Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pilots Volleyball Prepares for North Region Championships.
After a grueling schedule full of high quality, higher division opponents the Pilots women’s volleyball team is ready to tackle the North Region tournament. Going only 5-11 in the regular season and being seeded at #3, due to the strength of the season opponents, the Pilots will set off vs the #6 seed Trinity Bible College in the first round.
“This weekend at Regionals will be an exciting one for our team. Although we haven’t seen a lot of success results wise so far this season, we have grown a lot individually and as a team which will hopefully help us peak when it matters. We have constantly played tough opponents this season which I believe will set us up for the tough competition we will face at Regionals. We have Trinity Bible College in our quarterfinal match on Friday. We haven’t seen their team in a few years so the unknown will be tough in itself.” Said head coach Kyle Guenther. If the Pilots can get past Trinity then they will likely face three time national champions Maranatha Baptist University. Kyle said, “We will likely face the 2nd seed Maranatha in the Semifinal. Personally, I would love the challenge to face off against Maranatha as they have had our number over the past 3 seasons. Regardless of opponent and seed that we face, I want to see the best from our team and see us compete at a higher level than we have seen so far this year.”
Team Captain Danella Alvaro had this to say about the upcoming weekend: “Heading to Iowa in a couple of days for Regionals is really exciting. This is our first goal we’ve been working towards since day 1 of this season. Although we have put ourselves in a tough spot to reach our goal of Regional Champions, we definitely have the talent and drive to do it. As a team, we have yet to see our full potential in a match, so I really hope we can bring that out this weekend and show teams what Providence volleyball looks like. I’m looking forward to travelling to Iowa with our team and taking the challenge against tough opposition.”