‘Iolani earns top seed in boys volleyball state tournament

'Iolani’s Kawika Lee (12) went up to block Punahou’s Jack Deuchar (16) in the third set of the Raiders' four-set victory to win the ILH title. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

The Punahou boys volleyball team will have to win one more game than it’s used to to extend its current run of state titles to eight.

The Buffanblu are not the No. 1 seed for the first time in more than a decade in the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships that begin Monday.

‘Iolani’s four-set win over the Buffanblu in Tuesday’s ILH championship game gave the Raiders the No. 1 overall seed and dropped the Buffanblu into an opening-round game on Monday against Castle at 6:30 p.m. at Hemmeter Fieldhouse.

OIA champion Moanalua is the No. 2 seed and will play the winner between Lahainaluna and Mililani in Thursday’s 7 p.m. quarterfinal match at Radford.

Kamehameha-Hawaii earned the No. 3 seed after winning its fifth BIIF title in the last six years and KS-Maui is the No. 4 seed after winning its third MIL title in a row.

The tournament begins Monday with Hilo, playing in the tournament for just the second time since 2000, hosting Leilehua. The Lunas, who are in the 12-team field for the first time in three years, will host the Trojans on Maui.

Farrington, which will play in its first boys volleyball state-tournament game since 1997, will visit OIA runner-up Kalaheo in the other first-round game.

The complete schedule is below:

Division I

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1April 29Hilo vs. LeilehuaHilo 25-17, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16Hilo
2April 29Kalaheo vs. FarringtonKalh 25-14, 25-18, 25-16Kalaheo
3April 29Lahainaluna vs. MililaniMil 25-19, 25-23, 25-10Lahainaluna
4April 29Punahou vs. CastlePun 25-9, 25-15, 25-19Punahou
5May 2(3) KS-Hawaii vs. PunahouPun 25-6, 25-14, 25-19Radford
6May 2(2) Moanalua vs. MililaniMoan 25-17, 25-9, 22-25, 25-22Radford
7May 2(4) KS-Maui vs. KalaheoKalh 25-13, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20Moanalua
8May 2(1) 'Iolani vs. HiloIol 25-14, 25-15, 25-23Moanalua
9*May 3KS-Maui vs. HiloHilo, 2-1Radford
10*May 3KS-Hawaii vs. MililaniMil, 2-0Radford
11May 3Kalaheo vs. 'IolaniIol 25-19, 25-7, 25-18Moanalua
12May 3Punahou vs. MoanaluaPun 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 15-5Moanalua
13*May 4Hilo vs. MililaniMil 18-25, 25-21, 16-14Blaisdell Arena
14*May 4Kalaheo vs. MoanaluaKalh 25-14, 25-21Blaisdell Arnea
15May 4'Iolani vs. Punahou7 p.m.Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation

Division II

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 2(4) Seabury Hall vs. Makua LaniSH 25-21, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18St. Francis
2May 2(1) St. Francis vs. NanakuliStF 25-19, 25-13, 28-26St. Francis
3May 2(2) Kapaa vs. Hawaii PrepKapa 25-19, 25-21, 25-19Kalani
4May 2(3) Pearl City vs. UniversityULS 25-21, 25-21, 25-21Kalani
5*May 3Nanakuli vs. Makua LaniML, 2-1Kalani
6*May 3Hawaii Prep vs. Pearl CityHPA, 2-0Kalani
7May 3St. Francis vs. Seabury HallStF 23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 26-24St. Francis
8May 3Kapaa vs. UniversityKap 25-20, 25-19, 25-18St. Francis
9*May 4Makua Lani vs. Hawaii PrepML 26-24, 25-20Blaisdell Arena
10*May 4University vs. Seabury HallULS 25-19, 24-26, 15-13Blaisdell Arena
11May 4Kapaa vs. St. FrancisStF 25-23, 21-25, 25-23, 25-12Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation


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