Up-and-coming Lady Steers meet Lady Eagles at home, score wins
The Lady Eagles are continuing to progress in their skill building and teamwork, as demonstrated against the Magdalena Lady Steers on Oct. 19 in Magdalena.
The junior high Lady Steers beat the junior high Eagles 2-0 in closely matched sets; the Lady Steers junior varsity team met a fair matchup with the Lady Eagles. Magdalena's varsity starters did not play.
Quemado's Lady Eagles have shown improvement in their communications and their defense. Their offense has also improved, with more aggressive digs, better form and better accuracy in general. Coach Nichole Lewis has a mostly newly-formed team this year, with a lot of young girls and some students new to Quemado High School, period. With 10 years of coaching under her belt, Lewis understands the need for patience and what it takes to build a team. It takes a season.
The Magdalena Lady Steers' junior varsity team is also working to develop the talent and cohesion that will make a great team.
They have a good set of role models in their varsity team, which has had five years of playtime together and works together well.
Both the Lady Steers and Lady Eagles junior high teams show promise already — if the respective schools can just keep their teams.
The Lady Eagles take on the Reserve Mountaineers this afternoon at 4 p.m. The Lady Steers also play this afternoon, at 5 p.m. at home against Menaul School.