Both eighth-grade teams lost to the Rockport teams. The “B” team played a tough first set but was on the short end of a 25-16 score. The second set of the best of three match went to Rockport on some strong service play, 25-9.
The “A” team got off to a slow start and fell in the opening set 25-6 to the home team. The second set was much closer but Rockport prevailed, 25-15.
“Lynnzey Garcia and Marissa Rodiguez were able to execute offensively for us,” said MMS coach Ophelia De Los Santos.
“Rockport’s tough serves proved to be a challenge for our team. The ladies are doing a great job of setting up in the correct formations, we just need to work on becoming more aggressive at the net and when receiving a serve,” said De Los Santos.
In the seventh-grade matches, the B squad emerged with a tough 2-1 win over the Rockport girls. All the sets were close and just 10 points total separated the two teams over the three set match.
Beeville won the first set, 25-21, but the Rockport girls fought back and evened the match with a 25-22 win in set two. The deciding set three was another close one and went right down to the wire. The Beeville girls edged Rockport 25-22 to earn the victory.
The win improves the B team record to 2-1 on the season.
The A squad had lots of trouble in the first set.
“We got off to a rough start. Rockport served tough and we were unable to return them,” said De Los Santos.
The second set was much more indicative of how the Beeville girls can play. It was still a loss but the score of 25-17 reflected the competitiveness of the young Lady Trojans, according to the coaches.
“Anika Barbosa and Angelika Benavidez did a great job offensively for the team. The ladies were quick to move defensively and played with great determination,” De Los Santos said.
“Although they fell short and suffered a loss, they were able to look at the positive and take it as a learning experience.”
The MMS girls play at home on Monday night. The Alice Lady Coyotes pay a visit to Beeville. The first serves are scheduled for 5 p.m.