The two Grace Christian Academy teams, Saipan International School 1, and Marianas High School 1 remain undefeated as the NMIVA-PSS Interscholastic Girls High School Volleyball League 2021-2022 season continued Thursday at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.
In the first game, GCA 2 got the better of debuting Saipan Southern High School 1, 25-17, 25-12, to raise its win-loss record to 2-0. The Lady Eagles 2 team is made up of Hannah Tenorio, Nieves Villagomez, Annetta Sun, Charrise Camacho, Eunji Hahn, Cassie Regan, Kaydence Gillespie, Taehee Kim, and Chloe Sablan.
GCA 2’s sister team also upped its record to 2-0 after drubbing SSHS 2, 25-4, 25-1, in the third game. The Lady Eagles 1 team is made up of 1 Karina Dilse, Clerrise Dacumos, Katriel Saures, Hye Jin Elliott, Soleil Lamar, Vicky Wang, Mint Karsuaythong, Eunice Pagaduan, and Allyssa Omampo.
SIS 1 kept pace with the two GCA teams, but only after surviving a serious challenge from Kagman High School in the fifth game. The latter shocked the Lady Geckos 1 in the first set, 25-19. SIS 1 woke up in the second set, 25-16, to force a third and deciding rubber set where they prevailed, 15-10. The SIS 1 roster is made up of Francine Asedillo, Aubrey Castro, Audrey Castro, Elizabeth Culp, Cevina Hwang, Julianne Hall, Claire Park, Kaithlyn Chavez, Serin Chung, Euky Claveria, Hyeonbo-Maria Shin, Savita Sikkel, and Tiana Cabrera.
MHS 1 kept pace with the three other undefeated teams after whipping sister team, MHS 3, in the sixth and final game, 25-16, 25-12. The Lady Dolphins 1 squad includes Arisa Custodio, Abigail Decena, Madelleen Narciso, Fatima Monterubio, Julie Ann Capayas, Daejah Benavente, Rizza Relucio, Raina Avelino, Raenna Ramarui, Kalista Klaver, and Kina Rangamar. They are also now 2-0.
Other matches last Thursday saw MCS 2 beat SIS 2, 25-22, 25-21 and MCS 1 escape MHS 2, 25-4, 23-25, 15-8.
In related news, prior of Thursday’s matches Public School System athletic program director Nick Gross sent out a memo to everyone watching the NMIVA-PSS Interscholastic Girls High School Volleyball League 2021-2022 season to observe the Athletic Program COVID-19 Protocols.
He said all athletic competitions on or off PSS premises are required to adhere to PSS COVID-19 Protocols. As such, the following safety measures must be followed:
– Face masks or shields must be worn at all times by all individuals present, except for those actively participating in the sport.
– Temperature screening must be performed at the entrance of each event for all individuals present.
– A sign-in log for participants and guests must be provided at the time of screening. No one will be permitted to enter without signing in.
– Sanitizers must be available during all events.
– Appropriate sanitizing of sports equipment must occur before and after each event.
Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
“Anyone who fails to comply with the requirements may be asked to leave the event. Additionally, events may be closed to the public (parents/students/community supporters) and/or discontinued entirely in the event that requirements are not met…Please do your part to ensure athletic programs continue safely,” said Gross.