San Perlita to battle Freer in regional quarterfinal

MGN Online

The San Perlita Lady Trojans look around and see there aren’t too many volleyball teams still playing at this point of the season.

But that’s OK because their season is still alive after two rounds of the playoffs, and they play today with a chance to qualify for the Region IV-2A Tournament later this week.

San Perlita’s 2A regional quarterfinal match at 7 p.m. today is against Freer at Kingsville High.

The winner goes to the regional tournament starting Friday in Brenham.

The San Perlita girls are eager to see if they can advance in the postseason.

“I feel confident that my girls will work hard together as a team and play hard until the end,” said San Perlita coach Criselda Rubalcaba, whose squad is 20-2 not counting tournaments this season. “All we focus on is going out every match and trying our best, and executing to the best of our ability.

“I have a great group of young women that work extremely hard,” Rubalcaba added. “It’s a blessing to coach them.”

The Lady Trojans are led by seniors Karime Rojas, Meagan Kinney, Modesta Garcia, Maiah Duarte and Briseida Maldonado. Rojas, Kinney and Garcia are team captains.

San Perlita is the District 32-2A champion. During the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Lady Trojans have beaten Agua Dulce 25-20, 25-21, 25-20 and Stacey 25-12, 25-15, 25-20.

Freer is the District 31-2A champion with playoff victories against Premont (25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-0) and Junction (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-20).

The San Perlita-Freer winner is expected to face District 27-2A champion Brazos or District 25-2A runner-up Thrall on Friday at the regional tournament.