The FAMU Lady Rattlers played hard, but their efforts fell short as they lost to the Troy Trojans again in the Alfred Lawson Multipurpose Center Tuesday night.
The Rattlers came into this game riding a five game win streak and wanting to make it six, the last lost the Rattlers had were to the Troy Trojans and the Rattlers played with revenge on their minds.
It took the Trojans five sets to beat the Rattlers.
Karol Marquez is a senior public relations student from Lima, Peru. Marquez wasn’t too disappointed about the loss.
“They’re a really good team, they are better than the teams we played in the MEAC,” said Marquez. “I think we got use to the MEAC teams, the first time they beat us bad, but we played good and we are going for the MEAC title now.”
The Rattlers play was inconsistent at times during the match. Having two weeks off didn’t help the Rattlers get the victory. The Rattlers didn’t play last week because their game against Jacksonville University was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
Head volleyball coach Tanio Trifonov used this game to help assess the team’s progress.
“We had 11 or 12 days off between matches, so we had rust, but definitely needed to play some good non conference opponents,” said Trifinov. “We can use this game as a measuring stick to see where we go from here.”
The Trojans offense was led by the Alexandria Alexander with her 50 assists that got hitters Alicia Dukes, Devin Von Pingel going and put them ahead of the Rattlers for good.
Junior cardiopulmonary science student Katherine Huanec said the stats did not match the team’s performance.
“I don’t feel happy about the stats, because we didn’t win, but I know were playing better,” said Huanec. “This two week off we had we’ve been in the weight room more and practicing harder.”
The Rattlers will play South Carolina State University Friday then travel to Savannah State University on Sunday