The Alice Lady Coyotes junior varsity fell short of Corpus Christi Moody in a volleyball match Tuesday.

Moody’s junior varsity edged Alice in the first game, 25-23. Alice came back in the second game to win, 25-18. The deciding game went to Moody, and they won, 25-21.

Libero Lauren Martinez had 16 digs, three kills and eight service points for Alice. Jasmine Hernandez had three digs, a block and four service points and Shelby Mills had three blocks and a kill.

Alice junior varsity volleyball coach Cindy Gonzalez said she was impressed with the way her team played, despite the outcome.

“Although we came short of the win, the JV squad put up a great fight all three sets,” Gonzalez said. “After falling in the first set, Lauren Martinez’ exceptional play helped us win the second set. Her great defensive play kept us in the game, and her court awareness was impressive. I’ve been waiting for Lauren to take leadership out on the court and she finally came around.

“It’s been a slow start for our volleyball tea, but last night proved we are improving and heading in the right direction. We know we have to clean up on the court next to minimize errors and pull out a win.”

Alice’s junior varsity dropped to 4-7 for the season and 0-4 in District 30-5A.

FOOTBALL

The Alice junior varsity football team beat Kingsville, 40-0, Saturday.

The Coyotes were led by quarterback Trey Jaramillo, who threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Andres Pando and rushed for a six-yard touchdown.

There were a pack of Coyotes who contributed to the win, including Matt Olivarri, who had a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown and Orlando Espinoza, who picked up a fumble and ran it back 28 yards for a score. Robert Montalvo and Gabriel Gonzalez each had touchdowns.

The Alice junior varsity is now 1-0-1 for the season. Alice plays again Thursday in Victoria against East High School’s junior varsity.