Despite the energy of the crowd in Silverthorn Arena on Monday, the Stephens Stars made a poor showing against Columbia College. However, things turned around on Wednesday night when the team battled with Missouri Baptist and kept the score within a closer range.
Both games ended after only three matches. The team is 4-8 this season with many games still to go.
The Stars kept up their energy during the game Wednesday night. Missouri Baptist should have beaten them just as much as Columbia College, but they didn’t. “We got into a groove tonight, and we just clicked,” said Kelsie Byrd, a junior human development major.
Stephens supporters stayed enthusiastic and continued to cheer on their team until the very end. “I like coming to the games because we (the fans) want our team to win just as much as they do,” said Kasey Cook, a sophomore fashion communication major.
The Stars struggled at the beginning of the season with tension between the players, but Byrd stated that they’re working through it. “Each of us are great as individual players, we’re just working on coming together as a team,” said Byrd. “We know we’re just as good as these other teams, and we proved that tonight. We’re awesome.”
The stars continue their conference play October 2 with a home match against Hannibal-LaGrange.