Friday, October 5, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 32


Hawaii hammers UH

By Stuart H. Clements
Daily Cougar Staff

Aloha means both hello and goodbye in Hawaiian. And just about as fast as you can say aloha, the Hawaii Rainbow Wahines plastered an
embarrassing 3-0 loss on the Cougar volleyball team Wednesday in Hofheinz Pavilion.

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Senior Gabi Carbone watches as freshman outside hitter Nicole Meusborn digs out a shot Wednesday against No. 12 Hawaii.

The first game started rocky for the Cougars. Senior outside hitter Jennifer Wittenburg was jerked out of the game and a shouting match
ensued between Wittenburg and head coach Bill Walton.

"Players didn't come prepared for whatever reason," Walton said. "Wittenburg wasn't going for the ball, and we needed someone on the court
who would give more help, other than just spiking."

Walton pulled more starters for not giving their best effort before the match ended.

"Even if you think you're going to lose, you can always give your best effort," Walton said.

The first game was tied 15-15, but Hawaii took its game up a notch and pummeled the Cougars, 30-22.

The downward spiral became a black hole. Hawaii thrashed the demoralized Cougars, 30-18, in game two and then crushed the hapless
team 30-10 to sweep the match.

Hawaii sophomore Kim Willoughby led the match with 24 kills and 13 digs.

The Cougars play St. Louis on Friday and Memphis on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion.

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