Standing 6’3″, the “Bulgarian Bomber,” Adriana Kostadinova, started her Rattlerette volleyball career with a bang.
Quiet and shy off the court, her game was anything but that Tuesday night against Troy State. With a team-leading 13 kills, she and her teammates overpowered Troy State.
After the game Kostadinova said that although the team speaks different languages off the court, on the court they all speak the same language, volleyball.
Dominating in all facets of the game, the Rattlerette volleyball team won in 3 straight sets (30-17, 30-24, 30-19).
The team hardly broke a sweat and at times looked liked they were toying with Troy State.
The Rattlerettes were led by Mariela Portocarrero and Delisha Peterson combining for 43 of the teams 47 assists and Andreina Ruiz added 10 kills.
When asked what he thought the key to the game was head coach Tony Trifonov simply replied, “19” (referring to Adriana Kostadinova).
He also said of the team’s overall performance, “For (this being our) first game we played well, but they need to be more creative on the offensive end, not taking anything away from the Troy State defense.”
“We missed too many serves and at times it looked like we played down to the other team’s level, but we still played well.”
The Rattlerettes head to Atlanta this weekend to play in the Georgia Tech Tournament.