Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Bears Drop Volleyball Opener.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Despite signs of improvement, the Estancia High volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match to host Pecos in a District 2AA opener for both schools on Tuesday night.

The Lady Bears' overall record dipped to 1-7.

Estancia's night started encouragingly enough as the Lady Bears posted a solid 15-10 opening-game triumph before losing three in a row.

"We came in and really played together in the first game," said Estancia coach Arlene Perea. "Everybody played solid. Our passing was good and so was our setting. That's probably why we won."

Latoya Panteah, who has quietly become Estancia's most consistent performer at the service line, jump-started the Lady Bears with a four-point first-game run. …

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