The Konawaena Wildcats boys’ volleyball squad was faced with a moment of difficulty, but Tevita Laka, aka the “Terminator”, or in this instance the “Eraser”, was there to help.
Lavaka had a block as well as a kill extending game 2. On the set point, he moved to his right like superman in motion to drop a hammer.
The senior was natural on the court, but he also looked great afterwards, on Wednesday, holding the BIIF Division II Championship plaque in his hands.
Lavaka hit 12 kills with .409 hitting, much to the delight and cheers from the bench. The Wildcats beat Pahoa 25-11 to 26-24 and 25-19 to take their first BIIF crown since 2016.
He and the Wildcats (9–0) dominated the entire season. They never had to play more than five sets during this season.
August Dias, Wildcats Coach, said that this unbeaten run, for some players began two years ago, during the worst of the pandemic.
Lavaka, Pomaika’i Santana–Keka (7 kills) and junior Aidan Allred (6 kills) managed their business so well that they could watch the decisive point of the match from the bench.
Jheyden Haili (10 digs), Rafael Medina, Kailen Kamakeeinai each recorded five kills for the resurgent Pahoa Daggers who saw their title drought increase to nine years.