Adjust they did.
It started against Hebei, the same team that downed the Cats on Tuesday, 3-1. On Friday, UK reversed that tally with a 3-1 victory. Sara Schwarzwalder and Shelby Workman led the way, with Workman tallying a team high in kills and hitting over .300.
UK sustained the momentum on Saturday. In spite of falling behind two sets to one, the Cats rallied to victory. Their coach was pleased with the way his team battled in Zhangjiakou, while the players couldn't help but notice a group of fans in attendance.
Good win for us today in 5 sets after being down 1-2. Mentally we wavered, but pushed through at the end. #UKVBtoChina-- Craig Skinner (@UKCoachSkinner) May 31, 2014
We finished the tournament 2-2, winning the last two.Very good competition & close matches.Definitely a good experience for us #UKVBtoChina-- Craig Skinner (@UKCoachSkinner) May 31, 2014
Playing against professionals in this tournament was invaluable. They will not give you anything. It's all earned.-- Craig Skinner (@UKCoachSkinner) May 31, 2014
This trip continues to amaze me. The team just had friendly scrimmage w a local club.Prob 30-40 media including 2 TV stations. #UKVBtoChina-- Craig Skinner (@UKCoachSkinner) May 31, 2014
We legit had a Chinese biker gang come to our match...😳😎-- Kelsey Wolf (@bigbad_wolf21) May 31, 2014
I didn't wake up this morning thinking we would play a match in front of a Chinese motorcycle gang...but it happened. #UKVBtoChina-- Anders Nelson (@VBDers) May 31, 2014
The Cats managed to sneak in some sightseeing around their matches, going for an evening hike.
UK's cultural exchange trip to China is now about to enter its final leg. The Cats will travel to Beijing for a three-day stop before they head home on June 4.
So excited to go to Beijing tomorrow!-- Lauren O'Conner (@LaurenOC12) May 31, 2014
And after Beijing means 🏠 😁☺️-- Lauren O'Conner (@LaurenOC12) May 31, 2014