Happy Monday, Knights fans! We’re back with another weekly blog update to fill you in on what’s been happening with GSUVB. It was a busy week/weekend and we’ve got another busy one ahead, but here’s what we’ve been up to!
Starting with our Attacking Alzheimer’s match last Wednesday against St. John Fisher, we came away with a great 5-set win AND had an amazing night making a difference in the community! GSUVB raised approximately $900 for the Alzheimer’s Association and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the amount of support and enthusiasm from our fans that we’re able to contribute to such a great cause. THANK YOU to each and every person who came out and/or supported us in all the fundraising efforts over these last few weeks—we couldn’t have done this without all of you!
After an exciting match on Wednesday night, GSUVB took off for our last round of SUNYAC Pool Play at Cortland on Friday and Saturday. We took a tough 5-set loss to Oneonta on Friday night, but rallied and came out strong on Saturday to clinch two wins against Buffalo State and Cortland, guaranteeing us the 5th seed for SUNYAC Playoffs! Not only is this a fantastic accomplishment in and of itself, but it is even more exciting for this GSUVB class as it is the first time the team has reached playoffs since 2011—none of our current players have been a part of this amazing experience in their careers thus far, so what an amazing time to give our seniors a season of a lifetime!
Before we head into playoffs, we’ve got a busy week ahead with four great matches against some of the top teams in the region. This Wednesday 10/26, we’ll be heading to the University of Scranton to head off against the Royals at 7PM. Then, we’ll be off to Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY to face Union, Skidmore, and Ithaca this weekend in our final regular season tournament play. What a great week we have ahead with strong competition, opportunities to keep improving our game, and prepare us for what the rest of this season holds!
Week Nine Schedule:
GSU vs. University of Scranton @ 7PM (at Scranton)*
GSU vs. Union College @ 7:30PM (at Skidmore)
GSU vs. Skidmore @ 10AM (at Skidmore)*
GSU vs. Ithaca @ 12PM (at Skidmore)
*indicates Live Stats available on home university’s website