Dobie 8th grade volleyball starts season strong

Shayreen Thompson

This sport season has been spiked, bumped, set, kills and even served up by the Dobie’s 7th and 8th grade volleyball team. All the coaches have been working hard with these young strong athletics girls at volleyball.

During a September tournament that kicked off the season, Dobie’s volleyball team defeated their rival and sister school, Corbett.  The scores were: 15-25, 25 -19, and 25-19.

Aaliyah Ellis, 8th grade volleyball player, has been working really hard to become a volleyball player this year. She said she practiced day and night and it’s paid off. Her skills have become stronger and she is becoming one of the best players on the team.

“To be the best I can be” is her main goal this year. She can bump, spike, and even kill the ball.

Ellis tries to have a strong attitude and sense of humor.

“My favorite quote to myself is, I got 99 problems but a block ain’t one,” she said.

Alexandra Fisher has been playing ever since 5th grade. She is known as one of the best volleyball players on the team, but she is humble.

“Even though I’m really good at volleyball, I still have challenges to learn new skills,” she said.

She said she has already improved some skills from last year.

“I have improved on some skills like spiking, kills and even set up, all because I have been practicing outside and inside of school last year and during the summer,” she said. “I think I’m going to be good this year.”