Wednesday, October 4, 2000
First Serve: SMU, Tomorrow, 7p.m; TCU, Saturday, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center.
WAHINE VOLLEYBALL PLAYBOOK
vs. Southern Methodist
& Texas Christian
Coaches: Hawaii, Dave Shoji 26th season (722-137, .840). SMU, Lisa Seifert, 5th year (64-78, .450). TCU: Sandy Troudt, 15th year (237-256, .480)
Season records: Hawaii (2-0 WAC, 12-0 overall); SMU (0-2 WAC, 8-5 overall). TCU (2-0 WAC, 10-7 overall)
Series record: UH leads series vs. SMU, 4-0. UH leads TC.series, 4-0.
Top players: Hawaii, .Kim Willoughby, 6-0, Fr., RS, 2.71 kpg, 2.32 dpg, .280; Jennifer Carey, 6-1, So. S, 12.51 apg, 2.41 dpg; Jessica Sudduth, 6-2, Sr., LS, 3,41 kpg, 2.32 dpg; Lily Kahumoku, 6-2, So., LS, 4.82 kpg, 2.30 dpg, .327; Veronica Lima, 6-2, Jr., MB, 2.90 kpg, 2.39 dpg, 1.00 bpg; Maja Gustin, 6-2, Fr., MB, 2.58 kpg, 1.70 bpg, .355. SMU, Kelly Klecka, 6-0, Sr., OH, 3.94 kpg, 2,96 dpg, 0.51 bpg; Melissa Godwin, 6-0, Sr., MB, 3.00 kpg; Tara Hatfield, 6-0, Jr., S, 12.79 apg. TCU, Amy Atamanczuk, 6-1, Sr., OH, 4.45 kpg, 2.85 dpg, .274; Marci King, 6-1, Jr., OH, 3.25 kpg, 3.02 dpg, .274; Lindsay Hayes, 5-11, Jr., S, 11.64 apg.
Interesting facts: Former Wahine Robyn Ah Mow, who set the U.S. Olympic team to fourth place last week, attended practice this week and will be in the arena tomorrow. Heather Bown, a former Wahine who played middle blocker for the U.S., arrives Friday and will attend the TCU match...Hawaii continues to lead the nation in attendance, averaging twice as many fans as the next closest program (Nebraska)...Lima and Carey lead the Wahine with four double-doubles...Seifert last year coached the Mustangs to their first 20-win season...SMU won eight of its first 10 matches this season...The Horned Frogs are off to their best start in the program's five-year history ...Atamanczuk's 29 service aces rank her second in the WAC. Gustin's 15 place her third....Gustin leads the WAC in blocking (1.70 bpg)
Game keys: If the Wahine can continue to hit close to .300, they should cruise past the Mustangs and Horned Frogs, who are both much weaker hitting teams this season. But. what the Wahine must be cautious about is the "nothing-to-lose" factor. Teams coming into Hawaii tend to play looser, serving and hitting tougher.
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End quote: "SMU beat Texas earlier in the week, and that was a huge game for them, so I'm sure they're coming out here expecting to do well against us. We have to respect them. TCU started the WAC 2-0 so they're kind of a hot team coming.in." Dave Shoji
Pat Bigold, Star-Bulletin