June 8, 2018
On Wednesday, May 23rd, a group of Cassels Summer Students made their way to Woodbine Beach for the yearly tradition that is Bay Street volleyball, donning their team shirts and slapping on sunscreen for a day of games in the sun.
The morning started with some easy wins against McCarthy and Torys to warm up the team. However, the afternoon got heated, with Cassels taking a close win against the massive roster of Stikeman-Elliot. By the fourth game, Cassels was joined by the fresh faces of students who had worked in the morning. The final game of the round robin was a nail-biter, with the Cassels team coming back from a 13-point deficit to beat Faskens 37-35.
Undefeated in the round robin, Cassels went into the quarter-finals matching up against their old rival, Stikeman-Elliot. Unfortunately, a day in the sun and a limited roster had taken its toll on the team, while Stikeman’s seemingly infinite amount of subs ended up making the difference. Despite a close game, Cassels ended their run with a 21-19 loss and closing out the day with a 4-1 record.
Leaving the field a lot sandy and a little salty, the Cassels student team retired to Biermarket with the students from the other firms for an evening of celebration (and mourning). That night was spent celebrating with firm-sponsored drinks and food, mingling with the other firms and learning about other summer student experiences on Bay Street (tip: it isn’t as fun as Cassels).
Until next year, Cassels will have to wait for a new batch of students to bring home the championship title to suite 2100 of the Scotia Tower.
The CBB Student Blog Team