EC Volleyball Game Comments (10-19-13)

East Campus vs Waubonsee CC
Winner: Waubonsee
Conf: 3-7   Overall Record 17-15
Set #1 – 19-25, Set #2 – 13-25, Set #3 – 25-18, Set #4 – 25-27

This turned out to be a great match, but it didn’t start that way. We really got whooped the 1st and 2nd sets. We made a little run at the end of the 1st set, but Waubonsee was just walking all over us for most of it. We just didn’t seem to be the same team we were in the first two matches. We were slow and lethargic. We had a “heart-to-heart” talk following the 2nd set where we talked about things like “pride” and “courage”. I challenged them to look inside themselves and find the fire and passion to go out and compete, win or lose. The responded with a good effort and won the 3rd set by seven points and we were serving for the win, twice, in the 4th set. It was some exciting and high level volleyball. I’m disappointed with any loss, but I’m really proud of our effort and how we responded to the challenge. The emotion and energy we played with was great.