Dig This - Sweeping Delaware
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 10/31/2011

TOWSON, Md. - Sophomore co-captain Katy Buck provides the latest entry to "Dig This." Buck recaps the Tiger volleyball team's 3-0 win over Delaware to sweep the season series. Buck and senior co-captain Susan Gansor will be blogging on Towsontigers.com all season long. 

Saturday night we swept Delaware 3-0 for the second time this season. I don't think it's the fact that we took out one of the top teams, or that we reached our initial goal of 20 wins last night that made it so special, but I think that we proved to ourselves how well we can play as a team and how when each player gives her best, we cannot be stopped. I feel like it is always harder to beat a team after you have already beaten them once because they come out playing hard to get revenge. The fact that we repeated the victory over Delaware shows how much fight we have in this team. We made mistakes and gave Delaware game point opportunities, but we never gave up and fought our way back with the confidence that we were going to win.

Dayane Van Ass and I'ishah Keliikoa led the team each with 13 kills and Alysha McCreary added 9 which was a major factor in spreading the court and creating seams or single blocks for our hitters. Susan Gansor added 7 kills and five block assists, for the 300th block of her career, while Paige Sekerak controlled the back row with 18 digs and some great tip coverage. Aubrey Kirven had yet another great night with 43 assists and we got 9 blocks as a team. Our defense was scrappy and we kept the intensity high the whole match, which was maybe the greatest contributing factor to the win.

At this point we are tied for second in conference and have a few very tough matches coming up, but after last night we know for sure that we can win them all if we all focus and put our minds to the task at hand. Our last home matches are next weekend and then playoffs are quickly approaching, so we will be working to become more focused every day in order to maximize the potential that we have on this team. Go Tigers!!!

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