Thi Do, Khiem Huynh, Tai Huynh, Tru Lang, Richmond Lau, Stanley Mui, Chamrong Nguon, Michael Nguyen, Rit Da Son, Duong Thai, Khanh Tran,
Loc Tran, Fedrich Torres, Khoi Vo
VSA defeated Pi Delta Psi 15-12, 15-12
This year's men's volleyball final saw two strong-willed teams in VSA and Pi Delta Psi. VSA came out quickly and jumped to a 7-0 lead with good ball placement from Rit Son and strong serves from Fedrich Torres who scored back-to-back aces. PDP got their communication together as Hoc Tran connected for three big hits in a row and then served the score to 10-10. Quoc Thai placed a deep ball on the line to give PDP their first lead of the game. VSA’s Mike Nguyen made it his personal mission to finish the first game, coming up big with four blocks and five kills to give VSA the 15-12 win.
Game two was much closer with no more than three points separating
the teams at any one time. VSA again came out strong to lead 3-0 before PDP came back with two big hits from Brian Chiou. PDP’s Tran was back in the action when he served two aces to tie the game 3-3. Both teams went back and forth until the score was knotted at 10. VSA’s Khiem Huynh opened the game up with excellent floor defense in the back row, not allowing PDP attacks to touch the floor for three straight hits.
Torres returned to serve well and Nguyen was strong at the net as the two combined for four more points to give VSA a 14-10 lead. PDP’s Jackson Wu then connected on a big cross court hit. David Tam served two points for PDP to bring the score to 14-12. A costly carry ended PDP’s momentum. With the game on the line, VSA’s Nguyen stepped to the serving line and sent a nice floater to the middle of the court. The ball sailed back over the net to VSA who attempted an attack, but a net violation was called on PDP to end the game. In a grace of fortunes, VSA took game two 15-12 and emerged victorious as men’s volleyball champion.
Sambo Chau, Joseph Cheung, Brian Chiou, Thao Le, Victor Lee,
Zachary Steinback, David Tam, Quoc Thai, Hoc Tran, Noble Wong,