Jordan Bostic's Aggie Volleyball Diary :: October 4th, 2006

Jordan Bostic is a member of the 2006 NMSU Aggies Volleyball team. Jordan led the team in both digs (463) and digs per game (4.72) and was named second team All-WAC in 2005. Jordan is currently a junior majoring in Journalism/Mass Communication and she'll be filing entries in the Aggie Volleyball Diary throughout the 2006 season, giving fans a taste of life on the volleyball team.

You'll have to forgive me for not updating my diary sooner. Between all the practices, games, plane rides and midterms, I haven't had time to sit down and collect my thoughts. As it is, we just finished beating UTEP. I'm at home, eating dinner, taking a break from my English 311 reading, eating some Taco Bell (not exactly nutritious, but very satisfying after a game), waiting for my laundry to be done so that I can pack up for our trip to La Tech tomorrow.

Our schedule has been pretty crazy lately, and it's only going to get more intense. We go to La Tech, come home and host Northern Arizona and HAWAII- and UNM- and then take off for some more road trips. It seems like we have been playing or traveling every other day lately. Did I mention that this is midterm time? Everyone is desperate for the team laptop on trips, because they need to write papers or email their teachers or do other things for school. It's pretty hectic!

Since I last updated this diary, we suffered our first loss of the season, a 5-game marathon up in Nevada. We have a lot of history with Nevada considering we have only been in the WAC one year. Last season, we lost to them in 5 at their place but then came back and beat them in four on our court. As we haven't forgotten, they received an invite the NCAA Tournament while we were left out, which didn't sit well, to say the least. When we arrived for practice in Reno, we were greeted with a large banner in their gym that said "2005 NCAA Tournament." That got our blood boiling right away. The game was very personal and emotional and the loss definitely stung. The worst thing about the loss was that we really outdid them in a lot of statistical categories. We won the serve/serve receive battle, out-hit them, out-blocked them... ordinarily, the team that wins those wins. But somehow, we lost, which was hard to swallow.

Luckily, we got to come home and play in front of our fans tonight against UTEP. It was great to be at home and get a win so that we can be back on track. I would have loved to have been 19-0 tonight, but 18-1 isn't too shabby!

Up next: a 7:00 am departure from Las Cruces, en route to lovely Ruston, Louisiana. That means I've got to be up in about six hours - DUGHH! A little insider Aggie vb talk for you: we say the word "Dughh!!" (or is it just a sound??) for any situation. You miss your serve? Dughh (accompanied by an exasperated sigh)! Your flight is at the crack of dawn when you would rather be sleeping? Definitely a "DUGHH!" situation. Our assistant coach Ash made it up, and it's definitely part of our insider team language.

Enough about our dorky team antics - once again I want to say thanks to everyone for supporting us. We have three important home matches this upcoming week, so please come out in full force. Last year, we had over 7,000 people at the Hawaii match. Please mark your calendar - Friday the 13th - and come out and pack LCHS! GO AGGIES!!!