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As the women’s volleyball season winds down, the Ranger ladies are looking to turn a new page heading into the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Tournament. After three consecutive tough losses against Quincy, Truman State, and Lewis, the Rangers have two final home games in which they will try to regain their stride and end the season on a positive note.
Senior Rebecca Roembke has been the standout leader this season for the Rangers. Roembke leads the team in points, kills, total attack attempts, and many other categories. Roembke was not the only upperclassman that was a force on the court this season. Junior Lexi Turek has had a nice season as well. Turek currently has 378.5 points, 288 kills, and a 30% attack percentage, but she did not stop there. She was also was a key player on the defensive side as well. Turek is currently first on the team in blocks, with 110 on the season and has 111 digs. While Turek had a good season on the defensive side of the court, freshman Annie Leo was the defensive star. Leo leads the team in digs with 515 and 4.52 digs per set.
Being a younger team may have hurt the Rangers in some ways this season, but they will be a team to watch in the coming years. With only two seniors on the team, (Rebecca Roembke and Lauren Hickson) Coach Christine Paciero has set the team up to make an improvement next season. Lexi Turek will take over the senior leader role, and the new juniors like Elizabeth Mavis and Katie Adams will help lead the way for the team to improve. With five freshman currently on the roster, the team has a bright future.
The Rangers currently hold a 13-18 record overall, they had been treading water with their 8-8 conference record. A record which put them into a tie with Bellarmine for fourth place in the conference with a chance to possibly move up a position, putting them in third. Unfortunately the Rangers split their final two games. The final two games were both in Somers, Wisconsin in Desimone Gymnasium on November 11 vs. St. Joseph’s (IND.), and on November 12 vs. the University of Indianapolis. The team defeated St. Joseph’s 3-0 but dropped their final match to the University of Indianapolis 1-3. The Rangers will be back in action in the fall 2017 semester.