MMA's gymnasium officially opened yesterday with a dedication preceding a volleyball game against the Mount. After Head of School Sister Barbara Buckley gave remarks and formally opened the new gymnasium, all of MMA's senior volleyball players simultaneously did a ceremonial serve across the net. The serves flew with cheers from the crowd, MMA's Dance Team, and the school's beloved mascot, the Golden Bear, while MMA volleyball coach Jolen Aldaya and junior varsity coach and MMA alumna Dani Carrozza set off blue and gold streamers. The ceremony ended with the announcing of both teams' players; then the singing of the National Anthem.
After fending off visiting Mount in the first set and emerge with a 25-22 win, the Volleybears clawed their way back from a 9-6 deficit in the second set to win 25-21 and take a 2-0 lead. With victory closing in, the Mount did their best to play spoiler taking the next two sets 25-20 and 25-18 to force a fifth and deciding set.
In the final set, MMA won six of the last eight points and opened the new facility in thrilling fashion!