Seabury Hall rallied from two sets down to defeat Farrington on Thursday in Honolulu and reach today's championship match of the New City Division II Nissan GIrls Volleyball State Championship.
The Spartans beat the Governors 14-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 16-14 at Kalani, and will play St. Francis for the title at Blaisdell Arena.
"I'm not amazed, but I'm very impressed, very proud of our team," said Seabury coach Scottie Zucco "For them to dig deep against quality teams, it says something."
Kiki Leuteneker had 17 kills and seven blocks for the third-seeded Spartans (14-1), who have won 12 consecutive matches. Regal Deen-Jackson added 10 kills and four blocks, and Sophie Janssen had six kills and three aces.
"We knew going in that it was going to be one of the best teams we were going to get," Deen-Jackson said.
Zucco said Seabury made a midmatch adjustment, opting to focus on placement of its serves instead of raw power.
New City Nissan Girls State Volleyball
Moanalua def. Kamehameha Hawaii 22-25, 25-18, 15-12
Pearl City def. Kamehameha Maui 27-26, 15-25, 15-12
Punahou def. Mililani 25-13, 25-16, 26-24
Kamehameha Kapalama def. Kahuku 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 26-24
At Blaisdell Arena
Consolation final-Castle vs. Hilo, 9:30 a.m.
Fifth-place match-Moanalua vs. Pearl City, 12:30 p.m.
Third-place match-Mililani vs. Kahuku, 3:30 p.m.
Championship-Punahou vs. Kamehameha Kapalama, 7 p.m.
Waimea def Hana 25-21, 15-25, 16-14
Hawaii Prep def. La Pietra 20-25, 25-14, 15-7
St. Francis def. Kau 25-23, 25-21, 26-24
Seabury Hall def. Farrington, 14-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 16-14
At Blaisdell Arena
Consolation final-Kaimuki vs. Konawaena, 8 a.m.
Fifth-place match-Waimea vs. Hawaii Prep, 11 a.m.
Third-place match-Kau vs. Farrington, 2 p.m.
Championship-St. Francis vs. Seabury Hall, 5 p.m.
"Making them move on the serve was a big deal. I think it made big difference," Zucco said.
St. Francis, the top seed and defending state champion, swept fourth-seeded Kau 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 in the earlier semifinal. The Saints improved to 15-1, while the Trojans dropped to 17-4.
St. Francis defeated a Seabury split squad in the Maui Invitational at Kamehameha Maui's Kaulaheanuiokamoku Gym in August.
"I think we've just got to keep pushing," Leuteneker said. "I think that's what we need to do. I'm not sure if it's sunk in yet, but it will, and then we'll get ready to play."
Trinity Alualu had 22 kills for the second-seeded Governors (13-3), and Savannah Kahakai had 14.
The other Maui Interscholastic League teams remaining in the tournament lost in elimination games. Pearl City defeated Kamehameha Maui 27-26, 15-25, 15-12 in a Division I match, and Hana lost 25-21, 15-25, 16-14 to Waimea in D-II.
Kamehameha finishes 14-2, while Pearl City improved to 11-6. Hana fell to 11-5, and Waimea is now 13-1.