by Kelsey Sheffield
The Spurger Lady Pirates have continued their busy new season The team has already experienced great wins, but they also have had to face disappointing losses that were applied as growth and experience for the team in preparation for upcoming contests.
The Varsity Lady Pirates took part in the Buna Varsity Tournament. Many larger-classed schools also competed in the tournament such as West Orange Stark, Legacy, Evadale and Warren.
This tournament gave the Lady Pirates the experience of playing much higher level girls, demanding a step up in their play to compete for a win.
Their first game was against Legacy of Beaumont. The game did not fall in the favor of the Spurger Pirates, but it did not completely halt their remainder tournament play. The next day, they competed with the hosting team, the Buna Cougars.
The first set was a brutal wake up call for the Lady Pirates that to win, they would have to work for it. The girls then fought, point for point against the Lady Cougars. Many times throughout the match, the Lady Pirates would have a slight lead. Unfortunately, Spurger faced a 25-27 loss. Although they did not succeed in the in the wins and losses aspect, they chose not to give up to adversity, which wad a win in itself.
The Junior Varsity and Varsity will be playing in Hull Daisetta, Friday, August 29. They will also be playing against West Hardin, in Spurger, on Tuesday, September 2. The Junior Varsity will compete in the Corrigan Tournament on September 4 and 6. All non-tournament play will begin with JV at 4:30 with varsity games to follow.