Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Gamecocks+

Sept. 15, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – Head volleyball coach Kim Christopher comments on the progress of the the team’s performance at the Shamrock Invitational this past weekend and on the team’s non-conference schedule.

On the non-conference schedule:
“The nonconference schedule has been a challenge every weekend because of the caliber of teams we are playing. It has forced us to get better by playing some of the best teams in the country every match.”

On performance at Notre Dame’s Shamrock Invitational:
“This weekend was very good for us because we were able to recover from a tough mid week match and improve from Friday to Sunday. In the match Friday night against Utah, we were flat and Utah was very good. We were not able to put up much of a fight until the third game and then, against a talented team like Utah, it is too late.”

On play against Indiana:
“Saturday we were ready to play and the match against Indiana was a great learning experience for us. Being able to beat a well coached and experienced team like Indiana in five games was big for our young team. It gave us the confidence we needed going into the Notre Dame match.”

On play against No. 15 Notre Dame:
“Notre Dame is so big and physical that I was concerned about us being intimidated by their size and home court advantage. The team is learning more about playing together and the importance of communication. Because the competition is so good, we are learning something from each match. Hopefully, we can continue to build and get better because this weekend is another round of very talented teams.”

The Gamecocks return to action this weekend at home when they host the Gamecock Invitational. Carolina will open against No. 13 Santa Clara on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Duke and George Washington will also participate in the tournament.