Wednesday night volleyball at Pan Am is by far the most intense and competitive night that Austin Sports and Social Club hosts in comparison to our other indoor volleyball nights. Don’t let that scare you though, because our players are equally as social, outgoing, and fun! This past Wednesday was quite a long night with four out of the six games going into three sets, so get your popcorn ready because this is going to be a long one!
The first games of the evening had Just the Tip going up against Blockmanity, and Flicka Da Wrist throwing it down with 2 Legit 2 Hit. Over on court one, Blockmanity had a bit of a rough start only scoring 10 points in the first set. Feeling like they were on cloud 9, Just The Tip went into the second set with their spikes blazing, but Blockmanity had other plans and shut it down. It was a closer second set, but this time Blockmanity came out on top, winning 21-17. There was a lot of back and forth in the third set, but ultimately Blockmanity’s momentum from the second set carried over and led them to their first win of the season. Blockmanity sits at 1-4, while Just The Tip is still left with only their tip at 0-5. Court two’s game with Flicka Da Wrist and 2 Legit 2 Hit was almost 2 intense 2 handle! 2 Legit 2 Hit came into the game with an undefeated record and was looking to continue their streak, while Flicka Da Wrist had their eyes set on knocking 2 Legit off their throne. Both teams came out with balls blazing, never letting either side run away with the lead. The rallies were long, the plays were impressive, and the excitement was too much for 2 Legit 2 Hit; Flicka Da Wrist took the first set 21-19. The second set was a straight up role reversal! 2 Legit 2 Hit didn’t like the feeling of losing, so they stepped up, set up, and spiked ’em down! 2 Legit 2 Hit won the second set 21-18! The final set of this Wednesday night opener was a race to the finish line. Both teams went point for point, exchanging spikes and digs and the occasional tip over the net, but in the end only one team could come out on top, and Flicka Da Wrist managed to put an end to 2 Legit 2 Hit’s undefeated winning streak, winning 15-13! Flicka Da Wrist improved their record 4-1, and 2 Legit 2 Hit had to add a 1 over on the losing side of their record (4-1). The rest of the games over on court one went like this: Dig Picts played An Overwhelming Surplus of Diggity in game two, and was left feeling underwhelmed when they laid the spike down on Diggity, taking them out in two sets 21-8, 21-12. Team Killing It basically killed it against I Wanna Set You Up in two sets, as well. I guess I Wanna Set You Up set up Killing It for their win, 21-14, 21-11.
As if court two couldn’t possibly experience anymore excitement after the first game of the evening, the best game of the night went to Spikalogical Warfare versus Cool Rubbings! The first set was pretty much dominated by Cool Rubbings. They made some killer plays and killer saves–shout out to the girl who executed the most beautiful pancake save I have ever seen in my life! Cool Rubbings’ hustle and teamwork in that first game was deserving of a winning score of 21-12! After the teams switched sides, the second set got underway! Spikalogical Warfare turned their intensity up to level 150 and basically declared war on Cool Rubbings. The rallies were so long and so intense, a spectator could have gone to the bathroom, taken their time, come back to their seat, and still would have been able to catch the end of that one-point play! With the score inching its way along, the game was tied at 20-20, and one team has to win by two points. Each team had an opportunity to win, but where one team wanted the win, the opposing team wanted it just as bad! The second set went all the way to 24-24, reaching the cap point at 25. The final rally for that last point had both sides playing scrappy, and in the end Spikalogical Warfare was able to shut it down and win that final point, 25-24, forcing a third set! Going into the third set, both Spikalogical Warfare and Cool Rubbings were exhausted and worn out, but both teams dug deep and gave it all they had, leaving everything on the court. Spikalogical Warfare came out on top early in the set and was able to keep the lead, winning the set and match 15-11! Amazing game, guys! Y’all deserved a couple cold ones, for sure! The final game of the evening had Quabe Nachos facing off against team Yeah Yeah Yeah in another great match of solid volleyball. Not wanting to break the three-set trend of the night, Quabe Nachos and Yeah Yeah Yeah went three rounds too. It was a great effort on both teams’ parts, but team Yeah Yeah Yeah went home the winners (21-16, 15-21, 15-12).
After all of the excitement was done at Pan Am, everybody headed a couple blocks over to Craftsman to take advantage of the $2 Bud Light Specials and chow down on some street tacos! The representation of Austin Sports and Social Club volleyball players was unreal and the camaraderie was exceptional! This is what we’re all about! Registration for Wednesday indoor volleyball is still open, so if you want in on this action, get a team together (or sign up individually), and register now!