I’ve always found volleyball to be one of the tougher sports to cover, and tonight I was thinking it’s hard when I never feel in practice for it. The women play in the fall, and right as I was feeling confident in their coverage, the season came to end. Now it’s the start of the spring mens season and it took me a set to get warmed up to the quickness of the game.
I was glad to hear that the Penn State men’s volleyball game was in the main gym at Rec Hall this evening. For some of the recent games the team has been bumped to a smaller side gym due to gymnastics needing the main gym. The side gym isn’t as bright, and I can’t get as good vantage points to shoot over the net. I take for granted the perks the facility has to get a clean angle of the players faces.
This afternoon I traveled to Indiana, Pennsylvania to cover the PIAA playoff volleyball. For playoff games the teams compete at a neutral school, which meant a long drive and my first time photographing in Indiana’s gym. I found it a very nice gym to photograph in, with an upper deck along the one side and good light.
Unfortunately State High was swept in three sets to end their season.