Hi this is Brittyn and Challie. Today was our first full day in Tuscon. We started of early with waffles and pancakes. On the way to the convention center, we decided to call our team The Chonchos. We then went of to play our first match against the Aloha region. They gave us post-it notes that say Hawaii on them. When we started the match we were really timid and had trouble with passing. In the second game we started off with bad passing and then we ended strong and focused,but still lost. The third game we had confidence in ourselves and played with intensity! We ended up loosing all the sets in the morning but we are glad that we had finished of strong. Afterwards we came back to the hotel to eat lunch and now we are relaxing until we play again. We would like to give a shout out to our families and our training buddies Kaylie and Kelsey. We love you all and we miss you.
So we lost to the Aloha Region 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-15). The situation kind of overwhelmed us this morning. The kids were a little scared to start and their youth and inexperience came out. It took us a little bit to clam down and get any sort of momentum. Although they didn't pass real well, they did do some really nice things. Our defense was solid and our serving and blocking were better than us coaches expected. As the match went on you could see a lot of the kids start to figure out what we are looking for and that is exciting. We face the Northern California Region at 3:45 this afternoon and are excited about it.