Sunday, September 06, 2015

GW Women's Volleyball

Warming up before the game.

Stu called me up one day and said he was going to go to a GW women's volleyball game and wanted to know if I was interested in coming along. We'd been to a game before. I said yes.

We go to many of the basketball games both men's and women's but we really don't go to any of the other sports games.

Students had just returned to GW and this was the opening game of the season for GW. There were  many more people in attendance then I expected. It is unfortunately a rule that women's sporting events are rather thinly attended. The one advantage is you can hear the players talking to each other and with the coach. It makes for a much more intimate game.

So with a larger than normal crowd on hand, the game started.

GW was playing Oregon. GW started very well. They won the first two sets. They were close games. Along came half time and that all changed. The next two games were very lopsided with Oregon taking both. In the fifth game (where you only need to get to 15 points), GW did better but still came up short.

There were some really impressive rallies. And some amazing saves and shots.

Only after the game did I find out that Oregon is ranked number 11 in the country. So GW really did a good job against them.

Final scores were 25-20, 25-22, 16-25, 15-25, 11-15.

Here's a little about the game from GW's web site:
The Ducks opened the fifth set on a 3-0 run but the Colonials battled back to tie the frame at 3-3. From there, Oregon created separation with a 6-2 run to pull ahead 9-5 and force a timeout. GW would not go quietly, getting within one point of the lead at 11-10 on the heels of a 5-2 run, but Oregon closed with a 4-1 spurt to clinch the match.
The Atlantic Ten tournament is going to be held at GW in late November. Stu and I are planning on attending.

Here are a couple of pictures from the game.

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