RIO RANCHO — For the first time in at least seven years, the Texico Lady Wolverines won’t be in the Class 2A volleyball state championship match.
Texico, which won six titles in a row from 2006-11 before losing to Bosque in last year’s final, was eliminated by sixth-seeded Hatch Valley 25-19, 25-23, 25-20 in Friday’s quarterfinals at Santa Ana Star Center.
The Lady Wolverines (14-9), seeded fourth, trailed the entire match against the Lady Bears (18-5), although the second and third sets got close late.
“They played pretty well,” Texico coach Kristen Scanlan said of the Lady Bears. “They were aggressive, and we just had too many unforced errors.”
Freshman Jasmine Gannon had eight kills and two blocks for the Lady Wolverines, while senior Marina Rodriguez compiled 27 digs and senior Shelby Vannatta had 12 assists.