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Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Eagles drop matches against Bucks, Bronchos

Pecos Eagles' coach Becky Granado said her team's play improved a bit on Tuesday against the Alpine Bucks, compared to their play to close out the Pecos Cantaloupe Classic Tournament this past Saturday. But it still wasn't enough to get a win over the Bucks in Alpine, and the Eagles fared worse in their opening match Tuesday, a two-game loss to the Odessa High Bronchos.

Pecos lost to Odessa High, 15-9, 15-3, then rallied in the opening game of their match against Alpine to win 18-16, before losing to the Bucks in the final two games, 15-7, 15-6.

"Against Odessa High we really didn't do anything. Against Alpine it went much better," said Granado.

Pecos opened the season by playing poorly in the early part of their matches and better at the end. The past week has been the reverse _ they've played their best at the start of each match and slumped off at the finish. The Eagles easily won all three of their opening games last Saturday at the Cantaloupe Classic, and were able to hold off Fort Stockton and Fort Davis in Game 2 there, but lost the second and third games in the championship match against Fabens, and saw the Bucks bounce back to win the last two games on Tuesday after Pecos had rallied from a 15-14 deficit to take Game 1.

"They tried. They did some good things, but we just don't have that mental toughness," Granado said. "Our defense was good _ I think last night was the most blocks we've had in a game. Jessica Martinez, Stephanie (Herrera), Mindi (Harrison) and Leslie (Rodriguez) all had blocks, but we're just not doing enough. We have to find a way to get everything together."

Against OHS, the Eagles stayed closer to the Bronchos in Game 1, but not before OHS ran off seven straight points on their first rotation. Against Alpine, the Bucks were able to quickly recover after losing the opening game and picked up their second victory of the evening. Alpine opened play with a three-game victory over OHS.

"They (Alpine) don't seem to get rattled the way we do. We get some good hits, but then we make a lot of mental mistakes like hitting into blocks and hitting down into the net," said Granado, who added the Eagles also had problems setting up their spike attempts.

"It's tough to run an offense when the passes are not there. We did OK with the passes we were getting, but we need to have better passes," she said.

The loss drops Pecos to 2-9 on the season going into their final tournament. The Seminole Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Eagles will face Lamesa, Midland High and Andrews in pool round play on Friday.

Pecos' junior varsity split their games on Tuesday, losing to Odessa High, 15-6, 17-15, then defeating Alpine, 15-4, 15-7. The freshmen lost both their games, 15-9, 16-14 to OHS and 15-7, 15-6 to Alpine.

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