Last weekend we traveled to Ramapo, NJ to play both NYU and Ramapo. Against NYU we battled three close sets. After trading points in the first set, we rattled off an 11-1 run and closed out the set trading points again. The second set saw us get behind early, only to come back within one before another long stretch of losing points. Down 12-20, we staged a very steady comeback to tie it up at 23-23 before pulling out that set win by a score of 30-28! The third set was another very tight contest until we put together a spurt tied at 19-19 that would get us to 23-19, but NYU wasn't finished yet. They scored 3 in a row to get within one at 23-22, but both Isabel and Corley had kills to finish off the sweep.
Although we had to get out of some class a little early to leave, our early play schedule allowed us to actually go out to dinner Friday night, which is somewhat of a luxury for us, so we all enjoyed that!
The second day we played a Ramapo team that was not quite as competitive as NYU had been, and we came away with a sweep there also. Everyone played in this match, which is always fun! The level of play just kept steady if not better as we used the bench, which was really fabulous to see. We hit over .400 for the game, and had 12 service aces for a strong overall performance.
Last night we were back at home for our only mid-week home match vs. our only in-State opponent, St. Michael's College. We took charge pretty much right away, after giving up early points in each set, we ended up putting together quite a run of points and got another sweep in just about an hour, which was perfect for a mid-week match. Everyone played again, and again the level of play kept steady or increasing as we used our many talents nicely!
We're on the road again this weekend headed to Maine for another NESCAC weekend. We'll be at Bates on Friday night, and then we join the rest of our MIDD Teams at Colby on Saturday. It's not often that we're away at the same place as the rest of our teams, so we're all excited to play some NESCAC rivals, and also be able to cheer for some of our teams Saturday morning before we play Saturday afternoon. LETS GO MIDD!!