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    Jeri Ficklen (23) goes up for one of her 20 kills during Cuero’s win over Weimar last week.

Ficklen shines in win

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Coming off a tight, four-set win over their rival from Yoakum last Tuesday night, Sept. 1, the Cuero Lady Gobblers were looking to keep that energy alive when they returned home Friday, Sept. 4 to face Weimar. Following a 2-0 start, including an emphatic win in set-two, Cuero had to battle over the next two sets before coming away with their sixth win of the season in eight matches (25-20, 25-12, 23-25, 26-24).

It was no surprise to Cuero coach Chelsie Lemley that Weimar would show some resolve even trailing two sets to not.

“Weimar is a good team, and I think we relaxed a little bit,” Lemley said in reference to the final two sets. “They didn’t, which we knew they wouldn’t. We had talked about that.”

As has become the norm under coach Lemley, within each match, there are particular objectives set apart from simply getting the win. They were able to execute them against Weimar.

“I’m really proud of the girls for executing them, but those two games I think they just relaxed a little bit,” Lemley said. “We had to remind ourselves what our goals were and put them on the defensive.”

Right after the win, Lemley was pleased to see some of the numbers put up by several of her players, including Zha’Vanna Gray [Z] and Jeri Ficklen.

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