Post Season 

Hey there Coug fans!

It’s Emily here, a sophomore DS at ICC. This upcoming week is what we have been working for all season…. PLAYOFFS! We have two practices before our semi-final game on Wednesday, then we will have two practices after that to prepare for the big finals game on Saturday. The end goal of this week is to win to get a bid to nationals!!

This past week we played Carl Sandburg Tuesday night at home for our Sophomore night. It was a great night because we won in 3 sets! All of us sophomores played really well, and even the freshmen did a great job of contributing. Being a sophomore, it was nice recognizing all my other sophomore teammates and I in front of all our friends and family. The best part was the delicious cake and cookies we got to eat after the game (yes, Sue approved).

On Friday and Saturday, we traveled to Parkland College for our last tournament to play. On Friday we played beat Carl Sandburg in 4 sets, and lost a hard fought match to Kirkwood in 4 sets. On Saturday we swept IVCC and South Suburban both in 3! On Saturday, our win against IVCC was Sue’s 900th win as a coach here at ICC! Grace and Morgan decorated a volleyball with some of Sue’s many quotes, and the whole team signed the ball to give to her! It seemed weird that we were already competing in our last tournament… the season seemed like it flew by, but there’s even more fun to come in postseason!

To end this weekend, we had our team Halloween party on Sunday night at Sue’s!! Everyone got dressed up in their scariest or funniest costumes and went to Sue’s to have a nice home cooked meal. Grace and I decided to dress up as accountants because that’s what we are majoring in and are hoping to be one day! Accountants are pretty much nerds so it was pretty easy to find a costume for it. TR and our other coaches always dress up and try to scare us as we walk up to the front door which frightens me because I am not into any of that scary business… they even had a chainsaw!! (without the chain of course)

This Wednesday we play Lincoln for the semi-finals at the Cougarplex at 6pm. Finals landed at our place this year, so this Saturday, November 5th at 4 pm.   Come out to the and support us as we fight to get the bid to Nationals!!

Postseason is officially here!!

GO COUGS!

-Emily #5

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