Sports Update 4-10-19

Voyager Golf participated in the 4th match of the year on Saturday, April 6th at Po‘ipu Bay GC. The boys team finished 2nd again this week with a score of 349. The team was lead by Niki Upson '21 who scored an 81 and finished tied for 5th overall, with James Pratt '20 close behind in 7th place with an 83. Spencer Summerhays '22 was 10th overall with an 89; Justice Snyder '21 was 14th overall with 96; Ben Griep '19 was 16th with a 99; and Henry Scherer '19 was 17th with a 100. In the girls competition, Ema-Lani Ebesu '22 finished in 6th overall with a 114, and Olivia Lutkevich '21 finished in 8th with a 143. In the Exhibition play Amber Asuncion '21 scored a 49 for 7 holes of play. The 5th match is scheduled for 12pm this Saturday at Princeville Makai Club.

Results from last Thursday's track meet #5
Jaden DeSouza '21: 1st-400, 1st- 800
Ella Offley '22: 3rd-100
Ella Beck '21: 1st-1500, 1st-3000
Olivia Lutkevich'21:3rd-3000, 
Ki‘ilani Arruda '20: 3rd-high jump
Audrey Warner '19: 3rd discus throw
Alioune Niang '20: 3rd-400
Joshua Graves '20: 1st-800
Matthew Vickers '20: 2nd-800, 1st- 1500
James Pratt '20: 3rd- 800. 3rd- 1500
Henry Scherer '19: 2nd-1500, 2nd-3000
Bryant Wu '19: 2nd discus throw

Boys and girls played Kapa‘a last Saturday at KCC. In the girls matches, with the girls losing 4-1 and the boys winning 3-2.

In the girls matches, Haven Sadler '22 beat Kapa‘a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, on the First Singles court, for our only win. Bonnie Lee '21 lost 6-1, 7-5, on the First Singles floor; Kalia Hamid '20 and Lily Reynolds '21 lost 6-1, 6-0, on the First Doubles court; Ava Anderton '22 and Paulina Do ''21 came up short, 6-2, 6-2, on the Second Doubles court; and Melina Ventura '22 and Alexa Lauryn '21 lost  6-0, 6-3, on the Second Doubles floor. In the boys matches, Reed Brown '22 lost 6-4, 6-1, in the First Singles; Patrick McKenna '20 lost 7-6 (8), 7-5 on the Second Singles court; Zach Davis '22 and Foster McLychok '21 beat Kapa‘a 6-2, 6-4 in the doubles court; Max McLychok '21 and Kaikea Kaui '20 posted a 6-0, 6-0 win in the Second Doubles court; and Brayden King '21 and Canaan Washburn '22 won 6-0, 6-0. 

The next match is Saturday at Waimea HS starting at 9am. 

Boys Volleyball
The Voyagers played Kaua‘i HS yesterday in the Wilcox Gymnasium. The evening started off with an exhibition match against the Raider junior varsity. The underclassmen of the varsity team got a chance to play against other athletes in their grade level. The 1st set started with Bryce Leonard '21 getting two aces, scoring the Voyagers their first two points of the game. Leonard later obtained four kills throughout the 3-set game. Middle blocker Tane Macko '22 came in as a fierce middle protecting his net. Macko contributed two blocks and two kills. Hanalei Wann- Keali’iho’omalu '22 was the team’s hard working setter for the game. At two different times he got a chance to push over the second ball, scoring two points for his team. The humble hard working libero Kaimana Moraes '21 was all over the court trying to create opportunities for his team through his digs and controlled passes. Moraes scored two points off of two consecutive aces. It was an exciting 3-set match with a score of 25-17 Kaua’i, 25-22 Island, 15-12 Kaua’i.

The varsity match was just as exciting to watch. It was a close 3-set game with lots of phenomenal plays. The Voyagers started off the first set behind but later gained momentum as the team started to connect. The highlight of the night was in the second set where the team got to set personal records on their stats. Alae Miile '19 totalled six kills and two blocks. Aidan Offley '19 got four blocks and three kills with one of kills being a freeball. Asa Hatcher '20 got two kills and two blocks. One kill made by Hatcher was an awkward two-fisted attack above his head. Bryce Leonard '21 got one kill. Kainoa Merano '21 got a rare opportunity to get a kill as a libero. But topping the stat chart was Dylan Date '22 with four kills, five blocks, and four assists. Setter Josh Dobashi ''22 worked hard once again creating opportunities for his teammates to get some hits in and some kills.

In one of the matches there was a long rally where the Raider’s power outside hitter hit a hard hit into the Voyager block, then recovered it and set the same hitter again. That hit ended up going through the block and recovered by Miike and set to Leonard on the outside. Kaua’i shanked and recovered the ball and put it back into play. Merano recovered the ball and Dobashi set Date where he got blocked. Voyagers recovered the ball and set Hatcher who tipped to the deep court. The ball was recovered and set to Kaua’i’s outside hitter, where he hit into the block, recovered his own ball then got set again. Kaua’i’s outside hitter tipped the ball and Offley stuck his foot out and kicked the ball over the net. Kaua’i set their middle who tipped the ball. Offley dove and hit the ball back over the net in one hit. Kaua’i recovered the ball and set their outside hitter who got a kill down the line ending the long rally. After that long fought rally, the entire gym, including officials, applauded the teams for their efforts. The final score for the game was 25-14, 25-22, 25-10 Kaua’i.

The next game for the Voyagers will be at Kapa’a on Friday April 12. Junior Varsity exhibition matches start at 5:00pm and Varsity matches start at 6:30pm. The next home game will be on Tuesday April 16. That will be the last home game where the seniors will be honored. Please come out to support the underclassmen in their exhibition match against their coaches and the varsity team who will be taking on the Waimea Menehune. In honor of senior night, the 1st 100 students and faculty that come to watch both matches will receive a free ice cream after the varsity match.