All were on the road against very good teams.
Some folks were quick to write off the Savage Storm, but that reaction may have been a bit premature.
Don’t look now, but Southeastern volleyballers have overcome that rough start and now have won six of the last seven to make it 6-8 overall.
Southeastern is now 3-1 in the Great American Conference and in third place behind Harding (14-1 overall, 5-0 GAC) and Arkansas Tech (13-1, 4-0).
Southwestern is alone in fourth place in the GAC standings at 4-5 and 2-1. East Central, Southern Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist, Henderson State and Arkansas-Monticello round out the standings.
Southeastern will host Southwestern at 7 p.m. this evening in Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium. A win would create more separation between third and fourth places in the standings.
Come on out and catch up with the SE volleyball players.
The lone senior is Lunden Azuara, one of the team leaders in almost every category. There is also one junior, Virginia Chell.
Five sophomores and four freshmen complete the 2011 volleyball roster.
The first serve is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight when the Savage Storm host the Lady Bulldogs.
DON’T FORGET to get your tailgate on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Ray Richards’ footballers will host Southwestern at 6 p.m., which means you can fire up the grills at 3 p.m. across University south of Paul Laird Field.
The tailgate party is a new tradition at Southeastern and how often does one get to partake of new traditions? Not all that often, of course. If you happened to miss the inaugural tailgate party, you’re a few ribs behind the leaders.
The ‘5 Saturdays Campaign’ is the newest baby born to Southeastern Alumni Association president Mark Webb.
Webb knows the importance of getting everybody involved. He learned lots about that when he wore the Eagle costume at Achille High School basketball games. He blames that duty on his wife.
The first effort at tailgating was a monumental success and the goal is to make Southeastern the tailgating leader in the new Great American Conference.
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. That simply means you need to get your grill in gear early. Get located, get grilling, get the TV games going, kick back and have yourself a great time.
Then, of course, cross the street to the football field and help the Storm knock off the Bulldogs.
Southeastern and Southwestern are locked in a 6-way tie for second place in the GAC. Ouachita Baptist is undefeated at 2-0, six teams are knotted at 1-1, Southern Arkansas is 1-2 and Arkansas Tech is 0-1.
Tailgating is not all fun and games. Participants are supposed to clean up their respective spaces, leaving no strange buns lying on the ground.
Party plans include some interaction with Southeastern football players and coaches. The Southeastern marching band, cheerleaders and Sparks dance team will also be in the mix.
For more information, contact Stephanie Davison, Director of Alumni Relations, at 580-745-2875.
HERE’S THE DEAL.
Volleyball tonight. Watch the Storm host Southwestern at 7 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena in a critical Great American Conference matchup.
Tailgating starts at 3 p.m. Saturday. Football kicks off at 6 p.m. against Southwestern in a critical Great American Conference matchup.
Come on out and be a part of the new tailgating tradition. Help Southeastern become the ‘in’ place for tailgating in the GAC.
You know you want to do this. So do it.