|Posted by jfullan on September 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM|
For the final game of the weekend, the Lady Eagles were warmed up and all excuses were out the window, as they had to play Dayspring Bible College mere hours after a tough loss against Northland.
The girls came out strong, taking the first two sets (25-20, 25-21). Their timing was getting much better, shutting down Dayspring attacks and making some great passes. Moving into the third set, there was an appropriate level of confidence to finish the match. However, Dayspring's well-placed tips and solid defense allowed them to dominate the third set. "I could tell all the girls were frustrated as they couldn’t seem to get a ball to drop and Dayspring seemed to be finding every gap possible," said Coach Strautmann. The Lady Eagles regained composure before the fourth set and were able to hang onto an early lead for the win. "Sure, who doesn’t want a sweep. But when you don’t win that third game, you have to get right back into it or the opponents momentum will sweep over you," responded Coach Strautmann.
The Lady Eagles came out of the weekend with a winning record of 2-1. If you had seen the Lady Eagles before getting on the bus Friday and arriving back to school Saturday night, you might not even have recognized them. These girls, who had just recently met, had become a team – on and off the court. This was a team to be reckoned with. The Lady Eagles come back to Dubuque to face off against two local colleges (Clarke and Loras) the upcoming week.
Categories: Women's Volleyball