Thursday, October 11, 2012

MIDD Ends Skidmore's Win Streak

The rain finally ended, and the sun came out, and we had a gorgeous drive over to Skidmore on Tuesday afternoon.  Once again we had a car with a couple of players who needed to stay later for class, but once again, they made it in time for warm ups, or maybe 5 minutes late or so.  Skidmore was celebrating DIG PINK for breast cancer awareness month (October), so we played with pink game balls, which was a nice way to help raise awareness of this important disease that affects so many women.

On to the match.  We came out very strong, and served them pretty tough all night, and came away with a 3-0 win 25-21, 25-20, 25-21).  Each game was pretty close, despite a couple of larger leads that we'd built, and then let dribble away.  I think we may have been up 18-12 in the 2nd before getting to 21-19, and then pulling away for the set win.  We showed some good, scrappy play, and tough serving to go with our offense for the night.  They had one player who we couldn't seem to contain, but other than that, we felt very good about our match.  We had a good hitting night with a % of .250, which is better than we've had recently, so that was nice.  Most of our offense came from MJ, Amy and Olivia, all having double digit kills.  We did out block them 10-4, but the big difference was we had 10 aces to just 1 for them. Our receive was pretty solid, and so was our defense, led by Caitlin with a match high 21 digs.  Kathryn continued to run a very smart offense, and our bench played a great role as well helping to steady our receive when we needed it.  

Julia was still out, but should be back for this weekend's Conference matches, when we head to Amherst on Friday night, and on to Trinity on Saturday.  GO MIDD!!


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