Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SandBows Wrap Up Regular Season At Big West Championship




Hawaii's beach team will head for the inaugural Big West Beach Championsuip at Huntington Beach , CA this weekend as the # 1 seed. The double elimination tournament will be held at the Beach Street courts at the  intersection of Beach Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway ( Map ) .

Bracket: With  Dates and Times.
http://www.bigwest.org/userfiles//16%20BVB%20Bracket%20Final%20Design.pdf


Coming off of a second place finish at the Aloha Invitational Hawai`i will use this tournament to sharpen skills and prepare for the upcoming NCAA nationals. While you never know what the NCAA will do Hawai`i is expected to be one of eight teams selected to participate when the bracket is announced on May 1st @ 4pm HST on NCAA.com.

Other News.

Photo published for Beach Volleyball's Schucht and Taylor Earn BWC Pair of the Week

* Nikki Taylor and Ka'iwi Schucht were named this week's Big West Pairs Team of the Week. Hawai`i duos have won the weekly conference award seven of eight weeks this season.

* The organizers of the Aloha Invitational announced on Twitter that a delayed broadcast of the recent Aloha Invitational finals is scheduled for 9am HST, May 21st on the CBS Sports Channel ( Ch. 247 ).

* Our 2016 recruits Norene Iosia 5'10 Setter, Kirsten Sibley 6'2 OH and Emma Smith 5'7  Libero will wrap up their club careers this weekend (April 29-May 1) at the Junior Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

* McKenna Ross an outside hitter/opp from Aliso Niguel High School in California and Laguna Beach VBC announced on Twitter that she has committed to UH. Ross graduates in 2016 and is between 5'9 and 5'11 depending on where you get your information.

* There has also been internet rumors that another 6'2 middle will join the Wahine in 2017 but so far there has been no confirmation from her club or the player.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

USC Dominates 2016 Aloha Invitational
Hawai`i Finishes Second


Photo: GCU VB


The tournament kicked off Thursday with the pairs competition which Hawai'i did not participate in.

USC's # 1 & 2 tandem's Sarah Hughes/Kelly Claes and Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange
advanced to the finals on Friday to play Grand Canyon's #1 team Mackenzie Phelps/Shannon Dugan
and #2 team Aleksandra Wachowicz/Molly Turner. Both USC duos went on to beat GCU in the final matches on Friday.

Friday started with the duels double elimination competition. Grand Canyon first defeated ULM 4-1 and advanced to play USC, Long Beach State defeated the University of Washington 4-1 and advanced to play UH.

USC then swept Grand Canyon 5-0 and UH defeated LBSU 4-1. Hawai'i and USC advanced to the winners bracket on Saturday.

Coaches continued to experiment with the SandBows parings. The most important change saw Lara Schreiber,( who has been Taylor's partner most of the year), moved to the #3 team with Hannah Zalopany and Kai'wi Shucht joined Taylor on the #2 team.

Results:  Hawai`i 4  LBSU 1

LBSU 1 (Rachel Nieto/Nele Barber) def. Hawaii 1 (Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio), 21-15, 16-21, 15-13.

Hawaii 2 (Nikki Taylor/Kai'wi Shucht) def. Long Beach State 2 (Jenelle Hudson/Zoi Konstantopolou), 21-12, 21-19.

Hawaii 3 (Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany) def. Long Beach State 3 (Kobi Pekich/Samantha Thomas), 21-16, 21-14.

Hawaii 4 (Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker) def. Long Beach State 4 (Ciana Wagner/Mykah Wilson), 21-18, 21-17.

Hawaii 5 (Hannah Rocks/Ari Homayun) def. Long Beach State 5 (Megan Kruidhof/Morea Wagner), 21-18, 21-15.

Saturday's scheduled had the Wahine pitted against USC in the winners bracket of the duel's competition while Grand Canyon face LBSU in the contenders bracket. GCU upset #6 LBSU 4-1 and advanced to meet the loser of the USC/Hawai'i match.

This would be the third time this season that the #5 Bows faced #1 USC. Previously the Lady Trojans beat Hawai'i 4-1 at the Pepperdine Kickoff Tournament at Zuma Beach, CA and again in a much closer 3-2 match at the 2016 Hawai‘i Invitational in Honolulu but third time was not to be a charm for the Bows, USC swept the Bows 5-0. Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany was the only UH team to take a set from USC.

Results: USC 5  Hawai'i 0

USC 1 (Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes) def. Hawaii 1 (Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio), 21-10, 21-15.

USC 2 (Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange) def. Hawaii 2 (Nikki Taylor/Ka’iwi Schucht), 21-18, 21-16.

USC 3 (Allie Wheeler/Nicolette Martin) def. Hawaii 3 (Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany), 21-9, 19-21, 15-9.

USC 4 (Abril Bustamante/Jenna Belton) def. Hawaii 4 (Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker), 21-19, 21-16.

USC 5 (Josephine Kremer/Zoe Nightingale) def. Hawaii 5 (Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun), 21-18, 21-12.


With the loss to USC UH fell back into the contenders bracket and had to beat GCU to get another crack at the Women Of Troy in the finals.The SandBows blitzed the Lopes 5-0.

Results: Hawai`i 5  GCU 0

Hawaii 1 (Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio) def. Grand Canyon 1 (Mackenzie Phelps/Shannon Dugan), 25-23, 21-12.

Hawaii 2 (Ka’iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor) def. Grand Canyon 2 (Molly Turner/Aleksandra Wachowicz), 21-16, 21-17.

Hawaii 3 (Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany) def. Grand Canyon 3 (Brooke Razo/Emilee Erichsen), 21-14, 21-14.

Hawaii 4 (Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker) def. Grand Canyon 4 (Kami Dickerson/Jordyn Sanchez), 21-17, 21-12.

Hawaii 5 (Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun) def. Grand Canyon 5 (Rebecca Conrad/Chloe Jenkins), 21-15, 21-1.

Finals

For the fourth time this season the SandBows could not come up with an answer for USC and finished second in the Aloha Invitational.

Results Finals:

USC 1 (Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes) def. Hawaii 1 (Katie Spieler/Clare-Marie Anderson), 21-14, 21-14.

USC 2 (Sophie Bukovec/Alexa Strange) def. Hawaii 2 (Ka’iwi Schucht/Nikki Taylor), 21-14, 18-21, 15-11.

USC 3 (Allie Wheeler/Nicolette Martin) def. Hawaii 3 (Lara Schreiber/Hannah Zalopany), 21-17, 22-20.

USC def. Hawaii, 3-0, to win championship.
USC led, 1-0 in sets, in the 4s, and Hawaii led, 1-0, in the 5s, when USC’s #1 duo sealed the match for the Trojans.


The 2016 Aloha Invitational was better organized this year. A format and schedule was published on the website and they updated results quickly. It appears that the organizers learned a lot from the 2015 inaugural event.

The one area that is still confusing is the TV broadcast. The schedule indicated that the finals was going to be broadcast live on CBS Sports (Ch 247 ) but that was not the case. A delayed broadcast is probably in the works.

Note : Results are from Aloha Invitational..

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Aloha Invitational Returns To Hawai`i







In 2015 Dain Blanton 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist and Mike Dodd 1996 Olympic Silver Medalist hosted the inaugural Aloha Invitational at Queens Beach in Waikiki,

Long Beach State won that tournament after the organizers and CBS Sports changed the format that made the final match the one that decided the entire tournament winner even though Hawai`i was leading 4-0 going into the final match.

It was a made for TV ending and unfortunately Hawai`i lost that one match. The award ceremony baffled everyone present including Hawai`i players who thought that they had won the tournament 4-1. It became obvious to me that they possibly knew nothing about the change.

In the end the TV viewer saw LBSU crowned the winner of the 2015 Aloha Invite but AVCA, who was running the National Championship in 2015, gave UH the 4-1 win for the record.

In this year's Aloha Invitational Hawai`i will only play in the duels competition according to a UH news release. and pass on the pairs tournament which does not count in the standings.






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Katie Spieler and Emily Maglio earn their 3rd Big West Beach Volleyball Pairs Team of the Week award on Monday. This was the 6th time this season that UH pairs took the weekly award.

Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio



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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SandBows Buck The Broncos
 Down BSU 4-1 on Senior Night


Photo: UH Beach Volleyball


Hawai`i had very little problem with Boise State on their way to their 11th win of the season with the exception of the #2 tandem of Nikki Taylor and Lara Schreiber who continue to be an up and down team this year losing to BSU's #2 seed Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley 19-21, 21-7, 12-15.

Long/Tucker kicked off the match with a 21-9, 21-10 win as the #5 seed, followed by additional UH wins by #4 seed Rooks/Homayun 21-11, 21-11 and #3 seed Schucht/Zalopany 22-20, 18-21, 15-10. In the night cap Wahine #1 seed Spieler/Maglio wrapped up the match with a 21-11, 21-14 victory over the Broncos #1 team O'Donnell/Hubbard.

Katie Spieler, Heather Boyan and Ginger Long were honored after the match in the traditional Hawai`i senior night celebration.

Hawai`i 4 BSU 1

1. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Maddy O'Donnell/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) 21-11, 21-14
2. Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley (BSU) def. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) 21-19, 7-21, 15-12
3. Kaiwi Schucht/Hannah Zalopany (UH) def. Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) 22-20, 18-21, 15-10
4. Hannah Rooks/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Katie Hall/Sabryn Roberts (BSU) 21-11, 21-11
5. Mikayla Tucker/Ginger Long (UH) def. Laney Hayes/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-9, 21-10

Exh. Casey Castillo/Hi'ilawe Huddleston (UH) def. Emily Sullivan/Katie Hall (BSU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-11

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Sunday, April 10, 2016




The SandBows take on Boise State at the Ching Complex Courts on Tuesday, April 12th at 4 pm. It will also be Senior Day for Katie Spieler, Ginger Long, Heather Boyan.

This is the Bronco's third year in the sport, UH swept BSU at the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge in 2015. In 2016 BSU is 4-3. The Broncos lost 3-2 to Arizona State and 4-1 to California Sunday before heading to Hawai`i.


Long and Tucker Big West Pair of the Week


Last week Hawai`i fell from #4 to #5 in the AVCA Poll. This week they remain in the #5 spot also
Ginger Long and Mikayla Tucker were named the Big West Conference Pairs Team of the Week, this was the  fifth consecutive week that a Hawai`i pairs have taken the weekly award.


Recruiting News




On the recruiting scene Hawai`i added depth to their future middle positions when Sophia Howling, a 6'1 MH/Opp, committed to play for the Wahine indoor team in 2017. Howling plays for Venice HS and Actyve VBC in Southern California.






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Monday, April 04, 2016

Beach Bows Win Pairs But Split in Duels


Hawai`i kicked off the Outrigger Beach Volleyball Challenge by dominating the pairs tournament Friday at the Ching Complex Courts.

Hawaii`s #2 team Spieler/Maglio faced off against their teammates the #3 team of Rooks/Schucht in the Gold Finals. Spieler/Maglio defeated Rooks/Schucht 17-21, 21-14,15-10 .

Photo UH Beach VB



The Silver Final was also an all Hawai`i affair that saw Hawai`i tamdems Long/Tucker meet teammates Homayun/Zalopany. Long/Tucker took the silver in a close match 22-20, 22-20

Photo: UH Beach VB


Bows 5-0 ASU but Fall To Bruins in Duels

On Saturday the Outrigger Beach Volleyball Challenge moved to Queens Beach for the duels competition.

The SandBows 5-0'd the Sun Devils in the early match but fell to the UCLA Bruins 3-2 for the second time this season in another close match.

Hawaii 5, Arizona State 0
No. 1 Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) def. Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (ASU): 21-18, 21-13
No. 2 Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer (ASU): 21-12, 21-12
No. 3 Hannah Rooks/Ka’iwi Schucht (UH) def. Mia Rivera/Madison Berridge (ASU): 21-14, 21-15
No. 4 Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany (UH) def. Frances Giedraitis/Jourdan Parnell (ASU): 21-18, 21-19
No. 5 Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Natalie Braun/Logan Rae (ASU): 21-15, 21-10

UCLA 3, Hawai'i 2
#1 - Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara (UCLA) def. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber, 17-21, 21-16, 15-6
#2 - Izzy Carey/Elise Zappia (UCLA) def. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH), 23-21, 21-16
#3 - Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kamila Tan/Ivey Schmitt (UCLA), 12-21, 21-14, 15-11
#4 - Reily Buechler/Zana Muno (UCLA) def. Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany (UH), 21-19, 21-16
#5 - Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Laurel Weaver/Julie Consani (UCLA), 21-17, 21-11

NOTES:

Emily Maglio's dad was in Honolulu this weekend from Canada to watch his daughter.

The McNamara twins sat out the pairs tournament due to an illness but played in the duels.

Wahine indoor outside hitter Casey Castillo got in on the action this weekend in the pairs tournament and look very comfortable on the sand.

Kalei Greeley is one of the few indoor players who is consistently at the beach matches supporting the Bows. Kalei says she feels that she is progressing really well with her rehab, much better than she expected to be at this point in the process.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bows Seek Revenge





The Outrigger Beach Challenge this weekend provides an opportunity to even the score with UCLA who narrowly beat the Beach Bows 2-3 in the season opener at Zuma Beach. Looking to upset both in the tournament will be Arizona State.

In the latest AVCA Poll UCLA and Hawai`i swapped places. The Wahine are ranked 4th with a 9-5 record while the Bruins fell one spot to #5 with a 9-4 record so a tight match is expected.

The Bruins #1 team are twin sisters Nicole and Megan McNamara from Vancouver British Columbia. In the first meeting with the Bruins at Pepperdine Hawaii`s Mikayla Tucker/Nikki Taylor defeated the Canadians 21-18, 16-21, 15-9. Tucker/Taylor were the Beach Bows #1 team at that time.

Arizona State (ASU) is presently 7-5. The Sun Devils have seen a big improvement in this 2016 team. In 2015 they were 5 -10 for the season.

The Beach Bows #3 team of Rooks/Schucht received this week's Big West Pairs Team of the Week  award. This is the fourth week in a row that a Hawai`i pair has received the award.

Hannah Rooks and Ka'iwi Schuct Big West POTW

Weekend Schedule
Outrigger Challenge - Hawai`i, Arizona State and UCLA.
Pairs Tournament - Ching Courts
April 1, 8:00 a.m start.

Duels
April 2 - Queens Beach
9:00 a.m.UH vs. ASU
11:00 a.m. ASU vs. UCLA
1:00 p.m.UH vs. UCLA
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In other beach news former WAC foe New Mexico State is experimenting with the idea of adding beach volleyball. The Aggies participated in a tournament at the University of New Mexico, they were swept in all matches. If, the Aggies do add beach we could possibly see them on a future schedule.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

The Cost Of A Dream


Playing on the USA National Team is a dream for many college volleyball players which is why so many attend the National Team Tryouts. Players who attend compete for 60 spots on three USA Collegiate National Teams but the cost associated with that dream does not come cheap for a student athlete/parents or her school.

Here is a breakdown of the cost associated with accepting an invitation to play on one of the three teams from the USA web site.

USA Collegiate National Teams (CNT) – Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2016 collegiate season may also be invited to participate with one of three possible USA Collegiate National Teams (CNT).

Option #1: This program will also involve a team of 12 athletes and 2 coaches to travel to China for a series of training sessions and matches. Dates of this program are from June 18-July 1, 2016. Cost of this program is $3,395/person, which includes all travel, housing, meals and training expenses, but does not include travel from that athlete’s home to Los Angeles (LAX) and back.

Option #2: This program will also involve 12 athletes and 2 coaches to travel to Europe for training opportunities, as well as participation in the European Global Challenge. Dates of this program are from July 5-16, 2016. Cost of this program is $1,950/person, which does not include air fare to/from Venice, Italy. It does include all housing, meals, training, and travel upon arrive in Venice on July 5.

Option #3: This program is scheduled to take place in Indianapolis, Ind., from Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 30. A projected 36 athletes will be invited to participate in the program, which will include training and competing at the USA Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) from June 26-29. Participants will be responsible for payment of a participation fee of $700 to help offset the necessary expenses during the tournament (room, meals, entry fee, etc.). Participants will also be responsible for their travel to/from Indianapolis. USAV will cover all additional expenses pertaining to participation at the GJNC, as well as all expenses pertaining to the training camp from June 21-25, directly preceding participation in the GJNC.

All three Options are considered extended tryouts for the USA Women’s National Team and are thereby eligible for necessary expenses to be paid for by the athlete’s school if that school so chooses.

Recently our own Nikki Taylor attended the WNT Tryouts in Colorado Springs and as far as we can tell she did well and was one of 19 players selected to participate in a training session with USA Head Coach Karch Kiraly and the USA National Team staff  but Nikki has yet to be named to two of the three announced U.S. Collegiate National Team programs ( Tour of China June 18-July 1 & Tour of Europe July 5-16 ).

This leaves one more team to be announced before the end of March, This team will have a USA training session connected to the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, June 21-30 in Indianapolis.

Many players receive invites but turn them down because of the cost. Nikki recently told me that her goal at the WNT tryout was about the experience and getting her name out there with USA, she certainty achieved that. If Taylor did turn down an invite to any CNT team who could blame her the cost to the player or parents or school is not cheap and may be out of reach for many.



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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Beach Bows Go 5-0 in Florida !

Photo: UH Beach Volleyball

It was a very successful road trip and 5th ranked Hawai`i will return to the islands with five wins that included beating second ranked and previously unbeaten Florida State.

Day one in the Sunshine State started with a 4-1 win over Tulane. Hawaii's # 1 team of Lara Schreiber and Nikki Taylor, who were 2-3  for the trip, continued to struggle and the only loss for the Beach Bows on opening day.

Schreiber/Taylor are considered to be accomplished beach players but their up and down performance this year has been perplexing to say the least.

Hawai'i 4, Tulane 1

1. Tea Juric/Jackie Wegner def. Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor (UH); 14-21, 19-21
2. Emily Maglio/Katie Spieler (UH) def. Madeline Mertz/Lan Nguyen; 21-12, 21-16
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Christina McAfee/Miah Diirell; 21-12, 21-18
4. Ari Homayun/Hannah Zalopany (UH) def. Hannah Holmes/Sarah Strasner; 21-14, 21-9
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Briana Correa/Anna Chin; 21-18, 21-10

Day 2

On Friday the Bows kicked off the Stetson Beach Invitational with a wins over 9th ranked Stetson University and Florida Atlantic. Against Stetson Schreiber/Tayor lost their second match of the weekend but picked up their first win against Florida Atlantic.

Hawai'i 4, Stetson 1

1. Sara Putt/Vendy Strakova (STET) def. Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor (UH) 23-21, 21-15
2. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kristin Lind/Rachel Noble (STET) 21-14, 21-15
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Emily Carroll/Kaylee Anderson (STET) 21-18, 16-21, 15-11
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Madison Akins/Lauren Durham (STET) 21-11, 21-16
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Jamie Walsh/Alexa Richardson (STET) 21-9, 21-18

Hawai'i 5, Florida Atlantic 0

1. Lara Schreiber/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Delaney Clesen/Gabrielle Dischler (FAU) 21-18, 21-12
2. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Chelsey Takavec/Heather Weiss (FAU) 21-13, 21-12
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Brittany Pellitteri/Andrea Galinis (FAU) 24-22, 21-16
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Ashlan Cunningham/Jazmine Barker (FAU) 21-13, 21-9
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Nicole Grant/Natalie Fraley (FAU) 21-13, 22-20

Day 3

Hawai`i began the day with an early match vs Florida State, the biggest test of this road trip. The Bow's # 4 (Zalopany/Homayun) and #5 (Long/Tucker) teams got Hawai`i off to a great start with wins.

Spieler/Maglio gave UH the third win to upset FSU. Taylor/Schreiber lost their third match of the weekend to FSU's #1 team of  Pardon/Brown but the Bow's #3 tandem of Rooks/Schucht gave UH a 4-1 victory.

The Beach Bows wrapped up the day and tournament with a 4-1 win over 10th ranked FIU

Hawai'i 4, FSU 1

1. Jace Parden/Julie Brown (FSU) def. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) 21-17, 20-22, 15-9
2. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Kristina Pellitteri/Victoria Paranagua (FSU) 21-13, 21-13
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Vanessa Freire/Sierra Sanchez (FSU) 21-19, 27-25
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Macy Jerger/Cecille Woie (FSU) 29-27, 21-16
5. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) def. Hailey Luke/Nikki Esposito (FSU) 22-20, 21-23, 15-10

Hawai'i 4, Florida International 1

1. Katie Spieler/Emily Maglio (UH) def. Anabela Sataric/Aren Cupp (FIU) 12-21, 21-16, 15-4
2. Nikki Taylor/Lara Schreiber (UH) def. Katie Hogan/Dominique Dodd (FIU) 21-12, 16-21, 15-6
3. Hannah Rooks/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Anne Marie Taylor/Kari Peterson (FIU) 21-14, 21-18
4. Hannah Zalopany/Ari Homayun (UH) def. Savannah Davis/Natalia Giron (FIU) 21-18, 21-19
5. Tina Toghiyani/Estefanie Bethancour (FIU) def. Ginger Long/Mikayla Tucker (UH) 11-21, 21-19, 16-14

As a side note Hi`ilawe Huddleson and Gianna Guinasso won four of five exhibition matches in the #6 spot losing only to FIU.

Up next for Hawai`i is the Outrigger Beach Volleyball Challenge April 1- 2.

4/1 Pairs Tournament, Ching Complex, 8:00 a.m. All Day
4/2/ Arizona State, Queen's Beach, 9:00 a.m.
4/2/ Arizona State vs. UCLA, Queen's Beach,11:00 a.m
4/2/ UCLA, Queen's Beach, 1:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beach Bows Go East



Hawaii's beach volleyball team left for Florida on Tuesday to participate in the Stetson Beach Invitational hosted by Stetson University.

The Beach Bows will begin the trip with a duels match against Tulane, who is not participating in the Stetson Tournament, on Thursday, March 24, 8:30 AM HST.

On Friday the Wahine will kick off the tournament facing host Stetson at 4:30 AM HST, while 9th ranked Stetson is 13-1 their wins have come against what is considered to be a very weak schedule. Live Stats

At 7:30 AM HST on Friday the Bows will play Florida Atlantic University who is 5-3 in 2016 but once again a very weak schedule. Live Stats

Saturday, March 25th at 4:30 AM HST, the Beach Bows will face off against # 2 Florida State, their stiffest competition on this trip. The Seminoles are 12-0 in 2016 and have beaten top teams UCLA and USC also Big West teams Long Beach State and CSUN. Live Stats

Hawai`i will wrap up the tournament later in the day against Florida International (FIU) at 7:30 AM HST. The Panthers are 5-2. Live Stats

NOTE: A new photo slide show from the recent Queens Beach Spring Tournament has been uploaded in " Wahine Volleyball Through The Lens " Link can be found in the Menu on the left.