Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a in top 24

Minneapolis, MN – Pilipa’a went 1-1 today and improved to 3-2 at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Pilipa’a faced 6 Pack of the Iowa Region in their first match of the day. 6 Pack was the top-seeded team in the pool and came in to the match undefeated.  They featured a 6’4″ middle and a very strong outside hitter. Pilipa’a did a great job slowing down the big middle and hard swinging outside hitter. They exchanged big swings throughout the match, but came up just a bit short in a 2-0 (25-23, 25-17) loss.  Pilipa’a battled back in their second match of the day with a 2-0 (25-14, 25-19) win over the Midwest Penguins from the Badger Region in Wisconsin.  Pilipa’a finished 3rd in the 6-team pool and advanced to the top 24 in the 48-team field.

Pilpa’a will face Vision 15 Gold of Northern California tomorrow afternoon at 1:30pm.


2017 Pilipa'a 15-1 Roster

#NamePosHtYearSchoolStanding ReachApproach Reach
6Megan BaldadoOPP, MB, OH5'92020Kamehameha7'49'
11Tiani BelloOH5'82020Kamehameha7'29'6
8Aulike KaiaweS, OH, OPP5'620217'39'1
24Laurie McGrathMB, OH, OPP6'2019Hilo
17Nani SpaarOH, OPP, MB6'12020Kamehameha7'9.59'6
16Halee SweatS, DS2020Waiakea
12Mia TakaiDS, L5'42019Hilo6'98'6
10Ki'ilani TakataL, DS2021Kamehameha
15Samara ToomataL, DS5'5.52021Kamehameha6'118'4
21Anastasia TuifuaMB, OPP5'112020Kealakehe7'79'6

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