Girls’ volleyball aims for gold

Shya Morinaga, Sports

On Sunday, Oct. 16 Kalani’s Varsity volleyball season came to an end at Farrington High School’s gym for the girls’ final game of the season against Moanalua during the OIA D1 volleyball playoffs. 

According to Junior Varsity (JV) player Suzue Shower (9) Kalani “put the work in” this season.

“As a freshman helping out at the older Varsity girls’ games and practices, you could really tell they’re hard work in practice really paid off,” Shower said. “They put in the work this season going 8-5 overall and making it to the playoffs.”

Although the team was never able to make it to states this year, volleyball helper Shower said “people really stepped up.”

“I think Raymie Lum really stepped up this season,” Shower said. “She worked hard both on and off the court. She led the team in kills and digs this year and still managed to help tutor some of us younger players after school.”

Throughout the season the team had their ups and downs. But the girls worked together and bonded, resulting in a successful season.

“This season was a roller coaster of emotions and events,” Raymie Lum (12)  says. “This year was my senior year making it my last high school volleyball season of my life. We were really hoping to make it to states this year, but unfortunately we fell one game short this season. But no matter what I’m still proud of all the girls this year.” 

Although the team didn’t get the chance to play in states, the girls made the season “so enjoyable,” according to Rorie Frias (12).

“This was my senior year of high school and I wanted to make it memorable,” Frias said.

Unfortunately six seniors will be leaving the team this year. 

“The girls did so well this season, and I’m so proud of them,” Shower says.