Buena Vista had a tough go in 2018 while dealing with a tough schedule. In year one under head coach Dal Pustjovsky, the Longhorns posted a 4-6 record.
In his second year at the helm, Pustejovsky hopes his improved familiarity with the team can lead to more success.
A key to the season for Buena Vista will be toughness, as the Longhorns have just eight players on their roster at the moment.
“We have to do our job,” Pustejovsky said. “There’s not anybody in front of them to do the job. It’s gotta be them now. I think that’s going to be a big thing for us. Just the challenge that they are willing to accept. To say, ‘we don’t have very many right now, but we’re going to have to get after it.'”
I mean, the first few days are hard, but you start getting used to it,” said Alex Cortez, a junior who plays guard/end for the Longhorns. “It’s not going to get easy at all, but you start getting used it. It’s going to be a daily routine. It’s definitely going to get better.”
“It’s fun too,” Cortez added. “It’s fun to come out here and getting to hit somebody.”