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August 13, 2018

Think About It: UH and Chips

Chippy… not a bad way to play the game sometimes, while still managing to portray a sense of humility, class and dignity. Don't be surprised if the three major University of Hawaii fall teams come out in two weeks with chips on their shoulders. The UH Wahine soccer team is primed to move up the Big West standings after a last place finish in 2017. Getting shut out in eight of 17 games didn't help, but if the Wahine can find a scorer or two, it could earn its way into the Big West playoffs for the first time since joining the conference in 2012.

 

Wahine volleyball undoubtedly feels slighted after being unranked in the national Top 25 and after being picked to finish 2nd in the Big West conference, the first time the Wahine have not been picked to win its conference since playing in a much stronger Big West 23 years ago, when powerhouses like Long Beach State, Pacific, and UC Santa Barbara were perennial national title contenders and even hoisted NCAA hardware. The UH roster is still being finalized, but coaches Ah Mow and Ljungqvist know success from their UH-playing days, and should get this squad positioned to, hopefully, overtake defending champ Cal Poly and make some post-season noise.

 

And then there's the football Warriors, surely stung by having lost 19 of its last 24 conference games, and shown no respect in the pre-season predictions by coaches and sportswriters. A new attitude, perhaps, but certainly a new offensive strategy will be what coaches, players and fans hope will bring back the glory days and show the rest of the conference that UH is back with Warrior Pride. Go ‘Bows, defend this house, calmly and with class, and knock some chips off of shoulders in all three sports this autumn. Think about it…

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