by Mitsuba Takanashi, 188 pages
Ryo's beach team, the Eagles, go up against his former schoolmates from Sokai in a battle for pride. With Yushin unexpectedly showing up and cheering her on, Nobara's encouraged to go all out on behalf of her temporary teammates as well as for herself.
Hmm, the mutual-understanding scene is a little anti-climactic given all the build-up, but I'm still happy for the kiddos. But I think their little "let's wait to be official till we succeed at our volleyball dreams" in order to avoid causing more friction on the boys' team until after the championship is not the best plan they've ever hatched. Foolish, idealistic children.