This past Monday was the last week in the regular season of indoor volleyball at the South Austin Rec Center before the playoffs next week, and it was a great ending to the winter season.
We started the night off with a forfeit on court one when 2 Bump Chumps was a no show, thus giving the Volley Outlaws a much-needed win to be considered for the playoffs.
Over on court two we had Just the Tip and Block Party exchanging volleys in three sets. The first set was really close with Block Party squeaking out the first win. Block Party made few mistakes and had some great blocks to help their win, 21-18. Just the Tip came into the second set warmed up and ready to give Block Party a taste of their own medicine. Just the Tip was able to control their passes, get their serves over the net, and lay down some hard-hitting spikes to take the second set, 21-10, and forced a third set. The momentum continued for Just the Tip as they dominated the third set and took home the win, 15-5. Just the Tip sealed their position in the playoffs in the number two spot with a record of 5-1.
Wentwoodies and Hit It and Quit It followed suit in another three-set match. The first set was a pretty easy win for the undefeated Hit It and Quit It as they only allowed 14 points against Wentwoodies. In the second set, the teams went point-for-point and had long, exciting rallies, but Wentwoodies was able to come out with the win 21-19 to take the match to a third set. The third and final set was a race to the finish with both teams hustling all over the court and playing scrappy, but Hit It and Quit It wasn’t about to let Wentwoodies put an end to their undefeated record. Hit It and Quit It finished off the match 15-11, and remain number one going into the playoffs!
The final game on court two had May the Spike Be With You taking Trump Nation out in two sets, 21-17 and 21-13. May the Spike be With You finishes off the season with a 3-3 record and is tied with the Volley Outlaws. Trump Nation remains the defeated team with an 0-6 record, but they were definitely a fun team to watch. Maybe next time, they should try a different team name…just sayin’.
Anyway, that’s a wrap for the winter season of indoor volleyball. Next Monday will be the playoffs with the top four teams competing for the championship title on court one, and a couple exhibition games over on court two. Happy hour is at Craftsman after the games, so come through with your ASSC shirt and get down on some $2 Dollar Bud Lights!