Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Eagles seek road victory at Canutillo
After rallying twice to get a win against a team they've always struggled
at home against, the Pecos Eagles' volleyball team will try to come up with
a road victory this evening against a team they've never lost to, when the
Eagles head west to Canutillo to face the Golden Eagles.
Coach Becky Granado said the Eagles were hoping to play both the freshmen
and junior varsity matches at 5:30 p.m. CDT, with the varsity match to follow
at about 7 p.m. "We're trying to get back a little earlier, because the kids
will be taking their six-weeks tests," Granado said.
The Eagles picked up their first win in District 2-4A play on Saturday,
coming back from 13-6 and 14-7 deficits to defeat Fabens, 15-13, 18-16, after
losing at home to the Wildcats in a non-district game last month. The win
put Pecos at 1-1 in 2-4A play and 8-16 on the season, tied with Fabens, Clint
and San Elizario for second place behind El Paso Mountain View.
Canutillo is alone in last at 0-2, following their 15-10, 15-2 loss on
Saturday to Mountain View. But unlike recent seasons, when the Golden Eagles
were rarely competitive in their games, Canutillo comes into this evening's
contest with a 7-8 record, and were just edged by Fabens in their opener,
16-14, 11-15, 16-14.
"She (Fabens coach Rose Gueeda) said they had a hard time with them.
They don't really have any big hitters, but it was just that her kids struggled,"
Granado said. "They don't have any really strong hitters, but they're just
Hitting has been a problem this season for the Eagles as well. Granado
said it again was a weak spot on Saturday when Pecos fell behind big midway
through both games, though the Eagles did get some key spikes down the stretch
from Jessica Martinez, Christina Arenivas and Becca Wein.
This evening's match is the first of two on the road this week for Pecos.
They'll go to Mountain View on Saturday before finishing up the first half
of their district schedule at home next Tuesday against San Elizario.
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