The University of Guam Women’s Volleyball Teams, the Varsity Tritons and the Club Tridents, both reached the championship match of the Guam Women’s College Volleyball League on “Triton Night” at the UOG Calvo Field House on Thursday evening.
With about 500 UOG students and employees looking on, the UOG Tritons marched over the Pacific Islands University Tide 3-0 during the opening match of “Triton Night” and the GWCVL Semi-Finals. The Tritons took early control of the opening set, but the Tide battled back to close within 2 points at 17-15 but a UOG timeout slowed the PIU momentum and the Lady Tritons outscored the Tide 8-1 to close out the first set 25-16.The #1 seeded UOG team powered by #4 seeded PIU 25-9 in the 2nd set and then finished the match with a 25-15 victory in the 3rd set to win the match.
Triton Night was a UOG Student Government sponsored event that provided free t-shirts, free food, contests and raffles during the opening match of the night. This was the first Triton Night done for Women’s Volleyball and Triton Nights are used to build school spirit and to recognize the work done by the varsity sport teams on campus.
The event and matches were attended by the President of the University of Guam, Dr. Thomas W. Krise, President Mary A.Y. Okada of Guam Community College and Pacific Islands University President, Howard Merrell.
In the 2nd match of the night, the 2nd seeded Guam Community College team took on the UOG Recreation Club Team, the 3rd seeded UOG Tridents in this semi-final. The two teams had split matches during the regular season, with both teams winning one match each, 3-1 over the other team.
The Tridents defeated GCC 3-2 in the match, by the scores 25-16, 20-25, 10-25, 25-14 and 15-11. The Tridents were down 8-6 in the final set when the teams’ switched sides of the court and the UOG club came roaring back to gain the lead and win the match.
The Tritons and the Tridents will play in the GWCVL Championship on Saturday at Noon in the UOG Calvo Field House, admission is free for the event. The Tritons have swept the Tridents twice during the regular season. The Tritons are 7-0 in the league with a 21-1 set record. The Tridents are now 4-3 in the league with a 13-15 set record.
The Tritons have never lost a match in the 3 seasons of GWCVL play, running their record to 23-0 over the 3 seasons with a 69-8 record in sets.
Information provided by UOG A.D. Doug Palmer