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2014 Fall Sports Preview: Lady Mustangs must work hard in tough district
ROBERT C. MCDONALD —
Players for Nixon-Smiley work on their passing drills ahead of a tough 2014 volleyball season.
NIXON -- It was a difficult year for the Nixon-Smiley Lady Mustang volleyball team in 2013. With a new head coach and system in place, the team struggled to find its way.
Head Coach Kim Payne, along with assistants James Watkins, Melissa Wheeler, and Megan Tristan, are working hard to bring the team along. The Lady Mustangs were hit hard by graduation in the spring, but return four varsity members from last year’s squad, including seniors Megan Guerra, Miranda Carrillo, Aliyah Moore, and junior Tyhana Mejia.
The Lady Mustangs also find themselves in a new district this year, though there are few actual changes. The team remains aligned with rivals Poth, Stockdale, and Karnes City. District 27-3A will also include Luling, Goliad, and Bloomington.
Nixon-Smiley got off to a rough start, but is looking to get better with every match they play. The team competed in the Schulenburg Tournament last weekend, and will be in Edna for another tournament this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The girls will continue non-district play until Friday, Sept. 12, when they will host Bloomington in their first district game of the season. The match is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
00 Megan Guerra 12
3 Amanda Munoz 10
4 Tyhana Mejia 11
6 Lexi Trammell 10
7 Nancy Hernandez 12
8 Miranda Carrillo 12
9 Maria Orta 12
10 Kaela Warzecha 11
11 Aliyah Moore 12
20 Celeste Arriaga 10
Nixon Volleyball Schedule
Aug. 28-30 Edna Tourn. Away V TBA
Sept. 2 Cuero Away F/JV/V 5/6/7
Sept. 5 Kenedy Home F/JV/V 5/5/6
Sept. 9 Jourdanton Home F/JV/V 5/6/7
Sept. 12 Bloomington Home F/JV/V 4:30/4:30/5:30
Sept. 16 Luling Away F/JV/V 5/6/7
Sept. 19 Randolph Home JV/V 4:30/5:30
Sept. 20 Cuero Tourn. Away F/JV TBA
Sept. 23 Stockdale Home JV/V 5/6
Sept. 26 Poth Home F/JV/V 4:30/4:30/5:30
Sept. 30 Karnes City Away JV/V 5/6
Oct. 3 Goliad Away F/JV/V 4:30/4:30/5:30
Oct. 7 Luling Home F/JV/V 5/6/7
Oct. 10 OPEN
Oct. 14 Stockdale Away JV/V 5/6
Oct. 17 Bloomington Away F/JV/V 4:30/4:30/5:30
Oct. 21 Goliad* Home F/JV/V 5/6/7
Oct. 24 Karnes City Home JV/V 4:30/5:30
Oct. 28 Poth Away F/JV/V 5/6/7
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