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Blog - Lara Caraway, Sept. 18, 2012

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This weekend we were privileged to host the Penn State Classic where we faced Duquesne University, University of Portland and Eastern Illinois University here at Rec Hall.  It was a beautiful weekend in State College and a great one for Penn State.  Football, men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball all won their games at home in front of our loyal Penn State fans.  The campus was buzzing with excitement.


There is always something special about playing at Rec Hall in front our home crowd.  Before this year, I had been to Rec to watch matches and I had a great time along with everyone there.  However, seeing the crowd and hearing the band playing from the court made me even more grateful for the opportunity to be a Nittany Lion. The support we receive is something really special.  This was my second weekend getting to play in Rec Hall and my first time getting on the court.  Honestly, I was not really nervous but thrilled for the opportunity to become a part of the volleyball tradition here at Penn State.  Playing in the gym this weekend was amazing.  I don't think there is anyone on the team who ever takes for granted how blessed we are with the support we receive at each match.  We truly have the best booster and fans.  After our game on Saturday night we had an after game meet and greet with our boosters. Everyone is so supportive and encouraging.  


Every time we step on the court and compete we learn more about ourselves as a team and individuals.  This weekend was no exception.  We continue to take what we learn and work hard in the gym to improve and prepare for the matches ahead.  We are looking forward to Nebraska coming to visit us on Wednesday and beginning the Big Ten season.  It will be a great match.  


Hope to see you there!


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