The Lady Bucks season came to an end on Monday night in Rankin in the opening round of the playoffs. Although they lost in straight sets to a strong Wall team, Alpine did not go out quietly.
Following a Nora Carrasco put away in set two, the Bucks led 19-17 as Wall called timeout. Alpine was unable to capture the crucial frame, however, and dropped the final eight points in a 25-19 loss.
Sets one and three were more one-sided victories for the Lady Hawks. The Bucks had spurts of success, but it was Wall who controlled the action in 25-11 and 25-9 wins.
Set two included seven ties and four lead changes, but a boisterous group of Brewster County supporters couldn’t push Alpine over the top. Seniors Osiris Alferez and April Watley bid farewell to a program with a bright future.
Besides all of the potential returners from the 2019 team, a talented group of freshman will arrive next year after they won every contest as seventh and eighth graders at Alpine Middle School.
“It’s good for them,” Head Coach Megan Fellows said about the newcomers. “But the jump is big, so I hope they can live up to it.”