Kill streak continues with ace players

Belle volleyball heads to LSC tournament for the 20th time

By Miguel Luna
On November 20, 2015

Nov. 13

After a home victory, the Rambelles took the road again against the Cameron University Aggies in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Although the Aggies came out with a lead in the first set, a kill from middle blocker Morgan Seaton sparked a run where the Belles would lead. The Belles won the first set at 25-16 and led the second set. The Aggies tried to fight back but with two attack errors and a Belle run, the Belles continued to stay ahead. After the run, outside hitter Brianna Sotello’s kill gave the set to the Belles with 25-16.

The Belles were leading with a set win of 2-0. In the third set libero Katie MacLeay sent an ace to create a Belle lead. The Aggies did not give up and both teams traded off points. Outside hitter Mallory Blauser and Morgan Seaton finished the set with 25-16.

Statistic leaders for the game were Blauser with 18 kills, Sotello with an ace, Morgan Seaton with five blocks and setter Maggi Jo Keffury had 40 assists. Keffury earned her 14th double-double with 16 digs.

Nov. 14

The Belles finished the regular season as they confronted the Midwestern State Mustangs at Wichita Falls.

Belles took the lead in the first set with 19-4. The Mustangs would fall short as the Belles would wrap the first set with 25-9. However, the Mustangs did not fall back in the second set with a score of 18-16, Belles leading. As the Belles managed to increase the lead 23-19, the Mustangs’ errors allowed the Belles to take the second set at 25-19.

Again, the Belles would commence another sweep in the third set. Both teams would exchange points but outside hitter Cerbi Ritchey’s final kill gave the Belles the set at 25-18.

The statistic leaders for the game were Sotello with 13 kills, Mallory Blauser with an ace, Morgan and Taylor Lee Steaton both had a block and Keffury with 38 assists. Sotello also earned her 18th double-double of year. She also leads the Belles with 429 kills on the year and second with 390 digs.

The Belles finished second in the Lone Star Conference and faced No. 7 the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs at the LSC Volleyball Championships on Nov. 19 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.

Keffury was named Suddenlink Athlete of the Week and the team is set to compete in the LSC tournament.

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