The Florida A&M University Lady Rattlers volleyball team served up yet another win Sunday. The team swept all three sets against South Carolina State University at home.
Although head coach Tanio “Tony” Trifnov believed the team won the sets, they needed to keep their intensity throughout all the sets.
“Slow start in the first game,” Trifnov said.
The Lady Rattlers started with a slow pace but were able to pick up the pace and win the first set 25-15. The team had 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .520 for the set.
The Lady Rattlers were consistent with their intensity for the second set only allowing SCSU to get two kills this set. SCSU hitting percentage the second set was only .133.
On the other hand, the Lady Rattlers excelled in the second set. FAMU won the set 25-5.
The Lady Rattlers slipped up during the last set, winning it 25-22.
Joanie Del Castillo, a senior from Lima, Peru, was not pleased with the teams’ effort.
“Did good last game, but we needed to push whole game,” Del Castillo said.
Although The Lady Rattlers won the set, they were hard on themselves. Pamela Soriano, a freshman outside hitter from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, felt the team could have closed the game better.
“The third game we were less confident and played bad,” Soriano said.
The Lady Rattlers may have had a slow pace and lacked confidence by the last set, but they were still able to remain on track taking their first two games in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The team now sits at (4-10, 2-0 MEAC).
The Lady Rattlers’ confidence will be tested again against North Carolina Central University Friday October 3, in the AL Lawson Center at 7 p.m.