Have to love Monday mornings - back to classes and practice for the week. All of us are so busy, busy, busy.
Last week the women's volleyball team played on the road Thursday at St. Mary's and at home Saturday against the University of San Francisco. Thursday went really well. Lots of fans packed the gym to watch St. Mary's conference home opener. Too bad for them, we came ready to play. The Gael's, who were predicted to finish first place in conference, were swept in three by the LMU Lions! I was so proud of our team. We played together point by point and got a huge win for the program.
Using that momentum, we came home to play the University of San Francisco on Saturday. A long five game fight took place. We came up short. We lost 15-12 in the 5th game. After the loss we talked as a team and we are using that match as a lesson as we head into practice this week.
The West Coast Conference is very tough this year. In fact, three teams in our conference are ranked in the Top 25 in the AVCA rankings. Our team will have to come ready to compete and execute for every point in every match to achieve our goals. I am confident in our team that we will use our loss as a lesson as we move forward to our future conference matches. Malcolm S. Forbes says, "Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat." We will take the USF match as some motivation to work harder in practice this week to bring our best game Thursday against San Diego.
Come support the women's volleyball team Thursday at home at 7:00 pm as we continue our quest to make LMU known in the West Coast Conference.