2001-06-16 / Sports

Rockaway Beach Volleyball:

Rockaway Beach Volleyball:

Week Three: Old Guard Fights Back

Week Three Results:

Tap & Grill 4 - Your Mother’s Team 1, Beach Club 1 - Irish Circle Jerry’s Kids 4, It’s All Good 2 - Irish Circling Sharks 3, Maimonides ER 2 - T.N.T 3, Beach House 0 Fillmore Ins. 3, Dig This 3 - IBK New Addition 2, Abbracciamento’s 3 – Coopersmith’s 2, Connolly’s 3 - Federation 2, Generation X & Y 3 - Just Healy’s 2, Jameson’s 5 - Psychic Friends 0, Tap & Grill Is. 4 - Sun’s of Beaches 1, Fisheads 1 - Kerry Hills 4

By John Sica

A theme of this year’s league has been how the teams that moved up to the top division have had much success against the old top teams. While they still have a long way to go, Abbracciemento’s, Connolly’s and Generation X & Y took a step in the right direction with 3-2 victories in their respective battles. Abbracciamento’s defeated previously undefeated Coppersmith’s 3-2 and Generation X & Y took three against Just Healy’s despite poor play from the coach, John Sica.

In the White Division Kerry Hills jumped into a first place tie with Dig This. Led by Kenny Kearns, Kerry Hills crushed the Fisheads 4-1 knocking them from the top spot.

Here are some of the stories as reported in the post game party at Connoly’s.


Coach who knows and enforces every rule, (and even some that aren’t available yet) was mad that the Federation couldn’t understand why Connolly’s still wasn’t ready to play at 6:30. After the forfeit Connolly’s came back with three straight and led in game five 9-2 before the Federation mounted a great comeback led by supurb play by Greg, Maureen, Tom and Jay to take the game. After the game Coach walked off and refused to shake hands with the usually mild mannered Federation. Lea pointed out that this is why she left Coach for Jimmy the Horse Trainer.

This just in - Connoly’s coach Steve has asked Coach to turn in his shirt before next week. After conferring with coach’s Irish volleyball pupil, Devlin from Lawrence, Steve agreed that it’s just not worth it.

After the way that Jerry’s Kids played tonight they might not need the telethon. They defeated The Beach Club 4-1. The Kids were very happy to play with or against "Red Teeth" and the rest of the Beach Club who are the best, win or lose.

The Circling Sharks were one jaw short because Louie was stuck at LaGuardia Airport trying to find a ringer from Florida. They still managed to win 3-2 against It’s All Good. The Sharks left Murphy looking for a new route to deliver his mail. It’s all Bad again. Dottsie and Steve Kearns are celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary, by coincidence with each other. The win made it special.

As John Sica writes this article every week at the bars, he gets thirsty. Can you please start helping next week.

Fillmore Insurance swept to a 5-0 victory behind the great play of Jimmy "the cheap Bastard" Katen. With all his injuries (bitching and moaning) he still came through for the team. The boys would like to thank the girls for baby-sitting and letting them out for a beer. (Because they are the kings of the castle)

IBK’s New Addition had a tough night losing 3-2 to Dig This, in part due to missing key player TJ Tooey who was too tired to bother. This was also because Captain John Brennan had too many Red Bulls (non alcoholic energy drink which are supposed to give you wings). Does anyone remember what happened to Icarus? Maybe he should switch to Hieniken. League president Patty Melt sends out a plea for Volleyball referees. If anyone is interested the pay is $40 for a nights work. If interested e-mail her at rbvl@lycos.com.

Next week’s party, on June 20, is in the Beach Club.

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