Twice, the Mescalero volleyball team has played Mesilla Valley this season. Twice the Chiefs have lost in four.
That means – with the 3-0 win over Lordsburg in their season finale, Mescalero is 11-9, 4-2 heading into the District 3-2A tournament this week.
They’ll host the winner of Cloudcroft and Lordsburg, with the match at 6 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Mescalero coach Alice Velasquez said her team has a shot at knocking off the Son Blazers in the championship, assuming they can win Thursday’s home match.
“They’re not that much better than us,” Velasquez said of Mesilla Valley. “I know we can compete, but only after we beat Cloudcroft or Lordsburg. You never know.”
The District 3-2A championship is scheduled at Mesilla Valley, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m.