Jordan Bostic is a defensive specialist for the 2007 NMSU Aggies volleyball team. Jordan is fourth on the team in both digs (30) and digs per game (1.11) and was named to the academic All-WAC team in 2006 with a GPA of 4.0. Jordan is a senior this fall and is majoring in Journalism/Mass Communications and she'll be filing entries in the Aggie Volleyball Diary throughout the 2007 season, giving fans a taste of life on the volleyball team.
I hate losing. I really do.
Lucky for me, I chose to come to a school that doesn’t lose too often.
On Saturday night, we were forced to add a loss to our record. I’m not going to lie- it hurt. Going 23-21 in a fifth game? It doesn’t get much closer than that. Everyone put their whole hearts into the game, and it was very disappointing to lose.
After the match, we all sat at our lockers, staring at the ground and shaking our heads. The dialogue went something like this:
Me: “Oh, I feel so bad about that bad pass at the end…”
Alyssa: “Why, why, why did I set the pipe?”
Krista: “Why did I hit the pipe out of bounds?”
Krystal: “Why did I shot that ball into the net?”
Bri: “Why did I serve like a pansy?”
At the end of a loss, especially an excruciatingly close loss like the one to Hawaii on Saturday, there are always questions. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. We all wanted to take the blame for it, but it was a team loss. We stayed together all the way, fighting off Hawaii’s rallies and putting together runs of our own. When it was all over, this was how I looked at it: both teams played their hardest. Both teams made great plays. It was a game where the score was so tight that one bounce a different way could have changed the outcome. Kudos to Hawaii for coming up with the big plays to win. They were really fired up, and they played well. We’re looking forward to meeting them again in Hawaii.
I want to congratulate Alex Steinmetz on how well she played. Alex is a local product from Las Cruces High who has really improved in only the few months she has been on the team. She’s been practicing at both left side and right side, with left side being the position she played in high school. Against Hawaii, Coach put her in on the right to jump start some production from that position, and she really stepped up. She made some critical blocks and was aggressive offensively. She didn’t look like a freshman at all. I’m proud of her and how well she is doing. Look for more exciting glimpses into the future of Aggie volleyball from her and the other freshmen this season.
Thanks to all of the fans who came out to support us on Saturday night. We had a great, boisterous crowd who stayed put through the whole three hour match, cheering us on. I really wish we could have pulled out a victory for you guys. It’s really hard for us because we truly feel like we let you down. However, after the game everyone was so nice and kept telling us that they loved us anyway. Thanks- We love you too!
Bottom line: there is a lot of season left to go. Hawaii was just one match out of many. Every single game in WAC play is absolutely critical. That said, not one word was said about the Hawaii match in practice yesterday. There is no sense looking back. We have two tough opponents this week, and it’s back to business as we prepare for them. Please come out and support us on Thursday night against Boise and on Saturday against Idaho. We need our fans to come out and bring their loudest voices! Be there! GO AGGIES!!