Team Air & Energy blows past opponents on the court
monica simpson | SUN
Team Air & Energy's teamwork and strong volleyball skills
spike them over Team Beach to Bay last Tuesday night
for the victory in The Center's adult co-ed volleyball league.
After two long seasons with a dark gym and no action on the court, adult co-ed recreational volleyball is back in full swing at The Center. With four teams going head-to-head each Tuesday night, veterans to the league face new faces as worthy opponents.
With rally scoring in place, the "bring your own team" league brings fun to The Center for friends and family to play and laugh together in a friendly competitive game of indoor volleyball.
Last Tuesday night, Team Beach to Bay met its match against Team Air & Energy. Team captain Michelle Laade along with teammates Laura Alderson, Vanessa Barahona, Tyler Bekkerus and Dave Norris fought hard through two games of play.
Team Air & Energy proved that more players do not necessarily mean a stronger team on the volleyball court. The team chemistry between team captain Pat Wright, Christine Wright, David Deaver and Russell Classman is evident and produces a top ranked team with a 3-0 record.
Solid serves by Laade and Alderson kept Beach to Bay in the game offensively, while Bekkerus' athletic moves to get to the ball helped his team to put points on the scoreboard.
Serving aces by Deaver for Team Air & Energy put his team ahead early. Strong play by C. Wright and at the net threats by P. Wright and Classman stopped each scoring string by Team Beach to Bay.
The consistent and accurate setting by Norris along with the impassioned play by Barahona will continue to make them a threat on the court despite their 0-3 record. A win is right around the corner for the seasoned Beach to Bay team.
Going into the second half of the regular season matches, Team Anna Maria CrossFit is in second position with two wins and one loss. Team Intechgrate Systems' win last week moved it past Team Beach to Bay with a 1-2 record.
Playoffs for the indoor volleyball league take place on March 7 with the championship game at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball
Anna Maria CrossFit 0
Intechgrate Systems 2
(game 1 25-15, game 2 25-16)
Air & Energy 2
Beach to Bay 0
(game 1 25-13, game 2 25-14)
Saturday, Feb. 11
Youth Flag Football: 8- 10-Year-Old League
Slim's Place 6
Salty Printing 18
Lancaster Design 13
Cloud Pest Control 18
Beach to Bay 20
Truly Nolen 24
Youth Flag Football: 11- 13-Year-Old League
Tyler's Ice Cream 0
Miller Electric 45
Planet Stone 26
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 6
Youth Flag Football: 14- 17-Year-Old League
Air & Energy 12
Intechgrate Systems 14
Duncan Real Estate 14