Boys Volleyball Wins 2 at Hana
The Molokai High School Boys Volleyball Team traveled the long road to Hana last weekend and picked two wins over the Dragons. On Friday the Farmers (7-1) won in three sets 25-15, 25-18, and 26-24. Hana is 4-6 on the season. On Saturday, after a good night’s rest, the boys took care of business and won in three sets 25-15, 25-9, 25-13. No stats were reported on either game.
Head Coach Hale Domingo knows all too well about a road trip to Hana.
“What a weekend…. Everyone knows that if you can survive the drive that’s half battle,” he said. “It was a successful weekend not because we won two games but because all the boys pulled together and played volleyball as a team.”
This road trip is unlike any other in the state and Domingo was proud of his team.
“Friday was a little struggle due to the long bus ride and not having the proper rest when we got down there,” he explained. “So some of the boys struggled but we pulled it off by playing as a family… Saturday was a different story; we came out on top of our game, they all got a chance to play and we all knew that we had a long drive back out.”
Senior Michael Sterner was happy with the wins but knows that this weekend’s games at home versus Seabury (7-1) are huge.
“I’m glad we got these two wins in Hana, they are a really tough but our team played great,” he said. “The real test will be this coming weekend with Seabury at home to decide who stays in first place.”
This Friday night will be Senior Night at The Barn for Molokai’s seven seniors: Austin Duvachelle, Sterner, Makani Kaneaiaikala, Lekili Burrows, Makana Kaahanui and Kawena Augustiro.
Domingo says even though it’s Senior Night, the focus is on Seabury, who gave Molokai its only loss in the first matches of the season on their home court.
“All in all now we need to work on Seabury before thinking of the celebrations of senior night,” he said.
The Farmers will travel to Lanai April 21-22 for their last regular season games before the MIL Tournament at Hana on April 27-29.
The state Boys Volleyball Championships for Division II will be held May 4-6 at Hawaii Baptist, Kalani High School and the Blaisdell Center Arena.