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Western New Mexico University Volleyball Game

We attended a volleyball game at the local university Monday night.  This was our first time going to the university for any event, athletic or otherwise.  We saw a lot of good jumping and had a great time.  Our team was especially good at blocking and they won the first 3 games (fulfilling the 3 out of 5 requirement for winning).

Here are some questions and observations that came to mind while watching the game:

  • Why do they group together between every single serve?  There isn’t always something to congratulate themselves about.
  • Libero definition and purpose (this was answered mid-game by consulting one of my best friends who had played college volleyball)
  • At one point, the two refs made the opposite call and then BOTH switched their call to correspond with the other.  So who then makes the final call?
  • Why are their shorts so short!?
  • What is the ideal height of a female volleyball player at the college level?  Some of these ladies didn’t seem so tall.
  • I watched two plays where they played off the bounce.  I didn’t know that was legal.
  • Do the knee pads squish the definition out of their quads?  Why aren’t their legs better defined?
  • Who is in charge of music?  It’s LOUD.
  • If you touch a ball while blocking and the ball goes out of bounds, who gets the ball?
  • Is it rude to put my mostly clean, socked feet on the seat in front of me?
  • What is the purpose of jump serving?  Several girls did not jump serve and their serves appeared to have more power and precision.
  • I find it very impressive that the blockers are able to leap up, block the ball and knock it down to the other side, retract their arms and land; all without hitting the net.
  • Our side had matching shoes.  The other team did not.
  • Can the serve touch the net?
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Good flying set

Oh my gosh, they're flying!

Oh my gosh, they’re flying!

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Excellent action shot of the hitter in the background.

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More flying.

Excellent setup for hitting/blocking...and also good bird dance

Excellent setup for hitting/blocking…and also good bird dance

One Comment

  1. Hilarious.

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