Discipline pays off for volleyball team
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 16:10
Get your scarlet and black ready. It’s time for another Sun Belt showdown at the Convocation Center.
The A-State volleyball team faces South Alabama (USA) tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
The Lady Red Wolves return home after a 3-1 loss at UALR (11-4) (3-0 SBC) last night with set scores of 25-22, 25-20, 13-25, 28-26.
Last year, A-State won two of the three matches against UALR.
With new Sun Belt rules, each team plays twice, so the Red Wolves will have a chance to redeem themselves Oct. 30 at the Convo.
“There’s a reason UALR’s Edina Begic has won four straight Offensive Player of the Week awards, but we gave her too much respect the first two sets and she took advantage of it,” Head Coach David Rehr said.
“We started playing two sets too late. Once we started playing in the third set it was a great match and we feel like no one is better than us when we play like we’re capable of.”
A-State (2-1) leads 24-4, winning five of the last six meetings. ASU swept the Jaguars 3-0.
“I am very excited about the game against South Alabama mainly because they will be great competition” Senior Jackie Gerig said.
“As a team we take one match at a time. We have a few kinks we need to get worked out, but overall our talk about discipline is really paying off in matches.”
Rehr and his wolf pack are ready for another home crowd to boost their morale, following their disappointing loss to UALR.
“The student support last Friday and Sunday was outstanding and we hope to that they return to cheer us on,” Rehr said.
“I believe we are moving in the right direction. Especially with the two conference wins this past weekend.”
Going into Wednesday’s game, ASU had a 2-0 conference record, their best start since they went 3-0 in 2006.