Girls volleyball continues win streak

KSM wins LLHS 3-0


Photo by Alyssa Urayanza

Talia Leauanae (6) takes the kill shot as Lunas August Guest (5) and Laverne Criste (8) try to get a hand on the ball during their Friday night match on September 11. The Warriors remain undefeated as they emerged victorious over the Lunas with a score of 3-0.

The Kamehameha girls volleyball team racked up yet another win, 3-0, this Maui Interscholastic League season against Lahainaluna High School on Friday at Kamehameha Schools’ Ka’ulaheanuiokamoku gymnasium.

With this victory, the Kamehameha girls volleyball team has had five consecutive wins and currently remains undefeated.

“We’re still hungry,” Head Coach Bala Spencer said. “‘We haven’t won anything,’ I continue to remind the girls and they remind themselves. We haven’t done anything yet–they haven’t…We’re still fighting to be the best.”

The first set started off with a score of 2-5 with the Lunas leading by three points; however, after reaching 6-6, the Warriors pulled ahead and increased their point lead, going from a 5-point lead, 14-9, to an eight point lead, 17-9, and finally to a twelve point lead, 21-9.

The Lunas scored two more points in the first set before Kamehameha junior Selai Damuni earned the last point through a kill shot, bringing the final set score to 25-11.

“I feel we did okay,” Selai Damuni said. “We were kind [of] tired and exhausted, and I know that we need to get back together, but we’ll be fine.”

During the second set, the Lunas started with another 3-point lead, but was soon overtaken by the Warriors. With a score of 12-10 the Warriors made the most of their lead and kept it throughout the rest of the set. The second set ended with a score of 25-18, Kamehameha.

The third set followed suit and ended at 25-15, Warriors.

The Kamehameha girls volleyball team’s sixth match is a “White Out” game against the Baldwin Bears on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at KSM’s Ka’ulaheanuiokamoku gym.

“I think we need to work on communicating and getting the ball on the other side as fast as we can, so we can kill it and get the score higher,” Damuni said. “I’m not worried. I know we will work together and we’ll be fine.”