Got up to Lahainaluna after all day in Wailea and Wailuku to shoot the boys’ home finale and senior game against Lanai. I had run into my friend Rod Sumagit, who happens to be Lanai’s A.D., at the tennis tournament and he asked if I could get some shots of his boys in action.
I got there at the end of the second set. Lunas had already won the first set and were on their way to winning the second. Lanai didn’t have too many tall players so physically, they were undersized against the Lunas. They put up a valiant effort, especially in game 3, but the Lunas managed to pull away with a 3-1 win: (1st game score unknown), 25-14, 26-28, 25-15.
After the match, Coach Tommy Akima and team Mom Noe Akima took time to honor the two seniors on the team: Kelii Uwekoolani and Spencer Perieff. They also included Lanai in the festivities, honoring their senior players as well.
This will be my final volleyball match for the year. The MIL Tournament starts next week and will be played at the Lahaina Civic Center (I love shooting at that venue!). Unfortunately, I will be flying to Chicago for business on Monday and won’t be back until the weekend. So unless the Lunas make it to the weekend (i.e., championship), this is my last volleyball game for the school year. Good luck to Jonah, Kiko and the rest of the team.
For Maui News article, click here for round 1 against Kamehameha Maui and here for the final match against King Kekaulike.
For more photos, click here.