LIHUE — “They won a game,” said a Hanalani Schools parent Saturday morning, arriving from Lihue Airport to the Kauai High School gym. “The girls had a rough day, getting up at 3 a.m. and getting here to play six sets. At least they won one set.”
The Hanalani Royals played Kapaa and Island School Friday, getting their win in the second match against Island School, 25-21 at the Bernice Hundley Gym in Kapaa. The Royals dropped their other two games, 17-25, 18-15 against the Voyagers.
The Royals road trip was designed for the Oahu school to play all of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation teams, said Wayne Doliente, a Kauai official.
Friday night, the Royals matched up against Kapaa, which took all three of the matches, 25-18, 15-14, 25-14 at the Bernice Hundley Gym.
The Royals’ best showing was Saturday morning, when they beat Kauai High School in the final game, 25-20, after tying the Red Raider ladies 22-22 in the second match. Kauai opened with a solid 25-13 win over the Royals.
Waimea closed the Royals’ road trip with a 3-0 win Saturday night, the Menehune posting 25-21, 25-21, 25-19 wins over Hanalani.
The Kauai Interscholastic Federation opens its girls volleyball season Wednesday when Kauai travels to the Clem Gomes Gym in Waimea, and Kapaa comes to the Wilcox Gymnasium at Island School. Junior varsity matches start at 5 p.m. at both sites with the varsity game starting no earlier than 6:30 p.m.