Oct. 1, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - It's a great day to be a Catamount! We have been busy for quite a while now, hence my lack of blogging. We have had our ups and our downs over the past couple of weeks and I'll be catching you up to speed.
We went to the NC State tournament and went 1-2, getting our win against Campbell in 5 games. It was a good game and helped us keep our heads high at the end of the tournament. The next weekend we were on the road again to participate in the Winthrop Classic in South Carolina. This tournament wasn't one of our best. We had some of our major struggles during our games this weekend. We had to learn how to up our mental game, which was starting to become our downfall. We came so close to getting wins in all our matches, but the outcome wasn't in our favor. We knew that the next game we would play would be crucial to our outlook on the future.
The match against Gardner Webb was the game that turned it around for us. We came out ready to play and took control! We came out on top and won our match in 3 sets. It was a great feeling to come out and have an amazing game! Next, we would start conference play with matches against Samford and Chattanooga. Again, more traveling and long bus rides.
I was beginning to forget where exactly we were at. Actually, that is most of the time since this Missouri girl couldn't tell you a lot of things about the cities on the east coast. Samford, who is one of the top teams in our conference, was our first opponent of the weekend. We had some struggles against this strong team and ended up losing the match in 3 sets. However, we would have to be ready to play Chattanooga the next day. We had a complete turn around and came out strong against the Mocs. We won the match 3-1 and it was the best I have seen us play. Everything was going our way and we were playing with control.
Finally catching you up to speed with this past weekend, we played against Elon and UNCG at home. Elon came out strong and we struggled to finish out games. The sets were close, but we couldn't follow through on winning the sets. Again, we would have to forget the loss and go on to UNCG the next day. We must have had a fire lit under our butts because we came out ready to take it to the Spartans. Having it be a close game the entire match, we came out on top and took the match in three sets.
We may be going on a roller coaster ride, but I think we are on our way to figuring things out. I couldn't ask for a better team because I would do anything for these girls! We have a week of practice ahead of us, and then Thursday we take on our rivals, Appalachian State. On Saturday we have a match against Davidson, so come out and support the volleyball team! GO CATS!
"Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose"