Wayne State wins sixth straight volleyball game

Head coach Tim Koth speaks to Wayne State University's volleyball team during their game at the Matthei Center Nov. 16, 2019. (WSUpj/Arianna Endicott)

Kamryn Duffield, Maddy Benoit, Julia Malewicz, Taylor Wagner, and Olivia Fike embrace each other on the court. Whether they win or miss a point, the Wayne State University volleyball team huddles briefly after each set. (WSUpj/Arianna Endicott)

Wayne State University's Lauren VanderWal spikes the ball back to Grand Valley State University. (WSUpj/Arianna Endicott)

Wayne State University's Claire McWilliams embraces her teammates and Athletic Training Graduate Intern Amanda Ujkashi as they celebrate a point scored during the match. (WSUpj/Arianna Endicott)

Wayne State University students (L-R) sophomore George Drallos, senior Ryan Mangulabnan, sophomore Nicolas Trevino, and sophomore Zac Truman cheer as the volleyball team scores. (WSUpj/Arianna Endicott)
For this assignment, I shot the Wayne State University vs. Grand Valley State University volleyball game Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. This was the Wayne State University volleyball team's sixth straight win after pulling higher scores in the last three sets of the match.
Sports photography was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Now that I know how to adjust the settings on my camera to compensate light intake for shutter speed priority, I was able to get some really good shots. The fast-paced match made for a fun environment to shoot in. The main difficulties that I had were that I was not allowed to cross the court on the ends, so if I wanted shots from the other side, I had to exit the gym and go around. When I was on the side where the crowd was sitting, a few people got annoyed and complained when I stood in front of them, so I tried not to be in anyone’s way.
However, overall, the athletic department at Wayne State was very accommodating in allowing me to go up and down the bleachers and move around to get the shots that I needed. This was a fun assignment to shoot because everything was so fast-paced and full of emotion; before the game even started, two senior players were honored for their contributions to the team. I had a lot more fun with this assignment than I thought I would, and I would definitely be open to shooting photos at more sporting events in the future.

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