Iowa Women’s Team makes Podium in Florida

It looked great for the Women’s PVL team in Florida too winning all but one round for a second place finish!

Round one started off really well for Team Iowa Ice. They won their first two sets with scores  of 25-21 and 25-13. However, Team IE took the next set with a 21-25 finish. The last set had Iowa Ice back were they wanted to be with a 25-17 score and overall win for that match.

The Iowa Ice lost only one set in the second round too. The first two sets were Iowa wins with 26-24 and 25-22. The Florida wave wanted a home victory and winning set three with 17-25 as the score. The Iowa Ice did not let that stop them and ended up wining the last set with 25-20 and winning this match.

Rounds three though six were dominated by the Iowa Ice. In these rounds they played NorCal Wildfire, Lakeshore Surge, North Texas PVL, and Chesapeake Riding Tide. All were with close set scores but the Iowa Ice was persistent and won all three rounds.

The last round and the last playoff was against the Florida Wave which Iowa Ice played in round two and won. Florida wanted a different outcome this time and wanted the win. They started off with the first set score being 25-20 the Florida Wave. Then Florida dominated the next two sets with score of 29-27 and 25-23. Florida getting that win which they wanted in round two but Iowa stopped them.

Overall the Iowa Ice dominated for six rounds straight which is impressive! They finished on the podium in second place!

Women's Volleyball 2016

 

 

 

Iowa Men’s Team making History in Florida

The Men’s PVL team made history and finally got a victory which they have been wanting for so many years.

The Men’s team, the Iowa Icemen’s first match overall went well. The first set started off slow with a 25-12 score and Team Pineapple dominating the round. Then things started to pick up for the Iowa Icemen. All rounds were close with the second set of 19-25 Iowa Icemen, 25-19 Team Pineapple, and again 25-20 Team Pinnapple.

The next team Iowa Icemen had to play was Team SportConX. That round was pretty even with the first set being  25-22 followed by 25-20, 17-25, and 25-19. Team SportConX also took this round.

Match three was against the NE Midnight Riders and the Iowa Icemen were looking to write how this round would end. The first set was very competitive with a 25-21 win for Iowa. The next couple sets were close with a  26-28 and 23-25 but resulting in the NE Midnight Riders taking those. The Iowa Icemen did not like that very well and went on to win the next two sets resulting in 25-16 and 15-8. Overall the Iowa Icemen were the winners of round three.

The fourth match was all really close and going back and forth with Team IE. The set scores were 22-25 an Iowa victory, 25-22, 25-15, and 25-23 all Team IE controlling those.

The Iowa Icemen were wanting another overall win and they got it. These set scores were all close too starting off with a 22-25. Then followed by 29-27, 28-26, and 25-22 to make Iowa be the ones to watch.

The last match before the playoffs was a tight round with SoCal Avalanche winning. The scores were 22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-23, and 15-12. In the end SoCal Avalanche  managed to get the win.

Playoffs are here and Iowa is determined to win. The first playoff match started out 25-23 the Great Lakes Lightening. Then Iowa took their momentum and ended up with a 20-25 and 30-32 score. In the end the Great Lakes Lightening won the round by winning the final two sets 25-17 and 16-14, but Iowa’s dreams may still come true with the last playoff against the Badger Region Lights out.

The last playoff meant business for the Iowa Icemen and knew they needed a win for a podium finish. It started off with a Badger win with 21-25. Then the next two sets were close and each got a win with  25-21 and 23-25. Iowa dominated the next two rounds with scores of 25-18 and 15-9 making them finish in 3rd place. This was the first time in history that the Iowa Men’s team won!

Men's Volleyball 2016