November 30th, 2017
After school, we had a friendship volleyball tournament at Glashan. Our team of 12 consisted of Bella (who played competitive volleyball), Aviva, Karina, Olivia, Vania, Emilie, Vi, Catherine (who was sick and didn’t come), Alyssa, Molly, who are all in grade 8, and Rose and me, who are in grade 7. Our coaches, Mrs. Wallis (with a very funny/cute temper) and Mr. Spencer had prepared us for this tournament, but they mostly called it a practice for a real tournament, just “don’t try anything new”. (Just a note that the following games are the pool B teams)
Our first game was against Hopewell, and we won pretty easily. At one point Bella was serving for a long time because the other team wouldn’t get the ball, so that scored us some pretty good points. We would go against each team twice, just to make sure that it wasn’t by luck that the other team won and to make sure that each team gets an extra chance to try and beat the opposite team.
Then it was a 1 hour break, so my sister and I bought a pizza from their canteen. It wasn’t actually pizza. It was pita bread (or something similar) with tomato paste and cheese on top, then thrown into the oven for 2.00 to buy, but it tasted not bad. We also bought chips (BBQ flavoured) and nestea.
Then we went against Sir Robert Borden school. There’s where I saw my old friends Emily and Leila! But we beat them twice too, but it was a little bit harder than Hopewell. After was a longer break, a 2 hour one. We ate more, and then watched the other games. At one point we went to a little corner and talked about our school. The grade 8s talked to us and our teacher Mrs. Wallis about the bad teachers, the funny things, and the crushes. What is really embarrassing is that a boy has a crush on Olivia, and now Mrs. Wallis knows. But Mrs. Wallis already knew, and when we asked her how she knew, she said: “Oh, I was 13 once!” and then she giggled. I really like Mrs. Wallis she’s really nice and funny.
Then came our last game, the real nerve-racking one against Glashan. We won 24-25 but they said we had to win by atleast 2 points, but we still won. The second round we won pretty easily, because of Bella’s serves. So luckily, we won every single game and became first in our pool, but we don’t know if we are first in the whole game.