 26,2013 | 08:16PM
Lanaiboy wrote:
Is ski3779 dedicated fan/Laura/Steve, who was banned from Stephen Tsai's and Cindy Luis's blogs? It sure sounds like him/her. Nothing but negative comments on players, coaches, and Star-Advertiser writers. Someone should check.
on October 26,2013 | 09:06PM
huponews wrote:
What 's the problem? Is our passing failing us or is it something else? Since we beat Texas, we had gotten worse all the way around... hard to put a finger on it. What happen to the winning attitude....it's gone....flat tire. Coach Dave, play the player's that want to win and not just the one's who want to participate.....
on October 26,2013 | 09:11PM
ski3779 wrote:
I truly believe Dave Shoji, has gotten soft, at his age. He would never let the players get away with what they are getting away with, when he was a lot younger. When he was a younger coach, he was a "in your face" type of coach. The kind of coach you see from a Japan team. His practices were run like the Japanese do, not now. Now he gives the girls breaks, to rest and such. He would never had done that when he was a younger coach. The type of practices he ran before, you go full speed, or get off the court and out of the gym. No excuses for not going full speed, in constant motion. The Japan style of volleyball, which became the Wahine style, at least, until this year.
on October 26,2013 | 09:59PM
kennie1933 wrote:
I can't find it in this electronic version, but if you have the print newspaper, you should read John Rosemond's column in Saturday's edition in the Ohana Section. He talks about a couple of "mean" teachers he had in his school days and how one would slap his hands with a ruler if he was typing poorly or hit his back if his posture was wrong, and how his English teacher told him out loud in class how his topic/theme was very poor (he admitted to rushing it). He also admitted that those teachers would never last in today's schools because students and parents would complain that those teachers are too harsh. He refers to newer teachers as Ms. ImOKyoureOK. Interesting and fun read, but so so true.
on October 27,2013 | 12:37AM
kuunakanaka wrote:
let's go bows.
on October 26,2013 | 11:14PM
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