After a win against Quincy University, women’s basketball will be finishing regular season play this weekend against the University of Indianapolis and Lewis University.
Truman State University traveled to Quincy, Illinois, Saturday, to face a team the Bulldogs beat, 65-46, just a few weeks ago at home. The team entered the matchup looking for a sweep and achieved it easily in a 79-56 win, putting the Bulldogs at 21-5 overall and 12-4 in the GLVC.
This season has marked a big year, as the team is one of few to make more than 20 wins and head coach Amy Eagan became the winningest coach in the program’s history. Eagan said she hopes that with all the built up momentum, the team is able to finish strong.
“With all the firsts [the players] have already accomplished, I just want them to finish it,” Eagan said. “Technically the most wins in school history is 22, so I would love to beat that and to make the NCAA tourney.”
In addition, Eagan said the team is continually trying to improve its game. Though they are continuing their normal routine of practice and weights, they are finding things that need to get better and work on those as needed.
“We are not just getting through, but still working to improve,” Eagan said. “The area we have been working most to improve has been our one-on-one defense. Playing with our feet has to get better.”
The Bulldogs will return to Pershing Arena this weekend to finish up the season, first with a game against the University of Indianapolis tonight followed by a faceoff against the Lewis University Flyers.
The last time Truman met UIndy the Bulldogs came out on top in a 73-51 win, and they will be looking to do it again.
Saturday’s game appears to be a tougher match as the ’Dogs will look for redemption against Lewis during Senior Day after a tough 86-56 loss in January.
“I thought in our last game against Lewis, we quit when it got tough,” Eagan said. “I’m hoping we battle ‘til the end this time.”