Haili Finals: Vulcans Stun A Mother’s Prayer, Aloha Days Defeat Sons
The 61st Annual Haili Volleyball Tournament concluded on Saturday evening, March 31, 2018.
This years tournament ended with a shocker as the UH Hilo Vulcans, a team with no local players, defeating a talented team of local players, A Mother’s Prayer (AMP), 22-25, 26-24 and 15-12 in the women’s AA title game.
Some of AMP players are: Erika Kaawa (Honoka‘a), Tehani Kupahu-Canon (Kamehameha), Tiani Teanio (Waiākea), Desarri Olevao (Hilo), Kaiu Ahuna, Marley Strand-Nicolaisen and Sarah Mason from St. Joseph.
In the final of the men’s AA Championship game, Aloha Days, a team based out of O‘ahu, beat Sons, a local Hilo team 21-25, 25-23 and 15-8 to return as men’s AA championship.
The Haili Tournament has established itself as one of the premier volleyball tournaments in the country.