Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, October 10, 2000
to stay in first
PECOS, Oct. 10, 2000 -- After having climbed back into first place for
the second time in eight days on Saturday, the Pecos Eagles' volleyball
team will try to stay there tonight, when they host the Fabens Wildcats
in a 6:45 p.m. game.
The Eagles continued to play better on weekends than
on Tuesday nights last week. After beating El Paso Mountain View
on Sept. 30 to earn a three-way tie for first, Pecos lost at San Elizario a
week ago, then came back on Saturday to defeat Clint, 15-12, 15-3, which
put them back into a tie for first with the Lions and Lobos, all with
4-2 records in District 2-4A play.
But all three teams are still well within reach of Fabens and
San Elizario, both of whom are 3-3 in district play. The Wildcats have
won two straight, beating Mountain View last Tuesday while
defeating Canutillo this past Saturday.
Last month in Fabens, the Eagles bounced back from their
district-opening loss to Clint by sweeping the Wildcats, 15-4, 15-5. "I hope
we can keep it up on Tuesday and continue to play the way
we're capable of playing," said Eagles' coach Becky Granado.
Pecos managed to get Clint's tall front line players Collanne
Bramblett and Michelle Tullius matched up on the back line in rotation with
Eagles' hitter Philly Fobbs, and Granado said Pecos' servers were able to find
them at times during both games. Ashley Salcido served out nine
straight points in Game 2, turning a 5-2 lead into a 14-2 Eagle advantage,
while Fobbs still managed to come up with 10 kills on the afternoon.
The senior had 11 kills in the first meeting with Fabens, which is
the opposite of Clint this season. The Wildcats lost all their front
line height to graduation the past two years and have been relying
on quickness to stay in the district playoff race so far this fall.
Rebecca Garcia is the Wildcats' leading hitter, but in the first
meeting the Eagles' were able to use their height advantage to shut
down Fabens' hitters.
Tonight's game is the next-to-last at home this season for
Pecos. They'll play back-to-back road games on Saturday at Canutillo
and next Tuesday at Mountain View, before closing regular season
play with an Oct. 21 home contest against San Elizario.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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