Tatagas throttle foes in MS v-ball

Posted on Nov 24 2022


Tanapag Middle School varsity team poses after their win against Francisco M. Sablan Middle School in the NMIVA-PSS Interscholastic Middle School Volleyball League 2022-2023 last Tuesday at the Marianas High School Gymnasium. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

Tanapag Middle School’s varsity and junior varsity teams made light work of their foes once again last Tuesday in the NMIVA-PSS Interscholastic Middle School Volleyball League 2022-2023 at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.

The Tatagas’ varsity team overpowered Francisco M. Sablan Middle School in two rapid-fire sets, 21-5, 21-8, not giving the Napu Riders a chance to recuperate.

Meanwhile, the junior varsity Tatagas volleyed past Hopwood Middle School junior varsity in three sets after mishandling the first set, but regained their composure in the second and tie-breaking set, 15-21, 21-8, 15-9.

In other games that night, Saipan International School junior varsity defeated Dandan Middle School in three sets, 11-21, 21-5, 15-9; Saipan Community School trounced HMS varsity, 21-15, 22-20; ChaCha Oceanview Middle School beat Mount Carmel School, 21-19, 14-21, 15-12; and DMS varsity defeated Grace Christian Academy varsity, 21-6, 21-13.

The Tatagas’ varsity team include sisters Erica Zandueta and Rhodalyn Zandueta, Jayme Vargas, Wynona Blas, Hailey Benavente, and Karmel Lucas.

The Tatagas’ junior varsity team consist of Telinamae Mality, Chloe Achas, Joselen Sablan, Bethanie Delos Santos, Jonielle Pua, Carmen Wenio, Chelsea Santos, Lana Taule, and Kayshlie Aguon.

In the standings, HMS leads with their squeaky clean 4-0 record; the Tatagas varsity team is in a three-way tie for second place with SIS and GCA, with 3-0 records; DMS is at 1-2; FMS and COVMS are at 1-3; MCS and SCS are at 0-4; Rota Jr. High School and Tinian Jr. High School have yet to see action.

In the junior varsity standings, the Tatagas are in first place with a 3-0 card; GCA is behind with 2-0; SIS and DMS both have 1-2; FMS is at 1-1; and HMS has yet to win with three losses.

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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