The eighth-grade A squad took their counterparts to three games before a winner was decided. The Lady Trojans took game one of the best of three, 25-23, in a close game. The Lady Coyotes got the best of the bounces in game two to emerge with a 25-22 win. The deciding game three was again a close battle, but the young Alice girls won by four points, 25-21, to capture the match.
Taylor Lawson recorded 12 points for the Lady Trojans off her serve. Theresa Amador served nine points. Cori Moore added seven while Heather McKinney and Breannan Holder each contributed four. Randi Maupin hit for two points off her serve in the loss.
The loss puts the A girls’ record at 7-6 overall and drops their district record to 2-2.
“We just made too many little mistakes that hurt us in the end,” said MMS coach Holly Vasquez.
The eighth-grade B team also had to go three games before getting the win. The host Lady Coyotes captured the first game 25-14. The Beeville girls then started hitting their serves and picking things up on defense as they earned a 25-19 win in game two and then dominated game three, 25-10, to take the match.
The win improves the B team’s overall record to 5-2 and gives the unit a nice 3-1 district mark.
The Lady Coyotes captured a two-game sweep of the seventh-grade A team, but both were close affairs. The first game was just a three-point win for the Alice girls at 25-22. The second game had a five-point spread with the young Lady Coyotes earning a 25-20 triumph to secure the match.
Jasmine Soliz recorded 10 points while serving in the match and Lynnzey added five points off her service game. The seventh-grade A team has a record of 2-9 for the season and is 0-4 in district play.
The seventh-grade B team won in two straight over the Lady Coyotes. The Lady Trojans captured the first 25-20 and took the second 25-18 over Alice.
Coaches acknowledged the play and service game of Manda Gonzales, who hit for 14 points in a row off her serve during one of the victories.
The B team win gives the Lady Trojans a 4-3 overall record and they remain undefeated at 4-0 in league play.
The Moreno girls will again be on the road next Monday. They will travel to Tuloso-Midway for another district challenge. The first serves will fly at 5 p.m.