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Corpus Christi King crowns Lady Trojans
by Bruce Harper
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Sophomore hitter Margaret Downing pops one over the net during Tuesday afternoon’s season opener for the Lady Trojans. The visiting King Lady Mustangs captured the varsity match in three straight sets. Beeville’s Marissa Rodriguez patrols the back line for a possible return.
Sophomore hitter Margaret Downing pops one over the net during Tuesday afternoon’s season opener for the Lady Trojans. The visiting King Lady Mustangs captured the varsity match in three straight sets. Beeville’s Marissa Rodriguez patrols the back line for a possible return.
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Senior Emma Downing had a block and a couple of good hits along the net for the Lady Trojans during Tuesday’s season opener against the visiting King Lady Mustangs. The visitors swept all three matches over the Beeville girls.
Senior Emma Downing had a block and a couple of good hits along the net for the Lady Trojans during Tuesday’s season opener against the visiting King Lady Mustangs. The visitors swept all three matches over the Beeville girls.
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Lady Trojans Margaret Downing (left) and Abigail Silva get ready for a King serve during Tuesday afternoon’s season opener. King captured a sweep of all three matches with the host squads.
Lady Trojans Margaret Downing (left) and Abigail Silva get ready for a King serve during Tuesday afternoon’s season opener. King captured a sweep of all three matches with the host squads.
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BEEVILLE – Matches that count in volleyball for the high school teams around Texas began in earnest on Monday. The Lady Trojans hosted the King Lady Mustangs on Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs won all three matches in convincing style over the A.C. Jones High freshman, junior varsity and varsity squads.

Freshman coach Tracy Garcia felt her squad “played well together, but we still have things to improve upon.”

The King girls posted a 25-11 win in the first set of the best of three match. King played well in the second set to sweep the freshman match-up with a 25-9 victory and took the match at 2-0.

The JV match was more competitive as the Beeville girls started well right from the opening serve. Alli Gonzales scored five straight points off her serve to begin the match. King answered with six of the next seven points to tie the first set at 6-6.

The visitors dominated the rest of the first set by outscoring Beeville 19-9 to claim a 25-15 victory. Mikayla Fernandez and Isabella Knapp had good hits at the net for the Bee JV in set one.

Set two saw the visitors lead from 3-2 on as they slowly built a 23-9 advantage. The Lady Trojans rallied late with an ace from Alexis Gonzales and a couple of points off miscues by the Mustang defense. The final was still a King win at 25-12 for the 2-0 match win

“We started well, but then we stopped communicating. Talent-wise I think we were at the same level as King,” said JV coach Amanda Adames after the match.

The varsity match closed the afternoon. First set jitters put the Beeville varsity in a big hole in set one. The Lady Mustangs scored the first nine points before the Lady Trojans could muster a point.

King dominated with hard hits that Beeville failed to return. The Lady Mustangs went on to capture set one 25-6.

Set two was much better for the Lady Trojans as they seemed to settle and began to pick up their return game and net play. The set was tied at 7-7 and then again at 12-12 before the visitors got the upper hand in set two. The Mustang girls ran away with the set for a 2-0 lead in the best of five varsity match with a 13-4 run down the stretch for a 25-16 win.

The Beeville girls reverted back to poor defense and poor returns as in set one during the final set. King raced away for a 17-1 advantage and finished off the Lady Trojans with a 8-5 run for a 25-6 victory in the final set for a 3-0 win.

Abigail Silva, Emma Downing and Margaret Downing worked for good hits and blocks along the net for the Beeville girls.

“We’re using the early part of the season to set our rotations. I am not going to worry about wins or losses, just as long as we’re making progress,” said Lady Trojan head coach Brittainie Zinsmeyer.

“We want the wins to come in district play.”

The Lady Trojans, with an 0-1 record, will travel to Corpus Christi for the CCISD tournament that begins on Friday with finals set for Saturday.

The next home match is on Tuesday night with the freshman serving as the opening act at 5:30 p.m. and the JV and varsity matches to follow.
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