Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 3, 2000
Eagles hunt victory
in San Elizario
PECOS, Oct. 3, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagles regained control of their own
destiny as far as winning the District 2-4A volleyball title is concerned,
with a victory on Saturday over El Paso Mountain View.
Tonight, they'll try to keep it against the San Elizario Eagles,
who'll be looking to regain control of their own playoff destiny, when the
teams meet in San Elizario, starting at 7:30 p.m. CDT.
The game is a rare Tuesday night road contest in district for the
Eagles, who moved into a three-way tie for first this past Saturday with a
15-2, 15-4 win over the Mountain View Lobos. Both teams are 3-1 and
tied with Clint, which beat Fabens on Saturday after losing to
Mountain View a week ago. Pecos will face Clint on the Lions' home court
The Eagles' win over the Lobos was their best effort at home in
a month, and their best since coach Becky Granado returned to the
team in early September. "They started playing more relaxed. I think
they're starting to get used to me being back now, and I'm not on their backs like
I was every moment at the start," she said.
San Elizario is a game behind all three teams, with a 2-2 record
after their 15-10, 15-12 win over Canutillo on Saturday, and can at worst
tie Pecos for third place at the midway point of the district schedule with
a victory tonight.
The Eagles have usually played their best volleyball on the road
this season, including an easy win at Fabens on Sept. 23. But last
season their trip to San Elizario was a struggle, as they took 10-0, 4-0
and 5-0 leads in all three games, then had to fight off San Elizario to pull out
a 15-7, 9-15, 17-15 win, which allowed Pecos to beat out San Eli for
second in the 2-4A standings.
The host Eagle team is playing with a mostly-new cast from a
year ago, but do have back Fran Martinez, a second-team all-district player
last season. Last week she had 10 kills while setter Valerie Barraza had
21 assists, in San Elizario's three-game win over Fabens.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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