At the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Melrose over the weekend Tucumcari went against three different opponents the House High School Cowgirls, the San Jon High School Coyotes and finally the Eunice Cardinals
Against House Tucumcari started strong defeating their in county opponents by 10, 25-15, but the streak was not to last as they had to go to a extra points in the second of their three games and it proved to being their undoing as they lost 28-26. In the final game of the match, House took command early and put Tucumcari on the defensive and Tucumcari fell to their southern neighbor 25-20.
In the second match of the day, Tucumcari was back on their game as they defeated another in-county opponent, San Jon, in two games. San Jon fell to Tucumcari 25-15 and 25-17.
The final match, Tucumcari took on The Eunice Cardinals for fifth place and once again the game count went to three games. And once again Tucumcari started strong defeating the southern New Mexico community high school by five points, 25-20.
However, Tucumcari could not maintain their momentum into the second game as the Cardinals dominated in the second game 25-8. The final game was better for Tucumcari, but was still flawed for the Rattlers. as Tucumcari lost 25-16.