Aztecs sneak past Titans, run over by Mustangs

The Farmersville Aztecs (9-15-1) continue to fight hard against fellow East Sierra League (ESL) opponents as they improved to 4-4 in league. On Monday, Oct. 19 the Aztecs went on the road to try and trip up the Orange Cove Titans (3-15). Farmersville was able to emerge with a 3-2 victory and some momentum. However, as they faced the Laton Mustangs at home their momentum seemed to fade as they dropped to 4-5 in league with a 3-2 loss.

Farmersville’s Monday matchup was far from a certain win. In fact the first set did not go the Aztec’s way as they lost by three in a 25-22 early defeat. The second set was much more of a game and even went into extra points as it could not be settled within 25. Instead the Aztecs took the game by getting one point more with a 26-24 win to tie up the sets at one a piece.

The Titans were quick to stomp out any momentum the Aztecs were trying to grab as the third set was a sound 25-14 Orange Cove victory. Farmersville continued to fight as managed to come away with their second set win after a 25-20 final, pushing the game into a decisive fifth set.

Both teams clearly battled for the late game victory; however, it was the Aztecs that prevailed. Farmersville snuck away with a close 15-12 win giving them their third set to hand Orange Cove another defeat on the season.

After returning home the Aztecs welcomed the Laton Mustangs to town. The games were close but it just was not close enough to fall in Farmersville’s favor.

The Aztecs were able to open up the game with a narrow 25-23 first set win. However, the tables quickly turned on the Aztecs as the Mustangs seized control with a 25-23 second set win on their own. After reversing court Laton capitalized on its second set win with another as they pulled out a 25-21 follow up win.

Farmersville was not willing to let go quite so easily as they fought in the fourth to give themselves a chance at a fifth. The Aztecs came out with a balanced offense and defense, scoring 25 while holding the Mustangs to only 14.

The fifth set went against the Aztecs as Laton pulled out the five point win with a 1 5-10 final score. Farmersville dropped to 9-15-1 on the season and is currently fourth in league.

Farmersville takes on the Orosi Cardinals on the road tomorrow night Oct, 29. Orosi is 9-12-1 on the season and holds an even 4-4 record in league .

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