Sand Volleyball in December? Only in Austin and only with ASSC!!


Who says it’s too cold to play outside? Not us….just ask the players at Moontower on Thursday , playoff night for all the marbles!!

Let’s get to it with the night’s first semi-final square off….and it was an exciting one:

Volleywood Videos v. number 1 seeded Blockmanity:  Early advantage to Volleywood since they had a nice warm up match to get the night started. They took the first set win 21-15 against the mighty Blockmanity. Second game saw Volleywood take another early lead at 15-4 and looked to close it all out early. Blockmanity had other ideas though and stormed back to tie it up at 18 apiece! We have got us a game here!! Volleywood bore down, however and weathered the storm to take a close one at 22-20! Great games from both sides of the net!!

In the next semi final match up, I’d Hit That looked to hang on against Just 4 Kicks and try for a place in the finals. Just 4 Kicks was too much for them and took both sets decidedly to make the big show.

In the highly anticipated finals, Just 4 Kicks met up against Volleywood Videos to see who would hold the much coveted Championship Banner. This match up was everything it was hyped up to be….lots of fun, lots of competition and lots of high energy! Volleywood took the first set in a close one 21-17. Just 4 Kicks came roaring back to take the second set in an even closer contest, 21-19. We were down to the third and final set for the big Dub-Yah…plus the $25 drink card for Moontowers after the game! This night was a game of inches…so to speak. First 2 sets were as close as a Texas Rattlesnake’s belly to the pavement in July but, the third set was a true nail biter! In Volleywood’s first title victory, they squeaked out the last 2 points to take the championship at 15-13! This is why we play!!

In the 6’s march to the championship, The Tip and No, YOU Got IT made their way through the bracket to meet in the showdown championship match. The Tip took it to Beaches be Cray in 2 sets but No, YOU Got IT had to go 3 before taking down SWIIITCH.  In the finals match, both teams came to play and neither one wanted to give in, even for a single point. The first set was a close one, but that seemed to be the norm all night! The Tip took it 21-17 but weren’t celebrating just yet. YOU Got IT came to play and made the final set go down to the wire. In the end, The Tip took the whole ball of wax by winning the second set 21-18! Woweeeee this is fun!

As always, for Happy Hour Moontower is the place to be for some great outdoor fun, no matter what time of the year. Suds, spikes and sand….that’s what we like!

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