KAPA’A – The Kaua’i High boys and girls jayvee teams each took victories over Kapa’a High Wednesday at Bernice Hundley Gymnasium in Kapa’a.
Kaua’i 11-8, 15-6
The Kaua’i Red Raiders fought off the Kapa’a Warriors 11-8, 15-6 Wednesday in a KIF jayvee bout at Bernice Hundley gym.
In the first game, Kaua’i took a 3-1 lead capped by a Ryan Nagaoka kill and Rikki Garma block.
Kapa’a returned with a kill from Kiah Imai to tie the score, and the Warriors continued the run with kills from Waioli Forrest and Winston Ouye to take a 7-5 lead. It was short lived.
A second Nagaoka kill and two Alan Satta aces gave the Raiders a 9-7 lead. And moments later, a Justin McSheehy block and Michael Hirahara kill sealed an 11-8 win for the Raiders as the clock ran out on a Warrior comeback opportunity.
Garma opened the second game with a kill and Kevin Downing added an ace to give the Raiders a 2-0 advantage. Three Lyndon Pascual aces offset the Raider charge, as the Warriors took a 4-2 lead. Again, the lead wouldn’t last.
Kills by Downing (3 kills, 1 ace in second game), Garrett Sakimae and Mcsheehy along with aces by Ryo Shintani and Sakimae capped an eight point Raider run. Micah Young notched the game winning point with a stuffing block to hand the Raiders the 15-6 win.
Kaua’i 15-7, 15-6
The Kaua’i Red Raider girls jayvee volleyball team outlasted the Kapa’a Warriors 15-7, 15-6 Wednesday at the Bernice Hundley gymnasium in Kapa’a.
Kaua’i controlled the game tempo throughout.
The Raiders began with a 5-1 lead on a Rosalyn Rapozo ace and Erin Fabro (8 kills total) kill. Kapa’a returned with an ace from Carrie Esaki and a kill from Lauren Baptiste to even the score at 6 apiece.
The Raiders turned the engine back on and rolled the rest of the way.
Three Rapozo aces and kills by Ligaya Molones, Zellie Kunishige and Trisha Niau capped an eight point Raider run and 15-7 first game win.
Kapa’a took the early lead in game two, stemming from two Leilani Josselin blocks and a Rachel Boshears kill. But the Raiders tied it up with kills from Niau and Fabro, and would coast the rest of the way.
Fabro added four more kills in the waning moments and Savannah Tomacder chipped in one of her own to start another commanding Raider run. And with two Natasha Arakaki aces and another Tomacder kill, the Raiders would close out the game 15-6.