I want to see these two teams performing at their peaks. After all, this could very well be a preview of the PACWEST Championship Finals.
For the Royals, this was a fight to prove themselves against the league’s best squad. And boy did it not disappoint.
The Royals are not easily deterred. Watch for them to be pulling out new plays and trying to make things happen, as if the matchup is like any other.
Where the Royals regularly struggle is with closing out games. The fourth quarter has been deadly for them, but today, that was not the case.
If you’ve been following the team this season, it shouldn’t be a surprise to your when I say Rachel Beauchamp had a huge game for the Royals.
From the first serve, the Royals dominated the ball.
As the season has shown us so far, holding a lead is much more challenging than it looks.
After a nice 2–0 week against the Bearcats, some R&R was nice, but they came back into the season against a closely-trailing College of the Rockies squad.
“I think we’re a talented group and the personnel there, all 15 girls, are quite solid. Our bench has good depth.”
“As a coach, you never like to lose, and as a team, you never like to lose. But when you do lose, you learn more from that than perhaps the win.”