JV girls volleyball wins second in a row


Photo by Gabrielle Constantino

Cheyanne Yap and Tayler Lee get a roof over the Baldwin Bears, Friday, August 28, at the Baldwin gymnasium. The Warriors won three sets to none before it was time for the varsity game.

By Gabrielle Constantino, staff writter

The junior varsity girls volleyball team beat Baldwin, 3-0, at the Baldwin High School gymnasium on Friday August 28.

At 4:30 p.m., in the first set, the Warriors quickly racked up points, ending with the final set score 21-4. 

Kamehameha Maui also won the second set, 21-14. The team instantly led by 3 points. When Baldwin began to catch up, the Warriors realized they needed to strengthen their communication and serves. The Warriors toughened up and once again took the lead by 5 points. 

Kamehameha ended the game by winning the third set, 21-3. The Warriors started the match with a 7-point lead because of powerful serves from sophomore Jasmine Corn. Baldwin broke the long service period, and put up 2 points.  Sophomore Saje Kanemitsu delivered many strong kills. Although the Warriors were in the lead, they stayed motivated, played hard, and finished strong.

Coach Dukie Josiah said he’s proud of the team for “not dropping [their skill level and intensity] down” to their opponents’ level and “keeping their level throughout the entire game.”

This season he hopes to get the girls to play new positions and is getting the sophomore girls prepped to play varsity next year. “They improve every day. They try their hardest,” Coach Josiah said.

“This game, I think we played really well. We talked, we communicated and we all did our things that we needed to do,” Corn said, “but we could talk more, and we can trust our teammates and trust everyone on the court.”

The junior varsity Warriors’ schedule is full. After going on to play in the Seabury Hall preseason tournament this past weekend, they are scheduled to face the King Kekaulike Nā Aliʻi this Wednesday at home at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7.