by Mitsuba Takanashi, 198 pages
Nobara goes off on an assignment from her coach to get some training from some star player at another school. But when she gets there, she finds out he's gone rogue and is playing beach volleyball with a hodge-podge band of other mostly-older guys from the community. Can she really learn anything from these oddballs? Meanwhile, Yushin's discovering he's not so much a fan of a Nobara-less house.
A little cheezy, beach Ryo's gang of misfits, but well-meaning. It's nice to see Nobara picking up some new skills and expanding her arsenal. But her out-of-the-blue freak-out in the storm goes a little overboard with the melodrama and doesn't fit as well in the story as her previous episodes, so I'll just try to forget about it and move on with the rest of the characters.