Warriors serve Baldwin loss in boys volleyball


Photo by Quinn Williams

Senior Craden Kailiehu goes to slam the ball past Baldwin on Saturday, March 5 at Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium. The Warriors won their first match-up with the Bears, 3-0.

The Kamehameha Maui boys volleyball team won their second game of the season against Baldwin High School, 3-0, last night at Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.

“We played as a team, and that’s how we should be playing every game,” senior Craden Kailiehu said.

Coach Robert Brede said the game was excellent, as the Warriors capitalized on their serving, something they had a problem with in their last game.

“Our serving was key,” he said.

The Warriors stole the first set, maintaining a good lead the entire time, ending with a score of 25-14.

Baldwin brought up their game in the second set, starting slowly, but eventually tying with the Warriors halfway through the set, although they were never able to get into the lead. The last minutes of this set were exciting. The two teams played point-for-point , but the Warriors pulled ahead, and junior Haweo Johnson made the winning ace of the set, ending it 27-25, Warriors.

The Warriors let up in the third set, allowing Baldwin to take a one-point lead twice, the only two times they led all game.

“We went up quite a bit of points, but they caught right back up, and that’s when we started really letting our guard down,” coach Brede said.

After tying 13-13 halfway through the set, Baldwin scored only to be scored on by the Warriors moments later. This happened again after a 16-16 tie, where Baldwin maintained a lead for only one point. The set ended 25-19, Warriors.

Both coach Brede and Kailiehu agreed that while passing was good during this game, they want the communication on the court to improve.

The Warriors will play King Kekaulike next on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at Kaʻulaheanuiokamoku Gymnasium.