Hello Valpo Volleyball followers! Please take note of the Pat Benatar reference in the title of this blog entry, that no was accident. We at Valpo Volleyball pride ourselves in knowing how to make the season fun, and will go to great lengths to keep things interesting. The brilliant mind of our coach Carin Avery decided it would be a tubular idea for us all to dress up in 80′s garb for practice last week in the spirit of Halloween, and boy was she right. Our themed practice went so well that we will now be dressing in leggings, over-sized sweatshirts, and large mismatched earrings for the remainder of our games! Juust kidding, athletic director.
Anyway, November is already here and we are quickly approaching tournament time! Our current overall record is 18-8, and we are looking forward to finishing up this year with another 20+ win season for our program. I last left you before we took on two of the three Ohio teams in our league, which turned out to be a bittersweet weekend for us. Unfortunately we saw our eight match winning streak come to an end when we faced top-ranked Cleveland State, as our team fell 3-1. However, we didn’t let this loss affect our spirits and took down Wright State the very next day. The sets were close, but we won in a 3-0 sweep.
Last week we journeyed to Butler to take on the Bulldogs at their home court, but we were unable to find our rhythm and fell 3-1. We return to our home court this weekend to take on the Chicago schools, UIC and Loyola, for a couple of very important league matches. We then take on Chicago State next week for our senior night, and are excited finish off the regular reason at home with a big win for the old ladies on our team.
I’d also like to thank Anna for the comment she left on here, just in case she follows this regularly. Thank you so much for coming out to support Valpo Volleyball, it really means a lot to us! You are too sweet!
Until next time, Crusader fans. GOOOO VALPO!!!!!