Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a Girls – Phoenix Day 5 – Game Day 3

The Pilipa’a Girls 14’s headed into Wednesday morning’s game schedule knowing that they would face their biggest challenge of the tournament  with a very tough pool in the round of 32.  Pilipa’a began the day with a tough loss (25-8, 25-14) to a  tall and talented Santa Barbara Smack team coached by former Santa Barbara Gaucho standout Dr. Steven Zelko. Pilipa’a struggled to run their offense effectively and were outgunned through most rotations.

Pilipa’a walked away from the disappointing loss knowing that the next match would be a must-win situation if they wanted to stay in the hunt for the championship bracket.  The girls met the challenge with a hard-fought 3 game victory over  Flintridge VBC of California (25-23, 23-25, 15-7).  Pilipa’a jumped out to an early lead in game one and held on for a 25-23 victory. They struggled with a few unforced errors in the second game, before bouncing back in the third game with a solid 15-7 win.

Pilipa’a’s faced Illinois Performance 14HP in their final match of the day.  Pilipa’a, despite playing stellar defense and one of their best matches of the tournament, came up short against the team from Illinois losing 25-23, 25-20.

Pilipa’a is 6-3 in the tournament and advances to the Silver bracket beginning tomorrow at 9:15am (6:15am HST).

2 Comments

  1. kailee

    July 1, 2010 at 9:27 am

    you guys are great! i miss you guys a lot!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Chris

    July 2, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Thanks Kailee. We hope you’re having a great time on your trip!

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