Guam - After beating the St. John's Knights in the semi finals the
Academy Cougars went on to face the Southern High Dolphins in this year's IIAAG
Girl's High School Volleyball championship game. Academy had 1 goal in mind
last Friday night and that was to not let this one get away from them. The
Cougars in search of the title since last holding the trophy in 2005. After 2
sets it was the Academy Cougars winning 25-16, 25-13 in front of a packed J.F.K
Head coach Manny Guarin said, "We expected it to be tough and
as you see we pushed ourselves throughout the entire season and it just showed
tonight. We didn't let up no matter what if it was 6 up or 0 -0 we pushed hard
and it showed for itself."
And tem captain Celeste Guarin said, "Winning the
championship felt really good because we revenged all the other years that they
weren't able to succeed in getting the championship. But it feels really good."
Fellow Cougar Erin Wong said, "We had to battle a bunch of
really hard teams but we pushed and we persevered and we worked hard,
especially on our defense and we got to where we are today. As a team we are
really happy, the last 3 years we were here and we didn't get it but this year
we got it and we're really happy."