Molokai’s boys volleyball team pushed Maui High School to five-set matches on two consecutive days. Unfortunately for the Farmers, they came out on the losing end in both contests.
The boys’ team had its first home match of the season Friday evening on “Hug a Farmer Night.” While the boys may have been feeling the aloha, they just couldn’t put together a sustained rally in the fifth and deciding set, losing 15-6.
The teams traded sets for the whole match, with Maui opening with a 25-18 win. Molokai came back to win set two 25-23 while Maui won the third set 25-15. The Farmers dominated set four 25-9 but couldn’t keep the momentum going in the fifth set.
Saturday’s match was almost a carbon copy of the previous night. The two teams alternated set wins with Maui coming out on top 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-4.
In all five sets the team that took the early lead went on to win the set. Freshman Michael Sterner played a strong match with his high velocity jump serves and strong play at the net. Sophomores Jordan Boswell and Keoni Makakau also played consistently during the match.
The Farmer boys play their next scheduled match against King Kekaulike on March 28 at home, 7 p.m.
The lady Farmers had two softball games scheduled against Seabury Hall this weekend. Friday’s game was rained out while the girls lost 23-9 on Saturday. The next game will be Friday at St. Anthony at 4 p.m.
The Farmers won two matches on Saturday against Maui Prep at Ironwood Hills Golf Course on Molokai. Match one, the score was 204 to 229 with Molokai earning the low score. Molokai won match two 185 to 198.
Molokai’s golf team and scores: Jershon Kaalekahi (53/44), Kanekawalola Vendiola (50/49), William Dela Cruz (54/52), Daimen Garces (47/40), Cody Kawano (73/74).