Space Station Spikers left no doubt who rules the court.
The Spikers won their third consecutive title by beating KAOS 25-13, 25-17 Thursday in the Division A final. They were unbeaten in the tournament on the west court in the Marshall Wellness Center.
“Three-peat,” co-captain Alysse Bishop said. “It feels awesome.”
“Is it too early to say dynasty?” co-captain Erek Allen said. “Building camaraderie off the court. We work hard together and we play hard together.”
Members of the Space Station Spikers (5-0) are co-workers on the Space Station program at Marshall Space Flight Center. They work together in the Payload and Mission Operations Directorate.
Allen had eight kills and four blocks. Shawn Finnegan had four kills and three digs. Andrew Walters made two kills and six digs. Mikayla Kockler had three aces, two kills and two digs. Spenser Kockler made two kills and Bishop served two aces.
Tim Duquette had five kills and two digs for KAOS (4-3). Billy Carson made four kills. Patrick Sumera and Stacy Mitchell served two aces apiece. Team captain Dennis Gallagher, Sarah Champey and Jim Hartmann had two digs apiece.
“We had a great night,” Gallagher said. “And had an uphill battle to take on the winning team but we did really well.”
KAOS advanced to the final by eliminating Netropy 25-20, 25-16.
Carson had nine kills, four digs and two aces. Duquette had five kills and five digs. Sumera and Hartmann made two kills apiece. Champey had four digs and Becky Crownover made three. Mitchell served two aces.
Team captain Mallory Johnston made 11 digs for Netropy (2-4). Kirk Johnson had four kills, three blocks and three digs. Kyle Cossey made three kills. Preston Plese had five digs, Becky Papke had three and Jarrod King added two.
“It was a great match,” Johnston said. “We had a great championship season. I think we played really, really well. KAOS is a really strong team and I wish them the best of luck.”