Boiler Basketball Good, Boiler Volleyball Bad

I didn’t get to catch much of the game last night due to my volleyball game, but from what I little I saw, WOW.  I got to catch the first 5 minutes when we were down 14-6.  I was happy to stop watching to go play volleyball.  But, in volleyball, we probably looked as bad as the basketball team did.  We were sloppy.  We got killed by a team of 5.  We couldn’t shut their biggest guy down.  They dominated us in the front row.  We were a full team of 6 for the first time playing together, so I’m betting that we will get better as the season goes on.  So, unlike the Boiler basketball team, we didn’t make a comeback.  We had a team building event at Lucky’s after the game where we discussed our strategy, game play, blocking attacks… nah, we just drank and make fun of the “strippers”. 

Here’s a picture of part of last year’s team at our beloved Lucky’s.  Kristin is the one that ditched us this year…  I think she’ll miss porno bingo the most.

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Boiler Volleyballers 1-0

The 2009 volleyball season has begun.  I started playing with this team last year after I met one of the guys, Tim, through a mutual friend.  We did a Sprint Triathalon together and have remained friends ever since.  I think everyone on the team would agree with this statement… we sucked last year.  We had 3 guys, 3 girls in a league that allows the 2F/4M format.  In those circumstances, I always prefer to have the extra guy.  Trust me, I’m all for female power, but when it comes to volleyball, a guy is usually better for hitting/blocking when it’s allowed.

The 6 of us had never played together before so a lot of our errors were just getting used to each others styles. We steadily got better towards the end of the season with the help of team building events at Lucky’s following the games.  I think we only won 2 regular season games, but made it to the semi-finals of the tournament.  For this season, we lost one player…. a very strong player for our team.  Luckily my old BDHS cronie Adam is stepping in for Kristin.  So now we will be playing with 4 guys and 2 girls which I think will suit us very well in this league.  Cheers to the team for starting out better than last year!  Abe, Jenny, Chris, and Tim played awesome tonight…. Except for the one shot where Abe forgot he was suppose to spike the ball and instead, it hit him in the head!