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Wahine volleyball working on mental toughness

Dave Shoji Dave Shoji
Aneli Cubi Otineru Aneli Cubi Otineru
Dani Mafua Dani Mafua

By Jason Tang bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) -It happens to the best of them, and for the 7th ranked Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, it was no different. After two weeks of two a day practices, head coach Dave Shoji says his team hit a big stone wall in this mornings session.

But the veteran coach isn't concerned, in fact he's quite pleased that despite the off day, the effort was still there. Now with the season getting set to begin next week, Hawaii is looking to get tougher mentally. It happens to the best of them, and for the 7th ranked Rainbow Wahine volleyball team, it was no different.

after two weeks of two a day practices, head coach Dave Shoji says his team hit a big stone wall in this mornings session.

"Everybody was trying hard, we're just a little fatigued, but you gotta go through some adversity, I don't know how else to simulate a game situation, but today it was like they were behind, but they pushed through that," said Shoji.

"Our muscles are fatigued, we're tied, so mentally we have to prepare ourselves and overcome it," said outside hitter Aneli Cubi Otineru.

"The chemistry is come a long way from the start, we've found that vibe he we like to play around, so we've come a long way, and it's nothing but good stuff," said setter Dani Mafua.

The Wahine open the year next Friday when they host the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

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