Though our team was still suffering from numerous injuries during regionals, we stayed mentally focused through all of Saturday and went 4-0. Our mantra throughout the day was "games to three"--every point is just another point in the game to three.
On Sunday we faced our in-region rivals, UC Santa Barbara, in the finals. We were unfortunately down 3-8 at halftime, but Superfly never let up and won the game 12-11 on universe point. We're going to Madison!
Which door? Front Door.
Because of injuries and outside commitments, Superfly played sectionals with 11 people. We didn't let our low numbers get us down, however, and fought hard through all our games. We went the entire weekend without a single loss! Our injured teammates were immensely helpful on the sideline bringing us water and and gatorade, and their awesome sideline talk kept us pumped up.
Our team photo after winning Sectionals
During the first weekend of spring break, Superfly traveled to Austin, Texas to compete with competitive college teams from all over the country. After going 1-2 on Saturday, we placed 2nd in the pool through point differential and entered pre-quarters on Sunday. The weather was chilly and windy the entire day. In our first game, Wisco just couldn't keep up with our sick zone D and huck-and-zone O. We avenged our loss to them at Stanford Invite with a 10-6 win, but unfortunately we lost our next three games. We finished 8th after being seeded 15th, and our finish was high enough to earn us another bid to nationals for the Southwest.
The team after our Sunday games
After our Saturday games, we spent some time perfecting our dance before performing. Check out the video of our performance!
Superfly spent the last few weeks of winter quarter training hard; we started sprint practice each wednesday at 6:30 am in the weeks following Kaimana. Right before dead week, Superfly faced some tough competition from out of region teams here on our home turf. We fought hard against midwestern schools Carleton and Wisconsin and were able to secure a win against UNC. Check out some sweet action shots from our games! (Photos courtesy of Chris VanLang).
We had tons of parents, friends, and club teammates there who supported us, cheered us on, and brought us food. Thank you to all our amazing fans!
Superfly traveled to Oahu over Presidents' Day weekend to compete in Kaimana Klassik 26. We finished in 9th place and played some windy games against very vetty club players. Our zone O improved immensely over the weekend, and we were able to experiment with several different defensive strategies.
Hilary Vance, Jennie Lummis, Halsey Hoster, and Anne Rempel at the Waimanalo Polo fields.
When we weren't playing, we spent time on the beach, at the parties, and learning our Centex dance so that we could film our dance video.
Our final dance video submission, choreographed by Maya White