The Team Going Unnoticed

Sitting in a sparsely populated facility, the roar of the crowd never rivals that of a football crowd; however, the intensity was certainly present. Playing virtually unnoticed by many, the passion and zeal culminates to secure a victory.

This past weekend, the Baylor volleyball team closed the door on both Texas and Kansas with back-to-back five set victories. This marked the fifth consecutive win for the Lady Bears to push their record to 16-6 overall, 7-6 in the Big 12.
Texas entered Waco as a domineering force, but the Lady Bears squashed the hopes for a Longhorn win. Before Saturday, Texas had boasted a 46-1 record against the Bears, only losing in Waco in 1999. The Bears stepped up the the challenge, defeating the Longhorns in a five game victory.

In my opinion, the standout for this game has to go to sophomore Stevie Nicholas, who had 32 kills, reaching the career benchmark of six 30 kill games, tying Elisha Polk for the school record. Read official writeup at: GoBaylorBears.Com

Coming off an important win against the Longhorns, the Lady Bears readied themselves for the Jayhawks. With Baylor leading the all-time series, they looked to remain flawless at home. After a hard fought match, the Lady Bears succeeded with their fifth consecutive victory.

Posting a personal career high, Sophomore Tisha Schwartz posted 18 kills and 7 blocks against the Jayhawks. With the younger players improving at such intervals, look for the team to continue to rise. Read official writeup at: GoBaylorBears.Com

I understand that this is Texas and therefore football is king, however these women deserve the support just as much as the football team. In fact, free admittance was granted to football ticket stub holders to Saturday's game, but the crowd in attendance certainly did not reflect that. Maybe the support they deserve will materialize Saturday when the Aggies come to town, but somehow I doubt it.


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