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Record Setting Crowd on CYC Night at SLU Volleyball

                                 

A record crowd of 6,106 came to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday night, August 29th to cheer on the Saint Louis University Billikens as they battled the two time defending national champions, Penn State.  The partisan crowd was treated to an extended, see-saw battle in the first set.  The crowd roaring with every SLU point and groaning when Penn State scored.  Eventually the Nittany Lions prevailed 29-27.  It was college volleyball at it's best!  Set two was another good game in which the Billikens couldn't quite catch Penn State, losing 25-18.  In set three Penn State showed why they haven't lost a match in two years, winning 25-14. 

However, the other big story of the night was the huge crowd that shattered last year's record crowd of just over 2,000.  When you looked into the stands, it was a rainbow of CYC uniforms, that complimented the SLU student body dressed in all blue at the West end of the court.  Between sets CYC players recognized the six SLU volleyball players and two staff members who grew up playing CYC sports by giving them T-shirts that had "I PLAYED CYC SPORTS" on the front and "SAINT LOUIS U" on the back.  Then our young CYC players went into the SLU student body and found former CYC players to give them the "I PLAYED CYC SPORTS" shirts off their backs.

Thank you to all who attended and were treated to some great volleyball action and a fun night.  If you would like to view more photos of this event just click here, CYC Night at SLU Volleyball

We want to remind everyone of upcoming CYC Nights at Saint Louis University soccer games, come join us:  

CYC Night at SLU Men's Soccer - Saturday, October 3rd - 7pm against Clemson - Hermann Stadium          CYC Night at SLU Women' Soccer - Friday, October 16th - 7pm against George Washington - Hermann  

CYC Men's Slowpitch Playoffs

After nearly a month straight of rainouts in June, the Men's Slowpitch leagues finished their regular season and six teams advanced to the playoffs.  The playoffs were held Friday August 14th and Saturday 15th at Willmore Park.  The double elimination playoffs saw Amsterdam Tavern (team in red above), Guarantee Interiors and Seamus McDaniels (team in green above) advance to the final day.  Seamus McDaniels came in undefeated, but lost to Guarantee Interiors in the first Championship round game.  Then, with both teams sporting 3-1 records through the playoffs, the two teams played for the final time this season.  Defending champions, Seamus McDaniels, prevailed 3-2 in a real pitchers duel, as great defensive plays and numerous double plays prevailed.  Click here, 2009 Men's Slowpitch Softball, to view more photos.   

Only $7 to see Saint Louis Athletica Playoff Game

After a successful CYC Night last month Saint Louis Athletica is offering all CYC teams and families the group discount price of $7 to come watch the WPS Super Semi-Final Game on Wednesday, August 19th at the Anheuser Busch Soccer Park.  Not only will you be treated to outstanding soccer as the Saint Louis Athletica try to earn a place in the WPS Championship game in their inaugural year, but you can cheer on CYC 1st grade soccer teams that will be playing at halftime.  What a great way for your soccer team to start the 2009 CYC soccer season. 

Simply go to www.saintlouisathletica.com/groupportal and enter CYC to order your discount tickets. 

Studio Altius - Official Photographer of the CYC

Studio Altius has been named the Official Photographer of the CYC.  This company offers a variety of Sports Photography packages at affordable prices.  David Cerven and company will be contacting district and league coordinators to arrange a league picture day.  If you would like to view their work please click on Studio Altius Sports Photography.  We welcome Studio Altius and recommend them if your league, team or parish is looking for a sports photographer.

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