The Intramural Volleyball tournament came to an end Tuesday night on Nov. 20. as team “Spectres” was victorious over team “Yeaaa”.
The two teams competed in the A league final in the Coussoulis arena. Team “Yeaaa” won the first set 15-11 and began the second set with a 4-0 lead. However, the Spectres rallied back to win the second and deciding third set.
“After being down a set and starting the second set losing, we used really strong communication to come back and win. Everyone was just being positive with each other so we can keep having fun and it worked out,” said Shane Newton.
The third set was anyone’s game as it ended with 26-25 when the ball fell to the ground between Gerado Regolado and Jasmine Keller.
Both teammates turned with a look of disappointment after the loss, but congratulated all the players on a good game.
The game’s most valuable player was Robert Arnold from the Spectres. His teammate, Shane Newton was excited to be called the A league champions.
“It’s a great feeling to win the tournament. We always play against our friends so it’s really fun to get bragging rights because it’s a friendly competition, “ Newton said.
There are two leagues within the tournament, A League being for the more competitive players and B League for the casual players.
The B League final was also held Tuesday night, as team “Sigma Chi” beat team “Sig Ep” in a match up of two fraternities.The final set went through all three sets until a champion was crowned.
“It felt good after a comeback, to be close to losing and comeback to get the victory,” said Tomas Solis, the most valuable player.
Sigma Chi was at a disadvantage as they had only three players on the court against an opposing six.
“Communication was the key to us wining today because we had less players than them. All of us had to cover a lot of ground,” said Solis.
Sigma Chi was forced to utilize their strong communication skills by constantly moving around the court to reach every ball.
Both champions from the A and B Leagues said communication and having fun were the keys to their success.
The goal of the Intramural department was accomplished in another year of competition.
“We just want students to go out there and have some fun in a competitive environment,” said Kristina Hall, site supervisor for the school’s intramural’s department.
The Intramural Volleyball tournament is held every year and begins the third week of each quarter and finishes the tenth week before finals.
Teams compete through the quarter and the two teams with the most wins are placed in the championship game.
Playing in the league allows students to relive stress in between studying and finishing homework.
Various Intramural tournaments are held throughout the school year. Students are always able to sign up on the CSUSB recreational sports website by clicking on the Intramural sports tab and filling out the required form.