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
embarrassing 3-0 loss on the Cougar volleyball
team Wednesday in Hofheinz Pavilion.
Rich R. Risma/The Daily
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
"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
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
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.