Volleyball scores fourth consecutive sweep

Belles stay undefeated at home

By Chris Cole
On October 23, 2015

Photos by Josh Lopez
The Rambelles lined
up to defend their home
court on Oct. 16 against
TAMUC. This game raised
money for the Side-Out
Foundation, which supports
research for breast cancer.
Over $3,500 was raised in
this single game. Players
gave their pink jerseys to
the members in the crowd
as well as sold pink shirts at
the entrances

Volleyball continues to dominate in the conference and remains undefeated on their home turf. The Belles secured their fourth consecutive sweep on Oct. 17 against Texas Women’s University.

The scores of the game were: 26-24, 25-21, 25-19. This puts the Belles with eight victories to one loss in the Lone Star Conference and 19 wins to four losses for the season.

“We have the mindset that people are trying to take us down, that we have a target on our backs,” outside hitter Mallory Blauser said. “We’re trying to take it one game at a time.”

Blauser holds 312 kills for the Belles this season. The first conference loss for the Belles was on Oct. 2.

“We lost our confidence against Kingsville, so we’re gaining it back every day slowly, which gives us confidence going into the next matches we have coming up this week,” outside hitter Brianna Sotello said.

Now determined to regain their composure, the Belles have succeeded in keeping a clear head. Crowds of fans that filled the Junell Center and helped the Rambelles make their last four sweeps.

“I think this was the biggest crowd we have had at a volleyball match,” Head Coach Chuck Waddington said.

“We had a good clean win,” Blauser said after the game against Texas A&M- Commerce. “We had an even distribution of kills, which helped us out a lot. It made it more difficult for the opponents to know where we were going to shoot from.”

Waddington praised Morgan Seaton’s ability to be up in transition and to score for the Belles. Seaton has caught some eyes recently, and eluded even more, by making some fast, surprising hits which have the effect of rendering opponents confused before realizing they’d been scored on.

Setter Maggi Jo Keffury, setter, and Sotello were named LSC setter and defensive players of the week.

The Belles will travel to San Antonio Oct. 23 to face off against Dallas Baptist and St. Mary’s University, before heading to Odessa to play against Texas-Permian Basin.

Junior outside hitter
Alyssa Orr spikes the ball.



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