Blogging with the Buckeyes

Go Buckeyes! Senior Fidan Manashirova
Go Buckeyes!
Senior Fidan Manashirova
Go Buckeyes!

Jan. 22, 2013

Ohio State senior Fidan Manashirova will be checking in throughout the season with updates on the team.

Hello and happy new year! I cannot believe another season has fallen upon us (my last one) and I'm thrilled to be blogging this year and updating everyone on our exciting adventures through our five-month sprint.

With every new year comes a completely new team and I'm proud to be a part of, and surrounded by, these gems. This particular new year also brought us two new coaches - Coach Melissa Schaub and Coach Bryan Koniecko. They both have impressive resumes as college players and have been doing an excellent job of pushing our team and making us better every single day.

Last weekend, the team traveled out to wild and wonderful West Virginia to take on the WVU Mountaineers. The Bucks came out on top with a 6-1 victory, overcoming the slippery, fast indoor courts in Morgantown which made all of us feel like Bambi on ice. Talk about handling adversity. Congrats to Niki Flower and true freshman, Grainne O'Neill, for their first career regular season wins! Many more to come, I'm sure.

We are all looking forward to playing on our home turf this Wednesday as we take on two Ohio teams, Toledo at 10 a.m. and Cincinnati at 6 p.m. Hope to see you all there.