JV boys volleyball season cut short

Boys end season 3-3


Photo by Alyssa Urayanza

Aaron (Alika) Casil spikes the ball during the last jv boys volleyball game against Baldwin High School on Friday, April 10, at Baldwin.

The junior varsity boys volleyball season ended early this year after Maui High and King Kekaulike High School forfeited their matches due to the lack of enough players to form a junior varsity team. In total, the number of games forfeited was one from Maui High, and two from King Kekaulike.

Overall, the junior varsity boys ended their season with three wins against Lahainluna, Seabury, and a forfeit from Maui High, and three losses, two against Baldwin High School and a forfeit against Lahainaluna.

“Overall this season I feel like they could have done way better,” junior varsity coach Kekoa Uyechi said. “For next year … they probably need to work on all their skills: teamwork, communication, transitioning.”

For their last game, the boys played Baldwin High School, whom they had previously lost to and owe their only two true losses to this season.

During the first set, the score seemed to go back and forth until Baldwin managed to keep the ball and gain a three-point lead at 6-9. Kamehameha evened the score to 11-11, but called for a timeout when the score jumped to 14-18. They couldn’t overtake Baldwin, and the Bears came away with the win in the first set with a score of 16-21.

The boys have to win the second set to continue in the best of three match, but the second set went much like the first. The points went back and forth between the teams until Baldwin acquired a six-point lead at 9-14. There were many nice saves and dives for the ball by Kamehameha, but Baldwin kept on scoring. At one point, Baldwin had a nine-point lead, and the second set ended with a score of 14-21 with Baldwin winning another set and the game.

Even though they had already lost, the boys played a third uncounted set, and the Maui Warriors won the set with a score of 21-13.

“I feel that we came together more as a team, the outcome could have been better, but overall I’m happy with the way our team got through the game and fought back,” freshman Tyson Haupu said.

“Next season, I look forward to new teammates coming in from the eighth grade, [but also] I look forward to playing with my team again,” he said.