Rambelles and Tarleton battle back and forth for the win

Belles work together as a team and apply pressure to opponents

By Lela Howard
On November 14, 2014

Photo by Marsalis Mahome: Shelby Wilt, senior, expresses her excitement with her teammates after the Belles made a dramatic comeback in the fourth set. The play forced a fifthset, which the Belles would go on to win.


The Rambelles volleyball team worked hard to defeat Tarleton State on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Junell Center. The girls were down 2-1 but gave it their all after playing five sets winning 3-2.

“We showed a lot of guts. They had us down and they had us beat, but we came back and fought in the second set,” Chuck Waddington, head volleyball coach, said.

“It could have very easily gone the other way,” Waddington said. “We just put some pressure on them and took some big swings at critical moments. Tarleton State is extremely talented and it was a big win for us tonight.”

Zoey Hanrahan, No. 11, scored four kills and Abbie Lynn, No. 7, made three in the first set. However, TSU won the first set 25-23.

Brianna Sotello, No. 8, helped turn things around for the Belles in the second set. ASU was down 15-9 before she scored seven kills and won the set 28-26.

The Rambelles and TexAnns went back and forth winning sets. Tarleton State won the third set 25- 20 to take a 2-1 lead.

The Rambelles came back to win during the fourth set, tying the game. Sotello scored eight kills. Mallory Blasuer, No. 14, had three kills, which helped the Belles move into the final set.

Sotello contributed another five kills during the fifth set. The Belles were neck and neck with the TexAnns before Blauser added three points to the score. Sotello ended the night with her 24th kill.

Overall, this game set Sotello’s record scoring kills. In this game alone, she scored 24 points and Lynn following behind with 15 kills. Hanrahan added seven kills to the total game and Arielle Bond, No.4, contributed five kills.

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