Rambelles trounce competition in Kathleen Brasfield Invitational

Belles move to 4-0 in conference

By Chris Cole
On September 11, 2015

The energy was high as the crowds cheered in the Junell Center Saturday, Sept. 5 as the Rambelles executed a vicious assault against the Newman University Jets.

Listed in the AVCA Top 25, The Rambelles won a 3-0 sweep against Newman with 26-24, 25-16, 25-19. Leading scorer Mallory Blauser secured 15 kills, followed by Brianna Sotello with 13 and Zoey Hanrahan with 8 kills. The Jets, however, did not make it easy for the Belles as heavy hitter Ashley Gonzales landed 16 kills in the game, Alexus Litts aided with 32 assists, and Anna Burton salvaged 18 digs.

While both teams played well, the Rambelles’ high morale helped them to overcome the Jets in the end.

Cheers echoed throughout the arena in support of the Rambelles who are now 4-0 in the Kathleen Brasfield Invitational. The Belles were coordinated with tight interactions between the hitters and setters, paving their way to victory.

Rambelles Coach Chuck Waddington praised his team’s coordination and aggression. Waddington said he is particularly looking forward to the upcoming game against Tarleton University.

“We expect these seats to be filled,” Waddington said. “This game is going to be huge.”

The game against Tarleton will begin at 7 p.m. at the Junell Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Outside hitter Sotello expressed her anticipation for the match against Tarleton.

“We’re all so pumped to play Tarleton,” She said. “That’s one of our biggest matches and it’s always in the back of our minds.”

Sotello said Tarleton is one of their biggest rivalries in the conference because they are evenly matched.

“I’m feeling confident in my teammates that we can do anything we put our minds to,” Sotello said.

Before the Belles play Tarleton they traveled north on Sept. 8 to compete against Western State Colorado and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Then they will play Concordia University, St. Paul and Metropolitan State University of Denver on Sept. 11.

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