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Jags off to good start

Jags off to good start
ROBERT C. McDONALD — Floresville Jaguars Alexis Mandigo, Kristyn Coldewey (12), and Micheala Sifuentes (5) look on as Rebecca Jordan (11) challenges a pair of La Vernia blockers at the net. The Jags defeated the Lady Bears in three tight games.

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August 20, 2014
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Contributed by Edna Bednarz

The Jaguar volleyball season is in full swing.

The Jags had a good day in their Aug. 8 scrimmage. Coach Starla Jones was pleased with their playing, but said there was room for improvement.

On Aug. 9, the teams traveled to Boerne for another scrimmage. They had a tough time. They were short one key player due to illness, so it was a tough day, but they held their own against some tough teams.

Last Tuesday, the Jags hosted Jourdanton and La Vernia. The Jags faced Jourdanton in the first match. They started with a point, and then played well throughout the first game to win 25-15.

Game two was a repeat of the first. The Jags served well, played good defense, and hit the ball well to win 25-16.

Game three got off to a slow start. Jourdanton pulled ahead 5-0, which caused Jones to call a timeout. After a short talk, the Jags regrouped and pulled out a 25-14 win.

After a break, the Jags were ready to take on a tough La Vernia team. Both teams came out strong. The Jags finally took control and won the first game, 25-22.

The second game again proved to be a battle to the end. With some good serves, strong hits, and great blocking, the Jags won 25-20.

The third game was a nail-biter from the first serve. Both teams were getting tired, but continued to play hard -- neither wanted to lose. With the scoring going back and forth, La Vernia finally took a 16-14 lead. After an 18-18 tie, the Jags went ahead 20-19, but La Vernia came back and tied it up. The Jags jumped out to a 22-20 lead, but La Vernia tied the score and took a 24-22 lead. The Jags tied it at 24-24, and then took the lead for good to win 26-24.

The girls made mistakes, but they proved they could be winners.

The junior varsity Jags also scrimmaged on Aug. 8, and did well. They continue to work hard. On Aug. 9, they traveled to Boerne where they did well. These girls are learning to play together quite well.

Last Tuesday, they played Jourdanton and did well. They come out strong and won the first game. The second game saw them struggle a bit and they had to play catch-up, but they were able to pull out a 25-22 win.

Next, they faced a strong La Vernia team. The first game was tough, but the Jags hung in there. La Vernia finally won, 25-16. Game two saw the Jags really struggle. They tried to hang in there, but the Lady Bears were just too strong and claimed an easy win.

The Jaguars will host the annual Jaguar Classic Tournament this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23. The team invites the community to go out and support these young ladies.

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