Arabians take on big schools in Seguin

Over the weekend the Arabians competed in the Seguin tournament and went 2-3 against some tough schools. “This was a good tournament for us to attend. We might not have walked away with a lot of wins but we did learn a whole lot that will help us this season. We played against some bigger blocks and faster offenses and really learned some important lessons that are going to help us get stronger and better! We were in a bunch of these games, just had a lot of errors this weekend and couldn’t overcome them at the end. But I am proud of these girls for figuring things out during the games and making some adjustments,” said Coach Leigh Anne McIver.
On Friday the Arabians faced Stevens in their first game. Out of San Antonio, Stevens won in two sets but Devine made them fight for the win at 14-25 and 23-25. Cece Martinez covered the back court and recorded 14 digs.
Zoe Gonzales 1 kill, 1 dig. Avery Cruz 6 digs. Rylee Esquibel 6 kills, 4 digs. Kristina Morales 4 digs. Darian Alvarez 1 block. Brooklyn Miller 1 kill. Macey Hein 2 kills, 4 digs, 11 assists. Skylar Blanton 3 kills. Martinez 14 digs.
Young Women’s Leadership Academy may have won the first set 25-14 but Devine came back and won the second 25-19 and took the third 25-23 and the win from their district opponent. This time it was Cruz that dug Devine out with 16 digs and Hein earned 5 blocks.
Gonzales 7 kills, 5 digs. Cruz 3 aces, 16 digs, 1 assist. Esquibel 8 kills 11 digs. Moralez 5 digs. Bailey Oropeza 2 digs, 1 assist. Alvarez 4 kills. Miller 1 kill, 2 digs. Hein 2 kills, 5 blocks, 12 digs, 28 assists. Blanton 10 kills, 2 blocks, Martinez 11 digs.
Facing a 5A school in their final game on Friday, the Arabians took on Flour Bluff and fell in two sets at 8-25 and 17-25. This loss showed Devine exactly what they needed to work on but Esquibel was tough at the net and earned 7 kills.
Gonzales 2 kills, 1 dig. Cruz 8 digs, 2 assists. Esquibel 7 kills, 12 digs. Moralez 4 digs. Oropeza 2 digs. Alvarez 1 kill, 1 block, 1 dig. Miller 3 kills, 1 dig. Hein 1 kill, 1 ace, 3 digs, 12 assists. Blanton2 kills. Martinez 3 digs.
Saturday morning in the Silver Bracket, Devine opened with a win over Lanier at 25-23 and 25-19. This time Gonzales and Esquibel shared the kills and each earned 7.
Gonzales 7 kills, 1 dig. Cruz 8 digs, 2 assists. Esquibel 7 kills, 1 block, 7 digs, 1 assist. Moralez 6 digs. Oropeza 2 digs, 1 assist. Alvarez 1 kill. Miller 3 kills, 2 blocks. Hein 3 kills, 9 digs, 21 assists. Blanton 5 kills, 1 block, 3 digs. Martinez 4 digs.
In their final game against Seguin, Devine came back from a loss in the first set at 17-25 to win the second set 25-19. They worked hard in the third set but dropped it 21-25. In this game it was Miller who was on top of it with 9 kills.
Gonzales 3 kills, 1 block. Cruz 18 digs, 2 assists. Esquibel 4 kills, 2 aces, 14 digs. Moralez 12 digs. Alvarez 1 kill, 1 blocks, 3 digs. Miller 9 kills, 2 digs. Hein 14 digs, 9 assists. Blanton 4 kills, 4 blocks, 1 dig. Martinez 10 digs.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer