It was not an easy win for the Natalia JV1 squad when they faced Pearsall. The Lady Mustangs won their first set 25-22 and then dropped their second set 13-25. They had to work hard in the third set because Pearsall wanted the win just as much and Natalia was able to keep ahead and win 15-9.
“One thing you can count on this team is to have energy. Every day they bring their best. This alone has helped them overcome adversity and will give them a competitive edge in district play. We have a large group of of young girls that have been working hard and are very coachable. We can see the growth in the younger programs already,” said Coach Tara Cortinas.
Kills: Katie Curiel 5, McAiyla Ruiz 3. Digs: Genesis Perez 4, Meg Martinez 3. Assists: Isabella Martinez 4. Aces: Perez 4, Dominique Banda 3.
The Natalia JV2 team faced Pearsall’s freshman team on September 13th and came away with a 2-0 win. The JV2 team is made up of 8 freshman, 2 sophomores, and 2 juniors, this experience advantage helped with the wins at 25-17 and 25-22 but they still had to work hard and communicate against the though Pearsall players.
“The JV2 team has improved tremendously sinve the start of the season. They have done a great job ar learning new positions and we are excited to see them continue to develop,” stated Coach Cortinas.
Kills: Angelina Duenes 1, Jocelyn Garcia 1. Aces: Garcia 4, Duenes 3. Digs: Duenes 3, Jalesca Schorch 3. Assists: Myra Albarado 2.
The JV2 team will face the freshman team from Jourdanton Friday and then Cotulla’s freshman team on September 24th.
By Dicy Chambers