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Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

Kamehameha Colleges Maui’s Kiana Kaauamo (from proper) and Haven De Silva protect a first-set shot Tuesday by means of Maui Top’s Lexi Kitagawa.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

KAHULUI — Hayley Pruse and Sienna Davis are having a blast operating at the side of the Kamehameha Colleges Maui ladies volleyball group.

The Warriors setter from a decade in the past, Davis is now the KSM head trainer. Pruse is the senior chief for the group as she guides them from the setter spot.

Kamehameha Maui survived a back-and-forth fight towards Maui Top on Tuesday night time at a complete space on the Shine Matsui Athletic Heart, beating the Sabers 25-23, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23.

“Maui Top surely introduced their crowd and I feel my group did a just right task of specializing in what’s at the courtroom and specializing in our group,” Pruse mentioned after allotting 40 assists to head in conjunction with 4 kills and 7 digs. “However surely their crowd performed an enormous phase within the sport, however fortunately we had been ready to drag it via.”

The Warrior trustworthy additionally made up a big a part of the group.

Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

The Warriors’ Archer Fabrao directs a first-set shot previous the block of the Sabers’ Naua Tongi.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

“We have now a large number of satisfaction and we adore our faculty spirit,” Pruse mentioned.

Kamehameha Maui advanced to a Maui Interscholastic League Department I-leading 3-0 at the younger season, whilst Maui Top fell to 1-2.

“I feel it does so much for our group as a complete, like, figuring out what we’ve got and that our working towards has been just right for us,” Pruse mentioned. “Maui Top is a brilliant group, however so is 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and we’re surely up for the problem and I feel we surely have an opportunity.”

Davis graduated from Kamehameha Maui in 2013 ahead of changing into a four-year starter at setter for Hawaii-Hilo.

She is aware of that the Warriors’ subsequent fit towards protecting champion 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley subsequent Tuesday might be difficult.

Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

Maui Top’s Cadence Gumanas hits in the second one set.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

“It’s in reality a laugh when the ladies are ready to play off of the power on either side of the courtroom and it makes a in reality a laugh fit,” she mentioned. “Maui Top was once a heck of a group this night they usually performed smartly. 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, you recognize, is a brilliant group … nevertheless it’s about caring for issues on our facet of the online and having a laugh available in the market.”

Davis mentioned she is loving her head training task, particularly together with her father Henry at the body of workers.

“I’m having a large number of a laugh, it’s nice to be again — it’s laborious not to be at the courtroom, nevertheless it’s nice training the group and giving again,” Sienna Davis mentioned. “Having my dad there’s something in reality particular. You recognize, I feel we paintings smartly off each and every different. Our entire complete training body of workers does. He sees issues in a different way than I do and I feel having two other views is at all times nice.”

The Warriors broke clear of a 13-13 tie within the first set with a 4-1 run to achieve regulate. After the Sabers closed inside of 18-17, Archer Fabrao smoked a kill off the block to up the lead again to 2.

Fabrao is a sophomore all-around participant who pounded out 14 kills to head with 14 digs and 5 aces to guide the Warriors. Haven De Silva had 9 kills and 6 blocks.

Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

Maui Top’s Lexi Kitagawa follows the ball after creating a dig in the second one set Tuesday.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

An ace by means of KSM’s Alyssa Fernandez made it 21-17. After a 4-0 run allowed the Sabers to near inside of 24-23, a hitting error ended the primary set.

The Sabers opened a 11-6 lead in the second one set, and the merit grew to 17-9 ahead of a carrier error gave the ball again to the Warriors, who would get no nearer than six issues the remainder of the way in which.

A kill by means of Kiera Sam Fong were given the Sabers to set level, and she or he completed it with a powerful kill.

The Warriors bounced out to a 6-1 lead within the 3rd set, however an ace by means of Lexi Kitagawa introduced the Sabers inside of 8-7. A kill by means of Fabrao began a 5-0 Warriors run, forcing a timeout from Maui Top trainer Kenny Houpo Jr.

Fabrao adopted with an ace to make it 14-7, and the Sabers would now not get nearer than 4 the remainder of the set. A kill by means of Fernandez ended the 3rd after Maui Top staved off 5 set issues.

Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

Kamehameha Maui’s Haven De Silva is going up for a second-set strive.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

Within the fourth set, a kill by means of Kamehameha Maui’s Zsyla Honda put the Warriors forward 12-7, and the lead grew to 21-14 on a Maui Top hitting error ahead of the Sabers made one final run to near inside of 21-19. A hitting error gave the ball again to the Warriors and a Fabrao kill made it 23-19.

Again-to-back Kitagawa kills drew the Sabers inside of two once more ahead of every other Fabrao kill gave the Warriors fit level.

The Sabers fought off two fit issues, with a kill by means of Cadence Gumanas making it 24-23, ahead of the fit ended on a hitting error.

Statistics for the Sabers weren’t supplied.

Houpo mentioned his group might be again and is making improvements to each and every night time out, particularly with the exceptional form of crowd beef up — Sabers scholars got here out robust on Tuesday night time.

Warriors fend off Sabers in 4

Maui Top’s Kiera Sam Fong listens to move trainer Kenny Houpo Jr. throughout a day trip in the second one.
The Maui Information / MATTHEW THAYER footage

“It’s at all times a perfect crowd, a large number of folks had been right here cheering, this position was once rocking

this night. We like it,” he mentioned. “We can see (Kamehameha Maui) two extra occasions no less than and we’re nonetheless understanding the kinks. I’m lovely certain they’re understanding their kinks — the top of the season will inform the entire tale.”

* Robert Collias is at [email protected]

MIL Volleyball Standings


W L Pct GB

KS Maui 3 0 1.000 —

1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley 2 0 1.000 ½

Maui Top 1 2 .333 2

Lahainaluna 0 2 .000 2½

King Kekaulike 0 2 .000 2½


W L Pct GB

Molokai 2 0 1.000 —

Maui Prep 3 1 .750 —

Seabury Corridor 1 0 1.000 ½

Haleakala Waldorf 2 2 .500 1

Hana 2 2 .500 1

Kihei Constitution 0 1 .000 1½

Lanai 0 4 .000 3

Tuesday’s Effects

Kamehameha Maui def. Maui Top 25-23, 15-25, 25-20, 25-23

1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley def. Lahainaluna, forfeit

As of late’s Fit

Haleakala Waldorf vs. Maui Prep at Haliimaile Fitness center, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s Fit

1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley at King Kekaulike, 6:30 p.m.

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