• Wahine volleyball continues tonight
Wahine volleyball continues tonight
By The Garden Island
HONOLULU – The No. 11 University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine volleyball
team (9-6, 3-0 WAC) got two victories this past week on the road, at
Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State, extending their WAC winning streak
to 94 matches. Hawai‘i will now host Fresno State tonight and Nevada
tomorrow, with both starting at 7 p.m.
Rainbow Wahine Sarah Mason earned WAC Player of the Week honors as she
hit .411 with 3.75 kills per game and 1.25 digs per game in two matches
last week. She hit .474 with 11 kills and six digs at Louisiana Tech
(9/29), then had 19 kills and four blocks, while hitting .378 at New
Mexico State (10/1).
KFVE (Channel 5) will televise today’s match live. Tomorrow’s match will
be shown live on pay-per-view and then delayed on KFVE at 1:30 p.m. on
Sunday. Jim Leahey (play-by-play) and Chris McLachlin (color commentary)
will cover both matches. The broadcasts are also streamed live over the
Internet and archived at www.hawaiiantelmedia.com for a fee.
UH heads to Louisiana Tech for WAC match-up
Hawai‘i continues Western Athletic Conference play on the road this week
at Louisiana Tech. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. (1 p.m. Hawai‘i time)
Saturday, at Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600) in Ruston, La. The game can be
seen live on KFVE television in Honolulu.
Hawai‘i (1-3, 1-1 WAC) is coming off a heartbreaking (41-44) loss to
reigning WAC champion Boise State last Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
The Warriors squandered a 20-7 halftime lead and allowed Boise State to
score 16 unanswered points on special teams in the loss.
But the Warriors have a lot to celebrate. Sophomore quarterback Colt
Brennan and the Warrior offense scored a season-high 41 points. Brennan,
who passed for a career-high 426 yards and four touchdowns, leads the
WAC in passing (310.5) and total offense 328.5 (ninth nationally).
Redshirt freshman receiver Ryan Grice-Mullen also had a breakout game,
posting a career-high nine catches for 188 yards (tied for 10th best in
school history) and two touch-downs. Fellow receiver Davone Bess, a true
freshman, posted his second 100-yard performance with six receptions for
106 yards and two touchdowns as well. The young freshmen duo combine for
52 catches for 672 yards and seven touchdowns in four games this season.
Bess also leads the team and ranks second in the league in scoring with
five touchdowns, averaging 7.5 points per game.
As successful as the Warrior passing game has been, the Warrior running
game is alive and well with the help of senior Nate Ilaoa who is
averaging a whopping 8.0 yards per carry. The Stafford, Va., native
started his second game at running back last week against the Broncos
and matched his career-high of 76 yards and one touchdown, a 37-yard
dash, on 10 carries.
Louisiana Tech (1-2, 1-0 WAC) is coming off its first win of the season,
a 34-14 victory over new WAC member New Mexico State and look to stay
undefeated in WAC play before heading to Nevada next week.
Quarterback Matt Kubick will likely make his third start of the season
after throwing for 173 yards and two touchdowns last week against the