Saipan International School's White Geckos added a pair of wins to their flawless record to remain on top of the 2012-2013 Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization Boys Volleyball League.
The SIS White Geckos now have a 6-0 record and are the only undefeated squad in the eight-team field after beating SIS Green Geckos and Mount Carmel School last Thursday and Tuesday, respectively, at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.
The unbeaten team went through SIS Green, 25-13, in the opening set, and weathered the storm in the second set, 25-19, for the automatic victory before issuing the Green Geckos broom service in the final tiff, 15-7.
Then on Tuesday, the SIS White Geckos held strong under pressure and survived a feisty group of Knights in the opening set, 25-23. The pacesetters then took another early win after easing past Mt. Carmel in the second set, 25-9. Realizing they had just absorbed their fifth loss in six tries, the Knights tried to wake up in the final set, but unfortunately came up short once again, 13-15. Mt. Carmel's only win came via a forfeit to the Kagman High School's Ayuyus in Week 2, and it is tough for the Knights to take only one win, as they always put up a good fight in every match.
In other results last Thursday, MHS Blue pulled the rug from the Knights with a stout 25-11 win out of the gate and followed it up with a heartbreaking 26-24 clincher. MHS Blue went on to complete the sweep, 15-11, but then had to forfeit to its Yellow Dolphins brethren last Tuesday for being one man short.
With the loss, MHS Blue dropped to a 4-2 record for a tie for third place with SIS Green, which rebounded last Tuesday with a shutout victory over KHS, 25-15, 25-13, 15-12. Kagman is still in search of its first win as the latecomer racked up four losses via forfeits before dropping its first two real matches.
MHS Yellow (3-3) was also a recipient of a freebie, as Saipan Southern High School's Manta Rays (1-5) were unable to appear last Thursday.
The Grace Christian Academy Eagles, on the other hand, bagged a pair of wins over Kagman and SSHS to claim sole possession of second place with their 5-1 slate. The Eagles grinded it out in the first set over Kagman 25-23, last Thursday and secured the sweep in the last two sets, 25-12, 15-9.
The Eagles then evaded Southern in the first two sets in similar scores, 25-19 and went on to run the table in the final duel last Tuesday, 15-11.
The season continues tomorrow at 4pm with MHS Yellow challenging GCA on the north court and MHS Blue squaring off against SSHS on the south end. Then at 5:30pm, MCS takes on SIS Green on the north side, while SIS White clashes with KHS on the south court.