Marianas High School clinched the top seed after going undefeated in the varsity division of the Marianas Interscholastic Sports Organization Girls Volleyball League, which ended its season last week.
The Lady Dolphins swept all of its 10 games and did not drop a set since debuting with back-to-back victories against 2013 titlists Grace Christian Academy Lady Eagles and the Mt. Carmel School Lady Knights on Jan. 8.
The reigning champs bounced back from an opening-set loss in its title showdown against GCA and dethroned the then defending titlists, 24-26, 25-20, 18-16.
GCA came in second with an 8-2 card with its two losses against MHS and MCS this season.
Saipan International School and MCS ended up with identical 5-5 slates to end up tied for third, but the former secured the No. 3 seeding in this weekend’s final tournament based on the number of sets won.
SIS varsity won 73.7 percent of the sets they played or 14 out of 19, while MCS came up with 63.2 percent or 12-of-19.
Kagman High School finished fifth at 2-8 with two of its wins against winless Saipan Southern High School.
SSHS’ junior varsity squad, meanwhile, topped the junior varsity standings after beating MHS JV in the tiebreak. Both teams ended up with 6-2 slates but Southern had won the most number of sets with 69.6 percent (16-of-23) compared to MHS’ 65 percent (13-of-20).
MCS JV came in third with a 5-3 card followed by SIS JV’s even 4-4 record, while Kagman JV had only one win in its eight games to complete the standings.