Rambelles look for large crowd turnout
‘Belles set to play conference rival on Saturday
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 13:10
The Rambelles are up to face Eastern New Mexico Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and their conference rivals West Texas A&M Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Junell Center.
Senior Maddie Huth has been named Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week. It is her third offensive player honor of the season and the fifth of her career.
“It feels good to be honored, but anyone who has ever played a sport knows that team awards and achievements bring much more of a good feeling,” Huth said.
She said their weekend started off a little shaky but improved quickly.
With Huth’s 26 kills and junior Maggi Jo Keffury’s 75 assists, the team worked out a 3-1 win over Incarnate Word and a 3-0 takedown of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Keffury also earned her third consecutive LSC Setter of the Week honor.
“We came out a little tentative on Friday and allowed Incarnate Word to dictate the game,” Head Coach Chuck Waddington said. “After our halftime talk, we came out a little more aggressive and a lot stronger.”
Red-shirt freshman Cerbi Ritchey said Incarnate Word pushed the team to play harder, but they fought through, carrying the victory over to Kingsville.
“Everyone in our conference is going to challenge us because they all want to beat us,” she said. “Coach says we are going to get everyone’s best shot and we have to be prepared for that.”
Huth said West Texas will bring a great game for the ‘Belles.
“We are in good shape skill-wise, but right now it’s just a matter of consistency,” Huth said. “Sometimes we are not as consistent as we were in the beginning of a game and end up doing the bare minimum, and we want more than that.”
Freshman Zoey Hanrahan said she wants to be a part of this weekend’s exciting games.
“The things that we practice are molding to the floor really well, and we are becoming more solid as a team,” she said. “I am doing my best at practice because I want to contribute to making this program stand out and show that we are the best.”
The ‘Belles look to dominate both teams and are hoping for a good crowd turnout.
“We are looking forward to a big crowd even though the other sport teams are away,” Waddington said. “These are really big games for us and we need that fan support all weekend.”