Women’s Volleyball Roll Past Southern VA With Win
The Frostburg women’s volleyball team took on Southern Virginia on Wednesday October 14th, 2015, ultimately pulling out a win of 3-0. As soon as the game started it was apparent that the competitive nature of this game would be at an all-time high.
Frostburg’s Naya Cheatem controlled the tempo early, scoring several kills in the first minutes, making strong overhead serves, and perfect cross court shots to give the team a respectable lead. As the game progressed, Southern Virginia defended well and pushed Frostburg to dig deep in order to pull out the win. Southern V.A. fought hard in game one and two but sophomore Sabrina Roberts showed impressive defensive play with five blocks and senior Aimee Petrides with three. Fortunately for FSU, sophomores Madelyn Torres and Lindsey Scepura played terrific games; Torres recorded 29 assists while Scepura recorded 20 kills and 2 service aces.
As the team pushes for the playoffs, practices are taken seriously every day. Mentally and physically, each player comes to perform at the highest level in order for the coaches, players, and staff to be as well prepared as possible. “I want to continue to push myself during practices and doing that will relay into the game,” states Naya Cheatem.
With this in-conference win, FSU pushes closer to a .500 record (12-13). Now having two straight wins, the team desires to carry this momentum into the next game against Wesley on FSU’s homecoming. Wesley, another in-conference competitor, will be greatly anticipated because of their well-coached team play, organized ball control, and strong attacks. Cheatem on playing Wesley: “We definitely want to beat Wesley, It would be a great win for us. They’re a good enough team and beating them would look good on our part, so as we are finishing this week, we are really pushing.”
The confidence gained by this win may be enough for the team to pull out many more successful and impressive wins. The team continues to rally together on game day and gain knowledge from their head coach, Becky Fletcher, and the assistant coaches, Paige Hiatt and Casey Grasso.
When asked how the team plans to end the season, Cheatem stated, “To keep pushing ourselves as much as we can even through everything we go through with lifting, being tired, and over worked.” Frostburg has done a great job in preparation for big competition and in order to not disappoint themselves and the rest of the Frostburg community; practice for the rest of week will be taken very seriously.
After the great win over Southern V.A., the Bobcats are looking forward to a tough game, the homecoming contest, against Wesley on Saturday October 17th at 4:00 p.m.