Lobo VolleyBlog: Allison Buck
Sept. 10, 2009
Hi Lobo fans!
We traveled all the way to Portland, Oregon this past weekend to play in the Nike Invitational at the University of Portland. It was great to travel to Portland not only for the great competition, but it was amazing to play in front of my family and friends. One of our team rules is to never lose in our home state. Our team did just that.
Our match on Friday was against a very tall American University team and our match on Saturday was against the host University of Portland. Our two matches this past weekend were very good. We won our first match against American University in three sets. We played strong in the first set and beat them pretty well, but we had to dig deep the next two sets to pull off the win.
Our Saturday match was much better than the Friday match. We came out strong and played very well to beat an aggressive team in three sets. With the win over the University of Portland, we won the Nike Invitational tournament. With the win we had three players who made the All-Tournament team. Those three players were Lisa Meeter, me, and the tournament's MVP Jade Michaelsen.
This weekend we are going to play three great teams - Cal State Fullerton, Baylor and Pittsburgh. In practice, we have been working hard on our different shots and blocking to become a better team than last weekend. I believe we are prepared for the great teams coming in and we are hoping for another tournament win!
Our first match is going to be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Johnson Center. Can't wait to see all our Lobo Fans!
Everyone is a Lobo! Woof! Woof! Woof!
Allison Buck #8