Second-year forward Abby Oguich doing her pre-game activities with one of her teammates before the game on Sunday, Nov 10. Photo was retrieved from the Lynchburg Sports Website and taken by fourth-year photographer Emma Goforth of the Lynchburg Hornet Sports Network (LHSN) staff.

Caitlin Dorsch ~ Co-Editor in Chief

     While many students were at home or abroad during their winter break, the winter sports teams were at the University of Lynchburg working hard to prepare for the second half of their regular season.  Just a few days after Christmas Day, all of the winter sports reported back to Lynchburg. Along with practicing, lifting, film sessions, and playing, the teams also engaged in a large amount of teambuilding activities.  From going out to eat together and playing fun yet competitive games with each other off of the field, all of the teams at Lynchburg focus on building a family where each member supports one another both on and off of the court, field, and pool.

     The women’s basketball team, in particular, had many team bonding activities including axe-throwing and eating downtown together, according to second-year forward Erin Green.  Although these activities were off of the court, it was a fun, relaxing way to build friendships with one another on a deeper level. She went even further to say, “Over the break, we were really able to bond off the court as well.  Not having to worry about classes really helped us come closer together, and I think that we got stronger as a team as well.”

     “I think winter break gives us a unique opportunity to spend time with each other and focus solely on basketball. We had many opportunities to bond and grow closer as a team as we continue to elevate in this next push of the season!,” added third-year guard Maggie Quarles.

     During the break, the Lady Hornets played six games, winning one against Guilford College on Tuesday, Jan. 7, by a close score of 50 to 46.  The team is looking to start of the spring semester strong against Ferrum College at Bridgewater College, who the team plays against in the next week.

     The Lady Hornets compete next away at Ferrum College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) match-up on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:00 p.m.  There next home game is on Saturday, Jan. 25, against Bridgewater College, another ODAC opponent, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday’s game is Alumnae Day on Wayne Proffitt Court in the Turner Gymnasium; it is also a double-header day with the men’s basketball team, who is playing ODAC opponent Washington and Lee University at 2:00 p.m.  Please come out to support both your Hornet teams!

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