The Campus Recreation game of the week focused on the co-rec competitive volleyball league as Bumpin’ Uglies took on Daddie$.
Both teams were looking to make headway in the standings as they tried to catch up to Orville Ready Blockers and Practice Safe Sets, who are the only remaining undefeated teams in the co-rec competitive division.
In the first game, both teams were even with each other through the first 20 points of the match as the two teams got a feel for the other’s style of play. Daddie$ held a slight 12-11 edge over Bumpin’ Uglies, but they would not be able to maintain the lead.
Bumpin’ Uglies took control with a 5-0 run to push the lead to 16-12 and seized control from there, as they allowed only one more point on the way to sealing the victory, 21-13.
Game No. 2 saw the most competitive action of the three, as the two teams gave it all they had in a back-and-forth affair.
Bumpin’ Uglies’ Diedre Fray put her team up 14-9 with a phenomenal dig, and it appeared that Bumpin’ Uglies was going to cruise to victory from there.
Daddie$ was able to fight back, however, as they went on a 9-4 run that tied the game up at 18.
The teams went back-and-forth from there, trading points on the way to sending the game into overtime tied at 20 after a series of rallies.
Daddie$ had an opportunity to put the game away with a 21-20 lead, but they were unable to convert the chance. They would then go on to surrender the game, as Bumpin’ Uglies scored three consecutive points to walk away victorios by a score of 23-21.
In the final game, Bumpin’ Uglies was able to carry over their focus and crisp play and finished off their sweep of Daddie$ with a smooth 21-15 victory.
Throughout the three matches, Bumpin’ Uglies were led by the performances of Kristen Kubala, who controlled matches with her serves, Ryan McMillan, who had plenty of kills and spikes over the three games and Chris Genga, who was the overall anchor of the team and made several huge plays that led his team to victory.
When asked how Bumpin Uglies’ was able to come away with the victory, Genga said it was all about teamwork, communication and hustle.
“We just kept our composure, kept our technique going well and played our best,” Genga said.
Bumpin’ Uglies three wins moved them to 11-1 on the season, and they are right in position to make a run toward the championship.
“We’re going to aim for the end,” Genga said.
Genga was helped by his experience also playing on the Oswego Club Volleyball team, which he says has helped his performance in the Oswego intramural league.
“More exposure to the game helps,” Genga said. “Overall, just continuing to keep practicing helps you be successful.”
With the three losses, Daddie$ falls to 4-11 on the season after being swept earlier that night by Team Saget.