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Ruidoso netters narrowly fall at Moriarty

By Todd Fuqua

Frustration.

Sure, that could define Ruidoso’s volleyball loss at Moriarty on Oct. 18. The Lady Warriors lost in five after coming from behind to win the first frame.

“Those fifth games are quick and fast and there’s no time to mess around. And we messed around and lost it,” said Ruidoso coach Megan Colvin. “They got quite a few points against us and we just couldn’t come back.”
But Colvin isn’t down on her squad with three matches left in the regular season.

“We had a good visit, and now they finally understand that they can have all the talent in the world, but we can’t go all the way without a strong mindset,” Colvin said. “I don’t ever overlook the good things done on the court. But what will take us all the way is the strong mindset.”

Ruidoso (5-12, 0-3 District 4-4A) is at Portales this Saturday, then closes out the season with a pair of home matches Oct. 25 and 29 against Hope Christian and Moriarty.

Hope Christian swept the Lady Warriors last Friday, while Portales swept Ruidoso in both teams’ district opener.

But Colvin thins Ruidoso can beat all three.

“Everyone in this district, I think we’re all pretty even. I don’t think there’s anybody that really stands out,” Colvin said. “It’s competitive, but everybody’s beatable. We can turn it around and definitely come back.”

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