10 Shot – HS Volleyball – Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

HS Volleyball

I headed up to Ralston Valley High School to photograph the Mustangs conference home opener against the visiting Dakota Ridge Eagles.  The JV game was running a little long, so while I was waiting for the Varsity game to start, a RV Varsity parent came to me and told me how much they love my photos and asked me to get photos of her daughter, a senior, if she gets into the game.  She actually played quite a bit and I got a couple great shots of her rising up for a spike.

A couple things about shooting this game.  I went with a different set up.  Instead of taking my 120-300 lens, I decided to try shooting with my 85 on my 1D Mk II, and my 24-70 on my 7D.  Early on in the game I did not like the 24-70.  It was fine if I was right up close to the court, but it just was not close enough for any action.  Luckily, I brought my 70-200 with me and used it on my 7D for most of the game.  I also tried something new.  I decided to really test my 7D high ISO performance.  I shot the game at ISO 4000 instead of the normal 2500.  This gave me a little faster shutter speed, and I was overall happy with the results.

For the game, Ralston Valley fell to the visiting Eagles, 3-1.  It started out looking good in the first game, but, RV was not able to pull a win until the 3rd game, and fought hard in the 4th game.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley senior Libero Milanna Martillaro (9) yells after her team earned a point against Dakota Ridge in the volleyball match at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Dakota Ridge Eagles junior setter Ciera DeSantis (4) places the ball up for a spike attempt against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley senior Miranda Wiercinski (4) elevates for a spike attempt in a game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Dakota Ridge Eagles senior libero Rachel Navratil (6) digs the ball against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley junior Ali Williams (10) digs a serve in the game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley senior Libero Milanna Martillaro (9) digs the ball in the game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley junior Ali Williams (10) digs at the ball in the game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley senior Miranda Wiercinski (4) spikes the ball over the net in the game against Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Ralston Valley senior setter Rachel Eberie (1) serves the ball in a game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

10 Shot - HS Volleyball - Dakota Ridge at Ralston Valley

September 19, 2013: Dakota Ridge Eagles junior setter Ciera DeSantis (4) sends the ball up in a game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School on Thursday night.

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