Bulls Wrapping Up Third Spring Under Kress
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo volleyball team is wrapping up its spring workouts, finally seeing live action this past Saturday as UB defeated Niagara in a spring scrimmage, 3-1. The Bulls are running these spring workouts with just six players.
"This spring has been different because we are only working with six players," said head coach Todd Kress. "We really tried to work on individual things like passing and ball control. I thought when we did that well last year we won a lot of matches, but we also got swept too many times because we were poor in both of those areas."
The post season training began in the weight room where Kress believes that the Bulls really performed at a high level.
"I like how they tackled the weight room," said Kress. "I think they bought into the fact that if you want to be a high level athlete, that it all begins in the weight room."
The Bulls took their approach in the weight room and on the court into Saturday's scrimmage against Niagara where the Bulls won 3-1, with victories in the first, second and fourth sets.
"It was great to be able to play somebody else and have the ball hit back at you over the net," said Kress. "You can't replicate having an opponent and I thought it benefited both schools greatly."
The Bulls are coming off an 18-16 season that included their second straight appearance in the MAC Quarterfinals.