The Maui Spring Volleyball Tournament, held
at Baldwin High School Gym, Wailuku, on March 18 and 19, showcased
HPU and GW in an opening event that the Sea Warriors won in
four sets (27-30, 30-27, 30-15, and 30-11).
On the second day, the Lady Sea Warriors played constantly
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m a total of 10 sets. HPU’s first
game was a two 25-point sets against tournament champ Pepperdine,
ranked in the NCAA Division I top-10 teams. HPU lost the first
set (23-25) and won the second one (25-23). Then, HPU beat GW
for the second time (26-24 and 25-18), and in the third game
HPU tied BYUH (26-24 and 20-25).
In the second part of the tournament, HPU played two-out-of-three
sets. In a difficult match, HPU beat GW for the third time
in three sets (22-30, 30-17, and 15-12).
In the final game, HPU lost to Pepperdine in one 30-point
set (14-30), and took second place.
HPU traveled with only eight players: Barbara Martin, Melissa
Sekigawa, Vera Oliveira, Melissa Aki, Nina Dudak, Flavia
Brakling, Paula Koikopoulos, and Piikea Dudoit.