Luke Melia


June 16, 2003

6/16/03, 12:13pm – Mirrors and Milestones

Liz and Anthony spotted my look-a-like playing volleyball in Wisconsin.

I played two days of volleyball tournaments this weekend. On Sunday, Jeanhee and I lost most of our games in a 5-team combined AA/Open pool. The tournament turn-out was small, so it was a good day for our first event playing at that level. We improved as the day went on, split with the other AA team, and also took one from the 2nd-seeded Open team in our best game.

That game began with my best beach dig ever, against a really hard hit that knocked me over as I gave Jeanhee a perfect pass out of my hands. I scrambled up in time to get a kill on her sweet set. We took the next two points on jump-serve aces and we held out lead the rest of the game. The beach dig was especially satisfying because my friend Eric and I had been practicing that exact skill at Chelsea Piers on Friday morning.

I didn’t really mind losing more than we won yesterday. We lost almost every game a year ago this weekend in our first beach tournament together, playing B. We’ve come a long way from there. And we’ll improve a lot more in the next year.

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