By Gianna Trombino
Hey everyone, this is Gianna checking in!
I just got back from our game against Clark University and thought it would be a good time to update you all as to the team's progress. In a nutshell, up to this point, we have a 3-1 record which we are all proud of. We were a little tight in our first game against Roger Williams last week and unfortunatly we weren't able to pull out the win. The game was a great experience for us though because we were able to go back into the gym the next day and work on the things that we were lacking, namely our transition on defense and our communication.
We had two games over the weekend against Salve Regina and Babson. We defended our home territory and won both games. Our first game against Salve Regina we played a little tentatively but our second game against Babson we came out with all the confidence and enthusiasm in the world and not only brought back a win but had a great time doing so!
I am a bit reluctant to admit this, but our team has recently become a bit obsessed with the Spice Girls, especially the movie Spice World...it was the inspiration for the title of this blog! Taylor and Ski made a video of them dancing and singing to " My Gang" ( which I'd love to post on here for the world to see...I just have to figure out how!) and it's snowballed from there. Before each game we huddle up and Taylor goes in the middle of the circle..after a bit of yelling, Taylor screams out "BLAH BLAH BLAH" and we all respond with " GIRL POWER!" It's a fun way to pump ourselves up and relax a bit before we compete.
Tuesday, we had Clark at home...we started out slowly in the first two sets (at one point in the second set we were down 11-1!) but then chipped away at the deficit to eventually take the lead and win the game. Althought we certainly want to come out stronger and take the lead first, we think our team showed great character tonight. It's easy to let the score dictate a team's energy and how they approach the rest of the set but we continued to work hard which eventually allowed us to take the lead.
We are still a little raw and rough around the edges and there are plenty of things we know we need to improve upon as the season progresses, but we all believe that this team has great potential. Coach Fran has done an amazing job thus far improving our skills and helping us build an awesome team chemistry. Coach Pete continues to find a perfect balance between pushing us to be better and and patting us on the back when it's most needed. We are going to continue to work hard in practice and put forth the effort necessary to become the team that we all know we are capable of being.
This upcoming weekend we have a tournament at Endicott College and our next home game is September 28th. Thanks for all your support! We love having lots of fans at the games and appreciate you taking the time to read this blog! If you have any comments or questions, we would love to hear from you - Go ahead and leave a comment :)
'Till next time!