That a night of volleyball for the West Henderson Falcons. This very talented team played at a level I haven’t seen them play all season against an extremely powerful and talented AC Reynolds Rocket team. The Falcons, who won the regular season WMAC title was also the host of the WMAC Volleyball Tournament. And West dazzled the home crowd with a nearly perfect game. Yes, West Henderson is the WMAC Conference Champions for volleyball.
Usually, I set my camera to 1/800th of a second – meaning the shutter is open only that fast. For most every game I photograph, this is fast enough to freeze the ball so it doesn’t look like it is moving. However, for this game, more blurred balls can be seen because they were moving too fast. The hitters found empty space where the defenders could not get to. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
The Falcons won in 3 sets: 25-15, 25-16, 25-12. Against a team who lost only twice all season. Against the number 11 team in the state of North Carolina, and #6 in their division. Against a team with multiple Division I recruits. The Falcons were on fire. Nothing rattled them tonight. They were confident from the very first serve through the last one.
Huge Shoutout to West Henderson’s Ashley Downer on being named MVP of the tournament. Other Falcons named to the All-conference team include Casey Brown and Malia Moore. AC Reynolds also had two all-tournament members, Delaney McCullough and Ona Elkins. TC Roberson’s Amy Webster was also named to the all-tournament team.
I love volleyball. I love watching both West Henderson and AC Reynolds play the game. They are both so good, and they will both go far in the playoffs. My heart aches for the Rockets tonight, but I am so proud of how the Falcons performed against one of the best teams around.
West Henderson: WMAC Conference Champions. Regular season. Tournament Champions.
Bring on the playoffs!
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