Connect with us

GSPN

FRIARS BEAT WARRIORS IN TWO SETS

The FD Friars improved their record to 2-0 after dispatching the St. Paul Warriors in the IIAAG Boys’ Volleyball League on Tuesday night at the St. Paul gym.

By Kolby Chang

The FD Friars improved their record to 2-0 after dispatching the St. Paul Warriors 25-20, 24-19 in the IIAAG Boys’ Volleyball League on Tuesday night at the St. Paul gym. Team captain Jeremiah Taitano was pleased to see how much the Friars improved since their season opener against Guam High School this past weekend.

Warriors' John San Andres gets blocked by Friars Jeremiah Taitano and Javier Dimla. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Warriors’ John San Andres gets blocked by Friars Jeremiah Taitano and Javier Dimla. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

“We worked better as team. We struggled a little bit on the block in the beginning and even towards the end. They got a few through us but besides that our coverage improved throughout the game. We managed to keep them at bay,” Taitano said.

With the season just starting to unfold Taitano is aware that there is always room for improvement.

“We need to work on passing. Our passes aren’t getting to the setter and most of the time the setter has to run. It’s an off-set and our kills aren’t efficient enough,” he said.

The Warriors managed to keep the first set within their reach but were unable to close the gap and overtake the lead. The Warriors’ John San Andres threw down a big kill after getting a nice set from Terrance Lopez to get within eight points of the Friars. Taitano answered a few plays later with a kill of his own to make the score 23-17.

An error by the Warriors on the next play put it at set point but Adrian Manasala hammered down a kill to give the home team possession of the ball. The Friars’ Eric Ada dashed the Warriors’ hopes of a comeback as he received a clean set from Reynold Rokop and blasted down a kill.

The Warriors battled until the end and were only down by one point after a Friars’ error made the score 11-10. Taitano, however, shifted the momentum in favor of the visitors when he got a big block and then crushed a kill to put the Friars up 17-11.

Several plays later the Friars’ Justin Dimla tipped the ball past the Warrior defense to make the score 22-17. Two consecutive errors by the Warriors put the game at match point but Brian Tsuji flew in for the kill and gave the home team a chance to rally. The Friars’ Dinelo Tenorio, however, slammed down a kill on the next play to end the game.

Other Scores

Southern def. St. John’s 25-23, 25-16

Guam High def. ND 25-14, 12-25, 25-20

 

PHOTO GALLERY:

Friars Jeremiah Taitano spikes the ball through the Warriors' defense.  (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars Jeremiah Taitano spikes the ball through the Warriors’ defense. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The Friars celebrate after the win over the Warriors. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

The Friars celebrate after the win over the Warriors. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars Justin Dimla serves a ball past the Warriors blockers. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars Justin Dimla serves a ball past the Warriors blockers. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars Jeff Ochavillo gets ready for the oncoming serve. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars Jeff Ochavillo gets ready for the oncoming serve. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Warriors John San Andres meets FD Friars blocker Eric Ada in mid air. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Warriors John San Andres meets FD Friars blocker Eric Ada in mid air. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars' Javier Dimla serves in the second set. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Friars’ Javier Dimla serves in the second set. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

October

November 2021

December
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for November

7th

No Events
Events for November

9th

Events for November

10th

No Events
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for November

14th

No Events
Events for November

15th

Events for November

17th

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for November

21st

No Events
Events for November

23rd

No Events
Events for November

24th

No Events
Events for November

25th

No Events
Events for November

26th

Events for November

27th

28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for November

28th

No Events
Events for November

29th

Events for November

30th

National Guard Athletes

Scott Eclavea

Scott Eclavea is a jiu-jitsu black belt and an accomplished MMA fighter. The Guard has given him an outlet in combatives to display his martial art skills, where he’s become a head instructor for that program. Eclavea has served since coming out of high school and the Guard has only changed his life for the better.

 

Polls

Which high school sports rivalry is bigger?

View Results

COMING SOON …

LIVE FOOTBALL ON GSPN

FD vs. JFK (Saturday 7 pm)

 

GSPN Preseason Basketball Tournament

 

QUICK HITS

Pat Taitano and Rich Abiador, teammates on the 1995 SPG volleyball team, have led their high school girls volleyball teams to the Washington State Championships in Yakima, Wa.
Taitano coaches Mt. Rainier High while Abiador leads North Creek High.
There for support is Dr. Mark Perez, a health professor at Central Washington University and a former UOG volleyball player.
——————————————–
Guam has recently lost two former star athletes.
– former national volleyball player Larry Gamboa
– former GW Geckos running back Joe ‘Pit Bull’ Leon Guerrero
May they both rest in peace.

 

 

 

More in GSPN