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The Pecos Eagles won the battle but lost the war Saturday afternoon
against the Alpine Bucks, in the consolation finals of the Ector County
ISD volleyball tournament.
However, this early in the season, winning the battle was good enough
for coach Nora Geron.
Pecos split their six pool round matches on Friday, but lost a
tie-breaker with District 4-4A rival San Angelo Lake View to advance
into the championship round. Then on Saturday, the Eagles made quick
work of Water Valley, winning 15-3, 15-11, before going through their
second long match in four days with the Bucks.
Most of the match was taken up with the first game, a 22-20 marathon won
by the Eagles. But after winning that one, Pecos came out on the short
end of the final two games, losing 15-1, 15-9, as Alpine avenged last
Tuesday's 15-3, 16-18, 15-11 defeat.
"We had a lapse after the first game. They changed referees on us, and
we had to wait about 15-20 minutes," Geron said. "Our kids our young,
and they just lost their concentration waiting around and never could
get it back."
Still, the Eagles' coach said she was happy to see her team pull out a
victory in the extended match. "Those are the games that build
character. When you go on that long and come out on top, that helps your
confidence later on."
Offensively, the Eagles were led by junior Lori Marquez, who earned a
berth on the all-tournament team. She was one of the six left on the
court for the extended first game - along with hitters Ivy Thorp,
Sherrie Mosby, Gail Taylor, and LaCrisha Molinar, and setter Elena
Hinojos - when the Eagles reached their three substitution limit.
Taylor had a good game serving against Water Valley, getting two aces
while serving out the final 10 points of Game 1, then getting two
straight in Game 2 to break a 7-7 tie.
The Alpine rematch was the second in as many days for Pecos. In pool
round play, the Eagles lost to Odessa High 15-14, 15-6, after falling to
the Bronchos at home on Tuesday. They swept El Paso Jefferson, 15-12,
15-4, then split with the Chiefs, losing 15-8 then winning 15-13. Lake
View advanced to the championship bracket with Odessa High by allowing
70 points in their six matches, four less than Pecos.
Along with Lake View, district rivals Big Spring and Fort Stockton were
also in the tournament, and ran into each other on Saturday after
quarterfinal losses. The Steers beat the Prowlers, 15-9, 9-15, 16-14,
then lost to Lake View for fifth place, 15-8, 12-15, 15-4.
El Paso Andress defeated Odessa Permian for the tournament title, 15-8,
15-9, while OHS took third after losing to the Panthers. The Bronchos
beat Midland High, 6-15, 15-10, 16-14.
Pecos' junior varsity had a good Friday, going 4-2 in pool round play at
Odessa, but lost both their matches Saturday, 15-6, 15-0 to Lamesa and
2-15, 15-9, 15-6 to Permian, dropping them to 1-3 on the season. Pecos'
freshman, meanwhile, won consolation at the Monahans Sandhills
Tournament, though no scores were available.
The Eagles will see two more familiar faces on Tuesday, when they travel
to Midland to face the Lee Rebels and Snyder Tigers, whom they
scrimmaged two weeks ago. Pecos then returns home to host the annual
Cantaloupe Classic Tournament, this Friday and Saturday.
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Penn State's 24-7 victory over Southern California in Sunday's Kickoff
Classic moved the Nittany Lions from No. 11 to No. 7. USC fell 10 spots
Brigham Young's 41-37 upset of Texas A&M in Saturday's Pigskin Classic
catapulted the Cougars, unranked in the preseason, into the rankings at
No. 19. The Aggies, meanwhile, also tumbled 10 places to 23rd.
Nebraska, which opens the season Sept. 7 against Michigan State,
received 50 first-place votes and 1,646 points in balloting by the 67
sports writers and broadcasters on the AP poll board.
Tennessee, which opens its season Saturday against UNLV, remained second
with eight first-place votes and 1,555 points.
Florida State, with five first-place votes and 1,530 points, was third,
followed by Florida, with 1,485 points. Colorado remained fifth with
three first-place votes and 1,402 points and Notre Dame sixth with one
first-place vote and 1,302 points.
The Nittany Lions, led by Curtis Enis' 241 yards and three touchdowns
against USC, play their next game Sept. 7 at home against Louisville.
Texas remained eighth, followed by Ohio State and Syracuse.
Miami, which opens Saturday at Memphis, moved up a notch to 11th,
followed by Michigan, Alabama and Virginia Tech - all up two places -
and Northwestern, up three to 15th.
Auburn was 16th, followed by USC, LSU, BYU, Arizona State, Kansas State,
Iowa, Texas A&M, Virginia and Kansas.
With BYU the lone newcomer in the Top 25, Clemson, rated No. 25 in the
preseason poll, dropped out this week.
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