KobES, Tinian, Sinapalo, lead co-ed grass v-ball

Posted on Jan 30 2023

Seated from left, Sinapalo Elementary School students Joel Molina Jr, Aldean Masga, and Alnesmo Atalig. Standing from left, Ben Atalig Jr, Jordi Etwet, and Bradley Pinaula, and coach James Mack, standing right. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The Koblerville Elementary School Umangs, Tinian Elementary School Colts, and the Sinapalo Elementary School Lu’Aos lead the Public School System Co-ed Elementary School Volleyball Tournament in their first day of round-robin games last Friday at the Oleai Sports Complex.

The Umangs team 2 lead Pool C with a 3-0 win-loss record, while the Colts are 3-1 and the Lu’Aos are right behind with a 2-1 card.
The Umangs first beat Saipan Community School, 21-10, went on to defeat San Vicente Elementary School 1, 21-4, then won against Saipan International School via forfeit.

The neighboring island of Tinian made their short flight worth it, as in the Colts’ campaign, they breezed through SCS, 21-17, galloped their way to victory against SVES, 21-16, and defeated Grace Christian Academy 2, 21-1. Their one loss came from SES, as the Lu’Aos beat them, 21-15.

The Lu’Aos from the southernmost island of Rota also had a productive crusade as their other win came against SCS, 21-10.

In the standings behind the three schools are Oleai Elementary School 1 and GCA 2 with a 2-2 card and SCS, and SIS 1 with a 1-3 record. SVS 1 has yet to win a game with 4 losses.

The next regular season round robin game is scheduled for Feb. 3, 10, and 17. 

The championship double-elimination tournament is set for Feb. 24 and 25.

Leigh Gases
Leigh Gases is the youngest reporter of Saipan Tribune and primarily covers community related news, but she also handles the utilities, education, municipal, and veterans beats. Contact Leigh at leigh_gases@saipantribune.com.
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