Women’s volleyball team closes season with two 0-3 losses

Curt Bliamptis, Senior Writer

The women’s volleyball team’s season has finally come to an end after the two games on Nov. 11 and 12. On Nov. 11, the Orange and Blue were defeated 0-3 by Holy Cross, and on Nov. 12 they suffered another 0-3 loss to Army West Point. The Bison have now dropped to 5-23 overall and 3-13 in the conference.

Despite the season’s frustrating results, there were a number of bright spots for the Bison. Against Army, Rebecca Forbes ’17 and Kristen Parks ’17 both had strong performances that kept the match close. Parks had 18 kills while Forbes tallied 17. Their performances capped off two successful careers in the Bison volleyball history book.

After the weekend, assistant coach Michael Hobson shared his thoughts on the season.

“We believe our girls learned something more valuable than just how to play volleyball. They learned how to fight through adversity both on and off the court, and also that the best resources for when things are not going well is to rally together and help one another. These are the lessons that every coach wants their players to learn from playing, because they will carry these life lessons with them into their future,” Hobson said.

Head coach Anna Allison struck a similar tone in her comments.

“Our players grew tremendously and they have learnt that today we are building for the future—and our seniors learnt that they will always be a part of something bigger than a playing season, they are a part of our BUVB as one,” Allison said.

These games mark the end of the 2016 Bison women’s volleyball season, but the team will be back in action next fall, losing four seniors.

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