By John Stickels
The Lady Pirates volleyball team will be playing St. Edward’s University next Wednesday. Although it is a non-conference game, a win against the Hilltoppers is critical to maintaining the team’s momentum.
The Bucs are going in to their next game with a 3-0 win against Howard Payne last Tuesday.
“I’m really excited about our win against HPU. We played them about two weeks ago and between then and now we can already see differences in our own game and ways in which we’ve improved,” junior co-captain Allison Stubbs said.
The team won against Dallas and Centenary last Saturday with scores of 3-1 and 3-0 respectively. Last Friday the won against Austin College 3-1. The wins from their tournament last weekend and last Tuesday gives the ladies a 3-0 record in conference and an overall record of 12-4.
“Our goal all season has been to be playing our best ball in November, so to see the steady improvements in our team between matches has been really motivating,” Stubbs said.
Co-captain Rachel Thibodeau credits her team’s success to hard work.
“We have a very competitive gym,” Thibodeau says. “We’ve had some great practices, and it’s helped show how important hard work is.”