FAMU Volleyball takes on BCU


The Florida A&M volleyball team will take on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Friday at 7 p.m. inside the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center.

The Lady Rattlers played one of their best games of the season against the North Carolina A&T Aggies in a conference match Sunday. They dominated the court, sweeping the Aggies 25-17, 25-17, 25-1.

Now the team’s focus shifts as the Lady Rattlers prepare for their rivals at B-CU.

Tiffany McLeod, a senior English student from Tallahassee, believes the team can come out victorious against the visiting Wildcats.

            “From what I’ve heard, we have a pretty good volleyball team this season,” she said. “I don’t see any reason why they should lose to B-CU, especially when they have beat everyone else in their division.”

            In the game against the Aggies, outside hitters Yeisha Arcia and Maria Ceccarelli approached each set with precision, setting the tone for the Lady Rattlers’ offense and scoring 15 kills apiece. Middle blocker Pamela Barrera wasn’t far behind, finishing the game with 11 kills.

            Libero Karol Marquez, a fourth-year public relations student from Lima, Peru, was unyielding defensively against the Aggies, totaling 16 digs. Diana Gonzales thrived in her position of setter, dishing out 42 assists in one of her best performances of the season.


The Lady Rattlers remain unbeaten in the MEAC and are establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

            B-CU, which is 3-0 in conference play, trails FAMU by one game in the conference and is hoping to settle the score tomorrow. Bethune’s record setting all-time kill’s leaderKrysta Gardnermay provide problems for the Lady Rattlers’ defense, but Marquez has faith in the team.

            “Each game we are improving,” Marquez said.

She congratulated Gardner on her record and looks forward to seeing a similar performance Friday.