What?…..no more sweat……no more grimy palms……no more scorching heat……no more sand-caked elbows, knees and foreheads? What happened to summer?! We ARE ASSC…. we play on in any weather!
Moontower could have made a killing if they had sold jackets on this night, but every player forged on and put up some great battles in the pits! Bring on autumn in Austin……we’re ready for it!
Best match of the night goes to 2 Bump Chumps vs Sandstorm. Both teams were incredible with some amazing digs, bumps and hits. After each team taking a set apiece, it all came down to the third and final game to declare the winner. The third set did not disappoint with both teams digging hard for each point with some close play at the net. With the cold and wind kicking up, it was appropriate that Sandstorm took the final set and the Dub-Yah. More importantly, and as always, 2 Bump Chumps was classy in defeat throwing up lots of high 5s and “great game” congrats when it was all said and done. Another great game with great sportsmanship all around from both teams. This is what ASSC is all about!
Although it was close, the 2 teams having the most fun seemed to be Mission: Unblockable and Beach Please! Throughout the night, both teams were yelling out cheers and laughing during all the night’s games. These 2 teams are basically the definition of what it means to be social in ASSC.
For a Monday night, attendance was through the roof at Moontower! Maybe it was to celebrate some great sand volleyball or jump around just to stay warm……whatever it was, everyone had a blast! Lots of coming early and staying late to just be part of the evening’s action. Summer might be gone but the fun is just starting. Let’s do it all again next week!
If you are a sand volleyball fanatic, Moontower was the place to be for the ASSC Sand Volleyball Championships!
Here is the road to the finals breakdown with lots of great plays from teams going for the gold!
AT 2 Bump Chumps took on Blockmanity with both teams evenly matched from the very first serve! Lots of rallies, great defense and spot on serves kept this first game close. 2 Bump won a close one at 21-17 to take the lead. Blockmanity stayed tough in the second match with more great defense and determination but couldn’t hang on to take the second game loss at 16-21. Great games!
FOUR PLAY ON THE SAND (A) 1 AT The Outsiders (H) 2
In other the other semi final matchup, FOUR PLAY ON THE SAND took on The Outsiders in an epic dual on the beach….they don’t get much closer than this one! 4 Play took the first set in a squeaker 21-19 with both teams matching up player to player like an old pair of socks still stuck in the dryer! The Outsiders evened things up with a squeaker of their own barely outlasting 4 Play by 21-19. We got ourselves a ballgame folks! Third and final set saw another tit-for-tat game with neither team letting up. In the end, The Outsiders outlasted 4 Play and paved their way to The Finals with a 15-10 win…..wow….this is what championships are all about!
This is it…..what we’ve all been waiting for…..Sand Volleyball Finals at Moontower! 2 Bump Chumps taking on the number one seed, The Outsiders for the Championship Belt…..er….Banner! 2 Bump Chumps have come close before but were determined to see it all the way through on this night. The Outsiders knew their reputation was on the line so there was no give up on either team! The first set did not disappoint with all the spectacular serves, defense and digs one could hope for. 2 Bumps barely edged out The Outsiders in the first set 21-19 with the crowd going crazy! Second set was another close one until 2 Bumps saw an opening and jumped ahead by 4 points to take control of the match and take it on to victory at 21-14! We have a new champion…..2 Bump Chumps!
How we love sand volleyball and Moontowers on Thursday nights…..lots of great games to watch and cheer on new and old friends! Tip a few back and even get in some scrimmage time in to keep the night going…..this is what ASSC is all about!
Let’s do it all again next week!
Tuesday night at Hanover’s Pflugerville we had rain, sun, clouds, wind, beer, mosquitos and……oh yea……some kickin’ sand volleyball! Let’s look at the highlights………
Beer Pressure vs Indeed We Rock!
Earlier, BP had already taken out Gettin’ Diggy Wit It in straight sets before taking on IWR! BP bumped out some great serves to take game 1 21-15, right out of the gate. Game 2, IWR snuck a few drop shots right at the net to take the lead. BP dug in with some comeback defense and long rallies to bag the second game to take the 23-21 dub-ya. Nice comeback!
Game of the night saw Here For Beer vs Rough Sets with a total of 105 points scored between the 2 teams……that’s a lot of flips of the scoreboard!
HFB came out strong but RS kept it close with some super digs and a few spectacular blocks. HFB held on to take the game 1 win at 23-21. Game 2 jack hammered back and forth with HFB taking the early lead but the air came out late in the game with RS stealing another close one…….22-20.
Game 3 for all the marbles……..RS was on fire with all the momentum and showed great placements to take the 3rd and final at 15-4! Lots of players stuck around to see the final and deciding game with the crowd hanging on every point. What a night at Hanovers!
Let’s do it all over again next week!!
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