NCAA Volleyball Tournament: Marquette vs. Dayton

Photographing The NCAA Volleyball Tournament Again

The one and only time that I have photographed the NCAA volleyball tournament was in 2016 when Purdue went to Missouri to start things up. I loved the experience, and I couldn’t wait to do it again. I really had no idea that it would be this long before I would get that chance though. Volleyball is an exciting sport to photograph. Tournament volleyball cranks that up even more. As I write this I can’t wait to do it all again tonight as Marquette takes on Purdue.

Getting Lucky With A Photo

The photo above is one where a lot of luck is involved. First of all these types of digs don’t happen very often. The second piece of luck is that the dig was happening facing you. Then you have the fact that no other players were blocking my view. The final piece of luck is that I was already focused on this player hoping for a dig. I love this photos and I am very happy that luck was on my side to help me make it.

Let’s Do It All Again

As I write this I can’t help but think that tonight will be the last time that I make volleyball photos this year. It would take some massive luck for me to photograph any more volleyball this year. If Baylor were to somehow lose in their game then maybe Purdue would host again next week? The #1 team in the country going down in the second round doesn’t seem likely so I am going into the match tonight like it is my last. It would also require two other teams to get beat on their home courts so I think that I can safely say that this is the end of my volleyball season. This has been a fun volleyball season, and I am not quite ready to call it quits just yet.

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