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College volleyball: Cal State Dominguez Hills at Chico State


Chico, US
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Bob32 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jul 2007
Tue 16-Oct-12 05:05 AM

Last Friday night the Toros from Cal State Dominguez Hills came to town to play the Chico State Wildcats who appeared to be the better team. The Toros (7-9) had lost three of their last four matches whereas the Wildcats boasted an overall 12-4 record and had beaten the Toros 14 straight times since 2005. Imagine the surprise of fans when the Toros swept the match 25-19, 25-18, and 25-19!

Acker Gym had sustained damage to the floor, so the game had to be played in older Shurmer Gym where a regular season volleyball match had not been played since 2000. I didn't have a means of setting a custom white balance so went with Auto WB which proved to be satisfactory. The Shurmer Gym floor and lighting system were better than I imagined after learning upon arrival at the scene that the match had to be played in the older gym. However amenities and seating capacity were inferior.

All shots were taken with D700 + 80-200 f/2.8. Exposure was manually set at 1/500, f/4, and ISO 10,000.

Comments are welcome.


1. Chico's hitter #14 was her usual dynamic self as shown here. She of open mouth fame recorded 12 kills.

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2. Another blast by #14.
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3. A gig for Chico State.
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4. #14 also has her mouth wide open when on the receiving end of spikes!
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