SPORTS: Truman volleyball club ready to bump, set, dominate

by Marylin Diaz, Staff Writer

A student gets ready for a set while waiting for a serve from his teammate at the staff/faculty versus student match on Sept. 30. Photo courtesy of Truman Volleyball Club

A student gets ready for a set while waiting for a serve from his teammate at the staff/faculty-versus-students match on Sept. 30.
Photo courtesy of Truman Volleyball Club

Teams of students versus faculty and staff playfully poked fun at each other in their very first volleyball match, hosted by the Volleyball Club, when students won 25 to 23 on Sept. 30 in the school’s gymnasium.

“It felt good to finally beat them at something!” said Samantha Ronan, Volleyball Club President.  Teachers usually take over in the classroom, but this time students ruled. Although the gym had an audience of only eight, fans enthusiastically cheered on their favorite teams. They, too, wanted to get in and play against each other.

The purpose of this game was to come together and have fun, and both teams were very supportive of one another. Every 10 minutes, students and teachers would substitute another player, to give everyone a chance to play. At the very end of the game, all the bragging started. “Just wait until our next encounter… We will beat you once again!” said club member Rey De Leon to a teacher.

Club members provided practice and game-day information that same afternoon. “It’s a process to become a team … but hopefully one day we will be a team, “ Ronan commented on the current status of the club.

Practice is usually held every Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gymnasium, and schedule updates are posted on their Facebook page. The club welcomes new members and volleyball spectators alike.

Photo courtesy of  Truman Volleyball Club

Photo courtesy of Truman Volleyball Club

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