Lady Rams sweep Texico

CMI staff

TEXICO — After a bit of a rough start, the Portales Lady Rams took control Tuesday night.

Behind 15 kills and 11 digs from senior Kristen Wagner, PHS improved to 10-4 with a 25-19, 25-14, 25-12 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines.

Wagner was one of four Lady Rams with at least nine digs. Senior setter Pari Cox had 25 assists, while junior setter Brooke Lopez added nine assists and three of the Lady Rams’ nine aces.

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks Portales senior Kristen Wagner, left, goes up for a possible kill as Texico senior Kimber Harrison, center and Chasity Sharp challenge her. Wagner had 15 kills and 11 digs as the Lady Rams posted a 25-19, 25-14, 25-12 victory over the Lady Wolverines.

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Portales sophomore Sheraya Cox goes up high to make the return over Texico senior Chasity Sharp, left, and freshman Whitney Skabelund during Tuesday game at Texico High School.

Texico (8-6) jumped to a 12-3 lead in the first set before the tide quickly turned.

“We started out kind of slow, but after that we did some good things,” PHS coach Ruth Chavez said. “Our setters, Pari and Brooke, did a good job of getting the ball into the hands of our hitters tonight.”

For Texico, senior middle blocker Chasity Sharp had team-highs of four kills and six blocks. Senior libero Marina Rodriguez posted 14 digs, while junior setter Taylor Stephens had nine assists.

The Lady Rams return to action on Thursday, hosting Lovington in their District 4-3A opener at the Ram Athletic Center.



Portales 3, Texico 0

Portales 25 25 25

Texico 19 14 12

Individual statistics

Kills — Portales, Kristen Wagner 15,m Savannah Vincent 8, Sheraya Cox 5. Texico, Chasity Sharp 4, Jasmine Gannon 3, Shelby Vannatta 3, Brianna Reyna 2. Blocks — Portales, n/a. Texico, Sharp 6, Vannatta 1. Digs — Portales, Wagner 11, Francis Armijo 10, Simone Laurenz 10, Valerie Villanueva 9. Texico, Marina Rodriguez 14, Chyanne Scarborough 6. Aces — Portales, Brooke Lopez 3, six tied with 1. Texico, Rodriguez 1. Assists — Portales, Pari Cox 25, Lopez 9. Texico, Taylor Stephens 9, Vannatta 5. Records — Portales 10-4, Texico 8-6. Junior varsity — Texico def. Portales 21-25, 25-23, 15-6. C team — Texico def. Portales 25-19, 25-15.

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