Chong’s 11 kills & 19 digs lifts Pearl City over Leilehua 2-1 on Senior Night

Sep 27, 2012 | PC Sports

 

Last night, Pearl City Lady Chargers volleyball fans honored a group of seniors on senior night, who in return delivered exciting victories in both the varsity and blue varsity matches against the visiting Leilehua Lady Mules.

Kaya Chong once again sparked the varsity team as they defeated the Lady Mules 23-25, 25-20 and 15-12. After dropping the first set, the Lady Chargers turned it on with Chong leading the way. Chong finished with 11 kills and 19 digs on the night. Teammate Kacie Chinen continued her steady play at her libero position with 10 digs for the match.

Lady Chargers Head Coach Kory Toyozaki was proud of her girls and how they fought back on Wednesday after dropping the first set to take control and go on to win sets two and three for the match.

"We're just really proud of the them," said Toyozaki. "After dropping the first set we just told them to settle down.  We know that it's senior night and our last home game and everybody had their adrenalin flying so we just needed to calm them down. They're starting to peek now and we're really proud of how they're playing."

The Lady Chargers finish out the regular season against Waianae on Saturday. They are currently in second place with a record of 7-2 behind Mililani who is undefeated and in first place in the OIA Red Western Division.

The Lady Chargers need a win over Waianae to stay in position for a top two seed and a first round bye in the upcoming OIA Red Division Varsity Girls Volleyball Playoffs and Championship Tournament which begins in the first week of October. Leilehua and Campbell are in third place with 6-3 league records and will square off against each other on Saturday.

MyPearlCity would like to say Aloha to the Lady Chargers Senior Class and wish them all the best as they end the regular season and head towards the OIA playoffs.

Varsity

Kaya, Kacie, Taylor, Courtney, Janelle

Blue Varsity

Tina

 

Go Lady Chargers!

 

Wednesday's  Scores:

Blue Varsity: Pearl City  25-16, 25-20

Junior Varsity: Leilehua  25-21, 25-12

 

Mahalo to Lady Chargers Team Managers: Chaz Mihara, Chaz Ebisu and Luke Motoyama for all their help!

 

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Leilehua's Kayla Kilaulani scored the winning kill to take the first set 25-23.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kaya Chong guides the volleyball over the reach of the Lady Mules defenders at the net to score and take game two 25-20.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kacie Chinen played a great game from her libero position with 11 digs in the match.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

The celebration begins at the net after Kaya Chong's winning kill in game three gave the Lady Chargers a 2-1 match victory over the Lady Mules.

                                                        Photo by Barry Villamil barry@mypearlcity.com

The Lady Chargers Senior Class and their teammates pictured after last night's victory over the visiting Lady Mules.

                                                         Photo by Barry Villamil barry@mypearlcity.com

Lady Chargers Senior Class: (Left to right) Taylor, Kaya, Tina, Courtney, Janelle, Kacie.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Lady Chargers supporters turned out last night to say Aloha to the Seniors.