Three teams remain undefeated in Roccball

Posted on Jan 23 2023

Nakama and Sufa duke it out during the second round of the 2023 Roccball season last week at the Marianas High School Gymnasium.(CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

In Roccball’s second round of competition for 2023, teams Tomodachi, Nakama, and Lotus remain undefeated during games last week at the Marianas High School Gymnasium. 

The heavy hitter of Round 2 was Dylan Salalila of Team Lotus. Salalila scored four three-point goals, two two-point xunks, and three-two point aces.

In Game 1, Lotus defeated I’d Hit That, 46-18. Nakama then defeated Sufa, 32-18, in Game 2.

In Game 3, Tomodachi defeated Bandit, 51-8, while Phan Gotte defeated Dusty Feetz, 33-20, in Game 4. Jerome Manzon of Tomodachi came in second place as heavy hitter with six aces, one kee, and one goal.

The most aces scored in a game for Round 2 was by Team Tomodachi with 12 two-point serves. Team Lotus was the top team for the most goals scored. The players of Team Lotus scored six three-point goals. 

In Round 2 of Roccball games, there were a total of 41 aces, seven xunks, one jam, four kees, 17 goals scored in addition to a lot of the volleyball’s type of court scoring.

The heavy hitters of teams who scored more than once with a two- or three-point score were Donovan Apatang of IHT with three aces, Alex Camacho of Team Sufa with two aces and two xunks, and Nohel Simina of Dusty Feetz with three aces and one goal. 

Aside from the CNMI, Roccball is also played on the national level in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Roccball is also a registered sport in Egypt, Morocco, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Spain, Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, and Spain.

Founded by longtime MHS physical education teacher James Feger, Roccball is played both indoors and outdoors. It is a game derivative of volleyball (and uses a goal like soccer) with its roots of play inspired by the Meso-American sport of Tlachtli. Rocball’s offensive and defensive multiple points scoring system is played under a quarter/set rules of play. The quarter/set system is a combination of the clock system in which teams win a game by total points scored within a specific amount of playing time, and the set system where the winner of a game is based on the amount of time it takes to win a certain number of sets.

The sport of Roccball has been registered under different copyright categories at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. several times since 1980. 

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