LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – After finishing one game over 500 last year, Bellarmine Knights head coach Chancellor Dugan expected an improvement from her squad, but this start has caught even her by surprise.
“I didn’t know 6-0 obviously but I did expect us to perform at a high level,” said Dugan, currently in her fourth year with the school.
The Knights at 6-0, are off to their best start since the 2003-2004 season. They’ve gotten taller and healthier. Leading scorer Sarah Galvin, a 6-0 forward, missed last year with a torn ACL. She’s back and she’s looking to make up for lost time.
"My teammates have boosted my confidence and have helped me through my whole recovery,” said Galvin who is averaging 18.8 points a game. “It feels great to be back with everyone.”
Galvin, a junior, says this year’s team is extremely close both on and off the court. On social media, they tag pictures with the hashtag, “Stronger Together.”
“I’m not really sure who started the hashtag but I support it,” said Galvin. “I put it on a lot.”
So does coach. Dugan also uses the motto in her speeches with the team.
“There are 17 of us and we want to make sure that we’re all together. You know we are only as strong as the weakest link.”
Dugan knows there’s a long way to go but she’s encouraged that her team’s start could push them to greatness.
“It gives us confidence that we can go out and compete with anyone.”
Bellarmine hosts the Bellarmine Classic this weekend at Knights Hall. They play Ferris State Saturday and Northern Michigan Sunday.
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