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UH-Hilo beats Chaminade in volleyball home opener


Photography by Rick & Miranda Ogata | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Playing before a near packed house in their home opener, the University of Hawaii at Hilo struggled at times but in the end showed fans why they are the AVCA’s 25th-ranked team in the nation with a 3-0 victory over Chaminade University in a Pacific West Conference match in the UHH gymnasium.

Set scores were 25-18, 26-24, 25-11. The Vulcans are 11-0 overall and 1-0 in the PacWest while the Silverswords are 2-8 and 0-1.

“Some of the girls had first home game jitters,” UHH head coach Bruce Atkinson said. “It was obviously very loud. Hopefully, they are using that as motivation.

“On the same token, if you’re not used to that then it can be somewhat intimidating.”

In the first set, the Vulcans led 18-16 before Morgan Bonney tallied four kills to ignite the Vulcan offense. An error prone squad showed up in set two as the Silverswords led for most of the way before the Vulcans tied it at 19.

The Vulcans tallied 14 kills on 37 attempts with eight errors for a .162 attack percentage.

“It’s just one of those things of staying in system,” Atkinson said. “Little by little they were able to get back in and they dug deep at the end of the second set.
“At the break, we talked and said this isn’t the way we play and we should come out and show them how we really play.”

They came back with 12 kills on 23 attempts with three errors for a .391 attack percentage in the final set.

Josimara Pinheiro had 12 kills and three block assists while Fabiane Seben had 10 kills and four block assists to lead the Vulcans. Lauren Tonokawa added 12 digs.

 CUH-VB                 |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
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1  Alvino, Tanya.......  3|  1   0   1 1.000| 19|  0   0|  0|  4| 0  0  0|  1
3  Vivieros, Whitney...  3|  9   7  21  .095|  1|  2   2|  1|  3| 0  1  0|  0
10 Pedro, Kylee........  3|  2   2  12  .000|  0|  0   0|  1|  3| 0  1  0|  0
11 Lorusso, Courtney...  3|  5   4  24  .042|  0|  0   1|  0|  6| 0  1  0|  0
15 Toailoa, Malilimago.  3|  3   3  11  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  1| 0  0  0|  1
19 Tukia, Pisila.......  3|  3   3  10  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 1  1  0|  0
9  Inamasu, Kristy.....  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   1|  0|  9| 0  0  0|  0
12 Maduli, Chauntelle..  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  3|  1| 0  0  0|  0
17 Donathan, Kristina..  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  1   0|  1|  0| 0  0  0|  0
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Totals..............  3| 23  19  79  .051| 20|  3   4|  6| 27| 1  4  0|  2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0
Game  K  E  TA   Pct
 1   8  2  28  .214   GAME SCORES               1  2  3  TEAM RECORDS
 2  10  6  25  .160   CUH-VB.............. (0) 18 24 11  2-8,0-1
 3   5 11  26 -.231   Hawaii Hilo......... (3) 25 26 25  11-0,1-0

 Hawaii Hilo            |     ATTACK      |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF|  BLOCK |GEN
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   PCT|  A| SA  SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
3  Pinheiro, Josimara..  3| 12   3  25  .360|  0|  3   1|  0|  8| 0  3  1|  0
5  Hurley, Hillary.....  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
7  Swenson, Katie......  3|  1   0   3  .333| 41|  1   2|  0|  2| 0  1  0|  1
10 Bonney, Morgan......  3|  7   3  14  .286|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  2  1|  0
11 Ramsey, Leilani.....  3|  6   1  14  .357|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 0  0  0|  0
16 Cubi-Otineru, Kawena  3|  9   3  18  .333|  0|  0   0|  0|  0| 1  2  0|  0
1  Kaiura, Shawna......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  0   2|  0|  4| 0  0  0|  0
4  Rodriguez, Laura....  3|  0   0   0  .000|  1|  1   2|  0|  3| 0  0  0|  0
14 Seben, Fabiane......  3| 10   5  20  .250|  0|  0   4|  0|  2| 0  4  0|  0
21 Tonokawa, Lauren....  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0|  1   0|  3| 12| 0  0  0|  0
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Totals..............  3| 45  15  94  .319| 42|  6  11|  3| 31| 1 12  2|  1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                               TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0
Game  K  E  TA   Pct
 1  19  4  34  .441   Site: Hilo, HI (UHH Gymnasium)
 2  14  8  37  .162   Date: Sep 17, 2009   Attend: 700   Time: 1:25
 3  12  3  23  .391   Referees: Ecko Osorio, Wendell Kaehuaea

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