We played Bowdoin on Friday night, and to start us out on the right note, Piper's mom sang the National Anthem. Now, I know she's a professional, and I don't know much about music, but when the first note came out of her mouth, (pun intended), I was in awe. SHE ROCKED THE HOUSE!! It was absolutely amazing, and set the tone for what was to come. We jumped out to an early lead 14-2, and never looked back as we totally dominated the first set 25-13.
The second set Bowdoin took an early lead, but we'd tied it at 10-10. Then they built another lead and got up by as much as 12-17. We fought back to make it at least respectable, but lost 19-25. The last two sets were both very close, as both teams were battling back and forth. Early on it was back and forth with us holding a point or two lead off and on until we took a 5 point lead at 13-8. Bowdoin then fought back to tie it up at 16, 17, and 18 all. We then went on a run with Julia serving that put us up 21-18 and would go on to win that set 25-21.
We played well, and felt good about the match. We were having our Senior/Parent's Weekend Dinner after the match, so it was a festive atmosphere, which was great. And, the home crowd was awesome! I usually don't even notice the crowd, but I couldn't help but notice it this time, and that was a great atmosphere, especially for the seniors on their last weekend at home! In addition to a good student fan base, we had a ton of our parents here this weekend, most of whom are in this picture here, thanks to our Team Photographer, Craig Jarchow! If you haven't checked out his photos, you should definitely do so because they are amazing!! Click here for Craig's photos! The parents once again put out a spread of food that was unbelievable. We had pans of yummy pasta, salads, Halloween goody bags filled with all kinds of fun things. We also had cupcakes galore, and we even had the special pecan pie from Texas!! It doesn't get much better than all that! We couldn't really celebrate our win too much, however, because we had another big match the next day with Tufts coming for a 2pm match, but we did enjoy all being together. Steve came with his whole family to the dinner, and with so many parents, it was very festive. Even after beating Bowdoin, we still could have ranged anywhere from 1st to 6th seed for the Tournament, which was hard to imagine, but that's how close the NESCAC was this year.
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Now, with the Tropical Storm of the Ages looming, I thought it would be good to get outside and enjoy the nice weather while I could. I enjoyed some good Fall Fun watching the kids raking the bid leaf pile, jumping in and practically getting buried under all the leaves!