Volleyball loses tiebreaker 2-3

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Volleyball loses tiebreaker 2-3

Sam Gomez, junior middle blocker, jumps to spike incoming ball during set against Central Arkansas. The Lady Lions lost the final set, causing them to lose the match 2-3.

Sam Gomez, junior middle blocker, jumps to spike incoming ball during set against Central Arkansas. The Lady Lions lost the final set, causing them to lose the match 2-3.

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Sam Gomez, junior middle blocker, jumps to spike incoming ball during set against Central Arkansas. The Lady Lions lost the final set, causing them to lose the match 2-3.

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Symiah Dorsey/The Lion’s Roar

Sam Gomez, junior middle blocker, jumps to spike incoming ball during set against Central Arkansas. The Lady Lions lost the final set, causing them to lose the match 2-3.

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The Lady Lions volleyball team lost their match against University of Central Arkansas 2-3, bringing their record to 12-14 for the season.

After four sets, the teams were tied. The Lady Lions lost the fifth and final set 7-15.

Jeremy White, head coach, explained that a lack of communication hindered their game performance.

“I think the biggest thing we have to do is get back to being really good teammates,” stated White. “Especially in the last set, we were really individuals. We weren’t really talking to each other on the court, so we got to get back to the basics and realize that we can take on these teams if we stay aggressive.”

Sam Gomez, a junior middle blocker, acknowledged the same error and described the technical aspects that needs improving.

“I think we need to improve better on our communication,” said Gomez. “Once one person gets down, we have to be like ‘You got this’ and just talk to each other and help each other out as much as we can, and also we need to focus more on our serves or hitting out. So, we don’t cause as many errors.”

Jodi Edo, a senior middle blocker, explained that more energy would also be needed in order to bounce back for their upcoming game against McNeese State University.

“We need to pick up the intensity,” stated Edo. “I feel like we started off slow in nearly every set we played tonight. Because we started off slow, we dug ourselves in holes and were playing catch-up the entire time. That’s what we need to fix in order to get a good win against McNeese.”

Despite the loss against Central Arkansas, Gomez commended her teammates for their efforts.

“I’m really proud of our teammates, especially because both our setters happen to be freshmen,” said Gomez. “They’ve really stepped up this year overall and brought us a very good season.”

The Lady Lions’ next game will be against McNeese State University on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Lake Charles.