Pilipa'a Volleyball

Pilipa’a advances to second round

Columbus, OH – The Pilipa’a Boys’ 18’s team began competition today at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championship at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio.  Pilipa finished pool play in a three-way tie for second place with a 1-2 record. Despite the losing record, Pilipa’a advanced out of the pool due to their game win/loss record and point ratio advantage over Coastal and Yorktowne.

Pilipa’a looked strong in their first match with a 2-0 (25-16, 25-19) sweep of  Coastal 181N of Florida.  Kolby Aiona led the way with 9 kills and  Abraham Kalavi added 5. Pilipa’a fought hard, but came up short in their second match in a 2-1 (25-23,24-26, 14-16) loss to Yorktowne of the Keystone Region.  Once again, Kolby Aiona led the way with 13 kills hitting .468 for the match.  Abraham Kalavi added 5 kills and Santana Madrid added 3. Pilipa’a lost the serve and pass battle in their final match of pool  which led to a 2-0 (25-16, 25-18) loss.

Pilipa’a will play SPVB B18 Tornado at 3pm (9am HST) tomorrow.

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