An heroic effort from the Molokai High boys volleyball team in the semifinals of the Division II Maui Interscholastic League playoffs pushed Hana to five sets last Wednesday.
Despite winning the first and third set at the Lahaina Civic Center, the Farmers lost the marathon match 22-25, 41-39, 23-25, 25-15 and 16-14. Hana lost the MIL Division II title match to Seabury Hall the following night in four sets. Seabury, last year’s state runner-up, will represent the MIL in the state tournament.
The second set was one for the ages. Molokai fought off five match points before losing the 41-minute stanza 41-39.
“The second set, I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like that,” Molokai coach Billy Dudoit told The Maui News. “Maybe in the olden days in side-out scoring, but never in rally scoring. It has to be one of the best sets ever, in a long time.”
The match lasted 2 hours, 18 minutes. Molokai finishes the season with a 6-6 record.
Home team wins wrestling tournament
Molokai wrestlers won 18 individual weight classes on the way to claiming first place in the Maui Style Wrestling Tournament held Saturday in Hoolehua.
The Molokai team finished with 138 points. Placing second was Central Maui Style with 57 points and four first place finishers. The Maui Razorback had 38 points and five champions. The Lahaina Roughnecks placed fifth with seven points and Maui Makalii scored four points and the Lahaina Red Raiders had one.