OES 1, SVES 1 dominate ES co-ed grass v-ball

Posted on Feb 15 2023


A Koblerville Elementary School student jumps for a return during a game last Feb. 3 in the Public School System Co-ed Elementary School Volleyball Tournament at the Oleai Sports Complex last Friday.(LEIGH GASES)

Oleai Elementary School 1 and San Vicente Elementary School 1 dominated the continuation of the Public School System Co-ed Elementary School Volleyball Tournament at the Oleai Sports Complex last Friday.

The OES Turtles 1 rotation of Jeno Pino, Jabari Olaitiman, Marvic Javaluyas, Aleizah Nepaial, Neisha Kukkun, Nianalyn Mettao, Haelie Edwards, Vicente Kaipat, and Gabriella Ruben completed a sweep of all four games they played—first against Koblerville Elementary School 2, 21-18, then a shutout game of 21-2 against Saipan Community School. 

Afterwards, the Turtles continued their hot streak and defeated Saipan International School, 21-13, then finally slipped past Tinian Elementary School, in a close 22-20 game. 

SVES Canaries 1, consisting of Skye Lizama, Kylee’ah Reyes, Andisa Danis, Darren Tomei, Dana Munar, Elena Kani, Tivonna Aranda, Mellecia Rran, Jude Rayphand, Sidro Kani, Liana Sokau, Mary Grace Amorada, Jonoah Santos, Luke Castro, Boyd Namelo, and Jayanna Reyes, also replicated a perfect volleyball-filled afternoon and defeated three teams. 

They started their campaign against Grace Christian Academy Eagles and won, 21-5; won a close one against Sinapalo Elementary School, 22-20; and capped off the day with a win over SCS, 21-8.

Game day continued as some teams made up their games from a rain delay the previous Friday. Garapan Elementary School 1 took a shot against William S. Reyes Elementary School 2 and won, 21-13; KobES 1 staved off GES 2, 21-4; Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School 1 defeated OES 2, 21-19; GTC 2 beat GCA 1, 21-15; and Kagman Elementary School won against GES 1, 21-16.

The other regular scheduled games were GCA 2 against SES, which the Eagles won, 21-17; TES won over SIS 1, 21-12; KobES beat SES, 22-20; GCA 2 defeated SCS, 21-19; KobES edged GCA 2, 21-9; and SES trumped SIS 1, 21-5.

In the standings, the Turtles 1 lead Pool C with 6 wins and 1 loss; KobES and TES are right behind with a 5-2 card; GCA 2 is at 4-3; SES and SVES 1 are both 3-4; and SCS and SIS 1 are at the bottom with 1-6.

Pool B is led by KobES 1 with 2 wins; GES 2 has a 2-1 record; GCA 1 is at 1-2; GTC 2 and WSR 1 both have 1 wins; and Brilliant Star School has 3 losses.

KES lead Pool A with 3 wins and no loss, followed by GES 1 with 3-1; WSR 2 has a 1-2 car; OES 2 is at 1-3; GTC 1 has a tied 1-1 record; and SIS 2 has no wins and 2 losses.

After Friday’s games, Pool C has completed their round-robin pool play, with OES 1, TES, KobES 2, and GCA 2 advancing to the double-elimination championship tournament scheduled for Feb. 24 and 25.

Pool A and B winners won’t be determined until after this Friday’s (Feb. 17) games.

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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