The Lady Rams’ volleyball team has started the season with a record of six wins and five losses, taking its last loss in a tough match on Sept. 9 against Dallas Baptist University. The Lady Rams won the third and fourth set, and fought hard in the fifth.

Marissa Rangel senior liberal arts major said, “The team has just been working on communication and building trust with each other on the court.”

Angelica Arroyo, senior psychology major and volleyball setter of the week, said every game so far the team has shown improvement with the addition of about 20 new teammates.

“I would have to say this year’s team is the best I have been a part of since 2009 at Wesleyan,” Arroyo said. “I am glad to play with the returners and the new girls. Our practices consist of a lot of hard work from all 20 players.”

Arroyo said everyone is on the same page about going to nationals.

“This is the first year since I have been here that two teams from our conference qualify for nationals,” Arroyo said. “I strongly believe that we can take one of the spots. I look forward to see what this year’s volleyball brings us to.”

Lynsay Buell, junior accounting major, said there has been some high and low points throughout the season but the team is more consistent than in previous years.

“This past weekend was fantastic. We went 3-1, and everyone played as one unit,” Buell said. “It was great; 12 freshmen, 2 transfers, 7 returners.”

-Rolandra West