MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia volleyball team competed in its final tournament of the spring season this past weekend at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
“This weekend was a great test for us. We played four teams with very different styles of play, which tested our defense at times,” says coach Jill Kramer. “It showed us some areas where we've grown, and where we still need improvement. We played very well offensively and have continued to gain rhythm in some new set plays we've been working on.”
The Mountaineers finished the weekend with two wins, one tie and one defeat. WVU defeated George Mason and Howard, split its two sets with George Washington and fell to American.
American finished last season with 34 wins, including an appearance in the NCAA tournament third round.
“In addition to the competition we faced, this trip was also put together for our team to spend some much needed off court time together. One of the many advantages of going to a university like WVU is that we are so close to so many great American cities and cultures that we can experience,” Kramer says. “We spent Friday morning at the National Mall and the afternoon checking out the shops around Georgetown. On Sunday, the players had the opportunity to attend the 36th Annual Sunrise Easter Service held at the Lincoln Memorial, which was a pretty inspiring experience. Afterwards we attended a southern-style brunch with entertainment provided by the Harlem Gospel Choir.”
The weekend’s results brought West Virginia’s final spring tally to seven wins, three losses and three ties. The spring schedule featured five teams who appeared in the 2013 NCAA tournament.
Pictures from the trip can be found on the WVU volleyball Facebook