Woman Tarpons high Woman Bearkats

Raymondville’s Aliceana Thompson spikes the ball for a kill previous Port Isabel’s Gisele Borjas through the second sport of a District 32-4A volleyball match towards Raymondville Tuesday night time at Raymondville Excessive Faculty. The Woman Tarpons defeated the Woman Bearkats Three-1. By Stefan Modrich, The Brownsville Herald

RAYMONDVILLE — Led by senior libero Estrella Vasquez’s 4 service aces, the visiting Port Isabel Woman Tarpons defeated the Raymondville Woman Bearkats 25-21, 15-25, 25-23, 25-17 on Tuesday night time.

Port Isabel coach Julie Breedlove stated Vasquez’s management was essential to the result of Tuesday’s match.

“I assumed she did an incredible job of taking part in protection, staying again and masking her space,” Breedlove stated. “When (the sport) was actually on the road, she bought again on the service line and saved the ball in.”

Breedlove felt the important thing for her workforce’s profitable efficiency was the imaginative and prescient and endurance of setter Whitney Zaloski, who was efficient in spreading the ball round to her hitters. Zaloski waited for openings within the Raymondville protection to develop and allowed the Woman Tarpons’ exterior hitters to choose their spots when on the assault.

“The largest factor for us was we began to let (attacking alternatives) come to us,” Breedlove stated. “We didn’t pressure it. We tried to pressure it a bit bit in that second sport, however not as a lot within the third and fourth sport.”

Gisel Borjas was pivotal for Port Isabel’s comeback effort through the first sport, registering a kill that tied the rating at 13 and offering the go-ahead level on the following play.

Raymondville twice surrendered five-point leads through the first and third video games. The Woman Bearkats had been paced by exterior hitter Aliceana Thompson’s 10 kills and two blocks.

Raymondville’s Dominique Dominguez had an ace through the first sport and recorded a kill that put the Woman Bearkats forward 13-6 within the second sport. The Woman Bearkats opened up that sport 5-1 earlier than the Woman Tarpons responded to tie it at 5 apiece.

Illanie Zamora helped keep the Woman Bearkats’ lead when she added a kill that introduced the rating to 15-7. Thompson got here up massive for Raymondville when she pounded dwelling a kill that gave the Woman Bearkats a sport level, after which delivered the game-clincher.

The match swung in Port Isabel’s favor after a tightly contested third sport during which the groups had been tied six occasions within the early levels. Raymondville by no means led by greater than a single level within the third sport.

Borjas once more gave her workforce the sting by snapping a 12-12 tie with a kill. She delivered an ace that put the Woman Tarpons up 16-12 and additional padded the lead at 21-15 with one other kill.

Breedlove stated aggressive serving has been some extent of emphasis for her squad.

“That’s been one of many issues our ladies have gotten actually good at,” Breedlove stated. “We actually encourage that to attempt to get the opposite groups out of their techniques.”

Different key contributors for Port Isabel had been Madison Ramos (two kills, one block) and Ava Moore, whose kill received the third sport for the Woman Tarpons.

Within the decisive fourth sport, Raymondville led 10-Eight earlier than Port Isabel rallied to tie it. With the sport even at 12, the Woman Tarpons went on a 10-Three run, punctuated by Vasquez’s fourth ace of the night time to widen the result in three factors and Allison Gonzalez’s kill that put Port Isabel in command, up 21-14.

Finally, Breedlove stated a very powerful lesson her workforce discovered was to not pressure the problem when trailing, and the gamers’ relaxed method helped them play effectively from behind and stay even-keeled whilst their lead started to develop quickly within the fourth sport.

“We simply want to remain inside a few factors and simply let it occur,” Breedlove stated. “We generally tend to pressure issues and pressure hits that aren’t there. However that was the most important factor, us studying to simply let it come.”