Kamehameha wins 19th ILH girls volleyball crown

Kamehameha claimed its 19th ILH girls volleyball title with a four-set win over Punahou on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.
Kamehameha claimed its 19th ILH girls volleyball title with a four-set win over Punahou on Thursday. Photo by Dennis Oda/Star-Advertiser.

Before Kamehameha attempts to defend its Division I state girls volleyball title, the Warriors had something they wanted back.

Kamehameha reclaimed the ILH girls volleyball championship with a 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18 win over Punahou on Thursday evening at Kekuhaupio Gym.

The victory gave the Warriors, ranked No. 2 in the state behind Kahuku, their 19th overall ILH title and seventh under current head coach Chris Blake.


Kamehameha was the two-time defending ILH champion in 2015 when it lost to ‘Iolani. The Raiders became the first school other than Punahou or Kamehameha to win the ILH D-I title since 2001.

The Warriors got their revenge in the title game of the state tournament, beating ‘Iolani in a five-set thriller.

Kamehameha clinched a state tournament berth winning the first round of the ILH regular season this year, finishing at 9-1, one game ahead of ‘Iolani.


The Warriors finished in a tie at 4-1 with Punahou in the second round after the Buffanblu beat the Warriors in four sets just five days ago.

No. 4 Punahou will play No. 3 ‘Iolani for the ILH’s second berth in the state tournament on Friday at 5 p.m. at ‘Iolani.


The Raiders are 2-1 against Punahou in the regular season, winning six of the nine sets played.

The first round of the Division I state tournament begins Monday.

COMMENTS

  1. Mahatma Gandhi October 21, 2016 2:49 am

    ILH title doesn’t count for beans. Kamehameha got to win states.


  2. al October 21, 2016 5:58 am

    ask the kids and the coaches if winning the ILH title doesn’t count to them after all their hard work during the season.

    (it does)


  3. volleyfan October 21, 2016 8:15 am

    Winning the ILH counts.
    Earning a spot for states, counts.
    Winning states, priceless.

    Going to be a great state tournament, can’t wait!
    but first, ‘Iolani or Punahou… should be a battle.


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