Guam- The Southern High Dolphins swam out of their slump yesterday evening after defeating the John F. Kennedy Islanders 25-17, 19-25, 25-22.
The Dolphins worked hard for this win. Great defense and communication were keys to a successful match for the Dolphins. JFK also had trouble at the net with late blockers that gave for numerous kills from the Dolphins side.
The first set belonged to Southern. The Dolphins gained an early lead with the Islanders rallying to tie it at 8 but after that the Dolphins took the lead and never let it go. In the second set, the Dolphins coach made five substitutions to start off the set and put in fresh players. The Islanders came back a little more fired up and after numerous lead exchanges the Green Machine buckled down and claimed the set. Pushing the match to the distance.
The third set saw the most of the original Dolphins line up return to the court and it was really anyone’s for the taking. Southern came out with an early 6-0 lead but slowly and surely the Islanders would keep at it and eventually tie the set at 16. The Green Machine’s screws would start to come loose while the Dolphins stayed consistent down the final stretch for the win.
Dolphins Elma Ibit was the go to hitter for Southern and hit six of her nine kills in the third set.