📅06 November 2012
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By Regina Shiroma

Dolphins’ Lorraina Sanchez goes up to block a hit by Geckos’ Geana Leon Guerrero. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Just as they defeated them in the IIAAG finals, the Southern High Dolphins beat the GW Geckos in three sets yet again, 25-17, 21-25, 15-12 in the silver division of the 2012 Far East Girls Volleyball Tournament.

Southern’s Lorraina Sanchez proved to be a formidable force against the Geckos, protecting her net from any dropped balls.

“We came out like we played in the championship game. There were a couple times where we fell apart, but we managed to come together as a team and pick each other back up,” said Sanchez.

Geckos’ Tisha-Renee Aguigui serves up an ace in the second set. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Down midway through the second set, the Dolphins began to make their comeback taking the lead for the first time at 21-20 after an ace and a kill by Brittany Quinata and two straight kills from Sanchez. However the Geckos would not give the Dolphins the easy two set win, going on a 5-0 run to close out the set that included a Tisha-Renee Aguigui kill and two Gabrielle Muna aces.

McDonald’s Player of the Game: Dolphins middle blocker, Lorraina Sanchez

The Dolphins took an early 6-2 lead in the third set thanks to an April Talledo kill into the corner. The Geckos began to make a comeback again tying the set at 9 apiece after another Aguigui kill and Southerns errors. A few more Dolphin errors put the Geckos up 12-10, giving the Dolphins a scare. But remaining composed despite the pressure, this time the Dolphins went on a 5-0 run of their own with the help of Sanchez’s block and Paige Surbers three untouched kills to end the set and the game.




Dolphins’ coach Jaret Sanchez instructs his players during a timeout. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dolphins’ Lorraina Sanchez gets the kill over Geckos’ Jasmine Almoguera. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dolphins’ Brittany Quinata spikes down a kill. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Elayne Padayao sets up her teammate for the hit. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dolphins’ Lorraina Sanchez passes the ball off a serve receive. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Zea Nauta tips the ball away from the block of Dolphins’ Lorraiana Sanchez. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Dolphins’ Jalene Perez and April Talledo were unable to come up with the serve receive resulting in an ace. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Tisha-Renee Aguigui slams down a kill from the back row. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)


ASIJ def. CAJ 25-11, 25-10

Kinnick def. Seisen 25-18, 25-13

Seisen def. CAJ 25-14, 25-22

Kinnick def. ASIJ 25-21, 25-22

Kinnick def. CAJ 25-20, 25-8

ASIJ def. Seisen 25-18, 25-27, 15-11


GWHS def. AOLG 25-11, 25-16

SSHS def. Southern 26-24, 25-17

AOLG def. SSHS 24-26, 25-16, 15-11

Southern def. GWHS 25-17, 21-25, 15-12

AOLG def. Southern 25-18, 19-25, 15-10

SSHS def. GWHS 27-25, 25-12


Kubasaki def. Kadena 25-16, 25-14

SAHS def. Guam High 25-15, 24-26, 15-10

Kubasaki def. Guam High 25-19, 25-12

SAHS def. Kadena 26-24, 25-19

Kubasaki def. SAHS 25-13, 25-19

Guam High def. Kadena 25-10, 25-13


Notre Dame def. JFK 25-13, 25-22

Yokota def. Faith 25-22, 25-22

Yokota def. Notre Dame 27-25, 25-23

JFK def. Faith 25-19, 25-17

Notre Dame def. Faith 25-23, 25-23

JFK def. Yokota 25-23, 25-21

Wednesday’s matches

Match 1—Nile C. Kinnick, Japan, vs. Faith Academy, Philippines, 9 a.m.

Match 2—Kubasaki, Okinawa, vs. George Washington, Guam, 9 a.m.

Match 3—Academy of Our Lady of Guam vs. Kadena, Okinawa, 10:30 a.m.

Match 4—Notre Dame, Guam, vs. Christian Academy Japan, 10:30 a.m.

Match 5—John F. Kennedy, Guam, vs. Seisen International, Japan, noon

Match 6—Simon Sanchez, Guam, vs. Guam High, noon

Match 7—Seoul American vs. Southern, Guam, 1:30 p.m.

Match 8—American School In Japan vs. Yokota, Japan, 1:30 p.m.

Match 9—Match 1 loser vs. Match 2 loser, 3 p.m.

Match 10—Match 3 loser vs. Match 4 loser, 3 p.m.

Match 11—Match 5 loser vs. Match 6 loser, 4:30 p.m.

Match 12—Match 7 loser vs. Match 8 loser, 4:30 p.m.


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