Thursday, May 9, 2013

TOP STORY>>19th FSS upsets 19th CES in three-match thriller

By Airman 1st Class Cliffton Dolezal
19th Airlift wing/Public Affairs

The intramural volleyball teams from the 19th Force Support Squadron and the 19th Civil Engineer Squadron faced off Tuesday night, May 7, in exciting fashion going to a third match in a best of three series with the 19th FSS winning 25-19, 23-25, 15-12.

“We’re standing strong tonight, we’re not going to lose,” said Joseph Hosak, the 19th CES team captain.

The 19th FSS took a commanding lead in the first game going up by 12 at one point. They didn’t let up, dishing out several spikes and finishing long rallies. The team went on to take the first game 25-19.

The 19th CES bounced back in the second game answering with great serves and excellent net play, using their height to their advantage. Their dominance at the net seemed to combat the conservative play by the 19th FSS in the second game. The 19th CES won the second match forcing a game three in a best of three series.

Both teams brought their A-game and gave an extraordinary effort, laying out for the ball several times and having extended rallies. The 19th CES went up 12-9 before the 19th FSS called a timeout. The extra time given to the 19th FSS to catch their breath and focus was just what they needed. They came back onto the court with their heads high, knowing what they had to do. Winning the first serve after the time out, the 19th FSS would take control of the serve and go on to score six unanswered points to win match three 15-12 and the game 2-1.

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