The Annual ND Alumni Volleyball Tournament concluded over the final weekend of 2018 at the ND gym in Talafofo, where a familiar set of volleyball veterans took on a much younger generation of talent in the championship game.
The first ever Alumni Tournament winners in team Mix Plate, comprised of key members of coach Blaine Afaisen’s volleyball dynasty, battled to a nail-biting 5th set, but the fresher legs of the new kids in Wow6 outlasted the veterans 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 26-24, 25-20.
Not exclusive to just ND Alumni, led by coach Vicente Flores, Wow6 took down last years champions in IGY6 in the semifinals to earn their title shot. Mix Plate defeated a red hot Mosa’s team to also secure their spot, but the tournament teams saw a dip in rosters after National Volleyball members had to attend an event UOG before the playoff matches Sunday evening.
Members of Wow6 pose for a trophy after winning the ND Alumni Volleyball Title. (photo by Carmelita Gogue)
Four of the six starters on the 2020 Middle School Volleyball Champion Untalan Wildcats met for the first time since winning a title together as the Tiyan Titans took on the Okkodo Bulldogs in the first game of the ISA Boys Volleyball Season. (#7 Samuel Carino, #9 Lance Mupas, #15 Nicholas Santos, #17 Nash Ericsson)
COMING SOON …
June 13: Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
June 20: Roque Martinez vs. Josh Parisian
July 25: Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley
Ivan Sablan took home the Mel Davis Junior Golf Tournament title (Boys 15-18) with rounds of 78-73. Markus Nanpei (77-78) and Eduardo Terlaje (79-74) followed behind two strokes back at GICC. Photo L – R: Mel Davis (GJGL Coach), Nanpei, Sablan, Terlaje and Jovy Lacson (GJGL Tournament Director)
Pro rugger Zach Pangelinan suffered a leg injury on his way to a try in the Houston SaberCats match vs. the L.A. Giltinis on Saturday in Major League Rugby action. The 32-year-old fullback in his fourth year with Houston is recovering and said he will be back on the pitch soon.