"…day by day we get better and better. Until we can't be beat; won't be beat."
Last week the Lady Blue Hawks took on South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. This was a NCAA D2 school and we had no idea how it was going to go. Each set, for the first 4 sets was point for pint. We realized that we could actually keep up with them and could even beat them! The intensity level was so high for the majority of the game. However, when it came to set 5, we dug ourselves a big hole. Our nerves kicked in and our problem of being a young team hit us once again. It definitely was not that our opponents were better, they just outsmarted us and we panicked.
This past weekend we were up against the 25th ranked conference foe, Rocky Mountain College. These girls were TALL, but we wanted to try to give them a run for their money. We stuck in there for the three sets we played, yet we could not hold on for 25 points. Offensively, we couldn't seem to hit past their six foot tall or higher blocks with any consistency. Our intensity levels are always like a roller coaster. We have to find a happy medium and when we get opportunities, we have to run with them!
This upcoming weekend we have two back-to-back conference matches against the University of Great Falls and Northern Montana. So far our practices have been a little frustrating taking things back to basics, but it is much needed. We are hoping to turn it around and get it together and be ready for this weekend's home games!