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Volleyball works hard, plays hard in opening week

August 28, 2006 at 8:56 am

Where have all the T-shirts gone?
The first week of preseason is over, but we must be working as hard as ever. On Friday we had what we call a “four T-shirt practice.” This means that we are working so hard we have to change our T-shirts over and over again so we don’t make the courts too slippery. (We usually average three T-shirt changes a practice – yes, it’s ridiculous.)
The Look Game loved by all
Freshman Laura Barsness has introduced the newest phenomena to Carleton College: the Look Game. We first played it as a team in the basement of East Dining Hall during the storms Thursday night, and I have a feeling this game will spread like wild fire. Just ask Laura for a tutorial; I’m sure she’ll be glad to teach you how to play!
Football team invades the Stadium Weight Room
During our first lifting session, we were engulfed by the football team. Our team of 16 had to fight to keep space as the enormous football team came in to do their own workout. Luckily we were at the end of our workout so we graciously let them enjoy the weight room in peace. They owe us one.
Dairy Queen trip really hits the spot
As athletes we need to be responsible and eat enough to keep our energy up. And if that means we have to go to DQ, well… we’ll suck it up and do it.
We’re not as sore as we were on Thursday!
The general feeling is that we’ve passed the worst day of soreness. We’ve been working so hard even our laughing muscles are sore. Even though we have endured a week of two-a-day practices, our spirits are high and we are having a great time. We have set some exciting goals for ourselves this year, and hope that we add even more fans come to cheer us on!

What we are looking forward to:
Playing other teams
We’re pumped to play in the upcoming tournaments in Chicago and at St. Olaf. Scrimmaging ourselves is only fun for so long…
Going to the State Fair
Fried foods…on a stick! Need I say more…?
Getting our cars repaired
Most of the cars brought to campus by the team have been destroyed by the hail storm this past week. We’re looking forward to having cars WITH back windshields again.

–Libby Ritz '08


  • August 29 2006 at 9:40 am
    Jody A-J

    Great job Libby! Thanks for the update on week one.

  • August 30 2006 at 10:18 am
    Anna & Carrie Ritz

    Reading the blog in Providence, RI and laughing. Good luck with the beginning of the season!

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