Lady Rattlers undefeated in conference

The Lady Rattlers are on a roll against their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference competitors.

The weekend ended with the Lady Rattlers shutting out the North Carolina A&T Lady Aggies after defeating Winston-Salem State University.

The Lady Rattlers took this win with ease, defeating the Lady Aggies 3-0.

The Lady Rattlers cruised past the Lady Aggies in the first game easily beating them 25-9.
Games 2 (25-15) and 3 (25-15) did not start off as well as game one. In the last two games, the Lady Rattlers lost some of their focus.

“We thought that since we won the first game really easy, we thought we could just win again and again, and got real relaxed and lost our concentration,” said Jovana Blazeski, a junior from Belgrade, Serbia. “Our intensity and energy level was good during game one, in the second and third game it went down.”

The Lady Rattlers played an outstanding match. They out played the Lady Aggies with 36 kills against only 17 kills from NCA&T.

13 of the 36 kills came from junior Jovana Blazeski followed by Maria Gomez a senior from Guayaquil, Ecuador with 8 kills.

Susan Egoavil a junior from Lima, Peru led the Lady Rattlers on the defensive side with 22 digs.

“I feel pretty good about today’s game,” Gomez said. “I think that now we are using a whole bunch of different combinations. With the different combinations we are playing a little bit faster and because of that we are getting a lot better.”

The Lady Rattlers are getting better as the season progresses because they have other goals in mind besides just winning the MEAC championship.

“Practice is getting harder and we are pushing through, trying to get better. We hope to win MEAC and pass the first round of the NCAA National Tournament,” Gomez said.

Egoavil mentioned how the calibers of the team’s practices are getting higher.

“I think the season is going okay so far,” Egoavil said. “Around the third week in the season our practices started getting harder and our coach is killing us. We are working harder because we want more than a MEAC championship.”

After defeating the Lady Aggies, the Lady Rattlers move to 3-0 in the MEAC and 8-7 overall. The Lady Rattlers are at the halfway point of their season and plan to go out with a winning record. They hope to continue their MEAC winning streak this upcoming weekend.

On Friday at 7 p.m. in Gaither Gymnasium, the Lady Rattlers will take on the South Carolina State University Lady Bulldogs.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Teaching Gymnasium, the Lady Rattlers will end their MEAC weekend against Bethune-Cookman University Lady Wildcats.