Hi Seminole fans! So it's week three on my blog and this is going to be a very exciting one! Us Lady 'Noles were finally back in the comfy confines of Tully Gym and I couldn't wait to play on Lucy McDaniel Court again! We practiced all week preparing ourselves for the two matches we would play: Miami and Notre Dame. Friday came around and it was Match Day - we wore our new t-shirts that our marketing department gave us that say, "Volleyball Match Tonight! See You in Tully!" and we got a lot of people asking about our match! It all started with the Hurricanes - and everyone I talked to on campus was like, "please beat Miami!" We had to get revenge for our football team! We had our pregame meal delivered to Tully and we were getting treatments and getting ready for serve and pass. As we came back into the locker room to wait for the coaches it hit me that we were starting ACC play tonight! The matches we play in the ACC season are very important to us as a team because each match we play and hopefully win will continue to bring recognition to our program as a whole and make us known amongst some of the big contenders across the nation.
After the coaches gave us the "speal" - or as my mom would say the "blab blab" - about Miami and what we needed to do in order to win, we walked up the stairs from our locker room to the main floor of Tully. There were two things I was excited about: 1) Hoping that the stands would be packed with Garnet and Gold Fans and 2) THE BAND!!! When the Seminole Sound comes to Tully, it makes everything SO much better! The energy and excitement they bring to the game is incredible and it is by far one of my favorite parts of playing at home! As warm ups started and the seats were becoming more and more full I was so excited to start playing! One of the traditions that I love about being a Seminole is when we leave the locker room in our jerseys and make our way back up stairs Nikki and Mira lead the way out our door and we each touch the sign that says "Play like a Champion Today" then bang on the wall in the hallway. As we run down the hallway we all begin The Chop and sing the War Chant at the top of our lungs. It always gives me goose bumps and I know its game time!
As the match started we struggled at times but were able to make plays when needed and won the first set. As we switched sides we came together in a huddle and decided that we