Lady Rattlers Lose Second Home Game of the Season

Photo Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information

The Florida A&M University [FAMU] Lady Rattlers volleyball team lost their second home game of the season at the Al Lawson center playing against The Florida State University [FSU] Seminoles on Saturday, September 12 (25-15, 25-16, 28-26).

The match serves as the Lady Rattlers ninth loss of the season making their record 0-9.

FAMU allowed FSU to dominate the first two sets by capitalizing on mistakes made by the Lady Rattlers.

In the second set the Lady Rattlers rallied a 7-3 run and managed to close a 10-4 lead to a 13-11 lead but the Lady Seminoles pulled ahead for the win.

“I thought the ladies played pretty well but they just couldn’t take it home,” said FAMU alumna, Ashley Johnson who attended the match.

The third set was the nail biter of the match.

Former MEAC rookie of the week, Pamela Soriano believes that they will be better prepared for the next game and more relaxed.

“It was point for point. I’m not going to lie they tried to win too,” said Soriano. “I’m going to forget about everything. I love playing volleyball so I’m just going to enjoy my game.”

The Lady Seminoles started off the set in the lead but the Lady Rattlers hung in there and pulled off a 7-2 run to tie the game at 13-13.  

The two teams kept tying throughout the set up until the score was 26-26. The Lady Seminoles scored the last two points of the game giving them the set win and a clean sweep.

FSU student Neptune Jean-Mary was in attendance to support both Tallahassee teams.

“I’m a supporter of both teams and I’m proud of them both,” said Jean-Mary. “I was pleasantly surprised at how intense the game was.”

Up next the Lady Rattlers will have their third home game of the season against the Coastal Carolina Panthers. The game will take place on Sunday, September 13, in the Al Lawson Center at 11:30 a.m.