Monday night in December at SARC can mean only one thing…..playoffs!!
The top four teams of the season faced off to compete for the number one spot…and eternal glory. Single and Ready for Pringles played against Practice Safe Sets in a two-set match, winning 21-12 and 21-17. PSS played hard, but Single Pringles played harder.
The match up against the number two and three spots was another awesome watch. Hunchblock of Notre Dame dominated the first set against Hot Sets and lead the way to victory, 21-13. There was a reversal in roles in the second set, as Hunchblock trailed for the first seven points. Maybe that was their Christmas gift to Hot Sets, because they came back to tie the game and then take the lead. Both teams fought hard, played scrappy, had some miraculous saves, and some not so miraculous plays, but in the end it was Hunchblock’s excellent skills, team unity, communication, enthusiasm, and hunger that advanced them to the final round of playoffs. Hunchblock beat Hot Sets in a close set 21-19.
The championship game had #1 seed, Single Pringles, going up against #2 seed, Hunchblock, in the match of the night! With both teams coming off from a win, the intensity of the game was high, the rallies were long, the blocks were wall-worthy, the spikes were hard, and the hustle was harder! After 23 points, the first set went to Hunchblock, shocking Single and Ready for Pringles!! The Hunchblock train showed no signs of slowing down in the second set and, if anything, their momentum continued to increase. There was a lot of back and forth in the game with great ball movement and close calls. Hunchblock’s court awareness ran Single Pringles ragged, ultimately leading to their defeat. Hunchblock goes home the victors of the night, winning 21-14! Hunchblock of Notre Dame played excellent all season, and beautifully in the playoffs. Their championship win was well-deserved!
Hunchblock celebrated their victory and kept warm by getting toasted……er…..toasty at Gourdough’s….what a great place to celebrate another victory. Thanks for some great plays….great sportsmanship…..great action. We can’t wait to do it all again!