Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Eagles hunting 1st win of year in Odessa today
The Pecos Eagles' volleyball team will head back to Odessa for the second
Tuesday in a row in hopes of getting their first victory of the 2002 season
today, when they take on the Odessa Permian Panthers and Lubbock Estacado
The Eagles did win a pool match over the weekend at the Monahans Sandhills
Tournament, defeating another Lubbock-area school, Frenship. But in the regulation
matches, the Eagles fell to the host Loboes and Seminole Maidens, leaving
them at 0-4 for the first week of the season.
Pecos was playing minus middle hitter/blocker Jennifer Martinez, who sprained
her ankle last Tuesday at Odessa High, and despite that, coach Becky Granado
said she saw some signs of improvement from the matches with OHS and Alpine
that opened the season.
"Our passing was much better than Tuesday, but our setting we still have
to work on, and we just had too many missed serves," said Granado, whose
team last year started off the season 4-15 before rebounding to earn their
sixth straight playoff berth.
Granado said the Eagles fared better against Odessa Permian than Monahans
back on Aug. 17, in their final pre-season scrimmage. But the Panthers came
up with a 16-14, 15-7 win over Odessa High this past weekend in the Ector
County ISD Tournament. That victory came in-between losses to Midland High
and Denver City on Saturday.
Following today's matches, the Eagles will play their home openers on
Friday, in pool round play at the Cantaloupe Classic. The Eagles will face
Marfa, Fabens, Fort Hancock and Anthony in their pool round matches.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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