Lady Trojans pluck Pickers
by Bruce Harper
Sep 16, 2011 | 1180 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojan LaMetra Thomas pounds the volleyball during Tuesday night’s win over Robstown. Teammate Amanda Gonzales awaits the result of the big hit.
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BEEVILLE – The Robstown Lady Cotton Picker volleyball teams made the trip here on Tuesday night. The host Lady Trojan varsity took care of business after a sluggish second set and defeated the visitors 3-1 in the varsity match-up.

The first set was dominated by the Beeville girls. With just two players into the service rotation (Victoria Elizalde and Brianna Jackson), the Lady Trojans held a 16-1 advantage.

They cruised in for an easy 25-5 victory and a 1-0 lead in the best of five match.

Maybe overconfidence or the visitors decided to make a match of it, the second set was all Robstown. The Lady Pickers never trailed and jumped to a 7-2 lead before the Beevile girls started their slow comeback.

The Lady Trojans pulled themselves to within three at 16-13 and eventually closed to within one at 24-23. But, the last point went to the visitors and the Robstown girls had tied the match at 1-1 with the 25-23 victory.

The third set had the Lady Trojans regain their swagger and dominate the action. The Lady Trojan defense moved and returned everything the Pickers could throw at them. The offense clicked with crisp passes and kills from LaMetra Thomas, Brennan Holder and Krystal Cuellar. Setter Victoria Elizalde threw in a couple of tips for points in the Beeville runs.

The third set was a 25-12 victory for the home team, who went ahead 2-1 in the match.

Set four began as set three did, the Beeville girls pulling away for a 9-3 lead in the early going. The Lady Pickers weren’t going to quit in this set though. The visitors fought back and made a contest of it. The final was a 25-20, hard-fought win for the Lady Trojans and a 3-1 win of the match.

Kills from Holder and Thomas and a strong service game from Cuellar and Thomas led the Beeville girls to the win in set four. The defense was again moving and getting to most of the Robstown hits. Four service errors by the hosts helped the Pickers stay close.

The Lady Trojans open district play on Tuesday night when the Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandies pay a visit to Beeville. The freshman match will get things going at 5:30 p.m. with the JV and varsity matches to follow.
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