Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MIDD Wins Home Opener

It's always fun to play at home.  Mid-week, we didn't draw a huge crowd, but some of the "faithful" fans were certainly in the house!  We weren't really clicking on all cylinders, but we kept progressing as the night went on, it seemed.  After dropping the first set, which had been tight the whole way, we then went on to win the next three sets.  Meg Anderson came in and got fired up and that helped give us a spark both emotionally and physically.

Amy Hart was again our offensive leader with 13 kills, with both Maddie and Piper having very solid games in the middle for us, both offensively and defensively.  Piper hit .500 for the night with 7 kills and no errors on 14 swings.  Our blocking struggled early on, but we ended up out-blocking Union 15-7, which was huge.  Once again, Caitlin and Julia led the team in digs with 15, and 19 respectively.

The second and fourth games were very decisive victories for us, and the 3rd game was more of a tight battle, back and forth until we built a lead at 16-12.  We then let them back in with four straight points by them to tie it at 16.  Then we traded points again until we build a two point lead at 22-20, and never gave up that small cushion.

The last set we were in control again, even though we never felt like we totally got our offense really clicking.  We played a couple of different lineups again, and got very solid contributions from a lot of people, we just need to put it all together and it could get really fun.

We're back on the road again this weekend when we travel to Wesleyan on Friday night, and then on to Conn on Saturday afternoon.  It's opening weekend for Conference play, which is always exciting!

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