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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 Pecos off.

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.

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