Remember that time in high school gym class when you gave the nerdy kid a bloody nose?
Friday, September 24 began conference play for Hofstra’s volleyball team. Following a much needed win over Fairfield, Hofstra travelled down to Virginia to take on The College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University.
This past weekend the Hofstra volleyball team travelled to West Point, NY to participate in the West Point Challenge. Although going 1-3, the Pride had many matches that could have went either way, but in the end the ladies from Hofstra left West Point with only one win under its belt.
Tuesday night in the Physical Fitness Center, the Hofstra volleyball team defeated its Big East opponent, Seton Hall, three matches to one. The win over the Pirates improves the Pride’s overall record to 4-8.
After winning just one set from its first three matches, the Pride volleyball team looked to get off the block and win its first match of the season as it took on Iona.
Before every game, Monica Knight, the senior captain of the volleyball team, closes her eyes and visualizes the game for five minutes. Then, she leads her team onto the court and works her hardest to make sure those visions come true.
There was no question as to whether Knight would play volleyball in college or not, “it was a childhood dream,” she said. And one that came true.
While Kylee Maneja and Ashley Asing were battling on the court, there families were battling it out in a living room back home in Kapolei, HI. And while sides wore their respective colors and rooted for their respective teams, at the end of the match there were sure to be plenty of hugs and good feelings.
The Hofstra volleyball team continued to struggle in their lost to St. John’s University on Wednesday. The Pride lost to their local rival in what was the Queens-Nassau cup after being up the first set and quickly dropping the next three. Despite the rocky start, the team remains optimistic. “I think we just need to learn to fight a bit longer,” said head coach Kristina Hernandez, “I think that will be the final piece of the puzzle.”