(Wed) October 27, 2010
HHSAA Division II GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Kalaheo defeats Waimea in five sets
By Edward Jackson
In an extremely close matchup, Kalaheo of the
Oahu Interscholastic Association defeated Waimea of the Kauai
Interscholastic Federation in the nightcap of the opening round
competition of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Division II Girls Volleyball
State Championship, Wednesday, Oct. 27th at McKinley Student Council Gym
The match went five games with Kalaheo winning in
the final set, 15-13. Waimea jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the fifth
set, forcing the Mustangs to call a timeout. Kalaheo returned to the
court to pull within one point of the Menehunes, 7-6. The Mustangs then
tied the match at 8-8. At this junction of the final set neither team
was able to get ahead by more than two points. Finally, Kalaheo was able
to put away from Waimea to win its 13th match of the season with three
By Kyle Sakamoto
Jowell Guerreiro had 25 kills and Ashlyn Anduha added 20 as Kalaheo rallied in the fifth set to pull out a 25-22, 16-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory over Waimea at McKinley.
Kalaheo fell behind 5-0 in the fifth after a hitting error and two kills apiece by Brandee Victorino and Tatiana Rita. The Mustangs chipped away and tied it at 9-9 on a hitting error and took the lead on an ace by Kelsey Wemple. The match was tied at 10, 12 and 13, before kills by Anduha and Guerreiro won it for Kalaheo.
Wemple finished with five kills, four aces and four blocks for Kalaheo, which will play No. 1 seed University High tonight in the quarterfinals.
Waimea was led by Jayme Jacinto, who finished with 25 kills. Victorino added 13 kills, seven blocks and three aces. The Menehunes will play Seabury Hall in a consolation match today.
The first set was tied at 22-22, before a hitting error, ace by Jade Alexander and kill by Paris Bell won it for the Mustangs.
The Menehunes scored 19 of the final 26 points in the second set to win going away. Victorino and Jacinto each had four kills for Waimea in the set.
Waimea pulled out the third in dramatic fashion, scoring the final five points of the set. The Mustangs had three hitting errors, Jacinto and Victorino had a double block, and Jacinto had a kill on set point. Jacinto had nine kills without an error in the set.
In the fourth, Kalaheo went on a 7-3 run to take a 22-18 lead. The Mustangs ended it on a kill by Bell.