by Dave Delgado
Guam - This years IIAAG girls high school volleyball championship game is set between the George Washington Geckos and Southern High Dolphins. The two teams will meet this Friday at 7:00 pm at the Okkodo Gym. Last night the Southern High Dolphins defeated the J.F.K Islanders in the first of two semi-final games played at the Okkodo Gym. The Dolphins defeated the Islanders in 3 sets 25-15, 21-25, 25-16. J.F.K looked to turn their season around after previously upsetting the Academy Cougars who held on to the top spot heading into their contest against the Dolphins. The Islanders didn't have an answer for the Dolphins aggressive play at the net and couldn't bounce back after trailing by double digits early in the match. Southern kept the pressure on J.F.K forcing them to play catch up ball the entire night. In the end the Dolphins secured the win and their way into the title game.
The George Washington Geckos took 2 sets to advance to the championship game after beating the Simon Sanchez Sharks 25-21, 25-20. Both teams had their fair of rallies in the two sets with G.W making a late run in the first set to take the 1-0 lead in the contest. The Geckos kept their composure in the second set as the Sharks jumped out to an early lead and hung in there as the set came down to the final points. Errors on the Sanchez side allowed the Geckos to make a comeback and eventually take the 2 set win.
Action starts at 5:30 pm this Friday at the Okkodo Gym when the Islanders and Sharks take to the court for the 3rd place game, followed by the championship game between the Geckos and Dolphins at 7:00 pm.