Sunday, September 30, 2012

QWVB Take on the West

This weekend marked the first team trip out of province for the 2012-2013 season. As a first year, this trip to Winnipeg is one I've been looking forward to. There is no better way to get to know your teammates than travelling on the road. Although the travel days are long, nothing beats the first night's sleep in the hotel (especially after living in residence for a month!).

I wasn't sure what to expect from the competition on day one because three of the five teams we haven't seen before. After this weekend I can say that I am confident that Queens can take on any team once we get back to the ARC and work out some kinks.

Although time spent on the court and cheering from the bench during competition is fun, the best times had as a team often happen off the court. The first night the team took over Moxie's to get a good meal before the first day of competition. The steak and salad was good but I think that most people would agree with me that the third night's dinner at Sorrento's Italian Eatery was the favourite of the weekend. It was safe to say that the team left with full stomachs (a little pre-thanksgiving prep).

Heading into day there the team agreed that we were leaving the West with a win and thats exactly what we did. After winning the first set against Mount Royal University and then dropping the second, the girls came together and pulled out a win which would send us home with two victories. Now it's time to head back and face the long night ahead on our way back to Kingston.

I can't wait until the team's next tournament as we are at home and get to represent the Gaels in the ARC.

Until next time!