Edcouch-Elsa Volleyball Girls defeated Porter

Edcouch-Elsa Volleyball Girls defeated Porter
Posted on 10/26/2016
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By: JOHN CANNON
RGV Athletes.com

    Four Seniors from the Edcouch-Elsa Lady Jackets volleyball team played in front of their family, fans and classmates for the final time on Tuesday night.

Their teammates wanted to make sure they went out in style and were able to do just for the seniors as Edcouch-Elsa defeated Porter in three sets.

Ale Martinez, one of the four seniors on the Lady Jackets squad, said she plans on soaking in the entire experience.

“I am trying to soak in all of the memories from when I first started through tonight,” said Martinez. “I remember playing with some of these girls during my freshman year and it was nerve wrecking.”

“And now as a senior, it’s going to be sad knowing that this was the last night I get to play at home and with those three girls that started this journey with me.”

In the first set, Maddie Acevedo was piling up the points by way of service as she scored the first seven to give her team a 7-0 lead.

E-E continued its dominance through the remainder of the set as they outscored Porter 18-6 to secure a 25-6 win.

Porter came out like a completely different team in the second set as they were playing lights out while leading through the majority of it.

Trailing 22-21, the Lady Jackets came out of a timeout like a team on a mission and outscored the Cowgirls 5-2 to grab a hard fought 26-24 win.

The third set was all E-E as they rode the momentum over from the end of the second and ended up walking away with a convincing 25-6 win.

Edcouch-Elsa ends the regular season with an 11-3 record seals up the second seed in District 32-5A.

Now they will have to wait to see who their opponent will be in the Class 5A Bi-District round as both Sharyland High and Laredo Nixon sit tied for third in District 31-5A. Both teams will play a seeding game on Saturday and Lady Jackets head volleyball coach Ofelia Griffith said all they can do now is wait.