Moanalua surges in girls volleyball rankings

Moanalua volleyball coach Alan Cabanting talked to middle blocker Amerika Jones (12) during the second set of an OIA game against Farrington last week. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

In control of its own destiny in the OIA East heading into tonight’s match at Roosevelt (moved from Moanalua due to electrical issues), Moanalua climbs two spots in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Girls Volleyball Top 10 this week.

Na Menehune jumps past Damien and Kahuku into eight place after an impressive three-set victory over Farrington and a sweep of Kalani last week.

Moanalua handed the Governors their first loss in OIA play, winning the third set 15-9 to take over the lead in the division. Three teams (Moanalua, Kahuku, Farrington) have one loss in league play but Na Menehune owns wins over both the Govs and Red Raiders. Na Menehune’s only league loss this season was three weeks ago to Castle in three sets.

Kahuku, ranked No. 10, ends its regular season on Thursday against Farrington, which received one vote this week.

‘Iolani, Kamehameha and King Kekaulike remained secure in the top three spots with Mililani passing Punahou for No. 4.

The Trojans wrapped up the No. 1 seed out of the West with a sweep of Campbell on Thursday and can complete an undefeated regular season with a victory over Radford on Tuesday.

Punahou dropped a spot to No. 5 despite taking No. 1 Kamehameha to five sets. The Buffanblu closed the ILH Division I regular season at 3-6 with a five-set win over Maryknoll on Saturday.

Undefeated Division II teams Le Jardin (No. 6) and Kamehameha-Hawaii (No. 7) remained in the same spot and Damien is No. 9.

The Monarchs, who finished two votes ahead of No. 10 Kahuku, play No. 6 Le Jardin in the ILH regular-season finale for both teams on Tuesday. Damien has not dropped a set all season while Le Jardin has been to a third set twice.

The ILH D-II tournament begins this weekend while the OIA and ILH D-I begin their tournaments next week.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Top 10

Updated: Nov. 21
1.‘Iolani (9)90


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