MIT’s Intercollegiate Volleyball Club won the New England Collegiate Volleyball League “B Flight” championship at Fairfield University this past weekend. We entered the tournament ranked 9th (of 20) and finished in the same position by beating UConn in two games (denying them an opportunity to win another championship this weekend!). On Saturday, we beat Maine and Sienna in two games. We also played the number one seed UMass Amherst and eighth-seed Army very closely, losing in three. Sunday morning, we were dismantled by Northeastern (in two) in a cross-over match that sent us into “B Flights.” We then rallied to beat Southern New Hampshire and Providence College in three, before taking UConn apart in the finals. IVC brought only six players, so we played a significant amount of volleyball (8 matches, 20 games). We also overcame a bad habit of losing our first game in every important match (except UConn) by ten points.
Personally, it was the best weekend of volleyball I’ve ever played, but today, I feel like mush.