UCLA Beach Volleyball: Court 6

For those of you wondering–those of you who know anything about college beach volleyball, that is–yes, there’s only five pairs who play for each time. But sometimes there’s a leftover court–the furthest away, of course–and you give your freshmen or such an opportunity to play a meaningless match against the leftovers from the other team. It’s like the exhibitions after everyone’s done scoring in gymnastics.

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UCLA Volleyball vr ASU

Felt really good to flex the photographic muscles again, especially with the fast-paced sport of volleyball. Just barely missed a lot of shots, but happy with my “pre-season” training.

See? Keep your eye on the ball and good things happen

See? Keep your eye on the ball and good things happen

Don't worry, Jordan can reach

Don’t worry, Jordan can reach

Claire politely declines your gift

Claire politely declines your gift

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Rachel never quits

Rachel never quits

Someone finally had the bright idea to give Joe cubs. . . but where's Josie?

Someone finally had the bright idea to give Joe cubs. . . but where’s Josie?

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Kyra making it look easy

Kyra making it look easy

Ryann filling the donut hole

Ryann filling the donut hole

Claire is walking on air

Claire is walking on air

No-look dink was the play of the match

No-look dink was the play of the match

Jenny's on fire!

Jenny’s on fire!

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Actual Beach Volleyball

So. . . after watching “Sand” volletball, it’s official designation, in the shadow of a blue pyramid in the middle of a college campus–Long Beach State–and between a busy street and a parking structure near downtown El Lay–u$c–I finally got to see it played on an actual beach, with the surf in the background. . . and more importantly, with an ocean breeze! I’ve never loved Santa Monica as much. . .

Enough photos for three blogs, but gonna condense it into two. You’re welcome.ย . .

We start by setting the scene. . .

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On to da good stuff. . .

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Entry level streaker!

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More tomowoh. . .pwomise. . .

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