For the first time since 2005, the MSU Volleyball team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament. Their first competition was No. 3 ranked team Northern Arizona University (NAU), who turned out to also be their last.
“We just didn’t show up this morning,” Head Coach Kyle Weindel said. He went on to explain that MSU’s accumulation of errors during the game undoubtedly cost them the chance to advance in the tournament.
“On the other hand, I couldn’t be more proud of how this team played this season. They exceeded my expectations and for our three seniors to get to play in the Big Sky Conference tournament is a testament to their perseverance and desire to become better,” Weindel said.
While the team was not granted a spot for the next round in Greeley, Colo., they did break their seven-year streak of failing to make it to the tournament.
“We all felt pretty down afterward, but I think we realized what more we are capable of doing,” said junior outside hitter Megan Spofford. With that in mind, the team is focusing on how they can improve during the spring season and what the fall of 2013 will bring.