Warriors enjoy the glory

The Kapa’a High School boys volleyball team is definitely enjoying its time in the sun after winning the KIF’s first state volleyball crown on Thursday.

The team will be back on Kaua’i today, after an exciting rollercoaster ride that ended with the state’s first-ever division II boys volleyball title.

“This is unreal and I don’t know when it’s really going to sink in on just how big this is,” Warrior head coach Merrill Carvalho said after the game.

Kapa’a’s senior-heavy squad, which features eight battled-tested individuals, came through with the plays when they needed it. Hitters Lyndon Pascual, Chaz Galvez, and Henry Borges made the difference against Mid-Pac in the championship game.

Borges tabbed the winning kill and Danny Rodrick, a junior, capped off a great season as a setter, while taking on other roles.

In all, the Warriors finished their perfect season at 11-0, which included a 3-0 state tournament run. Meanwhile, the Kapa’a girls came back after a tough first round loss to Kaimuki. The Warriors took down Konawaena on Thursday for the consolation title. Kapa’a finished its season with a near-perfect mark of 10-1.

. Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or kauaisports@kauaipubco.com

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