The Lady Rattlers beat the North Carolina Central Golden Eagles to stay undefeated in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play.
The Rattlers came in to this game with a sense of urgency after nearly losing to the Eagles earlier in the season.
Head Coach Tanio Trifonov was pleased with the effort his team is putting up and wants them to improve going forward into the MEAC tournament.
“In a game like this you have to get excited,” said Trifonov. “This game meant a lot to the seniors on the team, we put more pressure on ourselves than we should have.”
The Rattlers swept through MEAC competition and are hoping for a higher seed when its tournament time.
This may very well be the last home game for the seniors on the team like Pamela Barrera. Barrera, a fourth year literature student from Lima, Peru, will play every game like it’s her last.
Barrera says “No matter what we can’t underestimate the opponent and just play hard,” said Barrera. “This is my last year and I feel the energy of my last year I just want to play.”
The Rattlers won the match in three straight sets by scores of 25-23, 25-22, and closing the Golden Eagles out by a score of 25 to 17 to stay undefeated in conference play.
Fourth year public relations student Karol Marquez was proud of the team’s performance Sunday. Marquez is the libero for the Lady Rattlers and hails from Lima, Peru. Marquez said the goal for the team is to make it to the MEAC championship.
The Rattlers will head down to the University of South Florida in Tampa Tuesday.