Intramural volleyball: Leaping Lizards jump to victory over 963rd AACS

Leaping Lizards setter Ben Tyson delivers a serve in game one of a match against the 963rd AACS/Services team Aug. 22. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks)

Leaping Lizards setter Ben Tyson delivers a serve in game one of a match against the 963rd AACS/Services team Aug. 22. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks)

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE -- Leaping Lizards, two-time defending intramural volleyball base champions, continued their quest for a third consecutive title with a double match victory over the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron Aug. 22 at the Gerrity Fitness Center.
   The Lizards won 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 and 25-17.
   Chris Hill and Jason Alvarez led the hitting attack for the victors with 14 kills each. Ben Tyson was also instrumental in the victory, dishing out a total of 29 assists during the match.
   "We have been playing together for quite awhile and we all love to play the game of volleyball," said Lizard head coach Patrick Steelman. "We never know who will dominate a contest, but we feel with our experience we will be successful in most of our matches."
   The match came to a quick close with the powerful serving of Joe Huizer, who nailed two service aces to end the match.
   "These guys are very talented," said Robert Constable, outside hitter for the 963rd AACS. "They all can hit the ball hard and accurate, and when you think you have found a weakness on their team, they always seem to have ability to keep the ball in play."
   The victory enabled the Leaping Lizards to keep their first place spot in the season standings with a 6-0 record, while the loss dropped the 963rd AACS to 0-6.