With the team back home and facing USU-Eastern on Oct. 11, here are the top reasons to go see the team in action.
1. Carol Grasso’s amazing athleticism – This woman can fly. It is hard to believe how high she gets up, and she hits with precision and power.
2. Bailee Kendall’s power – Kendall is straight up power. She hits hard and straight. She has worn down defenses almost single-handedly and can take over a game. If you are in the audience facing the Bruins, pay attention because you never know when a Kendall kill will come flying at you.
3. Indigo Allen’s hustle – Indigo has the coolest name and probably the coolest hair on the team. That may be what you notice superficially, but then you realize that this dynamo has an engine that doesn’t quit. She plays every play as if it is her last, and she is in the middle of the game every time she is on the court. It is her hustle that keeps the team motivated and working harder than the other team.
4. Defense – Watching the Bruins contend at the net is kind of like watching the immovable object meet the irresistible force. It takes timing, strength and coordination to send a ball that was intended to be spiked back to the other side and keep it in bounds.
5. It’s a game for the Twitter feed – Volleyball as it is played by SLCC is made for Twitter. Each play is relatively short and ends with someone responsible for a point even if it is on an error. More importantly, when the teams are playing well, there is something spectacular to see with every play.
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Ailin Donati’s magic – Take a look at some old videos of Arvydas Sabonis passing the ball as a Portland Trailblazer. It is this kind of magic that Donati possesses. She is so fluid and graceful, that no one knows where the ball is going to be. Is she going to set up her teammate or is she going to set the ball over the net into a hole in the defense? You just have to watch and be amazed as the ball travels in ways that you didn’t know it could. If you get a chance to see her when she is healthy, go do it wherever she is playing.