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UW-L VBall hopes to surprise teams again

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There will be no sneaking-up on teams for the UW-La Crosse volleyball team.
The element of surprise is gone, but that's a good thing.

The Eagles return four starters and 12 letterwinners from a team that tied for the WIAC title last fall.

It was a major turnaround for a program that was just 1-7 in conference play the year before.
But now the word is out and the Eagles are embracing the challenge.

I think we are more on the radar but, again, we got picked fourth for the conference preseason standings.  So I think people still pay more attention to UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point.  So, while we'll be a little more on people's radar, I think we still get overlooked a little bit," said head coach Lily Hallock.
"Personally, I feel like we're going to be better than fourth.  I think from the ranking they just didn't know where to put us because we went from last to first.  But I think we're better than fourth," said outside hitter Stephanie Henk.

The Eagles open the season September 2 at the Elmhurst College Invitational.

They're first home game is September 14 against Viterbo.

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