We just finished our first tournament at Christopher Newport University! We went three and one—only losing to CNU on the first day. We improved so much in just two days—I cannot wait to get back in the gym on Monday. But first, a well-deserved day off! Since classes start so late this year (Sept 11th!) we still have about a week and a half of preseason.
The first tournament of the year has become one of my favorites. Not only is it the first time we get to compete as a team, but we also don’t have to worry about anything except volleyball. We don’t have any homework or studying to do, so the bus ride is a perfect time to catch up on some Netflix (if you’re not like me and have an account), watch some practice video, or snuggle with a teammate. There is always at least one embarrassing photo war in our group text. You are never safe from pictures on our bus, especially when you’re sleeping. Jenna also made us some yummy banana and chocolate chip muffins, but they definitely did not last long.
Everyone has their own way of sleeping on the bus
Mary and Vicky snuggling (technically they’re faking, but they made me promise to put it on the blog)
After about three and a half hours, we arrived in Newport News ready to compete. One of the best things about having such a big team this year is how loud we are during games. Whether we are playing on the court or cheering from the sidelines, we are all extremely loud. We got warned a few times by the refs not to cheer too close to the court, but we always love to toe the line.
I had so much fun this weekend! I cannot wait for Friday when we have our first home tournament!
Traditional team pic from the first tournament
Club Cheatin’–just for Coach! (if you’re curious about the story behind this, you should definitely email Coach)
(Proud to be a General)
Ellie or E-Dubs as Coach Taylor has started to call me