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Final four set in CCOPSA volleyball league

THE Grace Christian Academy Eagles 1 and 2, the Mount Carmel School Knights and Agape Christian School 1 are the four teams vying for the Commonwealth Coalition of Private School Sport Association Volleyball League title following the quarterfinals at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym on Wednesday.

The GCA Eagles 1 were the first to enter the semifinals round after cruising past Agape ACS 2 25-16, 25-10.

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Agape Christian School 1’s Bao Heng attacks during last Wednesday’s playoff game of the 2018-2019 CCOPSA Volleyball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

The GCA Eagles 1 struggled at the start of the first set as they could not get ACS 2 off their back.

Kean Pajarillaga and Hye Jin Elliot led the attacks with countless spikes to hold the lead but a few mistakes, along with ACS 2’s efforts, was enough to keep them close by 12-9.

ACS 2 started to lose touch as the matches advanced. It was the work of Katriel Saures that gave the Eagles 1 breathing room as he sneaky taps to the other end brought in five straight points 17-11. It was not long after where GCA 1 worked as a team to finish off ACS 2 to claim the first set 25-16.

The Eagles GCA 1 got comfortable during the second set as they quickly grabbed command. Juruel Magtalas and Eubin Park joined the onslaught as they were unstoppable from the serving line gaining back to back aces for the 18-9 spread and left ACS 2 to just one point before bringing them down 25-10.

ACS 1 also joined GCA 1 after eliminating Seven Day Adventist 25-10, 25-11.

Heng Bao led ACS 1 to victory as he was unmatched near the net spiking his way to victory. No matter what SDA cooked up, they could not hold the possession with care losing mainly to errors.

GCA 2 also earned a spot in the semifinals as they took down Saipan Community School in a hard fought battle24-26, 25-19, 15-13 along with the Knights defeating the Saipan International School Geckos 25-23, 11-25, 15-7.