Personal Narrative: The Trojan Girls Volleyball

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I am almost positive that all of you in this room know what is it like to lose. How did you react? Were you bitter? Did you cry? You might’ve been angry or maybe you didn't even care. The last time I can recall losing…. I was overjoyed. I was on the Trojan Girls Volleyball Team. Our team consisted of eleven girls and we were competing for the finals against the team from Pewaukee. Throughout the game I felt excitement, then frustration, and last but definitely not least…..satisfaction.

Before the important game we were completely silent. Although we were nervous, we also were ready and eager to win. This might’ve worked against us because we had a bad start and were losing to a team I knew we could beat. Because of the slowness and lack of communication Pewaukee quickly gained a lead from us. Still, as a whole, we stayed positive and didn’t lose hope in the beginning.

However, close to half way into the game is when pure irritation kicked in for me. I felt as though only a small group of our team, myself included, were the only ones
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The main thing going through my mind was the large lead Pewaukee had on us. I expected to get a couple of serves over and nothing more. But then I took my first serve. Clear ace….Which is when a person serves the ball over the net and no one on the opposing team even touches it. After a couple more serves I got into a roll. If the serve didn’t result in an ace, it was because someone from their team hit the ball and it went flying from the reach of the rest of the team. I started gaining confidence which flustered the other team AND the crowd. One girl in particular from the other team was as red as a tomato. I was targeting her because every time she even attempted going for the ball she would miss it completely or hit it out of reach. I had over fifteen serves, most of them being aces. Although my team and I had closed the large gap between the two teams, we

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