I didn't get to catch the game Saturday night (had a family commitment), and sure enough, the last two times I've missed avier-GW at the Cintas Center the results have been disastrous for avier.
If anything, avier fans were elated that we were 8-3 going into A-10 play; we haven't had a team this young since the 1997-98 team that was picked to finish last in the A-10 West but woound up going to the WNIT instead. Even though we finally have our roster fairly healthy, we're still starting 2 freshmen (Miranda Green as our PG, Suntana Granderson as our SG), 2 sophomores (Kristy Wallner at WF, Tara Boothe at PF), and a junior transfer from NC State (C Adeola Olenrewaju). Boothe is our only consistent offensive weapon at this point, although everyone else on the team has had typical peak and valley games.
On the other side, look at GW. 3 seniors and 2 juniors start for the Colonials, and they have a much more eperienced lineup at this point. Although I wasn't surprised that GW won the game, it was still sobering that it was never close and GW could have made the score whatever it wanted to be. You guys are the cream of the crop in the league right now.
As with any young team, I really don't know what to epect from from game to game. Our game against Richmond is even more pivotal now; an 0-2 start in A-10 league play is going to be a deep hole to climb out of as far as eventual playoff positioning for the A-10 race.