The Day That Changed My Life And Love Of Volleyball

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Sunday February 28th, 2015. I remember that date, as if it happened yesterday. That was the day that changed my life and love of volleyball. This was the day I got severely injured during a volleyball tournament. The day had started and gone by painfully slow. Wherever I walked throughout North High School hallways you noticed volleyball bags, blankets, coolers, food and wrappers all stuffed into a small corner that a team redeemed as their spot. When I walked back into the muggy hot gym, I could smell the knee pads, ankle braces, and sweat from all the girls playing. Along with the sound of whistles from referees and the agonizing squeaking sound of the shoes moving against the gym floors. My team and I made our way to an empty…show more content…
I went into an approach and tipped the ball right over the block but their setter got a pancake (A dig in which the player gets the ball up by placing a flat hand on the ground (palm down) and letting the ball bounce off the back of his or her hand) and their right side hitter took the second ball and got an assist (Passing or setting the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill.) to their outside and she then pushed the ball over to the deep back right corner and our setter luckily got there just in time and our libero then assisted the ball to me, but it was too low to do anything, so I sent a freeball over. (A ball that will be returned by a pass rather than a spike.) They easily passed that ball and they tried to run a fast offense and do a quick set, (a set (usually 2’ above the net) in which the hitter is approaching the setter, and may even be in the air, before the setter delivers the ball.) but I realized it right away and went up to block and I got it, but their coverage was where it needed to be also and they got the ball up. After doing that their setting came up and dumped (The setter dump is an attack in which the setter becomes an offensive threat to score points and cause a distraction to the opponent 's block and floor defenders. It is often used as an emergency tactic for tight passes.) She ended the point with that because my team didn’t read it in time and couldn’t pick it up. We then came together in a short team huddle to

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