2005-03-11 / Sports

A Busy Weekend for the St. Camillus Rookies

By Michelle Romano

After a long break from volleyball games, the Saint Camillus Rookie team was back in action this past weekend. Although the girls were a little rusty at first, the games wound up running smoothly with the application of a little elbow grease.

On Saturday, the team traveled to Breezy Point to play against Saint Thomas More. Although they lost, they went home with a greater appreciation for the high ceilings at their home gym.

The events on Sunday gave more of an adrenaline rush to the players themselves and to the spectators. It made the long trip out to Astoria to play at St. Joe’s well worth while. Again, the girls were short on players, but managed to adapt very well to the situation. (The girls have become pro’s at adaptation this season.) In a five-person rotation, the girls played better and with more spirit than they did at the previous game when the court was full. The girls appeared to be a little intimidated by the new atmosphere and by the player shortage during the beginning of the first game, but they bounced back soon enough.

The second game was extremely close and even went into overtime; however, the girls lost 24 to 26. Such a close game could not have been possible without Mary’s serving marathon and Amanda’s surprise overhand cannonballs.

The third game was a different story. When their overall confidence and motivation rose, Saint Camillus claimed a victory for themselves. Here, Hillary, Jeanie and Demi took the spotlight for excellent service. Great teamwork was displayed during these games as well; the girls hustled to help each other out on the court.

Thanks again to Demi, Mary, Hillary, Jeanie and Amanda for their highly esteemed participation on Sunday. Keep high spirits and you’ll maintain high scorings!

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