OIA volleyball playoffs take shape

Moanalua's Emree Sato stretched for a dig in a match against Anuenue last week. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.
Moanalua’s Emree Sato stretched for a dig in a match against Anuenue last week. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

A night after the OIA West finished its girls volleyball regular season, the OIA East closes out its schedule with the playoffs set to begin next week.

The first-round playoff pairings will be determined by the outcome of two matches played tonight. Farrington and Kalaheo, which are both 8-2, square off with the winner taking third place and the loser finishing in fourth. The fifth- and sixth-place spots are also up for grabs when Kalani (5-5) plays Kailua (4-6).

Castle has been eliminated in the East and Radford (4-6) failed to advance in the West after losing a tiebreaker to Pearl City. The Chargers won an epic three-set game against the Rams last Thursday, rallying from a 25-21 loss in the first set to win 20-18 in the third. Radford gave itself a chance on Tuesday with a three-set win over Leilehua but needed Pearl City to lose to Waipahu. The Chargers won easily in a sweep.


The Red Raiders (10-0) and Na Menehune (9-1) have already clinched first-round byes out of the East while Mililani (10-0) and Kapolei (9-1) finished in the top two spots in the West. Here is how the OIA Division I playoffs will look. The top six teams advance to the state tournament.

OIA FIRST ROUND
E3: Farrington/Kalaheo winner vs. W6: Pearl City (4-6)
E4: Farrington/Kalaheo loser vs. W5: Campbell (5-5)
E5: Kalani/Kailua winner vs. W4: Leilehua (6-4)
E6: Kalani/Kailua loser vs. W3: Aiea (6-4)
OIA QUARTERFINALS
E1: Kahuku (10-0) vs. Kaln/Kail vs. Lei winner
E2: Moanalua (9-1) vs. Kaln/Kail vs. Aiea winner
W1: Mililani (10-0) vs. Far/Kalh vs. Camp winner
W2: Kapolei (9-1) vs. Far/Kalh vs. PC winner


The six teams to comprise the OIA Division II playoffs are set, with a game tonight between Anuenue (3-7) and Kaiser (4-6) to determine the second and third seeds out of the East.


Roosevelt (6-4) and Waianae (7-3) are the top seeds out of each division and will get a bye. The two teams to make it to the final will earn an automatic berth in the Division II state tournament.

OIA FIRST ROUND
E2: Kaiser/Anuenue winner vs. W3: Waipahu (1-9)
E3: Kaiser/Anuenue loser vs. W2: Nanakuli (3-7)
SEMIFINALS
E1: Roosevelt (6-4) vs. Kais/Anu vs. Nan winner
W1: Waianae (7-3) vs. Kais/Anu vs. Waip winner

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