By Rachelle Dennis Posted October 22, 2008
Monday, October 13, Lowry High School hosted a He-Man tournament. Each class boasted its own team of brash young guys with little volleyball experience. The freshmen competed against the juniors, and the sophomores went up against the seniors. The consolation bracket later consisted of the seniors playing the freshmen as the juniors played the sophomores for the championship.
During the first game, the junior and freshman teams faced off. Junior David Eastman let loose his wicked serve on the freshmen. After five of Eastman’s fireball serves, junior Brandon Eldodt finalized the junior’s lead with a kill, establishing the score at 14-13. The freshman team continued to work hard but remained unable to score again against the more experienced junior team, leaving the final score at 25-13.
The second game began with a huge introduction for the senior team. But four years of experience was not enough to keep the sophomores from winning 25-14.
In the consolation bracket, the seniors played the freshman in a surprisingly close game. The score bounced back and forth in both teams’ favor. At last, the seniors managed to pull ahead while the teams were tied 25-25, making the final score 27-25 for the seniors after a long and intense game.
During the last game between classes, the junior team confronted the sophomores in a fierce volleyball battle. The game remained close during its start, but the sophomores soon began to dominate the court. Even though the juniors came out strong, they fell short. The sophomore team had come to win, and win they did. The score was a blistering 25-16.
In the championship game, the sophomores had to establish their winning title by playing the faculty team. Although the faculty played well, considering their inexperience with volleyball, they too fell to the sophomore’s superior team. The final score was 25-20.