LIHUE – The Kaua’i Red Raider jayvee teams took both matches from the Kapa’a Warriors Saturday at Bernice Hundley Gymnasium.
Red Raider girls
win 15-11, 15-9
The Kapa’a girls took an early 4-0 lead on a Ranelle Jacinto kill and a Samdi Makepa block, but the Red Raiders would fight back.
Three Leilani Alayvilla aces and a Jenna Gampon kill brought the Red Raiders to within one point, and three more aces from Ligaya Maiones gave the Raiders a 10-8 lead.
Kaua’i rolled from there.
A Trisha Niau kill and two Kapa’a errors gave the Raiders a 15-11 first game win.
The Raiders jumped out to a seven point lead in the second game and never looked back.
Erin Fabro had an ace and a kill, Maiones had a kill and assist and Avian Nakaya added two kills of her own to boost the Raiders to an 8-1 advantage.
Two Rachel Boshears aces and several Raider hitting errors helped the Warriors climb to within two points, but the Raiders held off the charge.
Two Keri Sakai kills, two more from Rosalyn Rapozo and an ace from Maiones gave the Raiders a 15-9 second game victory.
Kaua’i High boys
win 15-5, 9-7
The Kapa’a Warriors hung in at the onset of the first game, but let it slip away.
The Warriors’ took an early 4-2 lead on Raider hitting errors and an ace from Waioli Forrest, but that was as far as they would get in terms of scoring.
Two Ryan Nagaoka kills, two more from Garrett Sakimae and a kill and block from Alan Satta gave the Raiders a 6-4 lead. And, moments later, a Michael Hirahara ace, a Clesson Lee ace and two more aces from Rikki Garma preceded Justin McSheehy’s game winning block as the Raiders took the first game 15-5.
Rallies were lengthy in the second game and contributed to a final score of 9-7 in favor of the Raiders.
Kaua’i’s Ted Shibata opened the game with a kill, but Kapa’a’s Chris Ramelb returned with two of his own to deadlock the score at one-apiece.
Two Cody Bonilla aces put the Raiders up 3-1, but kills from Forrest and Lyndon Pascual tied the score again.
A Pascual ace put Kapa’a up 5-4, but and ace and kill by Sakimae gave the Raiders an 8-6 lead. Sakimae would later hook up with Rio Shintani for a kill, and Nagaoka logged the final kill as time ran out on a Warrior comeback.