Last week, Brandeis womens volleyball participated in the Mid-Coast Classic against Colby-Sawyer, Bowdoin and Bates. Although the Judges ended up going 1-2 during the three-game stretch, the team managed to end on a high note by eking out a 3-2 win over Bates. With position changes all over the court, the weekend turned out to be quite an eventful one. We caught up with Elsie Bernaiche ’15 for her take on what took place.
Q: Going into the weekend, did you have any personal expectations?
A: My personal expectations for this weekend were to just maintain a positive attitude and high energy, even though I was feeling sick. Our team plays really well when we all have high energy, and because I’m usually on the court most of the game, I try to keep that energy consistent by keeping myself positive in my head.
Q: Did your team have any specific expectations?
A: Our team went into this weekend really driven to beat Bowdoin. We had lost to them at the Brandeis Invitational, and we felt like we had an opportunity to win this time around. We also wanted to come away from this weekend with a win.
Q: Were these expectations met?
A: We accomplished our goal to win a game, and I thought we played really well against Bowdoin. We led during two of the sets, and we pushed them to a 24-26 game. We played really aggressively on offense, which is something we have been struggling to make happen every game.
Q: What do you expect looking forward into the season?
A: We expect to move into the UAAs with a lot more experience as a team unit. We have really begun to develop a more competitive mentality, and hopefully that will translate to some wins within the conference this coming weekend.
The team looks to continue a high-energy style of play as they take on the University of Chicago in the UAA Round Robin this Saturday.