Despite starting the season (0-3) the Warhawks managed to rack up five straight wins. In their first two games they lost to Florida International and Houston Baptist at the TCU Invitational.
In the first game HBU was too quick for the Warhawks as they won in five sets 4-1. The score would come again as they also lost to FIU the same way.
“I’m really proud of this team after today,” said head coach Russ Friedland.
“It turned into a long day after the changes due to the weather, and we played hard.
It’s one of the things we talked about weekly leading up to today, the importance of playing hard and winning long rallies, and I think we saw some of that today.”
Then, they dropped the next game against TCU in a 5-0 sweep.
“We played hard against TCU,” first-year head coach Russ Friedland said.
“It was really hard to find the sand against their block and defense. They’re a solid program from top to bottom and really well coached.”
Next they concluded the tournament on a high note with a 5-0 win against Texas A&M- Kingsville.
“It was amazing to see these athletes and their ability to keep pushing forward. The 5-0 result is a great reward for their efforts,” Friedland said.
“It was amazing to see these athletes and their ability to keep pushing forward. The 5-0 result is a great reward for their efforts.”
The series loss woke up the team as they went to the UNO Beach Volleyball Invitational and swept the competition.
ULM picked up four wins and one shutout victory to Jacksonville State to move to (5-3) on the season for their non-conference schedule.
The team also dominated Austin Peay and won in five straight sets. This momentum led to a successful invitational.
Their next tournament will be at Blazer Beach Duals on Mar. 16, in Birmingham, AL. The first game is against and it will start at 8 a.m.