Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, September 5, 2001
Eagles down DC, but fall to Van Horn
Home court really was an advantage for the Van Horn Eagles on Tuesday,
while for the Pecos Eagles, it was another frustrating effort, as they ended
up with a split of their matches against the host Eagles and Dell City Cougars.
Pecos swept Dell City, winning 15-4, 15-9, and then split their first
two games with Van Horn, losing 16-14, then winning 15-9, before being shut
out in the deciding game by the Class 2A Eagles, 15-0.
"We just did nothing," coach Becky Granado said "We worked so hard to
win the second game and then just turn around and decide we don't want to
play in the third game.
"I cannot figure them out. We play good, then all of a sudden they forget
what to do," she said. "Van Horn really didn't have to do much because we
became so timid and afraid to make mistakes. We try so hard not to make mistakes
we end up making more of them, and we hold back and are not hitting the ball."
Pecos again had more hitting errors then spikes for points against Van
Horn, a team they had gotten two of their three wins so far this season against,
at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament and in the Cantaloupe Classic the opening
weekends of the season. However, the Eagles had needed three games to down
Van Horn the first time, and that group of Eagles did pick up a three-game
victory over Pecos' former district rival, Fort Stockton, last week.
Pecos held a 7-2 lead in the opener, before Van Horn came back with an
11-1 run to go ahead by a 13-8 score. The visiting Eagles then ran off six
straight points of their own for a 14-13 lead, but when Van Horn broke serve
they then scored three quick points to earn the victory.
In the second game, Pecos jumped up by an 11-2 margin and this time only
allowed Van Horn to cut the lead to 12-6, but in the third game Van Horn
quickly went ahead by a 10-0 margin, then went a full rotation before finishing
In the win over Dell City the first game only took half a rotation to
complete, as the Eagles scored three points on their first serve and eight
more on their second, then finished things off on their third serve with
four points after the Cougars ran off four points in a row. Dell City led
once in the second game, at 6-5, before Pecos ran off the next seven points
in a row. The closest Dell City got the rest of the way was at 13-9, before
Pecos broke serve and finished off the match.
Christina Arenivas and Rebecca Wein had two kills apiece against the Cougars,
while Arenivas had eight kills, and Leslie Rodriguez and Tiana Terry had
three apiece against Van Horn.
The Eagles' record is now 4-14 going into Saturday's match in Wink against
the Wildcats. The varsity will be the only team playing there Saturday, while
the freshmen and junior varsity teams will be off until next Tuesday, when
Pecos hosts Fort Stockton and Marfa.
Granado said Dell City was short of players for a JV match on Tuesday,
so the Eagles ended up playing a extended match against Van Horn and beat
the host Eagles in the best three-of-five match.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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