Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Mondays With Madi
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 01, 2014
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Hey Wildcat fans! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable day off on this fine Labor Day. For those of you who didn’t know, this weekend the indoor women’s volleyball team traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for the Green Bay Tournament. We faced South Dakota State, Kansas State, and University of Wisconsin Green Bay.

It was so exciting to finally start playing some matches. Your Volleycats have been in the gym training and practicing since August 9th , so needless to say we were ready to put all our hard work to the test. We left early Thursday morning and spent all day travelling and adjusting to the small 2-hour time difference. Friday was our first match against a hard fighting South Dakota State team. They gave us everything they had but we fought hard and they only took one game off us. This being our first game of the year, I think we played extremely well. Of course there are always kinks to work out, but that being said I think we showed good fight. Also, it was our new assistant coach Jack’s birthday so that win was for you, Jack! (He’s awesome.)

Going into Saturday we knew it was going to be a long day with two matches almost back to back. In the morning we faced the host team, University of Wisconsin Green Bay and they were very solid. We took care of them in three and rushed back to the hotel to squeeze in some rest before our next match. Only a couple hours later we played a very tough Kansas State team. They were a strong opponent and really tested us mentally and physically but in the end we swept them as well.

This being our first showing of the year I am immensely proud of my team and how we battled this weekend. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for us! Special congrats to two of the hardest workers I know, Penina Snuka and Ronni Lewis for making the all-tournament team as well. Additionally, thank you to all the parents who traveled to Green Bay to support us, your cheering never goes unnoticed.

Coming up, we finally get to play in the new McKale arena next weekend! I hope everyone comes out to support your volleyball team as well as check out the beautiful new arena. Thanks to anyone who contributed to the renovation, we can’t wait to finally put it to use.

Game times are as follows:


Friday: Alabama State @ 10:30 a.m.

              Loyola Chicage @ 7:00 p.m.


Saturday: Cal State University Northridge @ 6:00 p.m.