The Seawolves weren’t able to figure the Vikings out. Every time the momentum started to shift their way, the Vikings managed to steal it back. Not even the fiery home court crowd could help the Seawolves avoid the 19-25, 19-25, 18-25 loss.
The Seawolves may not have gotten the win, but they didn’t leave the gym a defeated team. Freshman outside hitter Sarah Johnson believes the team will learn from the loss and give the Vikings a better game next time around.
“We weren’t playing our best volleyball,” said Johnson. “We want to come back next time we play them and use [the loss] against them.”
Johnson doesn’t think the team will forget how Saturday night felt. Instead they will use it as motivation moving forward.
The Seawolves’ next step from here will be having a productive practice.
“We need to practice playing harder,” said Johnson. “We also need to work on the little things like passing and serving.”
The Seawolves hadn’t given up a loss at home all year until the Vikings came to town. And, despite the loss, the Seawolves remain third in the GNAC standings.
The Seawolves will return home Oct. 18 when they take on Saint Martin’s University at the Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m. Only two days later — Oct. 20—they’ll face Western Oregon University at the same time and place.