2011 New Years Classic Tournament Champions
Even with a limited team roster, due to sickness and injury, team IMUA proved to be a GEVA powerhouse last weekend. IMUA effortlessly won its second in-region open tournament without dropping a set all day.
IMUA!!!! That’s the name the 16 national team chose for itself three practices into the season. In Hawaiian it translates, “to move forward”, but to team “IMUA” it means, “to move forward together”. That’s just what they did at the New Years Classic, they moved forward together surpassing any and every team that stood in their way. After cruising through pool play (TEAM OXYGEN & ALPHA GAMMA), team IMUA was put into the championship pool with Downstate 16 Black and Allegro 16 National. Downstate turned out to be no match for team IMUA in the first game (25-10), but soon turned it on in the second game, giving team IMUA their first test of the day. After battling point for point, team IMUA used composure to control the end of the game, beating Downstate 25-21. Allegro was last on the list, and team IMUA wasted no time in the first game, beating them 25-15. The second game was a different story, as Allegro 16 National handed team IMUA their first and only loss of the day (22-25). Staying poised, team IMUA thrived in the third game and took it to Allegro, handing them their first beat down of the season (15-4).