In set one the Lady Trojans trailed early but they came back and made it a tough contest. The Beeville girls closed to within one at 18-17 but a four-point run by the Lady Titans gave them some breathing room. The final was a 25-20 win for the visitors and a 1-0 lead in the match.
The Titans ran away from the Lady Trojans in the second set’s first few minutes to a 12-3 advantage. The Lady Trojans made it respectable, playing right with the Titans the rest of the way and outscored the visitors by one, 14-13, down the stretch to make the final a 25-17 win for the visitors.
Set three was all Lady Titans. An 11-point run from 13-7 put the Victoria girls way out in front, 24-7. The end was in sight and the Lady Titans got the final point for a 25-8 win and a sweep of the match at 3-0.
Shanise Wilson had a couple of blocks along the net along with a few kills. J.J. Hernandez and Brennan Holder also scored for the Lady Trojans on some kills and Holder also had a block. Victoria Elizalde led the team in assists while Chelsea Contreras played strong on the back line defense.
“I told the girls that we need to stop being satisfied with one good game. These girls have the ability to work as hard and stay focused in all games as they did the first one,” said Lady Trojan head coach Stella Resio.
“They have been putting in too many hours of practice each week to not be beating teams.”
The Lady Trojans played host to Gregory-Portland on Tuesday night and will finish the season with two road matches at Floresville (Friday) and then at Victoria West next Tuesday evening.
“We have three games left and we are working on every aspect of the game now instead of just focusing on passing, so I am expecting better outcomes from here on out,” Resio said.
The Beeville freshman squad also lost in straight sets to the younger Lady Titans. The first set was a 25-4 loss, while the second set was much more competitive at 25-15.
“We got off to a slow start. Our biggest problem was getting the ball to our setter,” said freshman coach Amanda Escobedo.
Stella Sanchez earned five points for the Lady Trojans and Olivia Ramon had two good spikes. Tif’ni Puebla played well along the net and came up with one block in the match.
“My back row of Kalyn De La Garza, Marissa Rodriguez, Eddika Ortega, Jasmine Soliz, Beatrice Zamora and Sanchez have shown a great deal of improvement in the past three matches,” Escobedo said.
No information on the junior varsity match was made available.