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NW crowns volleyball champ

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NW students Andrew Ticehurst (left) and his opponent Max Fernandez both reach for the ball during the NW volleyball tournament Feb. 25. Photo by Jason Floyd/The Collegian

Matt Fulkerson/reporter

After four days of competition, ATP emerged as the champions of the NW Campus volleyball tournament March 3.

In the final round of competition, ATP squared off against the Destroyers. The two teams battled through five grueling back-to-back games.

During the first round, ATP defeated the Destroyers, 25-16, in the first game and 25-20 in the second.

In the final round, the Destroyers made a late-game comeback and won, 25-21.

After their loss, ATP pulled together for a win over the Destroyers, 26-24.

With one win apiece, the two teams faced off for a final game with the title going to the first to reach 15 points. In a nailbiter, ATP won 15-14.

NW student Taylor Reinhardt of ATP is enrolled in the volleyball class on campus and said she couldn’t resist entering the tournament.

“I’ve been playing volleyball since I was in sixth grade,” she said. “When I heard about the tournament, I just had to come out.”

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NW student Taylor Reinhardt gets ready to spike the ball during the NW volleyball tournament Feb. 25. Photo by Jason Floyd/The Collegian

NW student Taylor Reinhardt gets ready to spike the ball during the NW volleyball tournament Feb. 25.

Several other teams were made up from students enrolled in the volleyball class, including NW student Victoria Hensley of Victorious Secret, which finished in third place.

“We’ve never really played as a team before,” she said. “We’re all in the class and decided to throw a team together.”

Not all of the players were enrolled in the volleyball class. The Bears, a weightlifting club on NW, also made an appearance.

“Several of our members heard about the tournament and wanted to compete,” said club president Chuck Grier. “Volleyball is a great workout and a great teambuilding exercise.”

While most of the players were students, the Professional Schoolers were made up of TCC faculty and staff.

“We’re the geriatrics in the tournament,” said NW physical and health education instructor Joseph Maestas. “It’s a lot of fun for us, and the kids like having a chance to go up against some of their teachers.”

The four-day tournament included seven teams with up to six best-of-3 games.

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