Finally, the Volleyball National Championships are here. I have honestly been looking forward to them since the Lady Coyotes won the West Regional Championship.

On Thursday, the CSUSB women’s volleyball team will try to continue its historic season as it faces Flagler College at Coussoulis Arena here at CSUSB.

As the lone undefeated team left in the Volleyball Championships, CSUSB was chosen to host the tournament, which should give the Coyotes a sizeable advantage playing in front of a growing fan base.

I, for one, am looking forward to see the team put together a full three-set domination that has been somewhat lacking so far in the tournament compared to the regular season this team had. The scary thing is, for the rest of the teams in the tournament at least, that this team absolutely has not quite played its best so far. If it was able to put together a complete effort for three more matches, there is not a team in the country that will be able to stop them.

However, there is some bad news for the Coyotes, as their arch-nemesis Concordia-St. Paul University is playing fantastic. The Coyotes and the Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears seem to be on a crash course heading towards the National Championship. The Golden Bears, the team that knocked CSUSB from the tournament each of the past three years, has been nothing short of spectacular as they did not lose a set in any of the three tournament matches they have played so far.

If these two teams were to meet again in the National Championship, it would be interesting to see how the Coyotes respond given that it would almost undoubtedly be difficult to forget their struggles against that team.

But first things first, the Coyotes need to handle business on Thursday and Friday and then see who they face in the National Championship game.

So, I hope to see you at Coussoulis for what promises to be an exciting atmosphere. Go Coyotes!


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