All four Beeville teams lost but for their first match of the year some bright spots were definitely seen by the coaches.
In the eighth-grade “A” matches, Calallen won in two straight sets, 25-13 and 25-12. Abigail Silva, Manda Gonzales, Alyssa Bates and Sarah Draper all hit for points for the young Lady Trojans off their serves.
“This match allowed us to view firsthand what exactly we need to work on in order to be successful. The ladies started off with the lead in both matches, however we were unable to follow through to the end,” said MMS coach Ophelia De Los Santos.
“Fundamentals are key in order to succeed at this level, I have no doubt we will get there as the ladies become more experienced.”
The “B” squad ran into the same trouble at Calallen. The Ladycats captured their match in two straight sets by the scores of 25-9 and 25-12.
Andrea Briseno scored five points off her serve in the match. Dolores Hinojosa, Kenedy Trevino and Priscilla Koenig all made good on two points during the two sets.
“It was a rough first game but it gave us a good idea as to what we need to work on,” said “B” team coach Sonia Cano.
The seventh-grade “A” team lost in two sets, 25-7 and 25-8.
“The girls have been working hard to learn the game of volleyball. Tonight was the first time they have ever stepped onto a volleyball court as a team and the girls played hard,” said MMS coach Nidia Barrera.
“They are excited about working hard for the rest of the season to continue to learn the game of volleyball.”
The 7B squad played tough and got close in their two-set loss to Calalen. The scores were 25-17 and 25-16.
“I was pleased with our team’s effort and good attitude during the game. We have many skills that need improvement and plan to concentrate on these during the upcoming week,” said MMS coach Amber Orchard.
“Hopefully, we can earn our first victory at our next match on Monday.”
The young Lady Trojans will have their home opener on Monday, beginning at 5 p.m. when they host the Kingsville girls.
“The girls would really enjoy the community to come out and support them on Monday; we will be hosting Kingsville,” Barrera said.