BRAWLEY – The Brawley High Wildcats Hosted the Calexico Bulldogs Tuesday night in what served as an entrée to what is expected to be a the main course Thursday night. The Dogs put up a decent fight early but could not hang for long as they lost in straight sets 25-16, 25-12, 25-9.
Mental mistakes from the Wildcats early in the first two games kept the Bulldogs close but over the course of each game the Wildcats eventually fell into form, reeled off long scoring runs, and pulled away fast.
It was the third game that the Wildcats showed their complete dominance, and their depth, as they finished of the smaller squad from Calexico with a 14-2 run to end the game 25-9, and the night 3-0.
“We had a few more mistakes than I would like to see in a match like this, but we pulled it together there towards the middle part of the second game and continued on the third game, “Coach Phil Finnell said in assessment of his teams win tonight.
This win sets up a Thursday night meeting with the Eagles of Southwest High School who will come into the Wildcats den with an undefeated IVL record and a chance to show that last season’s IVL championship team was no one-hit wonder.
“It’ll be a test for both teams, they beat us last year, so our focus is to minimize mistakes, play our game and have a good show for the crowd that’s going to be here.”
The Brawley High Wildcats move to 8-10 on the season with the win, 3-0 so far in IVL play, and they will be hosting the Southwest High Eagles Thursday night.