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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Eagles again overcome second game slow start
The Pecos Eagles only need to come up with one comeback win this time,
and they had to hold off game point for a lot shorter time on Tuesday night
in Canutillo than they did at home three days earlier against Fabens.
Pecos, which rallied from 13-6 and 14-7 deficits to defeat Fabens, had
a relatively easy time in their first game at Canutillo on Tuesday, jumping
out to a 7-1 lead on the way to a 12-6 win. But in the second game the
Eagles saw their 8-6 lead turn into a 13-9 deficit, and the host Golden
Eagles would later go up 14-12 before Pecos came back for a 16-14 victory
and their first road win in District 2-4A play this season.
"We did a good job in the first game, but it seems like we over-relax,"
said coach Becky Granado, whose team won their first game at Clint a week
ago, only to lose the second game 15-1 and then fall in the deciding game,
15-9. "We still come out flat in the second game."
The Eagles did have one thing going for them against Canutillo, and
that was the Golden Eagles' lack of height compared with past years. "They
have a couple of kids who can hit the ball, but they're not consistent,"
said Granado, who added, "I thought we were small, but they're one team
that tops us.
"They're quick. We had a couple of balls I thought would hit the floor
that they picked up, but they made a lot of mental mistakes. They got to
game point and I think they missed three serves in a row."
Meanwhile, for the Eagles down the stretch, Granado said, "Stephanie
(Herrera) and Becca (Wein) played pretty smart on offense. They were hitting
the holes and I think that's what got us going in the second game."
The Eagles played Tuesday night's game without two of their front line
players. "Tiana (Terry) sprained her ankle and Mindy (Harrison) has been
having back problems," Granado said. Terry also missed last Saturday's
win over Fabens, and the Eagles' coach said, "I don't know if they'll be
ready for Saturday," when Pecos travels to El Paso to face the Mountain
Mountain View remained alone in first place in the District 2-4A standings
with a 15-7, 15-2 win over Clint on Tuesday, while Fabens is tied for second
with Pecos after defeating San Elizario, 16-14, 16-14.
Pecos also won Tuesday's junior varsity match, 16-14, 15-10, while Canutillo
won the freshman contest, 9-15, 15-3, 15-3.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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