Connect with us

GSPN

BULLDOGS KEEP EAGLES WINLESS

[sixcol_five_last]

By Niko Bulaon

Lori Okada making a big block against the Eagles. (photo by Jose Perez)

Lori Okada making a big block against the Eagles. (photo by Jose Perez)

Keeping calm was the key for the Okkodo Bulldogs as they defeated the Harvest Eagles in two sets, 25-13, 25-19, Saturday night at the Okkodo gym, keeping the Eagles without a win.

After a first set loss, the Eagles looked to take over the second set after two errors from their opponents. Two back-to-back aces from Mari Quichocho put the Eagles up by five, 7-2. But two unanswered kills by Bulldogs Jera Dungca gave her team the motivation to get back into the game.

Still behind their opponents, Bulldogs Lori Okada sparked a small run after two kills and a huge block. Multiple errors from Harvest gave their opponents the easy points; a kill by Sirena Cepeda and two aces from Okada cut the Eagles lead to one, 16-15. A block by Dungca tied the game at 17-17 and an ace by Ke’ann Castro put the Bulldogs in the lead for the first time in the set.

Harvest fought back causing their opponents to make small errors, but Dungca stepped up with a kill and a block, putting her team up by four, 22-18. With the Eagles not far behind, two back-to-back aces from Dungca ended the set and gave the Bulldogs the win.

“We wanted to do it for ourselves,” said Okada about their comeback. “We’re just passionate for the sport.”

McDonald's Player of the Game: Bulldogs Lori Okada

McDonald’s Player of the Game: Bulldogs Lori Okada

The first set gave the Eagles hope for a win tonight, starting off with a 6-0 run behind two aces from Bryana Paulin and kills from Maranatha Hennegen and Quichocho. But an Eagles error gave the Bulldogs the boost they needed: three aces from Keana Mayo and a kill by Okada tied the game, 6-6.

Three straight aces from Eagles Stephanie Agarpao tied the game at 12-12, but two kills from Tonni Arrellano and two aces from Xaven Jesser put the Bulldogs in the lead again. After a kill by Joanna Javellana, Harvest looked for a comeback, but was stopped short by Cepeda after two kills and two aces. Two errors from the Eagles put the score at 24-13 and another Cepeda ace ended the first set.

The Bulldogs stand third in the Taga Division behind the Sanchez Sharks and the St. John’s Knights. Planning on keeping their spot or going higher, Okada said, “We just have the earn our wins, keep working and progress, and teamwork.”

Okada led Okkodo with four kills, two aces and a block; teammates Cepeda had three kills and four aces while Dungca had three kills, two blocks, and two aces.

OTHER SCORES:

GW def. Southern 25-23, 25-16

The Geckos took down the last undefeated team in the league Saturday night with a huge statement win over the defending champion Dolphins.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

Eagles' Maranatha Hennegen keeps her eye on the ball and passes it to the setter. (GSPN photo)

Eagles’ Maranatha Hennegen keeps her eye on the ball and passes it to the setter. (GSPN photo)

Both teams have all eyes on the ball as it sits on the net. (photo by Jose Perez)

Both teams have all eyes on the ball as it sits on the net. (photo by Jose Perez)

Ke'ann Castro serving it up for the Bulldogs. (photo by Jose Perez)

Ke’ann Castro serving it up for the Bulldogs. (photo by Jose Perez)

Danica Branch is unable to block a mid court spike. (photo by Jose Perez)

Danica Branch is unable to block a mid court spike. (photo by Jose Perez)

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/volleyball/bulldogs-keep-eagles-winless/” type=”button”] [fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/volleyball/bulldogs-keep-eagles-winless/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=53, 38 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

April

May 2024

June
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for April

1st

Events for May

2nd

Events for May

3rd

Events for May

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for May

4th

No Events
Events for May

6th

Events for May

7th

Events for May

8th

Events for May

9th

Events for May

10th

Events for May

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for May

11th

No Events
Events for May

13th

Events for May

14th

Events for May

14th

No Events
Events for May

16th

Events for May

17th

Events for May

18th

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for May

19th

Events for May

20th

Events for May

20th

No Events
Events for May

21st

No Events
Events for May

22nd

No Events
Events for May

23rd

No Events
Events for May

25th

26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for May

26th

Events for May

26th

No Events
Events for May

27th

No Events
Events for May

28th

No Events
Events for May

29th

No Events
Events for May

30th

No Events

COMING SOON …

Guam Track & Field National Championship May 26

All-Island Wrestling Alumni Tournament June 8

QUICK HITS

Bailey Concepcion makes it to the Seattle Seahawks dance team for the 2nd straight year.

Congratulations @seadancer_bailey
—————————————–
The St. Paul Warriors are the 2024 IIAAG Boys Middle School Basketball League Champions! The Warriors defeated the 2nd seed Andersen Dragons 60-47 to cap off their undefeated season.
Mario Bork led the Warriors with 20 points in the championship game.

More in GSPN