ILH volleyball playoff scenarios update

 Punahou middle blocker Piikea Clemens put down a kill against Kamehameha on Saturday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Punahou middle blocker Piikea Clemens put down a kill against Kamehameha on Saturday. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

It can seem like a tangled web, but not to taskmasters like Deren Oshiro, who is the ILH girls volleyball coordinator. Here’s what the ILH tiebreakers and potential scenarios are.

Division I
Two state-tournament berths. Kamehameha is in. ‘Iolani and Punahou are in contention for the final berth.

1. If Kamehameha (3-1, 12-2 overall) and Punahou (3-1, 9-5 overall) each win its final match, they will play off for the second-round title.


> A Kamehameha win in the second-round playoff would mean they are ILH champion. (Punahou and ‘Iolani would play off for the final state berth on Thursday at ‘Iolani.)

> A Punahou win in the second-round playoff would mean Punahou clinches the second round. Then Punahou and Kamehameha would play off for the ILH title on Friday at Kamehameha. (‘Iolani would be eliminated.)

2. If ‘Iolani (3-1, 12-3 overall) and Punahou each win its final match, they will play off for second-round title.

> An ‘Iolani win, ‘Iolani would clinch a state berth. (‘Iolani and Kamehameha would play off for the ILH title Friday at ‘Iolani by virtue of its 2-1 head-to-head record vs. Kamehameha). Punahou would be eliminated.

> A Punahou win, see scenario #1.


Division II
Three state-tournament berths. HBA and LJA are in. Damien and La Pietra are in contention for the final berth.

1. HBA (2-0, 11-1 overall) hosts LJA (2-0, 10-2 overall) on Tuesday.

> An HBA win, HBA would be ILH champion. LJA would be second place.

> An LJA win, LJA would be second-round champion. (LJA and HBA would play off for the ILH D-II title Thursday (at Le Jardin*). The winner would be champion, loser would be ILH second place.
(Note 10/18: ILH corrected the ILH D-II host site if the match is necessary.)

2. Damien and La Pietra will play for Round 2 third place on Tuesday at Damien.


> A Damien win, Damien clinches third place overall and earns the final state berth. La Pietra would be eliminated.

> A La Pietra win would mean La Pietra and Damien play off on Thursday for third place overall (at DMS). If La Pietra wins, Damien and La Pietra play off on Friday for state berth at Damien (with La Pietra playing without their Honolulu Waldorf student). La Pietra and Damien could possibly play each other three times this week.

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