Visiting Cherokees ambush Lady Trojans
by Bruce Harper
Sep 11, 2009 | 617 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojan Brennnan Holder smashes a hit for a point in Tuesday night’s match-up with the visiting T-M Cherokees. Tuloso-Midway captured sets two three and four to win  3-1 over the Beeville girls.
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The Beeville Lady Trojan varsity volleyball team opened Tuesday night’s match with the visiting Tuloso-Midway Cherokees with strong serves, intensity and a lot of energy. But, the Cherokees fought back and captured sets two, three and four to earn a 3-1 victory.

“I told the girls if they could maintain the intensity and energy that we displayed during the first set, then we will be a team to contend with in district,” said Lady Trojan head coach Larry Lollar.

Beeville varsity girls sport a 5-10 record going into district play on Friday.

The Lady Trojans captured set one easily. Strong serves were a key along with a hustling defense and net play. The Cherokees had no answer for the Beeville service game as return after return was deflected wide or into the net. The Lady Trojans cruised to a 25-11 victory in set one.

Theresa Amador, Natalie Elder, J.J. Hernandez and Krista Gonzales all pounded the ball on serves in that first set.

The Cherokees regrouped and played the Lady Trojans to a close three-point win in set two at 25-22 for the visitors. That second set was tied at 15-15 but the Cherokees managed to go up 20-16 to help earn the win.

Set three was all T-M as the energy and momentum left the building for the Lady Trojans. It was a 25-15 win for the Cherokees to edge in front in the best of five match two sets to one.

The visitors dominated set four for a 25-8 win and captured the match 3-1.

Brennan Holder led the Lady Trojans with eight kills in the match. Hernandez followed with four. Gonzales finished the night with 12 assists. Holder had three blocks at the net, while Randi Maupin followed with two blocks.

Elder came up with 13 digs to assist the Beeville defense. Gonzales added six digs for JHS in the match.

Hernandez and Elder each served one ace in the loss.

The Lady Trojans were in Rockport last night (Friday) to open District 30-4A play. The Beeville girls will play Moody next Friday after a bye on Tuesday night. The battle of the Lady Trojans will be in Beeville with the freshman match getting under way at 5:30 p.m.

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