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Lady Mustangs Volleyball Invitational.

Kalaheo High School October 5th, 2019.


Featuring 4 public high school teams from Hawaii and 2 from Nevada.

Palo Verde
Rancho
Kalaheo
Kahuku
Mililani
Kapolei


The tournament sponsored by Kalaheo Athletics was formatted for round robin pool play, single elimination playoffs, leading up to an epic final. It included live announcing and play by play calls by the emcee DJ Raff. To complete the feel of a high level playoff environment, a top officiating crew were on site to run the show. It was the perfect opportunity to get high quality competition leading into OIA playoffs which will begin this week.

Top seed in the OIA West, Mililani (10-0), backed up their undefeated regular season by beating 2nd seed from the OIA East, Kahuku (10-1), to open the day. Kapolei (9-1), backed up the Westʻs strong showing by easily defeating Kalaheo (6-5), and Rancho (Las Vegas) in pool play.

Kahuku turned up the heat as the day progressed by defeating Rancho in the 1st round of playoffs then edged Kapolei in a very close battle to reach the final. On the other side of the bracket, Mililani reached the final by defeating a good Palo Verde team led by junior setter, Arien Fafard, who has Hawaii ties.

What a treat for Hawaii volleyball fans to see such an intense final as Mililani and Kahuku went blow for blow. Mililaniʻs solid team defense and hitting prowess of Falanika Danielson & Aria Miller were fabulous all day. In the end it was Kahuku getting redemption and winning the 2019 title with Assistant Coach Tia Thompson bringing extra energy from the bench. For all final scores check the Kalaheo Volleyball link.

Congratulations and good luck to all the coaches and competitors. We wish all the seniors the best with the rest of their final high school season.

All Tournament Team:
S- Arien Fafard (Palo Verde)
OH- Falanika Danielson (Mililani), Alizaysha “Toodie” Sopi (Kapolei)
OP- Leah Miller (Rancho)
L- Serenity Mamizuka (Kahuku)
M- Kamamela Liua (Kahuku), Haley Bringhurst (Palo Verde)

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