Bobcats run the rare road to regionals

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Bobcats run the rare road to regionals

After a marathon day, a freshman’s aces extend the seniors’ season
Cloe Seibel was a key part of Ignacio’s defense through three matches Saturday at the San Juan Basin League Class 2A District 3 Tournament. From the back line, she dug into the middle court and kept the Bobcats alive as they came from behind to win Game 5 and secure a 3-2 win over Mancos for third place and a regional berth.
Almost six consecutive hours of play took their toll on Angela Herrera and the Bobcats. The hunched-over Ignacio girls struggled most to defend the middle of their court in their third and final match against Mancos, but when it came down to it: “The difference was either the end of our season or regionals,” senior Michelle Simmons said.
Seniors Mariah Vigil and Michelle Simmons got the season they wanted. For the first time in nearly a decade the Bobcats have a winning season – 15-7 after taking third in their district tournament and earning a berth to regionals. It’s their first trip to the postseason in 12 years.
With their come-from behind win over Mancos, freshman Ellie Seibel and junior Anegla Herrera continued their education on how to be winning Bobcats. “We’re actually training them now how to win,” IHS first-year head coach Thaddeus Cano said.

Bobcats run the rare road to regionals

Cloe Seibel was a key part of Ignacio’s defense through three matches Saturday at the San Juan Basin League Class 2A District 3 Tournament. From the back line, she dug into the middle court and kept the Bobcats alive as they came from behind to win Game 5 and secure a 3-2 win over Mancos for third place and a regional berth.
Almost six consecutive hours of play took their toll on Angela Herrera and the Bobcats. The hunched-over Ignacio girls struggled most to defend the middle of their court in their third and final match against Mancos, but when it came down to it: “The difference was either the end of our season or regionals,” senior Michelle Simmons said.
Seniors Mariah Vigil and Michelle Simmons got the season they wanted. For the first time in nearly a decade the Bobcats have a winning season – 15-7 after taking third in their district tournament and earning a berth to regionals. It’s their first trip to the postseason in 12 years.
With their come-from behind win over Mancos, freshman Ellie Seibel and junior Anegla Herrera continued their education on how to be winning Bobcats. “We’re actually training them now how to win,” IHS first-year head coach Thaddeus Cano said.
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