Working for the Weekend

Sept. 30, 2010

Iowa volleyball fans will be able to follow members of the Hawkeye volleyball team as they blog about the 2010 season. The Iowa student-athletes will discuss the Hawkeyes’ upcoming matches, road trips and what it’s like being a student-athlete at the University of Iowa. Junior Mallory Husz is this week’s designated blogger.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hi Hawkeye fans! Last weekend was a tough weekend. We played Michigan on Friday night and Michigan State on Saturday night, unfortunately falling short to both. We definitely did not play our best on Friday… There were definitely some “inspiring” words thrown around in the locker room from the coaches after the game. That did however motivate us, and we played so much better against the Spartans on Saturday. Maybe that was the kind of motivation that we needed to get us going!

This week in practice we have really been working on two things, our blocking and our serving. We are clearly not the most powerful team in the Big Ten, but we are striving to be the most athletic. If we can perfect the little things, like getting a solid block on defense, we can help out our back row tremendously. Also, with serving hard, it makes it harder for the opponent to get a perfect pass and be in system. We plan on being able to compete with the other teams, and when there are long rallies we will win them by being the more athletic and conditioned team. So, we can definitely stay positive after this weekend. After all, with loss comes learning.

On behalf of the rest of the team I would like to thank you all again for your continued support. We would not be where we are today without the loyal support from our fans! We would like all of you to come out this weekend to Carver to watch us take on Indiana Friday night and Purdue Sunday afternoon! By ourselves we are only a team, but with our fans we feel more like a huge family 🙂

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