The four games were split with the Beeville B teams both winning and the Kingsville A teams getting the better of their Lady Trojan counterparts.
The seventh-grade B team won in two straight on scores of 25-22 and 25-9. Ashley Olivarez served well with four consecutive points off her serve in set one and seven straight in set two for the Lady Trojans.
“We still have a lot of areas to improve, but the girls are in high spirits and ready to work hard,” said coach Amber Orchard.
The eighth-grade B team took three sets to dispose of the Lady Brahmas. The first set went to Kingsville 25-20 and then the Lady Trojans muscled their way to a 26-24 win in set two to even the best of three match 1-1. Set three had the Lady Trojans holding on for a 25-16 win to earn the win two sets to one.
Andrea Briseno had 14 points off her serve in the match for Moreno. Dolores Hinojosa had five scores on her serve and Priscilla Koenig came through with 10 points on her service game.
“The Lady Trojans improved from our last match but we still have a ways to go,” said MMS coach Sonia Cano.
The seventh-grade A team lost their first set, 25-9, to the visitors. The second set had the Beeville girls in the contest right from the start and even though the final went to Kingsville, 25-15, the Beeville girls were competitive.
“They showed major improvements from game one. The girls hustled and gave Kingsville a great match,” said MMS coach Nidia Barrera.
The eighth-grade A team had their hands full with the Lady Brahmas. Kingsville took the first set, 25-9, and then earned a tougher, 25-16 win over the Lady Trojans in set two for the 2-0 win.
“This was our first home game and I have to say our nerves got the best of us. The ladies were able to settle down after the first game and re-grouped to play a better a second match,” said MMS coach Ophelia De Los Santos.
“Given some time we will become a well-rounded team. This week’s tournament should give us added experience needed for these improvements to occur and for the ladies to gain self-confidence.”
The A squads played in a Calallen tournament that began on Thursday. Both squads will get a lot of floor time in the event and experience on the court is extremely valuable at this time of the year, according to the coaches.