Falcons "Just beat it"

Ludlowe played its game Saturday with rainbow tie-dyed shirts with the slogan "Just Beat It" in front. Ludlowe also collected donations from the public for Ryan Brennan.

Brennan was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors. This condition is a form of cancer.

Skelton sets squad straight

After a lackluster game two, head coach Meghan Skelton set the Ludlowe team in order.

"After game two, I said `no mercy'," Skelton said. "You're going to go out and win."

The Falcons have had a knack for falling asleep for spells. They can be dominant, as they were in game three against Ridgefield, or can sleepwalk through games as they did against Trinity Catholic

in the FCIAC quarterfinals.

Skelton has been frustrated by that, and believed that that needed to stop.

"I said to them `I'm sick of the mental games, you're going to go out

there and win, no ifs, ands, buts about it'," Skelton said.

Staples on horizon

The Falcons' volleyball team is fully aware of its opponent tomorrow night. Ludlowe beat Staples in the regular season, 3-1 on Oct. 9 and the team is cognizant of the test that the Wreckers proved the Falcons.

"They are a tough team," Skelton said of Staples. "We know what to expect from them. We're ready."

Skelton is confident that if her squad plays its game, the result will take care of itself.

"If we play our game against anyone we'll be OK," Skelton said.