Bump, set then spike it to win

Written by Carissa Lucas

Sun, sand and sweat were just a few things in store for student participants in the Campus Recreation Department’s event called SpikeFest that was held last Friday at the sand volleyball courts.

Kelsey Gobin, a senior exercise and sports science major and the intramural coordinator calls SpikeFest “a pretty big event. We usually have about 15 or 16 teams play.”

The event, usually held in September, was moved to October due to those conflicts.

“We had pre-registration online this year,” Gobin said. “This is the first year we’ve done pre-registration online. We usually just have registration the day of the tournament.”

The four-on-four tournament splits teams up into two brackets, and each game is played best two out of three to 21 points. The first and second place teams are each awarded prizes.

In addition to the winners of the tournament play, the team that is best dressed is awarded a prize as well.

Senior psychology major Miles O’Neill found out about the event through friends and has played in the annual tournament three times.

“We’ve won two out of the three times I’ve played,” he said.

Junior exercise and sports science major Seth Dickinson  competed in the tournament for the first time this year.

“One of my friends called me today and asked me to play,” said Dickinson.

O’Neill said he plays sand volleyball regularly, and enjoys playing for fun or in the tournament.

Students who enjoy volleyball and are looking to have a good time competing against experienced teams can pre-register online starting next fall for the 2011 SpikeFest Tournament.

Author: The Bells Staff

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