CAMP WALKER, South Korea – They had their fill of touch matches in the DODDS Japan season, and in this week’s Far East Girls Division II Volleyball Tournament at Daegu High, it’s been no easier for E.J. King, Cobras coach Pete Soto said.

“It’s been really tough. No teams we’ve been able to come out and dominate,” Soto said after sisters Ashley and Katie Rock combined for 55 kills in a 27-25, 27-25, 25-20 victory over a Morrison Academy team that has long prided itself on defense.

“They (Morrison) showed it today,” Soto said. “They played us tough, went ahead of us the first two games. But the girls fought back.”

Defending champion Daegu High played through to Friday’s winner’s bracket final of the double-elimination tournament by beating Yongsan International-Seoul in four sets for the second time in three days, after losing to the Guardians twice in the regular season.

Up north in the D-I tournament, defending champion and host Seoul American and three-time Kanto Plain champion Nile C. Kinnick each advanced to the quarterfinals with straight-set victories.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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