It’s that time of the year again where a group of sweaty men pound each other’s balls in a stuffy room. Yes, its none other than the exciting Volleyball matches of the IFG! The Volleyball Mens team, comprising of the captain Andre Koh, Norman Aziz, Hyrum Li, Cheah Wen Jie, Chua Cheng Aik, Foo Jyh Howe, Kong Xie Shern, Gan Xian Kai, Foo Chuan Ri, and Aniket Pai, took the UTown sports hall by storm as they fought for a spot to the next round.

The Mens team discussing some top secret strategy that would leave the opponent team in the dust. (Update: Alas! Their top secret strategy unfortunately did not work...)

The Mens team discussing some top secret strategy that would leave the opponent team in the dust. (Update: Alas! Their top secret strategy unfortunately did not work…)

The team warming up to prepare for the matches aheas

The team warming up to prepare for the matches ahead, though Foo Chuan Ripped and Cheah (‘Destroyer’) Wen Jie clearly didn’t bother as they were already pretty hot.

 

The Men's team preparing to receive a serve from the Arts team

The Men’s team preparing to receive a serve. Check out that intense look by Hyrum staring down into the souls of the opponents!

The captain Andre used his cute boyish charms to deceive the opponent, while dishing out serves and spikes that left the opponent defenceless. Jyh Howe and Norman, playing in their favoured centre spiker position, had the ladies in the stands swooning with their agile plays. Ladies, you have may have seen Channing Tatum half-naked and sweaty, but you have never seen Norman half-naked and sweaty. Setter Cheah (‘Destroyer’) Wenjie put so much fear into the hearts of the opponents that some faculties asked not to play against him.

 

Behold this majestic beast demonstrating his prowess. Sorry ladies, Cheah ('Destroyer') Wenjie is taken :(

Behold this majestic beast demonstrating his prowess. Sorry ladies, Cheah (‘Destroyer’) Wenjie is taken 🙁

It is interesting to note that the Mens team climaxed when a mini girlfriend team turned up after lunch and the boys began to rip their opponents apart. They displayed so much aggression that the ladies were completely and utterly charmed.

A team prep during the game to boost their morale.

A team prep during the game to boost their morale. Check out Norman Aziz’s game face (third to the left).

The Mens team truly pressed on in the face of adversity and gave their all till the end.

The Mens team truly pressed on in the face of adversity and gave their all till the end. Look at Foo Chuan Ripped on the left werkin’ his smize.

Even though the Mens team displayed much skill and aggression, they unfortunately did not make it to the next round. The Mens team lost to Arts with a score of 0-2, lost to Medicine with a score of 1-2, and lost to SDE with a score of 0-2. On the bright side, the Mens team dominated the game against USP and won with a score of 2-0.

As cautioned by the stud Kong Xie Shern: “We let medicine win so that revenge would be sweeter the next time round”. Indeed, this is not the last you will hear of them and next year they will come back stronger and better. Alternatively, we always have the Law-Med games to own Medicine’s posterior.

 

The cute and charming Captain Andre displaying his smile that launched a thousand ships (or balls).

The cute and charming Captain Andre displaying his smile that launched a thousand ships (or balls).

“We could have done better but what is more important is that the team had fun (and can now go back to mugging).” The wise words of Andre provides a beautiful closure to the journey of the team at the IFG 2015. It also reinforced the stereotype that law school is all about mugging. Nonetheless, the charming Andre also had the best interests of his members in mind, using the opportunity to find them a soul mate:

“Special shout out to Norman Maswari Aziz Boey, Jyh Howe and Chuan Ri who were great assets to the team and also happen to be single and available #justsaying”.

If any of the ladies are interested, please contact Andre to find out more. Volleyball is not just a sport, it is also a platform to find true love.

Written by: Chen Shilun (Year 2)

Photo Credits: Aniket Pai (Year 2)

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