We loved Texas

Hey Coug fans!  This is Paige, returning middle/right side hitter! The semester has flown by so far, I can’t believe that it is already October! My classes have been going well so far and I am really enjoying them. I am majoring in Dental Hygiene. I really like my dental classes and find everything so interesting! All of my classes are located on the downtown campus this year since I am in a health careers program. Balancing school and volleyball has been much easier this year, even with all of my dental classes. Not only has school flown by but so has volleyball! I can’t believe that in little over a month our season will be over! I guess it’s true that time does fly when you are having fun!

This season has been really fun for me and my teammates. This past week was a crazy one for sure but it was definitely a fun one! Last Wednesday night we played #1 ranked Parkland (we are #6). It was such a fun and good game, even though we did not come out with a win! We hit a few bumps in the road during the game that I believe would have changed the outcome of the game. The following day the team and I loaded up our bus and took off to Chicago. We stopped for a yummy lunch at Portillo’s and then went to the airport and boarded the plane for Houston, Texas! Once we arrived we found some dinner, checked into the hotel and got some sleep for our next day of games!


Friday we played two really good division 1 teams and sadly lost both. Saturday we played 2 more really good teams and ended up with one win on Saturday. That night we all got dressed up for a yummy dinner at Chappell Hill BBQ and Bakery, it was delish! On Sunday our flight didn’t leave until 9:55 pm, which meant we had the whole day to spend in Texas! We got to go to the Houston outlet malls and it was so much fun. I think it is safe to say that we all spent a little more than anticipated! After that we went to Kemah, a boardwalk on the Gulf that had fun little shops, restaurants and carnival rides! It was such a beautiful day out so it was fun to be able to walk by the water and enjoy the boardwalk. While at the boardwalk we ate dinner at Landry’s, a super good seafood restaurant. I got the grilled shrimp and rice which was amazing! After dinner we headed for the airport and got on our plane. We landed in Chicago around midnight and then got on our bus and drove home. We arrived at the Cougar Plex around 3:15 am. It was a really long night but we made it back home safely.

While we were in Houston we got to see two really awesome people that are a big part of ICC volleyball. Former head coach Karen Guthmiller and former player and assistant coach Lindsay Herman! It was so great to see them and get to spend time with them! We had a really great time in Texas, playing some really good competition and doing fun things! Our coaches did a really great job making sure we had a fun time and coaching us! It is good to be home though!

Come out this weekend to our home matches and support us on Friday and Saturday!  Friday we play at 5 pm and 7pm and Saturday we play at 1pm and 3pm (Pink Out Match).

Paige Pasley #8


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