Kalei Mau came in clutch in Team Sheilla’s 83-81 (19-25, 25-19, 39-37) marathon win over Team Lowe in Athletes Unlimited Volleyball Season 2, Saturday at the Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.
The 6-foot-2 Fil-Hawaiian improved seven notches up to 27th. She breaks that 30th rank barrier for the first time, making 209 points to increase her total to 1030.
Mau finished with seven kills, two blocks, 17 excellent receptions, and 12 digs in the match.
In the third set, the longest in the short history of AUV, Mau came up with timely hits that ultimately led to her squad clinching the win.
She got three of her seven kills and both her blocks in the final frame. That includes the off-the-block attack that set up the game-winner by Sheilla Castro.
Castro gained 379 points thanks to her 23 attacks, three blocks, and 11 digs. With that, she was voted MVP-1 and rose to second seed.
Libero Hana Lishman and middle blocker Ali Bastianelli collected 219 and 204 points, respectively, for Team Sheilla as well.
Lindsay Stalzer paced Team Lowe with 165 points founded on 17 kills, two service aces, and two blocks as captain Karsta Lowe did not play.
Mau’s Team Sheilla will finish Week 3 against Team Drews tomorrow at 7:00 AM (Manila time). Then it heads into another re-draft.