Top-ranked Grace Christian Academy Lady Eagles recovered nicely from its recent loss, stringing together four straight wins over the past two weeks as the Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization's 2013 girls volleyball season continued at the Marinas High School Gymnasium.
GCA holds a stout 13-1 win-loss record ahead of MHS Blue Lady Dolphins (12-3) who took three out of four matches heading into today's final round of competition.
The Lady Eagles defeated MHS Yellow Lady Dolphins (3-10), 25-12, 15-9, back on Feb. 5 and then bested Saipan International School White Lady Geckos (9-6), 25-4, 28-26, last Tuesday before topping Kagman High School Lady Ayuyus (2-13), 25-17, 25-12; and Mount Carmel School Lady Knights (5-7), 25-21, 25-17, last Thursday.
MHS Blue fell to Marianas Baptist Academy Lady Stormz (8-7) on Feb. 5, 25-16, 25-22, but rebounded against third-ranked SIS Green Lady Geckos (10-3) later that same day, 16-25, 25-19, and, 15-13.
They then defeated KHS in two sets, 25-17, 25-19; and Saipan Southern High School Lady Manta Rays (0-12), 25-16, 25-7 on Tuesday and upended SIS White on Thursday, 25-22, 25-14.
In other results, SIS White (25-9,25-9) and MCS (25-22,25-13) both defeated KHS on Feb. 5 with the former also picking up an additional victory over SSHS, 25-9, 25-11.
Last Tuesday, MCS defeated MHS Yellow, 25-18, 25-15; while SIS White bested KHS (25-20, 25-13) and MBA (25-16, 27-25).
MBA picked up a pair of wins over SSHS (25-15, 25-23) and MHS Yellow (25-6, 25-21) back on Thursday, and SIS Green overcame MCS, 25-23, 25-20.
The season concludes after the end of today's make-up matches at the MHS Gym starting at 3:45pm. The games are starting a little earlier due to MHS hosting its sister-school from Japan, Seisa Gakuen.
Following the opening pairings the crowd will pause to honor the Japanese guests and partake in a brief opening ceremony before resuming with the 5pm and 6pm matchups.
MISO's double-elimination postseason tournament is scheduled to start this Friday at the MHS Gym starting at 2pm and conclude on Saturday.
Notably, Tinian and Rota high schools will be both appearing in this year's playoffs; more details are forthcoming.