Despite a disappointing loss to open the IU adidas Classic on Friday, IU volleyball coach Sherry Dunbar said her team was competitive and that there was a lot of room to grow. The Hoosiers (5-2) lost two matches on Friday and won two on Saturday to split their slate in the hometown tournament.
The seven freshmen volleyball players have yet to play a match at home with the added excitement of familiar surroundings and an overwhelmingly cream-and-crimson fan base. This weekend, they'll get their chance.
IU volleyball coach Sherry Dunbar and junior middle blocker Ashley Benson both said they would like to start the season 3-0 heading into the Flo Hyman Invitational in Houston. The Hoosiers did just that, winning all three of their matches in the University of Houston-hosted tournament and being crowned champions of the event.