At that moment, Ukai looked in surprise at Shimada and Takinoue, who had shown up without warning.
Keishin Ukai: “This is rare, for you to come here at this time.”
Makoto Shimada: “We heard Nekoma was here and thought we might be able to watch a practice match.”
Yuusuke Takinoue: “You know, “the Battle at the Garbage Dump”.”
Keishin Ukai: “So that’s why. Unfortunately, practice is already over for today.”
Yuusuke Takinoue: “What, really!? We’re a bit late, huh~~~~”
Keishin Ukai: “Well, the training camp is two weeks long, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities.”
Makoto Shimada: “…… Hm? That guy wearing the “Momijihara” jersey, is he from the Momijihara High School volleyball club? I can only see one, though.”
Shimada said, as he peeked into the gym.
His gaze was on a student wearing a jersey that had the name “Momijihara High School” on it.
Keishin Ukai: “Yeah, Takeda-sensei reached out to several high schools in the neighborhood to ask if they wanted to participate in the joint practice.”
Keishin Ukai: “Unfortunately, it seems that guy is the only member of the Momijihara High School boys’ volleyball club at the moment.”
Yuusuke Takinoue: “The only one? That’s unfortunate.”
Keishin Ukai: “We put him into a mixed team earlier and had a practice match. It looks like he’d been starving to play some volleyball, so he was pretty happy.”
Yuusuke Takinoue: “Well yeah, it must be rough to be in the volleyball club yet unable to play any volleyball. But it’s great that he’ll be able to participate in the joint practice.”
Makoto Shimada: “Yeah, I guess you could call it a small mercy. But mixed teams are a breath of fresh air, too, huh?”
Keishin Ukai: “Yeah, that’s why we’ve decided to do them again tomorrow.
He’ll also be in them.”
Keishin Ukai: “It’ll be tomorrow afternoon, so if you’d like, why don’t you come watch?”
Yuusuke Takinoue: “Yeah, we will, we will! Tomorrow afternoon should be doable.”
Makoto Shimada: “That’s right. After all this, we might as well come watch.”
Keishin Ukai: “Okay, let’s meet in the gym once afternoon practice is over.”
Makoto Shimada: “Got it.”