Knights win two in opening weekend

The Geneseo volleyball team continued to leave competitors in the dust as the Knights went 2-1 in their first SUNYAC games of the season. The most important moment in the SUNYAC pool play wasn’t the loss against Buffalo State—the most important moment is deeply rooted in the Knights win against SUNY Plattsburgh. The last time Geneseo played Plattsburgh, the Knights lost 3-1.

The loss against Buffalo was a tough one. Despite the Bengals having a record of 9-7 going into the game against Geneseo, it was a hard-fought match,

“Each set was close,” head coach Jennifer Salmon said. “It was kind of like back and forth, competitive match for sure. It was a good kind of wake-up call for us in regards to what specifically we need to work on to prepare for our next three conference matchups.”

It’s definitely a good idea for the Knights to prepare for their upcoming games––this is a team that went from a 13-19 record last season to a very impressive 15-3 start this year. As the squad continues to work, a key will be its humble approach when playing the game.

“We have a lot of time to work on things,” Salmon said. “One thing I’d like to work on is endurance. I think we did get fatigued toward the end of that Buffalo State match, so we’re going to work on fitness in regards to being able to outlast our opponents.”

Although the Knights do not have a game for another couple of weeks, they are still hard at work improving the skills they have honed over this season.

“There’s always specific skills that we can improve on,” Salmon said. “I feel like you’re never perfect in any skill.”

Salmon is excited to continue the so-far successful season.

“We didn’t perform as well as we hoped to against Buffalo, but I am happy overall with the weekend,” she said. “I felt like it was a really good opening week for us.”