Volleyball team set for Fall Festival

After enjoying a weekend off from competition, the Lawrence University volleyball team is back at it, preparing for this weekend’s Fall Festival where they will be playing at Alexander Gymnasium. The team will be packing in three games this weekend, so they have to be in top shape.

I asked junior outside hitter and defensive specialist Kayla Storm about the team’s season thus far. Storm commented, “After our tough loss to Carroll last week we are pushing ourselves to improve, since two of our three games this weekend are Conference matches.” Currently, the Vikings are 0-1 in Midwest Conference play, with a 5-11 overall record. However, the team has only played one game at Alexander Gymnasium, which resulted in a victory over Marian University, so the Vikings hope to enjoy a home court advantage for the weekend.

Looking toward Fall Festival, Storm said, “This week is the longest break in our season without a game, so we have been working hard in practice to prepare for our three games coming up. Terese Swords, a sophomore outside hitter, has been playing pretty consistently this year and she will be key to our success this weekend.”

This weekend will be big for the Lawrence Vikings, and with all the hard work they have put in, the team hopes it will come through, with a few Conference victories. Lawrence will be taking on Grinnell College on Friday Oct. 4 at 7:00 p.m., followed by Cornell College and Lakeland College in the Lawrence Triangular starting at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.

Come for the game or come for the Spanx, either way, come support your Lawrence Viking volleyball team this weekend at Fall Festival!