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One of the moms at Olivia’s preschool also happens to be the Women’s Volleyball coach at College of the Sequoias, our local community college. She and I have been talking since early spring about bringing Lily and Olivia to watch a game, as with Lily easily heading towards 6′ tall and beyond, we want her to enjoy the “tall girl” sports.

So tonight the Lady Giants played volleyball at home against the Fresno City College Lady Rams, undefeated thus far in the season. By the time we parked and found the new gym (an absolutely beautiful facility), the Rams had won the first game of the match and the second was just beginning. The cheerleaders were sitting just below us in the stands, and the girls got a real kick out of their antics. And during the early part of the game, COS President Stan Carrizosa was sitting next to us.

I loved listening to Georgia explain the finer points of the game to Lily (Georgia played volleyball in junior high and high school until she was injured). The Lady Giants played tough and at times seemed fairly evenly matched, but in the end the Fresno City team was victorious.

I visited with Coach Rix for a few minutes after the game, and she seemed truly delighted that we had come. On the way home I told the girls how important I felt it was to attend games like this, because the athletes work so hard to make the team and play their best, and it is no fun playing to an empty set of bleachers. We all agreed that we want to come back and see more games. We couldn’t have asked for an easier, more affordable evening, and we were still home in time for the girls to get to bed on schedule.

Thank you, Lady Giants Volleyball Team. We had a great time!