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Coast Guard takes top two spots in sand volleyball

By Cpl. Derrick Small | | September 30, 2005

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Coast Guard's Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team puts restraints on the Maritime Safety Security Team 1 by defeating them 25 - 18 and 25 - 14 during the Commanding General's Cup sand volleyball championships Tuesday at the depot boathouse and marina.

PACTACLET, two MSST teams, 3rd Battalion and two 12th Marine Corps District teams came out to compete in the grueling best-of-three tournament. After District suffered a close defeat to PACTACLET, and MSST team one took 3rd Battalion out of the picture, the final match-up was a Coast Guard versus Coast Guard showdown.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Fuller, PACTACLET, said although they hoped to play Marines in the end, they were sort of happy with the outcome.

"Because we had three teams out there, we had actually hoped to win first, second and third place in the tournament," Fuller said.

According to Rachel Dickinson, intramural sports coordinator, this year's tournament was good, but could have been better.

"Usually we get about six to eight teams that come out and compete," Dickinson said. "There were a few players from last year who were unable to play this year. Those guys would have definitely helped spiced things up."

The Coast Guard took first place during the indoor volleyball tournament this year and won the sand volleyball tournament last year. PACTACLET believed there was nothing that could prevent them from winning again because their team has a positive energy, according to Fuller.

"We were missing some key players and we never get to practice because we're always deployed, but our team still wins because we know how to talk to each other," Fuller said.

The Coast Guard has climbed to second place in the CG Cup Standings 2005 with a total of 154 points, trailing Recruit Training Regiment by only 33 points and chased by Headquarters and Service Battalion.

For more information on team standings and upcoming CG's Cup events, contact Dickinson at (619) 524-0548.

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