Team Aloha reaches semifinals

(Front) Chloe Akiona-Bannan, Asia Jhun, Nikki Saito, Megan Suka, Kamilla Marinas; (Middle) Bryanne Soares, Alisa Kuehu, Kalena Vaivai, Jasmine Fonoti, Mahina Ali; (Back) Cindy Flynn (team representative), John Ing (head coach), Warren Ando (assistant coach), Joslyn Ando (chaperone). Not pictured: assistant coach Lee Lamb. Photo courtesy of Cindy Flynn.

Team Aloha of Hawaii reached the semifinals of the Girls National Youth Gold Division at the USA High Performance Championships in Florida on Friday.

The team from Hawaii, coached by John Ing, went 6-0 including pool play. Aloha lost in the semifinals this morning to KRVA (Penn.) 25-17, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18. In a third-place match, Team Florida defeated Aloha 25-10, 22-25, 25-15, 27-29, 15-11.

Team Aloha’s earlier results:
Wednesday, July 18 (pool play)
Def. NCVA (N.C.) 25-13, 25-17, 25-20
Thursday, July 19 (pool play)
Def. Iroquois 23-25, 25-8, 25-12, 25-10
Def. Oklahoma 25-15, 25-18, 25-19

Friday, July 20 (round 1)
Def. USA Select A1 Stars 25-27, 26-24, 25-16, 25-23
Def. USA Select A1 Stripes 25-21, 25-17, 26-24

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