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PEARSALL LADY MAVS VOLLEYBALL
Pearsall kicked off its volleyball season last Friday nearly a month and a half late due to precautions at the district due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lady Mavs were quick to jump back into the fray as they played three matches in the span of two days against larger 5A and 6A schools.
The team took on the San Antonio Holmes Lady Huskies Friday night and then faced SA Southside and SA Veterans Memorial in dual play on Saturday. They were swept by Holmes and Veterans Memorial and split with Southside.
“The girls have been great,” PHS Head Volleyball Coach Unike Rodriguez said. “Anytime we ask them to take extra safety precautions, they have all been very understanding and willing. 24
“They know we have to do things a little differently now but they are thankful to be back on the court again. I really think this pandemic has put things into perspective for each and every one of them.”
The coach noted that she has taken the approach of making every contest count considering things could be shut down at any point.
“One thing I stress to them on a regular basis is, we need to play every point and every game like it’s the last time we’re going to play,” she said. “We try to go 100 miles an hour every single day because we just never know what might happen with the rest of our season.”
In competitive action against Class 6A Holmes, Pearsall dropped three straight sets, losing 23-25, 13-25 and 12-25 at home.
Pearsall then went to Southside for dual action against the 5A Lady Cardinals and 5A Patriots.
The Lady Mavs took the opener against Southside, winning 25-21 before dropping the last three 21-25, 25-14, 17-25. Veterans Memorial swept Pearsall 19-25, 23-25 and 14-25.
Pearsall opened District 30-4A action Tuesday night at home against Uvalde. They will then host Crystal City Friday, September 25.