Connect with us

GSPN

KNIGHTS PREVAIL IN THREE SETTER AGAINST ISLANDERS

The St. John’s Knights needed three sets to get a victory over the JFK Islanders to keep their hot start to the 2018 IIAAG girls volleyball season alive and well.

By Blake Watson

The 2018 IIAAG Girls Volleyball season picked up steam in week two with a battle between the home team JFK Islanders and one of the league’s hottest squads and the unbeaten, AND pre-season champs, the St. John Lady Knights.

Hosting St. John’s was no easy task for the pride of Tamuning as the JFK Islanders had struggled to continue their winning streak. The Knights, after battling in the second set, find their rhythm and take the match in 3 suspenseful sets. 25-17,19-25, and 25-15 the result.

Wendy’s player of the game Hallie Wigsten. (Photo by Michael Blas)

1st Set

Undefeated is how the St. John Knights came into their match against JFK and undefeated is how they wanted to leave. Stand-out veteran Hallie Wigsten attributed the victory to mind-set.

“We have to work hard everyday we practice, keep a good mind-set, a head’s up and focus on getting the win.”

The Lady Knights out powered the undersized, but spirited front line of JFK. St. John’s sophomore Angeline Del Carmen was dominate up front, stuffing kills while turning in big blocks of her own. The Lady Islanders left the middle unattended through the set, all the while St. John’s found the holes and capitalized. JFK hung around, but just for a bit as the Knights locked in mid-way through and run away with the opening set by eight points 25-17.

2nd Set

After the dominating effort the Knights showcased in the first set, there was no reason to doubt that St. John’s weren’t going to come out and do the same . They did just that, until Hallie Wigsten’s serving streaked was snapped after just one point and then the home crowd for JFK got involved.

Silenced for the entire first set, the JFK faithful made sure their team knew they hadn’t lost faith, and it worked. Islander Dame Hular caught fire and served with a purpose. Eli Errett for the Knights, tried to shift momentum with a serve that fell short.

The Islanders were focused and determined throughout the second to force a third and despite St. John mounting a small rally of the hot serving hand of Yasmeen Lopez, shut down the red hot Knights. Islanders even it up with a hard fight 25-19 victory.

3rd Set

Feeling the match within grasp, St. John’s continue into the third set much like they had the first. The Knights dominated in time of possession and it pays off, as they steadily picked apart the JFK defense that seemingly, couldn’t get on the same page.

Again, Hallie Wigsten in the hour of need that helped propel the Knights to their fourth win in a row. Third set ends 25-15, Knights. St. John look to put their streak on the line next against the Sanchez Sharks at home.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

December

January 2021

February
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for January

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

NFL Fan Edition: Sherwin Paet

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gains another CHamoru black belt.
Johnny-James Lujan earned the honor in Colorado from Professor Tom Lynn, who is also a former US Olympian in taekwondo.
Lujan is the son of Johnny Lujan formerly of Mongmong and Janille Jamero Lujan formerly of Sinajana.

More in GSPN