Friday, September 12, 2008

Volleyball

So I know I haven't posted anything about volleyball yet, but I just haven't had time. Way too much homework to do, volleyball, selling purses and seminary council puts me in a tight schedule with about 5 hours of sleep every night. Anyways, volleyball...
So we started our season off at Winnemucca, Nevada. We went there on charter bus, and shared it with Columbia and Nampa. Which was an experience all on its own. But it was so much fun. One of the best tournaments I have gone to. And trust me; I’ve had my fair share of tournaments. :) We ended up winning the whole tournament and getting first. It was a great experience for all of us, and we had several bonding opportunities that were well worth the long, boring bus ride. I had the best time with my roomies that night, and I will never ever forget that experience. It was so much fun, and I bonded well with two of my teammates, that I never really got to know and liked before. It was fantastic!!!!
Then we had our first game against Nampa, at Nampa. We won, but let's just say... we didn't win, they just lost. We played like we were in 8th grade. Missing all of our serves and it was embarrassing. And Murphy (my coach) now uses that as his example. He often says, “you guys are playing like the Nampa game!" or "let's not make this another Nampa game."
We had our next game at Columbia but it was also a tri-match against Middleton as well. It was a good game to play in also. But it wasn't as bad as Nampa. I got to play a little more that night, which I was happy to see. So we ended up winning the game against Columbia and against Middleton.
Then we played at Kuna, and we won that game also. We won but we had to work harder then the last few games. Kuna is one of those teams that really don’t have outstanding talent, but they work so hard. They never slow down or give up. They dive and go for every stinking ball, and they have a solid defense. So it was hard for us because we have a solid offense. But I enjoyed it.
Then we played BK yesterday and it was our first home game. It was definitely one of those games that we just started out our warm ups, and things like that, pumped up and ready to play because we were happy to be home and we just had the energy. And that helped us to beat them in three games. It was a great game also. I think that was the best game we had played. (Not including Winnemucca because we played amazing there!!!) We just had great energy and we stayed on top of that, for the most part, the whole night. I enjoyed that game because I was having a great day, and I came with a good attitude. And my best friend and I really had some pretty good laughs. Well, we always do, but it was a little different that night. Lol
So far it’s been a great season. It’s just too good to be true. It’s hard to think this is the last time I will play volleyball at Skyview with my great team. But also hard to think that we really have a great shot at state this year. And this may be the year that we make it all the way!!! We have this number on the back of one of our shirts. It says... 111530. And that’s our goal this year. When we are sloppy at practice, when we slow down at a game, or when we are struggling. We think about this. It means November (11) first (1) at 5:30 (530) the championship game for state will be playing. And we want to be there playing that game and that is our main goal. It’s been great to have that in your vision. What a season so far!!

3 comments:

Adam & Katrina said...

Thanks for the update since I can't make it to all of your games. I am planning on making it for sure to the middleton game and the emmett game and maybe to a few others. It sounds like you are having lots of fun and really enjoying the team this year. Good luck with the rest of your season and I hope you guys meet your goal! GO HAWKS!

Shaylee said...

I hope you guys meet your goal!!! I wish i was camera girl again! it was a BLAST chillin with all of you guys!

Laura said...

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you! One nice thing about having an embarrassing game -- it gives you a kick in the pants not to let that happen again. Have a great rest of your season!