By: Andrea I Concepción Ortiz
From left to right, “Maldo”, Luis Vega and Miguel Ferrer who painted their faces to support their team. They had a pre calculus test the next day and like always they decided to go to the game. “The tension that feels from everyone is amazing. Whatever happens I will go to my team”.
“Colegio” Volleyball team making their ritual and singing their song before start the game. The team reach their 17th championship in this year. They sing “Como dice Colegio y quienes somos tarzanes quien nadie quien nadie quien quien nadie quien nadie quien quien nadie quien nadie ”.
Erika Gonzalez, 20 years old, screaming at the team. Erika has gone to every game since the season began. “The thought of today’s game gives me the creeps, I could not stop screaming, it was amazing!
Robby Mercado animating the public, Nelson Ramos, Gabriel Moraza, Edwin Gonzalez and Luis Vega making him choir, Luis Perez eating a hotdog. This Volleyball game make history with all the crowd that was in there supporting UPRM. “This semi-final was the classic of classics, best game in the world”
Carlos Ruben, 20 years, celebrating the point made by the team of the UPRM. Carlos Ruben has been characterized by playing volleyball since childhood ”There is no better feeling than seeing your team win and bring up everything that represents your university. Green blood until the end of time”.
The Cheerleading Squad of UPRM making a double twist and animating the public. This Cheerleading Squad got second place last year in the interuniversity athletic league. “Lets go Bulldogs”
From left to right Juan Ortiz and Brian Sanabria wearing the costume of UPRM mascot, Tarzan and Jane, dancing and doing things to animate the public. Juan Ortiz and Brian Sanabria are part of the baseball team of UPRM who lost the opportunity to won the championship.
“This was the first time and last time that I will use this costume, it is very hot in here”
There it is Tarzan the official mascot of the University of Puerto Rico of Mayaguez, eating the rival mascot mask a rooster. The rivalry between UPRM and UPRRP it has been for years and it is very famous between students of UPR. ”Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog”.
A volleyball team member Lewis Rodriguez and his girlfriend Paola Prosper giving the celebrating kiss after winning the game. Like the movies Paola Prosper met Lewis when she was the cheer captain. “Words can’t express how happy I am to share with Lewis each of his accomplishments”
Part of the crowd of UPRM celebrating on the court that they win to the most famous rivals the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus. The UPRM team won with 3 straight sets with 25-16, 25-17 and 25-15 scores. After winning to Rio Piedras, Mayagüez team played against the University of East who defeated them in three games and won their 17th championship.