The Clovis Wildcats had a rough go in the first game, but held on for a four-set win in Tuesday’s District 4-5A opener at Hobbs.
Senior Antiesha Brown and sophomore Paige Gardner each had 10 kills in the 21-25, 25-13, 25-22, 25-16 victory.
“I thought they played pretty good,” Clovis volleyball coach Darrel Ray said of Hobbs (4-12, 0-1). “Sometimes the ball just finds lines more in one game or another.”
The Eagles established the early momentum, and Clovis mistakes early in the match didn’t help.
“They came out and had a nice crowd,” Ray said. “They were working off a little momentum. We missed three early serves and let them trade points with us.”
From the second game on, Ray said, Clovis (8-6, 1-0) was able to use its size advantage and not hurt itself in the serve-receive game.
Carissa Grummer had 39 assists for Clovis, while Alek Mendoza added eight kills.
In Tuesday’s junior varsity match, Clovis defeated Hobbs 25-20, 24-26, 15-6.