By Cindy Luis
Thank you to everyone who helped find the link. Had been waiting to hear from Ah Mow-Santos as well for more details.
Anyway, 'Imi 'Ike def. Rancho Valley (Calif). 25-17, 25-23 to win the gold in 18 Open.
Dropped 2 sets the whole time. 1 in the elite 8 and 1 in the quarters.
Coached by Robyn Ah Mow-Santos, assisted by Kaleo Baxter. Aneli Cubi-Otineru and Mita Uiato
Members were Adora Anae, Clare-Marie Anderson, Mariah Berard-Kamakeeaina, Bailey Choy, Sydney Fanoga, McKenna Granato, Kayla Guerrero, Kaylen Higa, Savannah Kahakai, Faith Maafala and Sara Watanabe.
Granato and Kahakai have committed to UH. On Rancho Valley is UH commit Kalei Greeley.
Also medaling was North Shore Volleyball Club, coached by Camilla Ah-Hoy and assisted by her mother Mona, the BYU-Hawaii coach. The team tied for third in the 220-team 18 Club division, going 9-1. The only loss came in the championship semifinals when they fell to OK Charge of Oklahoma, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14. Members of the team are: Talia Afalava, Nu’umau Coleman, Rachel Lafitaga, Thea Leiataua, Sharae Niu, Jasmine Niutupuivaha, Sinamoni Tonga, Brittany and Kristlynn Waite, and Carey Williams.
Top-10 finishes also were achieved in the 144-team 17 Club division by Asics Rainbows and Pilipa’a, both sharing fifth at 8-1; and Hawaiian Style, tying for ninth at 9-1.