Steve Marshall employs far-out foot dig in Canada’s volleyball match with Mexico

Steve Marshall employs far-out foot dig in Canada’s volleyball match with Mexico

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Maybe it’s due to soccer’s universally-known prohibition against using one’s hands, that it’s assumed among casual volleyball players that a similar rule applies in that sport with regards to the feet.

In actuality, volleyball rules stipulate that any part of the anatomy can be used in a hit — as demonstrated by Steve Marshall in Canada’s Pan American Games victory over Mexico this past week.

Canada's Steve Marshall executes volleyball kick dig versus Mexico

CAN YOU DIG IT?

Marshall’s display of deft footwork was not the first time a player has kicked a ball back toward the net in international play. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Brazilian libero Fabiana de Oliveira made a similar foot dig. Brazil won the point, but lost the match as South Korea swept the favorites three sets to none.

2015-07-19T13:39:58+00:00 July 19th, 2015|

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