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PEARSALL CROSS COUNTRY
Carrizo Springs and Uvalde earned narrow victories over Pearsall as the Lady Mavs saw their 2022 playoff hopes slip away in District 29-4A volleyball action last week.
League frontrunners Pleasanton, Floresville and Devine were dominant in wins over Pearsall but the Lady Mavs were eyeing a return to the playoffs as the possible fourth seed but needed wins over the Lady Loboes and Lady Wildcats to do it.
Pearsall notched a win over Uvalde in the first round of league play but in the rematch on October 12, lost in five sets, 3-2. Uvalde won a back-and-forth opener 27-25 before the Lady Mavs bounced back to take the second 25-22.
In another close outing, Uvalde won the third set 25-18 only to see Pearsall rally in the fourth 25-22. In the deciding fifth set, Uvalde pulled away for the 15-11 victory to take the match.
Pearsall has dropped five straight since defeating Somerset on September 30 to move to 2-5 in district.
Entering Tuesday’s season finale against Somerset, the Lady Mavs are 2-9 in district and three games out of fourth place.
Pearsall fell 3-0 to Floresville on October 7, losing 25-13, 25-17 and 25-13.
The team then lost another narrow decision to Carrizo Springs, falling 13-25, 25-12, 21-25, 26-28.
State-ranked Pleasanton earned a sweep on October 18, taking a 25-6, 25-14, 25-14 decision.
Pearsall played well in a sweep to Devine, falling 21-25, 15-25, 19-25 to the Arabians last Friday.
The Lady Eagles ran away with the district title at 11-0 and are 39-2 overall.
The team was at Uvalde Tuesday evening. Floresville finished in second at 9-2 and 28-8 overall and closed out their regular season by hosting Devine on Tuesday.
Devine was third at 8-3 and 25-16 overall. Carrizo Springs ultimately secured the fourth and final playoff spot with a 5-6 mark in league play.
Pearsall closed out the year Tuesday evening hosting Somerset. The Lady Mavs are 2-9 in 29-4A and are 4-24 for the year.