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19th FSS serves up double beating in volleyball game

The 19th Force Support Squadron and the 19th Medical Group square off during the an intramural volleyball game, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th FSS won both games 25-15 and 25-16 . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

The 19th Force Support Squadron and the 19th Medical Group square off during the an intramural volleyball game, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th FSS won both games 25-15 and 25-16 . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

Johnny Lockhart, a volleyball official, calls the intramural volleyball game between the 19th Force Support Squadron and the 19th Medical Group, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Lockhart will be officiating more than six games this season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

Johnny Lockhart, a volleyball official, calls the intramural volleyball game between the 19th Force Support Squadron and the 19th Medical Group, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Lockhart will be officiating more than six games this season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

Jared Henley, spiker for the 19th Force Support Squadron, serves the ball during an intramural volleyball game between the 19th FSS and the 19th Medical Group, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th FSS won both games  the 19th 25-15 and 25-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

Jared Henley, spiker for the 19th Force Support Squadron, serves the ball during an intramural volleyball game between the 19th FSS and the 19th Medical Group, April 24, 2012, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The 19th FSS won both games the 19th 25-15 and 25-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- The 19th Force Support Squadron defeated the 19th Medical Group back-to-back 25-15 and 25-16, Tuesday in an intramural volleyball game.

Before the game, both of the teams were be excited and ready as they enthusiastically warmed up together. Both coaches pumped their teams up to prepare for victory, and as they went over strategies they were both confident that their teams were better.

Kyle Demarco, 19th FSS coach said, "I feel very confident in my team; I think they will do very well. I've been working with them for a couple of weeks now. I have complete confidence that they will represent FSS the best way possible. I have seen the Med Group play. They are some competition, but I'm not worried. It's all about having fun. My team knows that, and that's what it's all about."

"I think the Med. Group is going to do awesome," said Amanda Chelchowski, 19th MDG coach. "We are a very dedicated and hard-hitting team. We have been practicing during the weekdays after work in preparation. I absolutely think that we are going to win. I have seen the opponents practice, and I'm not worried. They're services," she laughed.

Both teams seemed eager and ready to battle it out, but FSS quickly took the lead and control.

The MDG was fighting to stay in the game with the score at 20-11. FSS wasted no time and made the last five points they needed. The game ended at 25-15.

"That was a warm-up match for us," joked Chelchowski. "We'll bring it back in the second one."

She also said she noticed how well the other team was communicating, and her team needed to do a little more of that.

Demarco said he knew his team was going to win.

"I was ready for it. I knew it was going to happen," he said. "We did well. We focused on the fundamentals and let them make the mistakes. Communication is what I try to push with them. The other team had good quality traits like spiking and being up on the net."

As the second game started the MDG knew they needed to win in order to tie and play a third game, but FSS did not ease up on the MDG at all and kept the lead for the entire game.

The MDG came close to catching up, 15-13, but fell short at the end. A disappointed MDG was defeated for a second time 25-16.

Chelchowski said after the game, she spoke to her team and told them they did great.

"I told them that I was proud of them," she said. "We definitely had fun. This was one of our most intense games of the season so far. There's always room for improvement; we will work on serving and better service receive."

"One-Two-Three FSS," is what Demarco and his team shouted after their double victory.
Demarco said he was very proud of his team and asked them if they had fun.

"I couldn't ask for a better team," he said. "We had fun, and that was the biggest thing."
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