Thursday, May 2, 2013

TOP STORY>>Spikeforce: 314 AMXS dismantles 19 Force Support in volleyball match

By Staff Sgt. Jacob Barreiro
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The intramural volleyball team of the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron struck down their opponents in the 19th Force Support Squadron in two consecutive matches to win the game April 29.

The 314th AMXS pounced on their competition early and never let up. Early in the first match they raced to a 9-3 lead and amassed a 14-6 advantage before a 19th FSS timeout to regroup.

Communication miscues and missed strikes set the 19th FSS back, as a lot of their volleys sailed over their opponents heads and landed out of bounds.

A brief spark after the timeout, helped the 19th FSS to cut the lead to 11-18, but they couldn’t sustain any offense and lost the first match 14-25.

After dropping the first game, the 19th FSS shook up its lineup, possibly hoping the fresh bodies could produce a better outcome. And they did come out fired up, jumping out to a 4-2lead; however, they were unable to sustain volleys and fell behind just as quickly, dropping four straight points to go down 2-6, eventually amassing a 7-20 deficit.

The 314th AMXS kept the pressure on throughout both games, casually setting up smashing spikes that swiftly landed on the gym floor, racking up points for them.

They won the second game even more handily than the first, 25-10, capturing two straight matches to take the game.

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