Rise Above!

It took me awhile to figure out what to say about our home match against GK. We did almost everything right in our preparation and really felt like we were ready to pull off an upset against a team we have never beaten before in our school’s history. We came very close losing in five sets 2-3 (25-22, 23-25,25-12,15-25,10-15). About the only thing I can say that isn’t positive was that we didn’t win the match. We played exceptional at the net, we passed very well in games 1, 2, 3, and the last half of game 5. We came out strong, we were pretty focused, we had lots of energy, we forced the tempo of the match and many of our players had very good individual contributions to the team, we even found a way to not give up on our team and finished strong after being down big in game 5. So, how did we lose this match? I believe that Coach Buck said it best, we are right there at the point of breaking through – but we have to “RISE ABOVE” even our own expectations if we want to start pulling out these wins. We will prepare the same way this week and try to bring the same energy and focus to our next home match against Rogers… and we are going to take it one point at a time, one game at a time, one match at a time…. and hopefully we will “Rise Above” this next time!

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