STUTTGART, Germany — Stuttgart’s 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, won the 2004 Army-Europe unit-level volleyball championship Saturday.

The Green Berets downed Giebelstadt’s Company F, 159th Aviation Regiment, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 in the championship game to complete a 4-0 run through the two-day, double-elimination event involving eight teams.

Elvin Medina led the way for the Special Forces squad with 14 kills, three blocks and two digs in the title match. Teammate Mike Stuber recorded six kills, four digs and one save, and Mark Gahagan posted five kills in the clincher. Two of Gahagan’s kills closed out the first game for the 1/10 spikers, and a third ended the second game.

The F/159th team was led in the title match by Rob Smisky (nine kills, three digs, one ace) and Shane Hubbart (six kills, one ace).

Stuttgart’s 112th Signal Company placed third in the event, followed by Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment from Hohenfels; Heidelberg’s Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Medical and Dental Command; Heidelberg’s 181st Signal Company; Würzburg’s Company B, 17th Signal Battalion; and Company B, 1/4th Infantry of Hohenfels.

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