Boys Volleyball: Kekaulike sweeps Warriors

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Photo by Dylan Godsey

Senior Corbin Iaea takes a shot against a tough Na Ali’i defense Wednesday, April 6. Na Ali’i won the match in three sets.

By Dylan Godsey, news writer

PUKALANI-Na Aliʻi stood victorious after three tough sets in a battle between the Kamehameha Schools Maui boys volleyball team and Na Ali’i of King Kekaulike at Ka’ulaheanuiokamoku Gym, April 6, 2011.

Freshman player Chaysen Miyake said, “We were lacking in communication. It was too quiet on the court.” 

In the first set the Warriors held the lead for most of the set before Na Aliʻi tied it up at 17-17. The Warriors opened the lead again, but Na Ali’i caught up at 23-23, passed the Warriors and won the set  25-23.

In the second set the Warriors trailed Na Aliʻi throughout, with that set ending in a score of 25-17.

The third set saw some new life in the Warriors with key plays being executed well and a strong lead at the beginning of the set. After a middle section of back and forth scoring,  Na Aliʻi were able to break ahead and secure the third and final set,  25-23.

Na Aliʻi Head Coach Ronald Fukushima said it was, “a tough game against a good program. Everybody was playing tough.”

This win advances Na Aliʻi to five wins and two losses and drops the KSM Warriors to three wins and four losses.

Warriors Head Coach Robert Brede said, “We were not as prepared as we thought we were. The game is done and now. We know what our weaknesses are, and now we have to push through them.”

The next game for the Warriors will be Friday, April 8, against Hana in Hana at 6 P.M.