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Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Eagles sweep Wildcats, stay tied for first

Staff Writer
PECOS, Oct. 11, 2000 -- The Pecos Eagles still had a little case of the Tuesday blues against the Fabens Wildcats last night, but it only lasted a little while and didn't keep the Eagles from scoring a 15-3, 15-8 win over Fabens, keeping them in a three-way tie for first in the District 2-4A standings.

"It wasn't pretty, but it was a win," said Eagles' coach Becky Granado, after her team fell behind the Wildcats in Game 2 by a 6-0 score before getting things together. "We were giving them all those opportunities, and we had four missed serves that game."

The Eagles _ who've played far better on Saturdays than on Tuesday since district play began _ seemed to be over that problem until Fabens' Alysa Ramos hit a couple of rockets for serves at the outset of Game 2 that caught Pecos off-guard. She served five straight points, two on aces, before Pecos broke serve after a time-out, but the Eagles still took a while to get on the scoreboard.

"Our girls got so relaxed out there they forgot what they were doing," Granado said. "They tried to pick on Philly (Fobbs) and Christina (Arenivas). They went after Philly in the second game, but after she let the first one drop she picked it up a little."

After one more Fabens point the Eagles finally broke serve and scored six straight points to tie the game. Five came on unforced Wildcat errors while the sixth was an ace serve by Jessica Rodriguez, who Granado put in _ reluctantly _ for Ashley Salcido.

"Alexa (Marquez) went in too early for Dee Dee (Molinar). I didn't want to take Ashley out, but I didn't have a setter," she said. Salcido would serve out the last five points for the Eagles in the match, with the final two points scored off kills by Fobbs.

In Game 1, a kill by Fabens' Lizzy Avitia and a bad dink attempt by Salcido cut an early 3-0 lead by the Eagles to 3-2, and the Wildcats were within 5-3 when Pecos went on a 10-0 run to finish things off. Arenivas had an ace serve and Kayln Lara added a spike during the streak, but most of Fabens' problems were self-inflicted, with blocker Mariln Lopez getting called for net violations three times.

Tuesday's win lifted the Eagles' season record to 23-8 and kept them tied with Clint and El Paso Mountain View for first in the district standings. Mountain View swept Canutillo on Tuesday while Clint got past San Elizario, giving the Eagles, Lobos and Lions all 5-2 marks in 2-4A play.

Clint hosts Mountain View on Saturday, so Pecos has a chance to take a one-game lead on one of those teams when they travel to Canutillo for the first of two straight road games. The Eagles and Golden Eagles play this Saturday, and Pecos then goes to El Paso to face Mountain View next Tuesday night.

Fabens did come away with wins in both of the sub varsity matches on Tuesday. The freshmen beat Pecos 15-4, 15-12, while the junior varsity defeated the Eagles, 11-15, 15-12, 15-8.

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