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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas SportsCanyon knocks off N B in thrillerUnicorns suffer first district loss; Cougarettes pull within a game of lead By TOM LABINSKI Sports editor lf both teams played with playoff Intensity Tuesday night It was only because they were try ing to get in a little practice before the real event Canyon handed New Braunfels Its first district volleyball loss of the season, nipping the Unicorns 10-15. 15-9 15-11 In front of a large enthusiastic crowd at Cougarette Gym That was really good volleyball by two good volleyball teams " said Canyon Coach Donna Boehie ‘Tm glad a lot of people got to see It ” The loss w as only the fourth for the Unicorns in 28 matches and drops their district record to 9 1 Canyon s win avenges a 15-2. 15-3 loss to New Braunfels in their first meeting and gives them an 8-2 record Both teams ha\e four games remaining on the schedule •‘It was a super match both teams played really well We made a few more errors than they did and they captioned on them Perry said The Unicorns missed 13 serves in the game lo Canyon's five When you miss that many serves you re asking for trouble said New Braunfels Coach Claudia Perry In splitting the first two games the winning teams enjoyed big leads throughout setting up the pivvial third game New Braunfels opened up a 4 - lead in the final game with Kelli Davis and Rachel McFarland serving aces and K*m Wingate storing a point with a smash, into the middle of the Canyon defense Then the Cougarettes took charge scoring the nest nine points unanswered to take an IM lead Margie Williams started the string with ar. ace Two net violations by New Braunfels another ace bv Williams and ar. errant block at tempt forced Perry to call a time out with the score 7 4 But Wim Kl turn ann kept the string alive for Canyon scoring two points on successive blocks Stacey Moeller driited the ball into the middle of the court for point No IO and a New Braunfels spike was long forcing Perry to call another lime out Canyon would go through a com pletr rotation of servers pius two before it would score another point In the meantime the I mourns rn ade a game of it by tying the score at ll ll A Cougarette kill into the net started New Braunfels comeback Rachel McFarland made it ll 7 with sr > k W/ District 13-4A Volleyball District 13-4A Volleyball Standings Team VV L New Braunfels 9 I Canyon 8 2 Smithson A alley 6 4 Tiv© 6 4 Clemens 5 5 Hays 4 6 Lockhart I 9 Boerne I 9 Tuesday s Matches C'anvon def New Braunfels 10-15 15-9 15-11 Smithson A alley def Lockhart 15-7 15-9 Tivy def Clemens Hays def Boerne Friday s Matches Tiv > at Smithson V alley Cany on at Clemens Boerne vs Hays Saturday s Matches New Braunfels at Lockhart Canyon s Winn Rittimann (left* and New Braunfels Krista Wright (right) both make D^ys in Tuesday night s exciting match between District '3--A s too t*o teams iPhotos by Deryi C ark two low .tie* that seemed to plummet just after crossing the net Krwda Wright’s fifth and final ace of the match brought the Unicom’* within three points then Amy ( ook * slam of a Cougarette overset made the score 11 9 forcing Boerne to call a time out New Braunfels did not .et the delav slow the team down a* an overset by ( anyon fell lifelessly into the net then a line drive ace by la*igh Ann Forney ties I the rubber game At that point I didn t think that wed ever gel off of ll vimettm©' you just get stuck on a numter I was sure glad to see the scoreboard fmai iv click over to 12 Boehie said That came after a Leah Kneg kill won back the serve for the Cougarct tes and Canyon went on to win the nevt four points and the match Moeller s set landed squarely on the net but Lory Hill poked the bail over for the 12th Canyon point Jen niter Kyle delivered an ace off a I ntcom s arm to make it 13 11 After an exchange of serves Kyle assisted Hilt on a kill to bring up match point Krieg finished the con test with an ace which ricocheted off a front row player for New Braunfels Canyons serving has really im proved \Ae had a lot of trouble with their passes Perry said The Unicorns took a 9-1 lead in the first game and never really looked back Canyon narrowed the gap to ll 7 and I < lo but an ace by Wingate and a slam by McFarland settled the game bright had five of her match-high eight kills in the first game l anyon claimed the second game sr. tne same fashion New Braunfels won the first taking an 8-1 lead and holding off a Unicom rally Moeller and Hill each had two aces in the game while Rittimann. Jody Tyler Hill and Krieg ail had blocks for points I think this match will help us recognize our abilities said Boehie who praised Rom Alvarado for her digs all over the court Perry said she was most pleased by the performance of her senior setters and said her team would not be dev astated bv the loss We re disappointed but I know we re the type of team that will work real hard to get back on track This loss should draw us even closer together as a team she said It was such a long and hard-fought match I think both teams are just thankful that there were no injuries The Unicorns travel to Lockhart on Saturday before hosting Tivy on Tuesday New Braunfels closes the season with a match against Clemens at home on Oct 24 and at Smithson Valley on Oct 27 Canyon visits Clemens on Friday and travels to Boerne on Tuesday The Cougarettes close out district play at home against Hays on Oct 23 and at Lockhart Oct 27 District playoffs are scheduled to oegmonOct 30 Statistics Aces Biociis-Kiii* Point* (Assists) CANYON Kyle 10-0-1 CD. Abel 0-00-0 Alliums 3 0-0 3 Schandua OO-IO {I t PIOCH 0-0 0 0 Rittimann 01-3-4 (1). Tyler 0 M 2 Moeller 3 3 S I (2) Alvarado 0 0 0 0 (I) Kneg I 2 a s (I) Hilt 2 2 4 * (1). Totals IO * 20 24 CIS) NEW BR AUNFELS Cook 0-0-7-1 Davis 1-0-2 1 9 Fort*) l-o-o-i McFarland 3-0-3 5 I Aela 0-112 Wingate S-o-7-6 Ken Wright 0-0-1-0 I Kri Wright 5-1-8-7 9 Totals IS 2 24 23 (20) jv score Caman wins 15-12 15-12 Freshmen score Canyon wins 11-15 15 7 15-13 SV holds back the Lady Lions By TIM WAITS SUH Writer A Parents Night crowd at Smithson A alley was able to set-the Rangerettr v anniv use a lot of players and try a number of dll ierent plays They alai) saw a vastly impruv rd I ax-khart team that gave Smithton A alley a little more of a struggle than expected as the Kangerettes outclassed the Lady Lions 15-7 15 9 Both game* hung tn the balance most of the way before the Rangerette* turned on Hie power The play was so slow paced We tried a lot of different things and laxkhart has improved said Rangerette Coach lannse David son “We got to >ee a lot of dlf ferent people playing a lot of dlf ferent portions ” lax'khart s improvement was evident from the start as the Lady Lions raced to a quick 6 1 lead But I-ady Lion miscues caught up with them ami an ace by the Rangerette* Kim Verden baum helped tie the game 6-6 Tied 7 7 Vordenbaum gave the Kangerettes the lead with a kill off a liP&lle McCoy let The Rangeret tes scored four points during Vordenbaum s second turn at serve including a point from another ace McCoy spiked a Lady Lion overset to put the Rangeret tes up 12 7 A McCoy ace gave Smithson Valley game point and Deanna Schroeder ended the game w Uh an ace Although the Kangerettes scored the first three points of the second game. Including an ace by Leslie Specht. Lockhart blew past them with six straight points Monica Hill scored tm a block and LaSonya Grant smacked a Statistics Airt a OOI Hilly Pointy Ayy.yty SMITHSON A Ald.FA ikmnigar 2 0 3 2    3 Mel ©V I I 12    5 A urden (MURI 3 0 4 4 I) (.entry*©©© Far Arr ©©■a© hair* o-oI I Howling *ooo A ell OOO© *p«* hi I o-O I vhrxM*lrr2 ©*• 2 lh att HOO-*' Total* 4 t ll )j »«> Uh KRAUT brant I© 2 2 U-qao OO© 2 Hill 0 2 2 2 1 Manning >«• 4 0 Thumpyun 1©©1 l»^k> *<►!© Magaliettr; U© 2 © Totaly 2 2 ll VIJ' Frtyhmen Ko** Lockhart winy * 4. I ll IJ I J Jv ye or* SA tttns 15** t 13 • Kangerelle overset to give the I .ady Lions the lead Schroeder connec ted on another ace and Smithson A alley like the first game came back to tie 6-6 Also like the first game the Lady Lions recaptured tile lead after an errant Rangerette shirt Sheryl Parker brought the Kangerettes back into the forefront (or good with back to back serv es for points (in the next point Vordenbaum made a spiv taculur leaping save of a shot and the Rangerette* went on to a IO 7 advantage laxkhart crept back within one but the Kangerettes took control after that Vordenbaum collec ted her third ace of the match and Michele Hen nigar scored two of the final three points with aces "ll was a good effort ” said Davidson * Ashley Bales played the back row for Hie first time and made a lot of nice pickups ” The win improves Smithson Valley s District 13-4A record to 6 4, keeping the Kangerettes with an outside shot at a playoff berth They are two games behind second place Canyon Smithson Valley ’s varsity w ill host Hays at 6pm Friday Cards even series with I -0 win ST LOUIS AP Those ready to write off the *t laHii* Cardinals just because they lost two straight National league playoff games must have forgotten John Tudor * grit He pitched with both his heart and his head catcher Tony Pena said after Tudor held off the *.in Francisco Giants for 7 I 3 innings of St la>uis’ tension packed 14) victory Tuesday night I ve never seen him pitch any better Kverything he threw he was keeping low Tudor while advancing St Louis to tonight s decisive game in a playoff series tied at three game*- each escaped several San Francisco threats I changed speeds and moved the ball around.“ said Tudor who threw 118 pitches Tonight s per formance really wasnt any better for me than t.ame I a >-© defeat except tor 8uu feet in home runs I gave up then * The lorn* run Tudor needed to prevail against a power laden Giants’ lineup came gift wrapped in the second inning Pena behind on a 12 count against loser Dave Dravecky hit a leadoff line drive to shallow right field that for seconds appeared ready to be caught But San Franc isco right fielder Candy Maldonado after first losing Hie bali in the lights also lost his feet and Pena ended up with a triple as the ball tmunced to the wall "I thought I hit the bali hard but I thought he Maldonado w as going to catch it * Pena said National League Bt The Ayyoc<4*«© Pre** All Tim*y COT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES National League Tucyda* Oct * si Low* 5 San Francisco 3 Aednevdav Oct J San Francisco 5 st lawnsu Friday Oct 4 st Louis o San Francisco 5 Saturday Oct IO san Franc isco 4 st Louis 2 Sunday Oct. ti san Franciscos st Louis 3 Tuesday * Game st Louis I san Francisco0 series tied 3-3 Today * Game san Francisco Rainmaker IO IO at St Louis (ox ll 9 7 25 p rn • Somebody up there must be looking out tor us because it was like a stroke of good fortune that's for sure he said "I hope He is looking out for us again in Game 7 We need all the help we can get Once Pena was perched at third base the Cardinals got the run home on Jose Oquendo s short sacrifice fly to right after W lllie McGee grounded out to third base W ith him Tudor coming up you've got to do that.” St I antis Manager Whitey Herzog said of third-base coach Nick Leyvas decision to send Pena who slid around catcher Bob Melvin s attempted tag at home plate I always send him in that situation I don t care if he soul by lo feet ' A raucous towel waving Busch Stadium crowed that cheered Pena s run had moments before watched McGee put an end to a serious San Francisco threat I knew I was going to catch it I feel in this ballpark I should catch every thing McGee said of a two-on one©ut low shot off Jose t ribe s bat he speared with a running catch "I got a good jump on it That was the key ” The catch allowed Tudor to breathe easier, but not for long After Pena gunned dow n Hobby Thompson on an attempted steal following Thompsons walk to start the San Francisco s third The Giants went down in order in the fourth but trouble arose again in the fifth This time Melvin and Uribe singled to put runners at first and se cond w uh none out Cardinals third baseman Terry Pendleton eased the pressure by picking up Dravecky * attempted sacrifice bunt and throwing to shortstop Ozzie Smith who was covering the third base tor a forceout "It s Tony Pena s call.” Tudor said of the close play which was hotly disputed by San Francisco third base coach Don Zimmer “Terry decided to go third, and I'm glad he did ” Busch an apt name for left-field fans ST LOUIS AP The stadium s name is Busch, a perfect description of the crowd of 55,331 thai filled it for the sixth game of the National league playoffs The St Lout* fans decided Tuesday night that the critical condition of the hometown Cardinals, down 3 2 and one loss away from elimination against San Francisco, required drastic action Perhaps a little something to distract left fielder Jeffrey leonard of the Giants who had been destroying their team with his bat and not acting particularly contrite about it So they yelled at leonard from the time he came to bat in the first inning. using derisive chants of “Jeffrey, Jeff rey,” to taunt him When leonard who had hit four home runs and was batting 412. struck out the chants got louder Obviously, the fans figured the strikeout and the chanting were con nected And when he struck out again in his next swing against John Tudor, the tans were convinced they were on to something here Leonard though, shrugged it off “I got suspended one time in grade school for raising hell,’ he said later * My mother and father yelled longer and louder at me for that than they (the crowd) did tonight ” lf the yelling wouldn’t get Innards attention, well maybe something more tangible would How about packets of sugar and salt? How about frozen hot dogs and batteries’ How about money ’ “Oh they threw lots of money.” he said recalling the coins the charitable citizens in left field tossed his way ”1 mean there was lots of money out there They must have thought I was going to do a tap dance ” Leonard left most of the cash on the field, choosing to pick up only a lone ly quarter which he casually flipped in the air on his way to the dugout after one inning. Then there were the cowbells. St Louis’ response to a cowtown crack that came out of the Giants clubhouse earlier in the series and w as attributed to Leonard The sea of red-clad fans rang cowbells all over the ballpark Tuesin St. Louis day night and just to make sure Leonard got the connection they tossed two of them at him One bell landed maybe five yards away.” Leonard said ’’It was the closest anything came That is until the sixth inning Then, when Terry Pendleton hit a foul drive down the left field line Leonard pursued the ball into the comer One fan, deciding he looked thirsty dumped a container of beer on him The house brew, no doubt. "I think Leonard said matter-of (Belly, “it was Lite ” At that point, the umpires marched toward left field to try to restore some order ;