Rambelles serve success at home
Team recovers from losing streak
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:10
The Rambelles reunited with their groove and defeated Texas A&M-Commerce 3-2 last Friday, and Texas Woman’s 3-1 Saturday, at home.
“We are starting to get back on track, and we get better every time we get in the gym,” Head Coach Chuck Waddington said.
These wins bring the team back to 7-3 in the Lone Star Conference and 15-6 overall.
Sophomore defensive specialist Katie MacLeay said the team really needed the wins to come back from their losing streak.
“We were down two matches to Commerce, but we fought back and saw glimpses of who we really are as a team, the chemistry, all the hard work and the execution,” she said. “All the excitement carried over into Saturday’s game, and we were able to pull out a victory.”
The ‘Belles are hitting the road to play Cameron and Midwestern State.
“Last time we played Midwestern, we did not play very clean and it took us five matches to win, but we are looking to dominate them in three matches, and the same with Cameron University,” MacLeay said.
Freshman middle blocker Courtney Bartusiak said the past few weeks put the team below the standard they had set at the beginning of the year.
“The win against Tarleton last week set us back on track and we have seen improvement in every area,” she said. “I know the games will be tough this weekend, and it will take a lot for us to show what we can do, but we have to get back to where we were at the beginning of the year.”
The team had lost its high energy, but things are back to normal and the ‘Belles are ready to dominate, Bartusiak said.
“We are back to playing as a team and understanding situations better, which are key elements going into this weekend,” she said. “We want to come out strong in the beginning and win.”
The annual Dig Pink game, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, will be their next home game, on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., against St. Edward’s University.
“Just about everyone on our team knows or is related to someone with breast cancer, so we want to do our part and support the great cause,” Waddington said.
T-shirts are $15 and can be purchased from Coach Waddington in the Athletic Communications office on the second floor of the Junell Center.