Lady Pirates shanghai JHS ladies in four sets
by Bruce Harper
Sep 11, 2010 | 753 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojans Shanise Wilson (#14) and Alisa Patterson are the last two in line to wish their Wednesday opponents, the Mathis Lady Pirates, good luck before the Wednesday night match. The visiting Lady Pirates captured the match, 3-1, over the Beeville girls.
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The Mathis Lady Pirates braved the bad weather on Wednesday night to meet the A.C. Jones Lady Trojan varsity volleyball team at Marion B. Horton gymnasium for a best of five match.

The visitors went home with a 3-1 victory over the Beeville girls. Set one was close and the Lady Trojans held a three-point advantage at 9-6 before the Lady Pirates got rolling.

At the end of the first service rotation, the visitors were up 13-11 and never trailed again. The Lady Trojans stayed close and tied the contest late at 23-23, but the final two points went to the Lady Pirates as the Beeville defense collapsed in the middle.

Set two was even closer in the early going with neither team taking control. The Lady Trojans led 15-14 but the Lady Pirates found their swagger and reeled off 11 straight points to take command at 24-15. The Lady Trojans rallied for three late markers but it wasn’t nearly enough to turn things around as the Lady Pirates captured set two, 25-18.

The third set belonged to the Lady Trojans. The local ladies got dominating play from front line hitter Shanise Wilson and coupled with the service game of Brennan Holder, they ran off from the visitors.

Holder served for 12 straight points as the Lady Trojans went from a 7-3 lead to a 19-3 advantage. J.J. Hernandez also came up with a few kills in the rally.

Beeville went on to win set three comfortably, 25-6.

The win got the Lady Trojans back into the match, trailing 2-1 but they needed to keep the momentum going into the fourth set to have a chance at forcing a deciding set five.

The Lady Pirates had other ideas and jumped out to a 9-3 lead that took the wind out of Beeville’s sails. The Lady Trojans pulled close and led at 14-12 but could not sustain the rally. The Lady Pirates took advantage of some poor serving and a few defensive lapses to forge ahead and capture set four, 25-18.

“I believe we can make it right in district. Right now, we are a little rolling Yo-Yo waiting to exploded,” said head coach Gracy Bryce.

“With the right attitude and confidence we will make it happen.”

The Lady Trojans traveled to Corpus Christi on Friday night to play the state’s No. 1 ranked 5A girls volleyball team, the King Lady Mustangs.

Tuesday evening will find the Lady Trojans in Robstown for a match with the Lady Cotton Pickers.
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