Connect with us

GSPN

TITANS TOO STRONG IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE

The Tiyan Titans were battled tested in their first meeting against the St. Paul Warriors as that game went to three thrilling sets with the Titans barely coming out victors. Friday evening’s rematch at the Titan’s gym wasn’t nearly as close as Tiyan took a straight sets victory 25-14, 25-13.

By Robert Balajadia

The Tiyan Titans were battled tested in their first meeting against the St. Paul Warriors as that game went to three thrilling sets with the Titans barely coming out victors. Friday evening’s rematch at the Titan’s gym wasn’t nearly as close as Tiyan took a straight sets victory 25-14, 25-13.

Friday evenings biggest difference in the rematch was chemistry based, and it’s coming at no better time for Tiyan with the playoffs beginning next Tuesday.

“We have improved tremendously and our connection on the court has gotten much better. Today, we played as one and that caused us to build up a lot of momentum to come away with the victory,” said Titans middle blocker Neil Ericsson.

Wendy’s players of the game – Neil Ericsson and Calib Naputi

Ericsson notched a kill to give the Titans a 15-10 lead in the 1st set. Ramil Padigos got two hands on a big block a point later while the Warriors were stuck in reverse after back to back errors put them down 20-12. Tiyan turned to Jude Cruz to final the 1st set 25-14.

The Warriors came out stronger in the 2nd set with Elijah Garrido and Nichika Fermin getting early kills for a 7-6 lead. Cruz responded by tying the game at 11 with his fourth kill of the game. Unpleased with the teams effort, Tiyan head coach Rod Pama called for time with the score knotted at 13 each.

Stepping to serve for the Titans was Calib Naputi and he never left the line. Tiyan closed the 2nd set on a 12-0 run to win the game in straight sets.

“We hadn’t been doing too well, but coach told us to keep our heads up. The crowd, momentum and my teammates really kept me up. We’ve got some really great fans here,” said Naputi.

The Titans officially wrap up their regular season and will await Saturday’s finale against Okkodo vs. Sanchez before the final playoff standings are made.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

November

December 2019

January
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for December

1st

Events for December

2nd

Events for December

3rd

Events for December

4th

No Events
Events for December

5th

Events for December

6th

Events for December

7th

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for December

8th

No Events
Events for December

9th

No Events
Events for December

10th

Events for December

11th

No Events
Events for December

12th

No Events
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for December

15th

Events for December

16th

Events for December

18th

No Events
Events for December

19th

No Events
Events for December

21st

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for December

22nd

No Events
Events for December

23rd

No Events
Events for December

24th

No Events
Events for December

25th

No Events
Events for December

26th

No Events
Events for December

27th

No Events
Events for December

28th

No Events
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for December

29th

No Events
Events for December

30th

No Events
Events for December

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Tiyan Titan Calib Naputi

Polls

Who's winning the 2019 Girls Basketball Championship?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

The FD Friars have retired running back Kein Artero’s (#3), becoming the third Friar in three years to have his number retired. 2018 saw two numbers be retired from quarterback Daniel Phillips (#6) and De’Aundre Cruz (#24).

(photo from Kein Artero on Twitter)

COMING SOON …

– NFL Week 14: Steelers at Cardinals

– Jon Tuck in Bellator Japan Dec. 29

– IIAAG/GDOE Split on Jan. 1st

– GSPN Preseason Basketball Tournament

 

QUICK HITS

Coach Terry Stotts will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Stotts moved to Indiana for his junior and senior years of high school after five years on Guam.

 

 

—————————————————-

Bubba Nickles makes a stop at the Guam marker of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC during a team trip to the capital with the reigning national softball champion UCLA Bruins.

 

—————————————————-

 

GSPN celebrates 8 years! Chartered 11/11/11

 

More in GSPN