Holding Court With ... Ashley Rhoades
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/06/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 6, 2008

2008 Lobo Volleyball Blog

Each week during the 2008 season a different Lobo will fill you in on what is going on in the life of the New Mexico Volleyball Team. Look for a new blog each Monday morning throughout the season.

October 6 - Ashley Rhoades, freshman middle blocker, Rio Rancho, N.M.

Lobo Fans!

This week for the Lobos was really great
We wanted to play on our home court but had to wait
A whole 7 days we're going to be home
We all cheered on the plane and on the phone
Monday came along no practice but weights and film
We went to school, we were all thrilled
The Lobos headed to weights where we worked out
Bench press, back squat, even abs we had to count
After weights we headed to the gym
We took notes, made adjustments, and believed we could win
When film was over we went to hear a man speak
Will Kiem was his name, and he wasn't weak
He gave athletes advice on how to make it through college and life
He told us no matter what, we can make it through our strife
Just believe in ourselves and do our best
So we all listened to him and put it to the test
Tuesday came along and it started with class
School and practice went really fast
We all were focusing on BYU
We had to win, its nothing new
Wednesday came, same sort of day
School and practice what can I say
We knew we had a big game the next night
We had to play our game and come out and fight
Thursday came around we wore our game day shirts
To get everyone to come even the Bethann's and Kurt's
It was about game time, we're in the locker room ready to begin
We had just a few minutes, about ten
So we danced around to our favorite songs
Everyone was dancing even Amy Wong
It's game time now we're all ready
Have fun is important, but also be steady
We had a good warm up, we're here to fight
The first whistle blew: pass, set, hit, it happened all night
We beat BYU 3 games to zip
25-22, 25-19, 25-17, we practiced all week on our tip
Coach said enjoy the win now, but tomorrow's a new day
We all believed in each other what can I say
Friday came and went really quick
Practice was good but poor Jade was sick
To beat Utah tomorrow we have to play our game
Bring the energy from BYU, it had to stay the same
Saturday came we got to sleep in
We had to be to the gym around ten
We put our stuff on, ready to get going
We ran out to warm up, knowing
We had to beat this team, give it all we got
The game started and we were down a lot
It went so fast, the first game was done
We didn't play as well as we could and didn't have fun
Second game started we were down again
We tried our best but didn't win
Third game started and we were put to the test
To see how much we wanted it, and who's the best
We won the game 25-13, we had another game, it wasn't the end
Fourth game came and went, but we didn't win
We lost to Utah a hard loss it was
We're all upset and mad because
We should have won that game because we're really good
But we didn't have fun and we just stood
But that game's over now, next stop Wyoming and Colorado State
We have to come together and have fun to play great
That's the week for the Lobos, that's about it
Thank you for your support we appreciate it

That's all folks!!


Ashley Rhoades #5

Saturday, August 22
7:00 PM - 
vs. Alumnae (Exhibition)
Friday, August 28
8:00 AM - 
at Belmont
3:00 PM - 
at Albany
Saturday, August 29
5:00 PM - 
at Ball State