Winning Streak Continues for Girls Volleyball
By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter
The Molokai High School Girls Volleyball team swept Lanai last weekend at The Barn to improve their record to 8-2 on the season and secured the number two seed in the MIL Tournament coming up on Oct. 19 on Lanai. The Lady Farmers have won eight in a row and are 6-0 at The Barn this season. Their only 2 losses came early in the season at number one seeded Hana.
Molokai won last Friday 3-0, which was Senior Night for Brooke Keliihoomalu and Precious Rawlins, 25-14, 25-13, and 25-22. Saturday was also a 3-0 sweep with scores of 25-21, 25-10, and 25-20.
Head Coach Mahea Rawlins was happy with the team’s play.
“Senior Night went very well and our seniors did a very good job this past weekend,”she said. “We worked together and stayed focused and playing home here at ‘Da Barn’ for past three games have given our team positive energy and boosted their confidence going into the MIL tournament.”
Senior captain Precious Rawlins said doing well at home was good but now they have to take it on the road to MILs on Lanai.
“This past weekend’s game has been a great experience knowing that we won all of our home games but now we have to bring it back on the road,” she said. “We are still working hard and working towards our goals but we haven’t reached our peeking point and we make progress each day.”
Senior captain Keliihoomalu is also looking forward to the MIL Tournament.
“I’m extremely proud of my entire team for working to get these last two season wins,” she said. “We’ve grown a lot from the beginning of season, yet I feel there’s always room for improvement. Heading to the MIL tournament is exciting for us being that we’ve come so far, and we cannot to see what more we can do together.”
Two teams will represent the MIL at the state tournament on Oahu on Oct. 26 so a victory in the first round at the tournament will secure at state spot for the Lady Farmers.
Mahea Rawlins has her team ready for that opportunity.
“I am very proud of our team for making it this far,” she said. “Now we just have to pass one more game in MIL playoff to make it to state tournament. Go Lady Farmers!”