October 6, 2019

Minnesota Women's Volleyball vs Rutgers


Minnesota Women's Volleyball vs Rutgers
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for October 6, 2019


On Thursday night, we stopped by Mystic Lake Casino for the Thursday Night Football version of the Meatsauce & Monty Show.  Not sure why we did that, but I do enjoy listening to Meatsauce on KFAN in the mornings.


I had the opportunity to have lunch with a couple of my old Oracle buddies, Will and Mike.  It's always great to catch up with these cool dudes.


On Saturday, we headed to the St. Croix River for our last boat ride of the season.  We were a bit surprised to see that river was so high and was actually in No Wake restrictions.  Darn Rain.


The weather was pretty miserable, but it didn't stop us from going out and having a good time. We can usually do that in any weather.


Especially when we're hanging out with these crazy people.  Rain or shine, they're always up for fun times.


It's pretty difficult to get us all to squeeze in to a picture on the top of the boat, so we had to cheat and take two pictures to get everyone in here.  Next time we'll just have to squeeze in tighter.


We left the boat ride early to try something new.  We went to see the Number 7 rated Minnesota Golden Gophers Women's Volleyball team take on Rutgers.  I'd never been to see college volleyball before so we thought it would be fun to check it out.


It turns out, the game was played right across the street from Avery's fraternity house, so we thought it would be fun to pick him up and bring him with us.  Besides, what college student doesn't want to hang out with his parents on a Saturday night?


I thought the fans at the football games could get pretty rowdy, but the volleyball fans were totally intense!


As they usually are at any Gophers sporting event we attend, the band was totally into it and playing fun tunes to keep everyone motivated.


Goldy Gopher was also there working people into a frenzy.


You can see why these ladies have such a winning team as they all seem to be very focused on success.


In the end, they had to be pretty happy with the outcome as the home team walked away with the victory in 4 sets.

Way to go, Ladies!