10 Shot – HS Volleyball – Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

HS Volleyball – RV gets back on track

Bear Creek High School visited Ralston Valley last Wednesday for a Varsity Volleyball match.  The last couple games I had covered at Ralston Valley had ended up in Mustang losses.  But Ralston Valley was able to turn it around and win the match in three straight games 25-18, 25-20, 26-24, to move to 6-4 over all and 1-1 in league play.

I have said that volleyball is a tough sport to photograph.  I tried something a bit different in this game and brought my 120-300mm lens.  I used it for one game before swapping it out for my 70-200 lens.  Ideally, a three camera set up with the 85mm F1.8 lens, 135mm F2.0, and 200mm F2.0 lenses would be an ideal volleyball set up, but since I do not have 2 newer high ISO camera bodies or the 135mm and 200mm lenses, I worked with what I had.  The next game I shoot, I may head up to the balcony for some of the game to see what I can get up as high as I can get.

One thing I liked in this game was Bear Creek’s libero.  She was very active in the game.  I missed a few of her dives, but I what sets the libero apart from the other players for me is the fact that they wear a different jersey.  Typically for an away game, they would wear their home jersey, and just the opposite for a home game.  I do not know if the Bear Creek libero was wearing her home jersey, but it was neon green and just stood out.  I loved the way the color popped off of it, and have a decent player at that position helped greatly too.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears sophomore libero Kendall Stillwell (9) serves the ball in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears sophomore setter Cheyenne Morrill (7) jumps to serve the ball in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears senior Courtney O’Gane (15) spikes the ball from the outside in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs senior Rachel Eberle (1) sets the ball in a game against the Bear Creek Bears at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs sophomore Abbie Hayes (17) digs the ball in a game against the Bear Creek Bears at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs senior Nina Holley (15) tosses the ball up as she begins her serve in a game against the Bear Creek Bears at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears sophomore libero Kendall Stillwell (9) digs a Mustang serve in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears sophomore libero Kendall Stillwell (9) digs the ball in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Bear Creek Bears junior Taylor Powell (3) sets a dig up for a set attempt in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Bear Creek at Ralston Valley

September 25, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs senior Rachel Eberle (1) sets the ball up for a spike attempt in a game against the Bear Creek Bears at Ralston Valley High School in Arvada, Colorado

Photos from this game can be viewed and purchased at MaxPreps.

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