By: Rebecca Charur/Staff Writer
This fraternity intramural season has brought about numerous opportunities for exciting and competitive action between the sports of flag-football and softball. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Volleyball was added to the mix when some of these fraternities went head to head in competition.
Sigma Chi currently sits at the top of the standings with a record of 1-0 after defeating their opponent, Theta Chi, in two sets.
“Although we made some mistakes on the court, we came out with the victory. We plan on fixing the mistakes over practice, but other than that I believe we have a solid team,” said captain Jose “Jey Jey” Rodriguez.
After setting the bar high last season with a record of 5-2 and making it to the third round of the playoffs, the players of Sigma Chi are excited to see what this season has in store for them. In particular, there is excitement surrounding some of their newer players including outside hitter Hector De Castro, who they believe will contribute significantly to the team.
The only other team without a loss this season is Pi Kappa Phi, who in their first two games defeated Sigma Phi Esilon in three sets and Theta Chi in two. This undefeated start to the season is no surprise to the returning players of Pi Kappa Phi who expect nothing short of a championship from their team this season.
“Last season we took first in our volleyball league and [we] intend to do the same this season. We’ve taken necessary preparations to avoid simple mistakes that cut it close last year,” said setter and libero Robert Calderon.
Both Theta Chi and Pi Kappa Phi will play PHI GAM in their next game on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29 respectively. PHI GAM landed at the bottom of the standings after losing their first game to Sigma Phi Esilon in two sets.
Sigma Phi Esilon, on the other hand, currently stands in third place in the league, with a record of 1-1, ahead of Theta Chi who is 0-2 after two weeks of play.