Punahou seeks 6th straight state volleyball title

Punahou's Ethan Siegfried hopes to lead the Buffanblu to another boys volleyball state title. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser
Punahou’s Ethan Siegfried hopes to lead the Buffanblu to another boys volleyball state title. Bruce Asato / Star-Advertiser

Brackets and seedings for the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Volleyball State Championships were released on Saturday night.

In Division I, ILH powerhouse Punahou remains the top seed in the state with a 15-0 record, while BIIF champion Kamehameha-Hawaii claimed the No. 2 seed. Mililani earned the No. 3 seed as the OIA champion with a 13-0 record, while Kamehameha-Maui clinched the fourth seed and final first-round bye.

Two O’ahu schools will travel interisland for their Division I first-round matchups on May 1. Kapolei will visit BIIF runner-up Waiakea while Waipahu will face King Kekaulike in Pukalani.


In the remaining first-round games, Kaiser will travel to OIA East rival Moanalua, while Waianae will take on ILH runner-up ‘Iolani. Radford will host two Division I quarterfinal games and Moanalua will be the site for the Division I quarterfinals and semifinals.

In Division II, Hawaii Baptist claimed the top seed, followed by Kapaa, Farrington, and Molokai. Kalani and Hawaii Baptist will host the Division II matches except the championship. Both Division I and II title matches will be played on Saturday at the Neal Blaisdell Center.


Punahou enters the tournament ranked No. 5 in the nation and has dropped only one set to a Hawaii opponent (‘Iolani) all season.

The five-time defending state champions have been taken to a fifth set only once during that run — a 3-2 win over KS-Hawaii in the 2012 title match.


DIVISION I

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 1Moanalua vs. KaiserMoan 25-17, 21-25, 30-28, 25-13Moanalua
2May 1'Iolani vs. WaianaeIol 25-6, 25-17, 25-14'Iolani
3May 1Kapolei vs. WaiakeaWaik 26-24, 25-20, 25-16Waiakea
4May 1Waipahu vs. King KekaulikeWaip 25-23, 25-21, 25-19King Kekaulike
5May 4(4) KS-Maui vs. WaiakeaWaik 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11Moanalua
6May 4(1) Punahou vs. MoanaluaPun, 25-20, 25-18, 25-14Moanalua
7May 4(2) KS-Hawaii vs. WaipahuKSH 25-20, 25-17, 25-21Radford
8May 4(3) Mililani vs. 'IolaniIol 25-21, 26-24, 25-19Radford
9*May 5KS-Maui vs. MoanaluaMoan 25-13, 25-19Radford
10*May 5Waipahu vs. MililaniMil 27-26, 22-25, 15-9Radford
11May 5Waiakea vs. PunahouPun 25-16, 25-15, 25-16Moanalua
12May 5KS-Hawaii vs. 'IolaniKSH 25-18, 25-21, 25-21Moanalua
13*May 6Moanalua vs. MililaniMoan 25-19, 25-22Blaisdell Arena
14*May 6Waiakea vs. 'IolaniIol 25-19, 25-19Blaisdell Arnea
15May 6Punahou vs. KS-HawaiiPun 25-18, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation

DIVISION II

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1May 4(2) Kapaa vs. KonawaenaKapa 25-10, 25-15, 25-13Kalani
2May 4(3) Farrington vs. St. FrancisStF 25-15, 25-22, 25-17Kalani
3May 4(1) Hawaii Baptist vs. CastleHBA 25-14, 25-13, 25-13Hawaii Baptist
4May 4(4) Molokai vs. Hawaii PrepMol 25-16, 12-25, 25-19, 27-25Hawaii Baptist
5*May 5Konawaena vs. FarringtonKona 25-19, 25-23Kalani
6*May 5Castle vs. Hawaii PrepHPA 25-20, 25-19Kalani
7May 5Kapaa vs. St. FrancisKap 25-17, 25-18, 25-14Hawaii Baptist
8May 5Hawaii Baptist vs. MolokaiHBA 25-6, 25-16, 25-19Hawaii Baptist
9*May 6Konawaena vs. Hawaii PrepHPA 25-21, 25-21Blaisdell Arena
10*May 6St. Francis vs. MolokaiStF 25-13, 25-23Blaisdell Arena
11May 6Kapaa vs. Hawaii BaptistHBA 25-17, 25-23, 25-20Blaisdell Arena
* — consolation

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