Dec. 13, 2008
I just got home from a 6 hour bus ride from Ankara, where we played against Polis Akademisi and won 3-0. I thought we played a pretty good all-around match. We dug a lot of balls and blocked well. I like the chemistry we have on the court right now. Polis is not a bad team at all. They have some big guys that can hit and serve well. We just did a better job of controlling the game and didn't make nearly as many errors as they did. Something that I find very odd here in Turkey is that before a match like the one we played today, it is all "We have to win, we have to take 3 points, blah blah." But then after the match we really don't celebrate the victory. It is kind of just like, "yeah we won 3-0, yawn." It is all very odd over here. Not necessarily bad, just a little odd. I don't think I will ever understand the Turkish mentality. Maybe it is because I am not Turkish??
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