Kaua‘i High School’s girls volleyball team remained at the top of the league last night after its three-game sweep of Island School, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-6.
Waileia Kanealii and Mikaila Naholoholo split setting duties to combine for 16 assists. Not the most impressive in terms of offensive numbers compared to other nights, Kaua‘i’s hitters Jori Jasper, Carly Matsumoto and Malia Kagawa combined for only 11 kills.
Island School has greatly improved since its opening game last week, which also happened to be the first time the team got together as a whole.
The Voyagers (0-4) gave the Red Raiders (4-0) their toughest competition in Game 2.
Matsumoto started off serving three aces in a row and Kaua‘i slowly built up to a 11-4 lead. But Island School rallied back to score six straight points to get within one, at 11-10.
Kaua‘i then breezed past Island School to win the final game by 11 points.
Island School’s Michaela Sullivan finished with eight assists, Nalikka Ringler posted five kills and Kulana Haneberg finished the night with three kills, five digs and an ace.
Waimea 3, Kapa‘a 2
KAPA‘A — It was a long, intense night over at the Bernice Hundley Gym as Waimea High School took Kapa‘a High School to five games and winning 25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 22-25 and 15-10. Waimea (2-2) has now won two consecutive matches with only two more to go in Round 1.
Waimea got its offense primarily from Brandee Victorino, Jayme Jacinto and Hamiha Arquette, while Macy Parongao served as the team’s main defensive specialist.
Kapa‘a (2-2) lost two straight with its first coming this past Wednesday with a four-game loss to Kaua‘i.