Clash of the Titans tonight

Hawaii Baptist's Chad Barretta blocked Parker Brown of Corona Del Mar in the first tournament in 2010. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Hawaii Baptist’s Chad Barretta blocked Parker Brown of Corona Del Mar in the first tournament in 2010. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

Punahou’s annual Clash of the Titans volleyball tournament begins its sixth edition on Friday night, and if the past is any indication it will be filled with plenty of close matches.

The Buffanblu will face Huntington Beach, the nation’s No. 1 program, on Friday and Mira Costa on Saturday. The Buffanblu are 7-3 in the event and has never lost both matches but has swept both twice. Hawaii Baptist is back to represent Hawaii for the first time since 2012, but the Eagles have never won a match at the Clash of the Titans.

The series has had a definite winner every year except 2010, when California and Hawaii split their matches 2-2. California teams have held a 3-1 edge every year since then except 2013, when Punahou and Kamehameha-Hawaii combined to go 3-1.


California holds a 12-8 edge over the history of the tournament.

Only two matches have gone five sets, with Punahou beating Mira Costa last year and Corona Del Mar going the distance to beat Hawaii Baptist in 2012.

But four sets went past 25 points last year and blowouts are extremely rare.

2015
Friday
Mira Costa def. Hawaii Baptist 25-21, 25-8, 18-25, 23-25, 15-9
Huntington Beach def. Punahou 25-19, 25-17, 25-21


Saturday
Huntington Beach def. Hawaii Baptist 25-18, 25-20, 25-19
Punahou vs. Mira Costa

2014
Corona Del Mar def. Punahou 27-25, 26-24, 25-19
Mira Costa def. Kamehameha-Hawaii 15-25, 27-25, 25-23, 27-25
Corona Del Mar def. Kamehameha-Hawaii 25-17, 25-23, 25-23
Punahou def. Mira Costa 23-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-4

2013
Punahou def. Mira Costa 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21
Kamehameha-Hawaii def. Santa Barbara 14-25, 25-18, 25-22, 28-26
Mira Costa def. Kamehameha-Hawaii 27-29, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18
Punahou def. Santa Barbara 25-19, 25-17, 25-20

2012
Punahou def. Corona Del Mar 22-25, 25-14, 26-24, 25-18
Mira Costa def. Hawaii Baptist 25-18, 26-24, 25-19
Mira Costa def. Punahou 25-19, 15-25, 25-14, 25-17
Corona Del Mar def. Hawaii Baptist 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 15-8


2011
Mira Costa def. Punahou 25-22, 25-10, 26-24
Santa Barbara def. Iolani 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23
Mira Costa def. Iolani 25-16, 26-24, 25-20
Punahou def. Santa Barbara 25-19, 25-11, 24-26, 25-17

2010
Corona Del Mar def. Hawaii Baptist 25-16, 26-24, 25-22
Punahou def. Newport Harbor 25-14, 25-19, 25-22
Newport Harbor def. Hawaii Baptist 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-16
Punahou def. Corona Del Mar 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 25-14

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