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Capitan netters fall at Eunice

By Todd Fuqua

Capitan’s volleyball season came to an end, Oct. 31, in the District 4-3A tournament, falling in four games to Eunice.

It was a disappointing ending in light of the fact that the Lady Tigers (5-16) had defeated Eunice in their regular-season finale over the weekend.

“The girls came out ready to play, and they never got down on themselves, regardless what the score showed,” said Capitan coach Kimberly Stone. “That showed in a 3-0 win against a tough team.”

On Monday, it seemed at first that the Lady Tigers would ride that momentum to another win, even though they were on the road this time.

“We won that first game, and had a 7-1 lead in the second game,” Stone said. “But then Eunice just chipped away and we made little mistakes.”

It was also frustrating because Capitan had a solid senior class that was prepared to make some serious noise in reaching the state tournament this season.

While six seniors will be departing, Stone pointed out the solid junior class that’s replacing them next season, and talked about some of the things they’ve learned this year.

“I had four juniors that were starters, two sophomores that were starters, so the kids will be strong. They’ve got good fundamentals,” Stone said. “I think it has the potential to be a great season next year.”

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