Lady Steers stomp Lady Warriors as season warms up rapidly

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The Lady Steers took charge in their season opener against the Socorro Warriors on Tuesday night, winning 3-0.

Photos By Susann Mikkelson/El Defensor Chieftain: One-on-one battle at the net between the Lady Warriors and Lady Steers on Tuesday evening during the rivalry match up in Magdalena.

It was the second game of the season for the Warriors, who haven’t yet played at home. All three games started close, with good volleys and scores back and forth. In Game 1, the Lady Steers took the lead close to the end and ran with it, finishing 25-19. The Lady Steers were warmed up and ran away with Game 2, at 25-14, but they relaxed and slacked off some in Game 3. Even though their play was not as tight, they took the last game 25-17, to shut out the Lady Warriors.

This was a pretty even match up, in spite of the scores. Both teams show great talent, but the Lady Warriors are still lacking in communication and continuity. The starting Lady Steers have been playing together — in volleyball and other sports – for a little longer, and have a more cohesive team.

“It was a good start — great start, actually,” Lady Steers coach Bryan Baca said of the win. “It was nice to have this win over the ‘rivals down the street.’ They have good talent. It was good for us to get this win under our belt early.”

The Lady Steers go on to play Cloudcroft today at 4 p.m. in Cloudcroft.

“My comment is no comment!” Lady Warriors coach Joni Mauldin said of Tuesday night’s game. She then went on to identify the mistakes, and that they will continue to work hard on serving and serve receive.

“All other aspects of the game will come together,” said Coach Mauldin. “The communication was there at East Mountain, but nonexistent for this one.”

The Lady Warriors play their first home game of the season today at 4 p.m. against West Las Vegas.