Co-Rec Volleyball Fall 2004

Boston Public

Lucienne Alliance-Valcimond, Alik Apelian, Jose DeJesus,
Darleny Henriquez, Tru Lang, Quoc Thai, Khanh Tran, Sandra Turcios-Payne

Championship Game Summary
Boston Public 2, Absolut Playaz 0

Absolut Playaz and Boston Public squared off for the co-rec championship. Boston Public's only challenge in the playoffs came from perennial volleyball stalwart Kaboom. BP chased Kaboom out of the playoffs with a 15-9, 15-12 win. Absolut Playaz met standout Team Rudy in a semifinal match and advanced to the championship with the 16-14, 15-10 win. In the first game of the final, Boston Public jumped out to an early 6-1 lead behind the superb net play of Alik Apelian. Absolut Playaz chipped away at the lead with the help of Chia-Yi Liang's serves. With the game tied at 13, Boston Public's Tru Lang led his team to two straight points, setting up teammate Jose De Jesus to drive home the winning point on one of his many kills.

With the 15-13 win, Boston Public was a game away from winning the championship, but started the second game slowly. Absolut Playaz came out behind Tarik Joyner's net play, highlighted by a block on Jose de Jesus, and took an early 6-1 lead. After a quick timeout, Boston Public came back and surged ahead 14-9 thanks to Luci Alliance's great serving which sparked a 13-3 run. With Boston Public serving for the match, the Playaz forced four match points but failed to mount a comeback. Boston Public once again ended the game and the match behind a Jose De Jesus kill. The score of the 2nd game was 15-9.

Absolut Playaz

Takesha Bartley, Alice Chen, Rosanna Chow, Ildo Correia, Brian Galluzzo, Ogechi Ibe, Tarik Joyner, Chia-Yi Liang, Beverly Strassner, Yui Tanaka, LiFan Wu, Yusan Wu