Cowgirl Volleyball Set To Begin Season

Aug. 27, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The 1999 volleyball season is fastapproaching for the Wyoming Cowgirls as they start wrapping up theirfall drills.

The Cowgirls are in the midst of three-a-day practices, which headcoach Susan Judge says will tapper off over the weekend.

?I think our preseason practices have been one of accomplishment. We?vehad a lot to work on, because of our experience level,? said headvolleyball coach Susan Judge. ?We have several new faces and returningplayers with a limited amount of court time, therefor causing us to nothave an established level of consistency, which will come over time.Everyday we learn something new and will progress over the season, whichhappens with such a young team. We?ve certainly had some good practices,nice performances and good things are happening, and will continue toput our team together.?

The pressure will be put on early as the Cowgirls start the season onthe road. They will play the Denver Pioneers on Wed., Sept. 1, and inthe Wake Forest Deacon Invite on Sept. 3-4.

?It will definitely be a challenging week. One that is probably veryappropriate for what we need as a team and that's competition,? Judgesaid ?The kids need to be out there playing and working on matchproduction instead of practice. After the strenuous schedule thispreseason, it's hard to maintain a level of enthusiasm one practiceafter another. It will be a good week for us as far as level ofcompetition. All the teams are competitive and will keep us on our toesand that's were we need to start.?

The Cowgirls will hold an alumni match tomorrow, Aug. 28th. The matchwill start at 3:30 p.m. in the MultiPurpose Gym.