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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Dillon enjoys a bike ride through Landa Park October 2003 SPORTS fd tew yfiof emt cbniafct David RdpfolM a of by email at AILY T New Brattiifels volleyball Unicorns visit Del Valtefor district Information Unicorns won first Smitiisott Valley volleyball Cougars travel to San Antonio Southwest for key District275A flm Marion football Bulldogs look for second consecutive district win ett home against New Braunfels edges Canyon in four sets Unicorns open twogame lead in district race DAVID Canyons Natalie Fey serves the ball during the Cougarettes fourgame loss to New Braunfels Fey had 16 kills in the David Rupkalvis Sports Editor The New Braunfels volleyball team overcame a stiff challenge from Canyon Tuesday and opened a game lead in the District 254A standings with a 24 victory at Canyon High With the New Braunfels remained perfect in district play at 7 0 and improved to 245 Canyon fell to 62 in the district and 1813 It was a great New Braun fels coach Phyllis Fowler We knew that it would We told the girls it would be a lot closer than it was last When the teams met last the Unicorns won in straight Canyon came out firing in the opening using the emotion of a nearcapacity crowd at the Cougar Den to charge to a 1510 The Cougarettes maintained the lead throughout the game and appeared to the verge of win ning with a 2218 But then the Unicorns came to Jackie Lucas had several kills as NQW Braunfels rallied to tie the score 23 A kill by Brooke Engel gave Canyon game point at but Erica Wen dell had a block to tie the the Cougarettesgaye up apointon a hit that went long and Wendell then added a kill to give New Braunfeis the The opening game loss seemed to deflate the Cougarettes and the Uni corns made them New Braun fels used six consecutive service win ners from Jennifer Baerwald to break open the second game and coasted to After opening a 40 lead in the third New Braunfels appeared to be on the way to a threegame but this time the Cougarettes fought Several New Braunfels hitting errors allowed Canyon to tie the game and then Engel took DAVID New Braunfels senior Erica Wendell goes up for a blockduring Unicorns victory Wendell ledthe with 17 kills Mr With the Unicorns holding two match points at Engel had backtoback scored a point on a block and then added another kill to give Canyon the 2624 The fourth game was also hard fought as neither team took The Cougarettes opened a three point lead but New Braunfels Canyon coach Heather Sa nders There were a couple of rotations that we struggled putting the ball We had some trouble with their big Wendell led the Unicorns with 17 kills and four Fowler also played well with 25 assists and 16 Lucas added 11 kills and four fought back to go up by Canyon blocks and Kate Roeder 19 digs for came back again and tied the match the at but Lucas had a Canyon hit a ball out and the Brittany Fowler pounded a kill on match point to gi ve the Unicorns the Engel had 18 kills and two blocks to lead the Tiffany She drock added 40 assists and two The kids played they played See Page 7A ft Rangers sweep Hornets By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer The Smithson Valley vol leyball team improved its district record to 40 with a convincing three game vic tory over San Antonio East Central Despite playing without head coach Bryan the Rangers trounced East Cen tral Funk missed the match because he was serving a onematch suspension after earning a red card during last Fridays victory over Brack Assistant coach Lisa Daigle filled in for The kids practiced hard this Dajgle We didnt do anything special to we just did what we had to do to After Smithson Valley eas ily won the first two East Central roared back in the taking an 85 But the Rangers came going on a 135 run to take a 1813 The Horne ts went on one last run to cut the lead to But clutch serving by senior outside hit ter Sydney Teuton and great hustle play by teammates Amber Mueller and Hannah Werchan put the Hornets to rest as the Rangers won the game by a score of We blew them out in the first two but they showed up in the third See Page 7A Cantu returns to lead Unicorns against Cardinals Marlins edge Cubs in 11 CHICAGO AP Mike Lowell sure wrecked this Wrigley Field With the old ballpark still shajpng after Stony Spsas tying homer with two outs in the ninth Lowell led off the 11 th a pinchhjt home run that sent the Florida Majlins over the Chicago Cubs 98 Tuesday night in She NL chjppiioijshlp In a game featuring mm torn triples and w Chicago 8 Todafl Bgaiqn at mjMOX Spsas tworun shot was cleanly tjie most dra He finally delivered a big postseason and when the baJl landed beyond the leftfield it turned Wave land Avenge intp Bedlam By Jason Chlapek Staff Writer After taking a week the New Braunfels Unicorns are at it again and a familiar face will join them on the the Unicorns begin the second half of their sea son as they travel to Austin for a district 254A matchup with the Del Valle and junior quarterback Michael Cantu will be in uniform and ready to Cantu missed the last two games after suffering a sepa rated shoulder against Coach Rick Rhoades said he expects a tough game from the They have a lot of good skill Their running and second ary kids are very Rhoades They run a lot of different offensive forma At the beginning pf the they ran something similar to a but recent ly theyve been running more spread On defe they run a 50 front and they will have seven guys in the hm at aJJ Having a week off gave the Unicorns a chance recover from bumps and bruises and work on implying as a team But the biggest beneficiary may have been Caniu who was cleared to play after miss ing three Rhoades said there is a possibility that Can tu may start on It feels great to be back in When you get hurt you tend to be anxious to get Cantu The shoul der was hurting at the begin ning of last but it start ed feeling better at the end of the Rhoades did not say who would start at but said that had confidence in both of his Sophomore Khodes fill ed in when Cantu went After struggling ina loss to Rhodes responded with an excellent game in a 2421 win over Mike Cantu looked sharp Rhoades He ac tually couldve gone against Bastrop two weeks ago if but now hell defi nitely be ready this Last weeks bye seemed to help the Unicorns not only recover from the bumps and bruises received over ike last five but the time off also helped the team gel and grow Jike having a week zero because it not pjjly the kids time heal and but It also gives us coaches more time to spend wife Jam Hhaades PAVIP New PraunfeJs qyarferbjefe Michael Canty during practice teams can have a let down after a bye Theres no pne to took forward to on Friday and yew tend tp lose intensity in But after todays 1 feel thai we have our looted really sharp Cantu said that after sitting ajdwatctoag for the last three he is eager to get back on the field and to contribute to He agreed that having a week off was beneficial few the I feel like were growing closer as a Cajitu saJd MThe bye week reatty Since we didnt ptey test Fri day sprue pf got togejher awJ went see some pf jhe other jp oujr district ft was a good opportu nity to see we wlbg ing mithf wgefe
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