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November 22, 2013

Lady Eagles come up short in semi against Shorthorns

By GREG WEBB

GARLAND — The baseball adage of “hit ‘em where they ain’t” was relevant in the Class 2A state semifinal volleyball match at Garland ISD’s Culwell Center on Thursday, as Schulenburg’s offense embraced the concept and applied it well. 

Brock’s young squad overcame an early deficit in the first set against the Lady Shorthorns and took their first lead at 16-15, but Schulenburg took a time out, and shortly thereafter retook the lead.

The late run by the Lady Shorthorns in the initial game was a foreshadowing of the balance of the match, as the Brock girls lost the semifinal match in straight sets, 20-25, 11-25, 11-25. Schulenburg, the victim of Brock in last season’s 2A championship match, will play in the final on Saturday against the winner of the Crawford v. Bushland tilt.

After Brock head coach Keith Guyon lightened up the dark mood of the postgame press conference, asking if ‘anyone had gotten the license number of that truck ...’ he offered his accounting of the loss, while crediting a very able opponent.

“We knew coming in that [Schulenburg] had a very good team,” Guyon said. “We thought we could swing and end volleys early, but they turned the tables on us and served us off the floor.

“They played great defense and [didn’t give us many points at all on unforced errors].”

After the near miss of the first game, the Lady Eagles could not turn the perpetual momentum Schulenburg had set in motion, which thwarted any sizable runs by Brock. 

Brock, making its third appearance at the state tourney, finishes its season with an overall record of 36-9, while sweeping District 9-2A play with a perfect 10-0 mark.

Brock’s lone senior on the 2013 squad, Kaylin Wurster, was understandably disappointed with the loss, but is confident the coming versions of the Lady Eagles are not yet done.

“Oh yeah, they’ll be back [here],” Wurster said when asked if she had high hopes of a prosperous future for her teammates.

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