Rebels fight to the finish
The Rebels women’s volleyball team aren’t letting a few injuries stop them from winning.
Several Rebels team members played with injuries against the University of Winnipeg’s Wesmen, and despite the injuries, the team won one out of their two games.
The Rebels had a difficult time solidifying a win during their first game against the Wesmen, but it wasn’t due to a lack of effort on their part.
The Rebels have been playing with injured players on and off the court since the season began in September. Coach Lea Romanchuk said that her team hasn’t been able to play to its potential because of several injuries that have hindered the abilities of her players.
“It’s hard to get a team performing at its best when there are girls on the court that are playing with injuries,” said Romanchuk after the game.
“I think our games will pan out a lot differently once the girls are back in their best shape.”
The Rebels recently played their fourth and fifth games of the season against the University of Winnipeg’s Wesmen. The Wesmen won the first game 3-0, while the Rebels came back strong in the second and won 3-1.
Both teams brought an equal amount of talent and competition to the court. Sets were won by marginal amounts and both teams bounced back and forth for the lead throughout either game.
The newly appointed head coach spoke with optimism about her team.
“Even though we weren’t able to win both games this weekend,” said Romanchuk, “I know that we will do better once every player is back to 100 per cent.”
Tara Dupuis, mother of Rebels player Carley Dupuis, attended the game to cheer on her daughter. Carley plays the position of left side/setter and has played for the Rebels for the past three years.
“I’ve come to almost every game,” said Dupuis. “I’m very proud of my daughter and am very lucky to have been able to watch her play volleyball throughout the years, from the club and high school level, until now at the college level.”
Even though the Rebels didn’t win both games this weekend, mothers like Dupuis and other Rebels fans like her will continue to come out to each game in support of their team. Win or loose, they are happy to watch the game.