DES MOINES, Iowa - Some Iowa high school students are getting attention for a big volleyball matchup. And it's not the final score people are remembering.
It was a volleyball matchup between the freshman squad of Wayne and Martensdale-St. Mary’s. During the game, a Martensdale-St. Mary’s player hit the ball into the bleachers and it hit a disabled 10-year-old girl from the rival school in the face.
After the game, the team members went over, told the girl they were sorry, and it all ended in a group hug.
"My daughter ... comprehends things differently. She's 10, but she has the comprehension of say, a five-year-old. So she thought they were mad at her. She thought they were mad at her and threw a ball at her and hit her in the face. She didn't understand that it was just an accident.
So them coming over and taking that time showed such good character for them to realize she needed to hear that. And it just made me feel so good. And then it just ended up in a moment, in a special moment, where they were all hugging. And they didn't even know Suzie. They didn't know her at all, so it was really special,” said Heather Moorman, Suzie’s mom.