Happy Monday Wildcat fans!
Your Sand Cats only played on Friday last week and took the weekend off for some relaxation time. On Thursday, we drove out to Irvine, Calif. to play at the host school, Irvine Valley College, while also playing No. 5-ranked and defending national champion Long Beach State.
This tournament was only team play so it was short and sweet. Each of the Sand Cat teams played the others based on rank order. We beat Irvine Valley College and hung tough with Long Beach State, but couldn’t get the win in the end. Our number one team of Madison and McKenna Witt played an outstanding match against the Long Beach one’s team. For this being their first year in the program they are performing at an incredibly high level. They were right there in the third set against Long Beach, just barely losing by two points. It is so exciting to see them improve each day along with everyone else.
Cursty Jackson, one of my indoor teammates from a couple years ago made an appearance to watch us play. It’s always nice to have old teammates come back and still show their love and support. Thanks CJ! After the tournament we were able to stay in California with friends and family to hang out. A little mini vacation was wonderful but now it’s time to get back in the sand to prepare for the upcoming competition.
This weekend we head back to California for the USA Volleyball Invitational Tournament. Check back next week to find out how it went!
Until then, BEARDOWN!