Yes, Cara and Erica are back in the gym playing summer league volleyball. They started practice on Tuesday and had games yesterday. It is almost to the point that they are playing volleyball year round. But, I would say that volleyball is their favorite sport. They both enjoy playing!
The 8th Grade girls had the first two games yesterday. First up, was the team from West Point Guardian Angels. These girls got creamed by this team last fall in a tournament. Therefore, they were a little intimidated before the game even started. The first set was not a success and they dropped the set 16-25. They had issues on serve receive and they were not serving well. But, they took the second set with a win at 25-20. They were feeling some success going 1-1 against a pretty good team.
Next up was the Battle Creek team. The girls lost both sets 15-25 and 11-25. They quit talking and having fun which just leads them to start committing more errors. They show sparks of success, but then fall apart. They are showing improvement though and that is key.
Then we moved to a different court in the gym to watch the 6th Grade Norfolk Catholic White Team play. The 6th Grade girls have two teams in the league because they have 18 girls in the grade that want to play volleyball. First up was the Lutheran High Black. Our girls get intimidated by these Lutheran High girls because they are good. But, Erica's team won in two sets 25-18 and 25-18. Our girls were serving and hitting well.
Next, they moved to another gym to face the other Lutheran High team. They split sets with this team 25-21 and 18-25. Erica's team was coached by two high school volleyball players who gave them words of encouragement and advice on how to improve.
It was a great day in the gym! I am so glad they are choosing to participate in a sport and not just sitting on the couch or playing video games.