PrepVolleyball.com tweeted that it was a near-upset, but Kamehameha escaped with a 21-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Sacred Heart (Louisville, Kent.) in pool play of the Durango Fall Classic in Las Vegas this afternoon.
Kamehameha is ranked No. 1 in the Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10.
Playing at Palo Verde High School gym, the Warriors then defeated Central (Fresno, Calif.) 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 to improve their pool record to 2-0. The Warriors meet Poly Prep Country Day (Brooklyn, N.Y.) later today to close out pool action.
‘Iolani, the No. 2 team in Hawaii and defending state champion, is also 2-0 in pool play. Playing at Green Valley High School gym, the Raiders swept Liberty (Bakersfield, Calif.) 28-26, 25-13, and Vista Murrieta (Calif.) 25-7, 25-15. ‘Iolani meets Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) later today to complete pool play.
At Coronado High School gym, Kahuku went 1-2 in pool play. The Red Raiders lost to Mater Dei (Calif.) 26-24, 25-22 to start the tourney. Kahuku swept Villa Park (Calif.) 25-17, 25-13, and then lost to Bishop Manogue (Reno, Nev.) 25-17, 25-23.
Updated results will be posted soon. Qualifying rounds and division brackets will be on Saturday.
UPDATE 5:20 p.m.
Kamehameha swept Poly Prep 25-14, 25-17 to claim first place in Pool 3 with a 3-0 record. ‘Iolani beat Faith Lutheran 25-14, 25-14 and finished atop the Pool 2 standings with a 3-0 mark. Both teams advanced to the qualifying round for first-place teams and will resume play on Saturday morning at Durango High School gym.
Kahuku (1-2) will enter qualifying round action for third-place teams at Palo Verde. Qualifying rounds will begin at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time.