New Season Starts Today

Nov. 5, 2010

Oct. 25, 2010

Iowa volleyball fans can 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. Freshman Rachael Bedell is this week’s designated blogger.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hey Hawkeye fans! This past week we were on the Big Ten Network in back to back games. Being on Big Ten Network is such a great opportunity for people to watch us, especially because my friends and family back home aren’t able to come to every game; and I know that the other girls on the team feel the same way. We headed out to Minnesota midweek, to start off the second round of Big Ten Conference, it was a good match but we just didn’t pull it out in the end. On Saturday we welcomed Northwestern into Carver Arena, we came out flat and ended up taking a loss from the Wildcats.

Coach Boldt gave us a pep talk after our losses this week, and hit home with what we all have been thinking. We have been close a lot, however close doesn’t convert into wins; we are ready for some wins. We have had some tough times lately, but we are staying positive. We had a good meeting as a team with the coaches, and we are starting off new. As Coach Dingman said, we finished season 2010, we are now onto season 2010.5 and we are leaving the past in the past. The team took two days off and came back refreshed for the first season of 2010.5 for three practices before we head out to play Indiana and Purdue. We are on to a new beginning and are going to enjoy and have fun, especially because with fun comes wins!

We are so appreciative of y’alls support and hope that you keep on cheering on the Hawkeyes. HERE WE GO HAWKS!!

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