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Intramurals are big hit for La Verne students

Erica Maurice
Staff Writer

Half a dozen volleyballs flew across the gym as eight teams warmed up for the Campus Activities Board’s intramural volleyball tournament.

“The cool thing about intramurals is that anyone can make a team and play,” said intramural chair and senior public relations major Anthony Juarez.

Only four of these teams will move on to the finals of the intramural volleyball game hosted by the CAB.

The intramural volleyball tournament began Monday and Wednesday was the official elimination.

To ensure everyone had fun, rules were set and CAB made sure everyone understood the rules.

Everyone who participated signed a contract saying that they agree to the terms of the tournament. In it, it says no fighting, no arguing with the referee, and that the person in charge has every right to change the rules as needed.

“So far Phi Delta Theta has won every tournament,” Juarez said.

CAB also gives awards for spirit to people who are cheering on their team.

“I’m most excited about seeing my sisters play and hopefully win,” said freshman political science major Kristine Delgadillo.

Some participants had a little more practice and experience when it came to volleyball then others.

“I played volleyball in high school and I thought it would be a good idea to come out and play,” Madeline Reyes, sophomore criminology major, said.

“I think that it’s a great experience to get out and play even if they do not play at school,” Reyes, a member of Team Black, said.

Some participants came for the experience even though volleyball might not be their game.

“I am most excited about showing my skills in front of my teammates and friends,” said senior business major Jovannia Slusher.

There was one injury during the tournament, to Kevin Awad, sophomore movement and sports science major, from Team Pikachu.

“I feel bad that my good friend Kevin Awad got hurt,” said sophomore accounting major Matthew Hernandez. “We all got pumped and I feel bad we let him down.”

“I love playing volleyball, I played in high school,” Gabrielle Ontiveros, senior speech communications major, said.

While Ontiveros had fun she did see some things that could be improved.

“I honestly feel like it would be a bigger competition,” Ontiveros said. “I wish it was longer and more intense.”

Teams moving onto the next round are Phi Delta Theta, Anchorman and anchorwomen, Mon Stars, and Iota Delta.

These teams will compete Monday to see who will move onto the finals that will be held Wednesday night.

Erica Maurice can be reached at erica.maurice@laverne.edu.

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