FAMU volleyball cruises by MVSU

Emerald Jacobs (left) and Isis Williams (right) celebrate after
a point.
Photo courtesy:
Sydney Dorsey-Rencher

Florida A&M’s football team will not be the only team to compete against Mississippi Valley State University this weekend, volleyball team also went head-to-head with the Delta Devils at the Al Lawson Center on Saturday.

Starting the game off strong, the Rattlers went on a six-point run in the first set.

With a lot of unforced errors, the Delta Devils struggled to sway momentum in their favor throughout the game. The Rattlers finished the first set victorious after a service error from the Delta Devils, leaving the score 14-25.

During the second set, the Rattlers saw some new faces on the court, such as: Autumn Hamilton, Kalia Todd, Kaitlyn Scrogins, Dominique Turner and more.

Even with personnel changes, the Rattlers continued to dominate the Delta Devils, taking the second set 25-16.

Early in the third set, neither team was able to maintain momentum. The Rattlers were quickly able to turn it around as they proceeded to take a six-point lead, forcing the Delta Devils to use a timeout.

The Rattlers took the third set with a kill from Hamilton, a senior right-side hitter.

This win marks the Rattlers’ second SWAC win of the season.

Leading the Rattlers to victory against the Delta Devils was senior Isis Williams, who had ten kills and a 0.643 hitting percentage, Williams had a career high.

As the Rattlers celebrated their win, Head Coach Gokhan Yilmaz still looked for ways to improve for the next game.

“It was a difficult game to focus on because we have Jackson State tomorrow,” said Yilmaz. “We are trying to improve overall, so we are hoping that this was a step forward for us. We are working on ball control and being more efficient with every contact.”

As the Rattlers continue to improve their record to 6-9, they are looking for another win against Jackson State University.

The Lady Rattlers will face off against the Tigers tomorrow, Sunday, October 1, at 1 p.m. in the Al Lawson Center.