Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a Girls – Phoenix Day 6 – Game Day 4

Pilipa’a began the fourth day of play at the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, Arizona with a rematch against a familiar foe.  Pilipa’a faced Rancho Valley in pool play on Tuesday losing in 3-sets and again a heartbreaking tie breaker losing 25-23.  Pilipa’a was looking to turn things around against the tough California team.  Pilipa’a looked great in the first game, rolling to 25-19 victory, however Rancho Valley, as they had in the previous matches rallied back to take games two and three 25-21 and 15-12.

Pilipa’a slipped to the losers bracket with the loss and faced Beach Cities 14’s of Manhattan Beach, California in their second match. The girls coasted to a first game 25-19 victory.  Once again, Pilipa’a was slow starting in the second set, however they rallied from behind after a controversial call and took game two 25-23.

Pilipa’a moved on to play Epic 1 o in their third match of the day.  Pilipa’a previously played Epic 2 and were now tasked with playing the bigger and more experienced team from the Poway, California club. Pilipa’a fought hard against the taller team and won game one 27-25 before faltering in games two and three 25-20, 15-11.

Pilipa’a will conclude play tomorrow with a shot at finishing in the top 25 of the 109 team field.

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