Volleyball teams competed in the 2018 College Classic Tournament this past October

By Faith Murphy, '20

|Photo: Alinoe Roussie

(left to right) Briana Obregon, a middle blocker, and Faith Murphy, an outside hitter, compete against Rice University. The Women’s Volleyball team also came back empty-handed in the College Classic Tournament.

The Texas A&M University at Galveston Men’s Volleyball team competed in the 2018 College Classic Tournament on October 27th. Although they may not have come home with a win, the team performed better than previous years.

Throughout the tournament, the men’s team played against skilled teams such as: Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University - College Station, and SNVC volleyball, a Texas A&M University alumni volleyball club.

During the Texas Tech game, the men’s team was very close to pulling out a win. Going back and forth from 25-26 keeping each other within one point until the Texas Tech team ended the game 30-28, with the TAMUG men’s team taking the back seat.

With an unfortunate lost to Texas Tech, team began the next match with A&M, where there were many great passes on our side of the court. The team was able to set up many kills performed by Will Neuse but, unfortunately, in the end that was not enough to pull out a win. Some other key players throughout the tournament were Andrew Randig with many aces, Gerald Lancaster with many kills and digs, and Nathan Pierce, the teams Libero, was able to get up many perfect passes to help the team compete.

While the tournament did not bring as much success as initially hoped, Jesus Duran, the head coach of the TAMUG Men’s Volleyball team, said “The team this year is looking great. By far, being the best team we have had. The guys have grown so much and are eager to learn and play. I look forward to keep practicing and preparing for the Southern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (SIVA).”

TAMUG Men’s Soccer team wraps up season with a loss against St. Edwards University

By Emely Cruz, '22

|Photo: Emely Cruz

The Texas A&M University at Galveston Men’s Soccer team concluded their 2018 season with an unfortunate loss against St. Edward’s University on October 19. Although the final score of the game may have resulted in a 2 to 3 loss, the Men’s Soccer team was able to place third in the Texas Collegiate Soccer League under the Eastern Conference.

Throughout the final game, the crowd could sense the growing tension between the players and referees as the referees continued to make calls that were considered controversial by some. Bryan Candelaria, the Vice President of the Men’s Soccer team, believed some of the calls made were unnecessary. “I think there were a decent amount of calls made against us that were too soft for what they actually are,” explained Candelaria. Despite the circumstances the boys focused on the game, and continuously fought to get the opposing team out of the penalty box.

Overall, the team gave their best and pushed through the circumstances making two corner kick goals. Although the men’s team ultimately lost, they left the field with optimism and ambition for the next season.

The fall season presented its overall challenges to the team; most of which were out of the teams control. Galveston was plagued with large amounts of unexpected rain which caused team practices to be cancelled. Without practices, the team was unable to build a cohesive bond. Despite these setbacks, the team went into every game with a positive outlook.

While this season was not as successful as the team had hoped, Candelaria always tries to remind his team that winning is not everything. “I always try to remind the guys that it’s important to win, but it’s also important to have fun,” stated Candelaria.

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Mylasia Miklas, '20

Social Media/Online Editor:
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Alione Roussie, '22
Emely Cruz, '22
Faith Murphy, '20
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Faith Murphy, '20
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