Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Winning Volleyball Season

Last night the Mount Angel Guardians volleyball team defeated DePortivo from Salem, achieving a winning season of 5-3.  The match against DePortivo stretched to five games, with the Guardians gathering strength in the fourth game to achieve their victory.

The starting lineup for the Guardians gathers for an opening cheer before the first game.

The Guardians won the first game with a score of 25-18 and lost the second game with a score of 25-27.

The night's match contained very few long rallies, yet the first rally of the first game was one of the longest rallies of the night with a serve by Frank Villaneuva and a score by Huong Dinh:


The second game contained a save from Stephen Ceislak followed by a score by Alex DePaulis:


 Despite losing the third game 18-25, the Guardians began to regroup after calling a time out.  The Guardians started their comeback in the fourth game that also contained on of the few long rallies of the night.  After hard work at the net from both sides, The Guardians scored as Deportivo sent a shot over the heads of the Guardians:


The Guardians won the night's match in the fifth game with a score of 15-12.

Some loyal fans of the MAS Guardians volleyball team: Sister Hilda Kleiman, Carlene, daughter of seminary staff member Cindy May, Abbot Peter Eberle and Father Jacob Stronach.

Prior to the game, an opening prayer was offered by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB, which offered thanks for all who made the volleyball season a success for Mount Angel Seminary.

After the game, coach and player Frank Villaneuva offered particular thanks to scorekeeper Jacob Floch, announcer Alex Woelkers, referee Stephen Saroki, and President-Rector Monsignor Joseph Betschart.

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