2009 Lobo VolleyBlog: Taylor Hadfield
Sept. 3, 2009
Hey Lobo fans!
This past weekend was our kickoff to the start of a new season. We played Delaware, Portland State and UC Santa Barbara. The last two matches on Saturday both went to five games it was a long run of volleyball for one day but we pulled it out and went 3-0 for the tournament.
To prepare for our next tournament at University of Portland we have been going through this week preparing like any other week for another tough match. On Monday we had weights and watched video on what we need to focus on. On Tuesday we had weights again then followed by practice. Wednesday, we had practice again. This practice was focused first on fundamentals and then we had some game situations thrown into it.
Overall, I think the team is very prepared for our trip to Portland. We plan on going in doing our jobs like we have been doing all preseason and winning the tournament!
This will also be an exciting trip for me and Allison Buck. We will have our family and friends out there since we are both from the west coast. On the Lobo volleyball team we don't have that many rules but one big one is that when we go to our home state we don't lose. Even though Buck is not from Oregon she is about a ten-minute drive from the border in Washington, we are still going to follow that rule. Also I am very excited to say that I get to play an old teammate from high school and club. She had been my libero since 8th grade to my senior year so it will be a fun rivalry.
We leave Thursday afternoon and are ready to play! Can't wait to see all our Lobo fans in Portland and give you a good game.
#12 Taylor Hadfield