TCS Voleyball Team advances, will represent Envigado in national tournament


TCS team photo after winning the finals of phase 1.

 HS volleyball team reached Phase 2 in the Juegos Intercolegiados at Polideportivo Inder Envigado, winning the finals 2-0 against Colegio Hontanares May 17-18.

TCS played against La Salle, La Paz, Hontanares, Leticia Arango de Aveñado, and Normal Superior de Envigado, and were undefeated. They won first place, only losing one set throughout all the matches.

“The tournament was good, but this first phase is not as competitive as other tournaments in which we have participated,” Gustavo Bohorquez, Grade 11, said.

Juegos Intercolegiados is a national tournament where institute teams from all municipalities play against each other in phases with only the winner advancing to the next round. The tournament winner will represent Antioquia at the national level.

“It’s a tournament where you need to be very committed because expectations and difficulty increase after every phase,”  Anibal Betancur, TCS Volleyball Coach, said.

The departmental final champion will go on to compete against other departments with the eventual winner competing in the national finals. 

“We as a team will try as hard as we can to try to get the furthest we can, it’s unlikely that we get to the departmental phase and further because the competition is too fierce,” Miguel Tamayo, Grade 11, said. 

TCS won every single match 2-0, except one match that ended 2-1 TCS still won. TCS brought the victory home after winning the finals against Hontanares 2-0.

“It wasn’t our best match, we could have done much better, we committed some mistakes throughout the match, but even though these mistakes we were able to learn from our mistakes, level up the game, winning the finals, ” David Fajardo, Grade 11 team captain, said.

According to Fajardo, TCS will likely play against San Ignacio in the final of the Metropolitan Area, with both teams trying to reach the departmental finals. 

“I think this next phase, Phase 2, will not be as demanding until we match up against San Ignacio, they were the national champions last year, and this year we expect them to put on a show,” Bohorquez, said.

TCS managed to win the first phase of the tournament and will go on to represent Evigado in the second phase of the tournament, against the other nine municipalities in the metropolitan area. Their goal is to win and go on to represent Antioquia.

“To my liking, intercollegiate tournaments are the best level tournament at the national level and obviously in the school category,” Betancur, said.