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GW takes out Okkodo in volleyball semis

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - In boy's high school volleyball the undefeated George Washington Geckos met up with the number 2 seed Okkodo Bulldogs at the F.D Phoenix Center. Okkodo led 13-10 midway through the first set when Lester Mariano put down a kill to bring the crowd alive.

GW kept Okkodo in the match after several shots landed out of bounds.The Buldogs were up 20-18 late in the set but lost that lead when Mariano put down another ace, his 4th of the set to give G.W the lead 22-22 forcing the Bulldogs to call a timeout and talk things over. Maks Kepwe put down a shot after the timeout to tie the game at 22. Devin Maluwelmeng gave the Geckos back the lead off a monster kill that switched the momentum of the game in G-Dub's favor as they took the set 25-22.

In the 2nd set Maks Kepwe got things started with a kill to give Okkodo the 1-0 lead. Kepwe put down another shot a couple of serves later to put the Bulldogs up 5-2. Okkodo kept the lead until the Geckos tied the game at 17 on a shot that sailed out of bounds from Okkodo. G.W finally saw their first lead of the set scoring 2 straight points to lead 19-17.

GW went on to take the set 25-22 for the 2 set win advancing to the title game to defend their title.

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