It wasn’t quite the Olympics, but it was a volleyball game with medals. And the perennial powerhouse — the Department of Environmental Health & Safety — took the gold Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the UC Irvine Campus Recreation Department Staff Volleyball League championships. EH&S defeated the Department of Chemistry in both games (25-21 and 25-23) in front of participants at the 2008 Staff Assembly Picnic in Aldrich Park. It was chemistry’s first appearance in the finals. This year, 23 teams and more than 200 players signed up for the season, which began in July. The two other teams in the semi-finals were physics and astronomy, and mechanical aerospace engineers.