By Aimee Brandon Posted October 16, 2013
The class of 2014 retained its title as the He-man champions.
“We won it! The Seniors won back-to-back years, we won because we’re Seniors,” said Josh Shaver. Each match contained one set, first to 20, winning by 2. The 2013 He-man started off with a match between the freshman and juniors. The juniors, coached by Meg Montero and Auri Criddle, owned the freshman, coached by Amaya and Tiana Herrea, with an epic win of 20-10.
The “Saucy” sophomores, coached by Juliana Velasco, Payton Neveran, Darion Iturriaga, and Sierra Thiede, then went up against the Seniors led by Allison Barron and Charlotte Bernard. The sophomores lost 20-14.
The next match was a fight for 3rd place, with the freshman and sophomores. The freshman did better with the easier competition, but still, they lost, taking on 4th place. To the sophomores’ delight, they came out on top claiming 3rd place, beating the freshmen 20-15.
The final match came down to, the obvious, seniors vs. juniors. Both teams had been preparing during the week for that moment. “Smooth” is how senior Calvin Connors described the practices.
The seniors had the will to win and reclaim their title from last year. The juniors wanted to bump into the championship spot and earn bragging rights. Both teams were equipped with great players and fantastic cheers. They battled back and forth serve-to-serve missing only a few, sending them into the net.
“I did the best I could go in there and served the ball into the net,” said Connors.
As the seniors got closer to 20 points the juniors tried their hardest to get the point. It all came down to senior’s serves all resulted in aces. The score was then 19-15 when by some small miracle the juniors were able to pass up the ball and get the point back, making the score 19-16. Tasting the win the seniors played their hardest and finished the match with a kill, finishing the game 20-16.
“We’re just the greatest team of all time to play He-Man,” stated Connors.