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13-1: By bre maloney, karly lewis, and payton nutter : On Friday we had the afternoon session, so we got to sleep in until 9:00! We woke up, made breakfast, and hung out for a while. We quick made our pizza for lunch, then got set to play for the day. On the way to the convention center we played our pump up music to get us ready for the day. We first played a Puerto Rico team named Vaqueras. We came out strong the first game and won, then lost the next game and finally barley lost the third game. Knowing that we had to win our next 2 games of the day, we came into the game against the Milwaukee Sting with a new attitude. Going into 3 games yet again, we pulled it off this time. For the final game of the day we played A5 and beat them in two for a change. -by bre maloney, karly lewis, and payton nutter
14-1: By Olivia: The start of day 2 was a little early for all of us but we are starting to adjust. We woke up at 7:30 and had breakfast at 8:30. We had baked ham, cheese, and egg sandwiches. We did have the option of bacon as well. The entire team went through 2 gallons of tru- moo chocolate milk. And 1 gallon of sunny D. It was delicious. After cleaning the table Kerri came over for some team bonding.
She decided that it would be nice to make flower hair clips. What you do is that you make strips of cloths that you can cut from old practice t-shirts or just rags or whatever you can find. Then you fold the cloth in half and then half again. You start to roll the strip very tightly until its the width of your finger. Start to twist the fabric to make texture. Eventually you come to the end of the fabric strip and hot clue it to the bottom. Glue felt to the bottom and glue bobby-pins to the felt.
After the team activity was over we had lunch. Tacos was on the menu for today. We had a choice of soft shell or hard. We then piled on the meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Every girl had at least 2 tacos. Kerri and Marlon came over and had lunch with us. All of us girls started to pack our lunch and get ready for day 2 of competition.
We all left with our shades and jackets all the way zipped up. We looked cool and we knew it. The entire team had a jam competition, on the way to the convention center. We were pumped. Once we got inside we headed to court 65. The team put everything on and started dynamic warm up.
Once we were warmed up we started to take a look at our competition. Our first competitors were Top Select. We lost the first game, but then came back and won the second one. We won the coin toss for the third came so we had serve. We had a good lead, so with teamwork, believing in ourselves, and trusting each other we won the match. It was pretty awesome. We rested after our win. Our team headed up stairs to eat and re-hydrate ourselves. We had ti ref the next game on court 64. The next team we played was the AJVC team. We took them in two. We then had another rest session but we do a whole lot of resting. It weaws eat, batheroom and warm up. And I mean a whole dynamic for our next game. It was difficult after our game but we needed it because our next competetor was the Puerto Rican team. This is the game we were so excited to play. So like Kerri said we all need to put balls in and play our game.
We started out strong with a lead of 7-1. And with getting balls and playing our game we won the match. We were all so happy we fell to the floor. Then shaked hands and had a team meeting. The coaches were very proud of us and we didn't make the mistakes we made them make there own. It was 9:00pm when we got inside the coaches car. We drove home jamming out to modern day artist and were ready for bed. But then it gave us a surprise when Kerri got a text saying that the coaches house got broken into. It all gave us a scare. So after eating chicken Alfredo, breadstix, and salad we all headed to bed with a little boo-bi-trap for the burglar so watch out. Everyone is off to bed and im am stuck here writing this email at 10:57. Well that is how AAU's went for the 14-1's. It was a great day and the team made it great by believing and trusting in each other. Its time to turn in.
p.s LOCK YOUR DOORS!!!!!
14-2: By Emily Hoff Today was an awesome day!! We woke up early had pancakes for breakfast and got to the playin'. All the games we played we went into 3 and we got 1st in our pool. The encouragement from everyone really kept us going. The constant saying 'I love you' at the end was heart warming <3 high hopes for tomorrow :) And btw we went gift shopping ;)
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15 - Black: By Audrey Erickson Playing against the Gators, we lost the first match today in 3 games, we started off strong and then it went down hill from there. The second match we played we won in 3 games, pulling through in the last game against the Lions. Our last match was from south bend. It was an easier match then the other two, winning in the first 2 games. We finished second in our pool today, and are ready to take first tomorrow.
15 - Red: By Maddie Wheaton Today was a tiring and fun day! All 3 matches were won by the 15-red team! We played protege first. Although they were a decent team we had no trouble beating them. Then we played Indy volleyball followed by union volleyball. Both were easy wins, although we struggled a little in the beginning of the second game against Indy volleyball.
After all three wins, we decided to head to the beach! We took a forty minute ride to cocoa beach. It was worth it! The water was very warm and we had lots of fun jumping the waves! Then we ate at A N.Y. Pizza! It was the biggest pizza we all had ever seen! Then we headed home where we had a wonderful talk with curt.
15 - White: By staff Today we had to be at the convention center to play at 8 and were in a 5 team pool. We won our first 3 matches but lost the last one, even though we played pretty well. After we finished, we quickly changed into our beach clothes and headed to Cocoa Beach. Weather was great. Several girls got to see and swim in the ocean for the first time. After about an hour at the beach (where many of our parents joined us), we spent some money at Ron Jon's, then headed to a restaurant on The Pier at Cocoa Beach and had a nice meal sitting on the pier. A couple of cute waiters just happened to be waiting on the girls' table, so they had an especially good time. Got back home, showered and off to bed to get a good night's sleep before an early 8 a.m. start again!