What can you say? 102=3
I owe the Women’s Volleyball team an apology. Yesterday I said that I was leaving all of my sporting marbles with the State High Football team. At the time I had forgotten about maybe the most sincerely loved team on campus and one of the most dominating teams in NCAA history.
There isn’t really a word to describe the type of play the Nittany Lions have produced these past three seasons; everybody knows the numbers, 102 straight wins, 3 straight national titles; but what is really impressive is how they go about it. Almost every football team across the country doesn’t wake up for a game. They will either loose or wait until late in the game to make a comeback. The women’s volleyball team doesn’t mess around, in 90 of their 102 straight wins they have won in 3 straight sets; that is as fast as you can possibly win a game. If you’re lucky you’ll be in Rec Hall for maybe an hour and a half, 15 minutes of which are dedicated to the mandatory intermission between the 2nd and 3rd set. That leaves you with about enough time to go to the bathroom, sit down, ask what the score is, and then find out you’ve already missed the first set.
The National Championship victory tonight represented in every aspect the hard work and determination found in the volleyball program. Down two sets to the #2 ranked team in the nation, the Texas Longhorns looked as though they were ready to snap the Lions winning streak and send the Lion faithful home in Rec Hall time. Russ Rose was writing in his diary as usual and really couldn’t have looked any less phased, but maybe he has some Harry Potter action in that book of his because the Lions came out and won the next 3 sets and their 3rd National Title. To say all of that so quickly is a disservice to the mayhem of those last 3 sets went by, it would not be a stretch to say that the entire match was one of the most exciting college sporting events of the year. That does neglect quite a lot of games, but if you saw the game you would understand how it could make your top ten without much difficulty.
So heres to you Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass,two Seniors on a seriously badass team with a lot of guts, pride, and amazing talent. Thanks for starting the dynasty. As for the rest of you…Rest up, gotta do it again next year.