Saipan International School went perfect last Saturday, winning all its seven make-up matches in the 2014 Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization Boys Volleyball League at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.
SIS’ varsity squad won all of its four matches, while its junior varsity team was victorious after three games. The Geckos’ varsity team highlighted the sweep with a hard-earned 25-18, 25-21 decision over Grace Christian Academy with both teams battling for every point before the Geckos pulled away in the latter portion of the two sets.
The Geckos’ varsity also scored a 25-19, 25-8 triumph against the Saipan Southern High School Manta Rays and pulled off a 25-18, 25-11 victory over the Mt. Carmel School Knights. The defending champions completed the sweep with a 25-13, 25-18 win over the Marianas High School Dolphins.
SIS also defeated MHS in an all-junior varsity showdown, 25-8, 25-23 and won by forfeit against Saipan Southern varsity before recording a tough 25-16, 21-25, 15-17 victory against Kagman High School’s varsity side.
MHS’ varsity team went 2-1 to improve its overall record to 7-2. The Dolphins, who lost by default against the Manta Rays’ varsity in the first match, defeated the Knights and SSHS’ junior varsity. MHS downed MSC, forfeit, 25-23 and then escaped with a 25-17, 25-17 win over Saipan Southern.
SSHS junior varsity went 2-1 after that loss to MHS varsity, beating Mt. Carmel varsity, 25-14, 25-22 and MHS junior Varsity, 25-14, 23-25, 15-10, before closing out its assignments with a 25-27, 20-25 defeat at the hands of KHS varsity.
The Kagman Ayuyus also dropped a 9-25, 17-25 loss to the GCA Eagles in other results, while Marianas Baptist Academy’s varsity team split its four games. MBA opened up with consecutive wins over MHS junior varsity, 25-16, 25-12, and Saipan Southern varsity, 15-25, 25-14, 15-11. The Stormz then dropped its last two games, suffering a sorry 25-22, 16-26, 12-15 loss to the GCA Eagles’ varsity team and 20-25, 23-25 over the Mt. Carmel Knights’ varsity.
The weekend matches made up for the three cancelled playing days when school was postponed during the height of typhoons Phanfone and Vongfong.