Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a Girls – Game Day 1 – Dallas

Dallas, Texas – Pilipa’a 16’s – Black (Pilipa’a Girls) opened play today in the 2013 USA Volleyball Junior National Championship at the Dallas Convention Center. Pilipa’a, seeded 31st out of 48 teams had a tough draw in their first match, facing number 2 seed Red Rock Black 16-1 of Northern California. Pilipa’a fought hard despite being much smaller at the net through all six rotations. Pilipa’a had opportunities to close out the first game, however too many unforced errors led to a 25-27 loss in game one and a 25-17 game two loss. Inconsistency continued through the second match as Pilipa’a lost to AZ Sky 16 Open in three games 12-25, 25-23, 10-15. Pilipa’a settled in to a good rhythm in their third and final match of the day with Pitt Premier 16-1 defeating the team from Pittsburgh 28-26, 25-15.

Pilipa’a faces NKYVC 16-2 tomorrow morning at 9:00am (CST) followed by Elevation 16’s at 11am (CST). Pilipa’a needs to finish in the top 3 to stay in the top half of the 48-team field and in contention for a gold medal.