Lady Lobos pick up first district victory over the Lady Huskies

The Palmview Lady Lobos hosted the Juarez-Lincoln Lady Huskies Tuesday night in a back-and-forth District 30-6A volleyball showdown at Palmview High School.

Both teams dropped their district opener on Saturday and were looking to pick up their first win in the 30-6A rivalry match.

 

20160913 Volleyball JLHS vs Palmview LG 08The Lady Lobos, playing in front of a raucous home crowd, jumped out ahead leading by as much as 11 and winning the first set by a score of 25-18.

The Lady Huskies, led by senior middle blocker Felicitas Saenz and junior setter Noemi Millan, responded by winning the next two sets 25-20 and 25-20.

Down two sets to one, the Lady Lobos needed to answer in the fourth set to survive. Senior Giselle Ornelas and sophomore Lori Esqueda provided the spark they were looking for, fighting to win the fourth 25-14 to force the match into a fifth and final set.

In the do-or-die fifth set, the Lady Lobos displayed their dominant, winning 15-4 to take the match three sets to two, picking up their first win in District 30-6A action.

Lady Lobos head coach Cindy Guajardo talked about the team’s execution in their victory.

“Our girls finally stepped up. They did what they needed to do, they communicated, they worked as a team and those were the essential key points that we were lacking,” Guajardo said.

The Lady Lobos improve to 1-1 in district play while the Lady Huskies fall to 0-2. The two teams meet again, this time on the Huskies’ home-court, on Saturday Oct. 8 at 12 p.m.

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