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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 3, 2009

Home Openers Friday and Saturday

-Paige Spangenberg, Junior, L/DS, Volleyball

-Bearcat Volleyball opens at home this weekend: 2:30 and 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday!

As most of you all know we kicked off our season last weekend in Memphis, Tenn. It was one of my most memorable tournaments so far in my collegiate career, not only because we played so well together, but because of all of the fun we had off the court as well.

It all began around 6:30 a.m. last Thursday, rolling out of bed to make it in time for our 7 a.m. bus departure. Everyone typically has their necessities for road trips like magazines or books, music, candy, etc. For me, as long as I have my zebra pillow-pal, which has been dubbed the name "Zooly", my pink fleece blanket, and my iPod, it's safe to say I'll be out most of the trip!

With only a few stops along the way, we made it safely to Memphis around 7:30 that night. We were all really hungry by this point (go figure) so we found a restaurant where we could watch the Northwest football game. I'll admit, it's pretty cool being nine hours from home and seeing your school's football team playing on national television.

Friday and Saturday we played two matches each day, finishing with a 3-1 record. This is my third season as a Bearcat, and it is definitely the best start I've been a part of. We had quite the fan club between my parents, Alicia Watson's parents, Doug (our awesome bus driver), and Coach Hyland's husband. Even though they were small in number, they held their own in cheering us on in all of our matches.

With that said, we can't wait to open up on our home court this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Bearcat Arena. We hope to draw a large crowd, so come out and support Bearcat Volleyball!

Yours Truly,

The Girl Wearing the 'Wrong' Colored Jersey (Paige #13)

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