Sept. 19, 2007
FINALLY A HOME GAME! That¹s right guys, we will play our home opener this
Sunday against the UTEP Miners at 1 p.m. in Bartow Arena. We hope to see you all there!
Before we get to play on our home floor, we have a very difficult test at
Tulane on Friday. Tulane is a well coached and very talented team that has
gained national attention this season as they are receiving votes in the
AVCA top-25 poll.
We beat the Green Wave in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament
last season, 3-1, after beating them at their place in the regular season,
3-2. Both were incredible matches.
Last week we went 3-1. I was disappointed with a lot of things in our loss
at Memphis. Credit Memphis, they played very well, but we cannot perform
like that and expect to win in this conference.
Thankfully, we showed a lot of improvement over the weekend in earning three
shutout victories against Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Stetson.
As I talked about last week, we are going through a major adjustment period
right now with our new setter Lilly Domingos. I have been impressed with
Lilly¹s improvement in just five matches at her new position. For us to be
successful, our hitters are going to need to step up and make adjustments.
Both Ivana and Fernanda must learn to adjust to our new setter. I think they
did a better job last weekend and they will need to continue to improve for
us to be successful. Lilly is a very smart player so I think she will
continue to get better, which will continue to make us better.
Wish us luck on Friday and we hope to see you all at Bartow Arena for our
home opener at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Also, don¹t forget next Sunday, Sept. 30, we will get another shot at
Memphis as we host the Tigers at 1 p.m. That match will be televised on CSTV
so we would definitely appreciate all the support we can get for that match.
Until next time,