Strong Performance for Volleyball at States
The Molokai Girls Volleyball team made its first appearance at the Division II State Volleyball Tournament since 2010. They won their first match against Kohala (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 19-25, 15-5). Shaelyn McCutcheon had 11 kills, Precious Rawlins had 15 digs and 23 assists and Brooke Keliihoomalu and Taye Mowat had nine kills each. Sejah Pedro added eight kills and Mary-Rose Ringor had nine digs and Mary-Grace Ringor added 13 assists.
In their next match, the Lady Farmers facednumber one seed Hawaii Baptist and lost in three sets (25-8, 25-4, and 25-12). Molokai then faced Waianae in the consolation bracket and lost in two sets (25-12 and 25-8).
A win in their first game back at States since 2010 was a great result and Molokai finishes the season 10-5. Head Coach Mahea Rawlins was excited for her team.
“It’s been a great experience for both the girls and coaches at states,” said Mahea Rawlins. “The competition is very good in the state tournament and I think girls had fun and gained a lot of experience about the game more from this week.”
Rawlins is also looking ahead to next season.
“There’s only room for many improvements and the off-season is where the work begins,” she said. “I’m very proud of my team and their accomplishments. They’ve worked hard to be here at state tournament.”
Molokai loses only two seniors from this year’s team so the future is bright for the Lady Farmers.