September 1, 2010
Diggin' It With UB Volleyball - Week 1
Each week this season we will check in with the UB Volleyball
team and preview their week ahead.
Blog #1, September 1st 2010
This past weekend was our first weekend on the road and it
proved to be a tough one at times, it definitely had its ups and
downs, there were some peaks and valleys…it was simple like
After a good morning practice and team lunch we headed to the
bus to get going on our first trip of the year! For some reason all
the newcomers decided to sit 2 to a seat but after about twenty
minutes the upper classmen convinced them to spread out and get
comfortable. After some movie watching and naps the newcomers
decided it was time to do something special for their upper
classmen and wrote and recited the poems they wrote for us.
We were very impressed and adopted the poems as a new team
Saturday morning came quickly and there was a buzz of
excitement in the air because the start of the season was ACTUALLY
here. That first match was ugly at times but ended in our favor
with a 3-0 victory over Youngstown State. Later that night we took
on host team West Virginia and ended up dropping the match 3-1.
Once again we had moments of flawless play and those of
not-so-flawless play but you learn more in a defeat than in a win
so we all took a lot away from the match.
Although we suffered the tough loss the team morale was
heightened when Kayla snuck into Assistant Coach Jenni's room only
to jump out of her closest and scare her while the team stood
outside and watched. While we were getting a good laugh Jenni was
on the ground saying she was going to pee her pants from laughing
so hard! The night ended on a funny and soggy (team inside joke!)
note as we all headed off to bed.
The next morning the team refocused to take on Howard at 11am.
We walked away with a 3-0-team victory that everyone contributed
to. After a nice meal that some of our families got to join in on,
we boarded the bus and headed back to Buffalo. The team started
getting ready to tackle the first day of classes and an exciting
week of matches, which include playing at Niagara on Wednesday, and
our first home matches this Friday at 11 and 7 and Saturday at
Stay tuned to read more about the exciting play of Buffalo
Volleyball… both on and off the court!!!
Schlegel and #15 Abby
HOME OPENER FRIDAY!
Catch the women's volleyball team this weekend at Alumni Arena
as they host Navy, Delaware State and Central Connecticut State in
the UB Invitational. On Friday, UB takes on Navy at 11am in the
home opener and Delaware State later at 7pm.
On Saturday, the Bulls face Central Connecticut State at 5pm in
the first of six Family Nights at Alumni Arena. Young fans can
visit the Kidzone before the game, and all fans are invited to meet
members of the UB team at a postgame autograph.
UB's full volleyball promotional schedule can be found by clicking here.
STAT OF THE WEEK
The Bulls recorded 24 service aces through their first three
matches. Last season, it took UB six matches to reach 24