Side Lines for Friday — October 07, 2005

• 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 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



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