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Strong serve seals win for 50 SFS

Paula Fraas, 50th Security Forces Squadron team member, passes to her setter during intramural volleyball action March 22. 50 SFS beat 527th Space Aggressor Squadron in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Paula Fraas, 50th Security Forces Squadron team member, passes to her setter during intramural volleyball action March 22. 50 SFS beat 527th Space Aggressor Squadron in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

By Tech. Sgt. Stacy Foster

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Entering March 23rd’s intramural volleyball contest, neither 50th Security Forces Squadron nor 527th Space Aggressor Squadron had managed to break into the win column, but you wouldn’t know it by the way they played.

Both teams hustled after every ball, diving and leaping across the court to help their team win.

In the end, 50 SFS’ serve proved too much for a newly reunited 527 SAS team, as 50 SFS won the match in straight sets, 25-15, 25-15.

“We haven’t had a chance to play together much — this was only our second game together,” said team captain, Karmann Pogue. “Right now, we are working on our chemistry and team confidence.”

Their inexperience didn’t show initially, as both teams went back and forth to start the first set, trading point for point until midway through.

Bradley Krause then caught fire, serving for seven consecutive points to give 50 SFS a lead it would never surrender.

“During the first set, Krause really got on a hot streak,” said team captain Garrett Maynard. “His serve was really what got us going in the first set.”

In fact, Krause scored the final point in the set as well.

Both teams fought hard in the second set, as it seemed neither could gain an edge over the other.

Again 50 SFS would find a way, as they began to feed off each other’s effort, seemingly sparking a six-point service run by Alan Boland.

“Boland really got on a roll in the second set,” Maynard said. “But it really started with our hustle, everyone was going after the ball, everyone really picked it up.”

527 SAS never recovered, as 50 SFS went on to close out the match with the win.

In other volleyball action, 22 SOPS defeated 50 OSS/OGV 18-25, 25-18, 15-10.

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