Bountiful wins volleyball tournament in dominating fashionSep 16, 2021 09:02AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful’s Mia Ray (15) drills a spike through the Brighton defense for recognition on the scoreboard. The Redhawks remained unbeaten on the season with the victory. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Bountiful High’s volleyball team steamrolled to the Rocky Mountain Champions Classic Tournament title Sept. 10-11 in sweeping Timpanogos, Bishop Kelly, American Fork and Skyridge before beating Copper Hills in the championship match.
“I liked how steady and consistent the team played this weekend,” said head coach Sarah Chism. “We have been really focused on effective and accurate communication and I loved seeing the girls begin to find their flow as a team as a result of this. Everyone had impacts at different ties and it was truly a team effort to win a great tournament.”
Jordyn Harvey had 40 kills while her sister Taylor put away 29, hitting .453, for the Redhawks. Mia Ray also contributed 28 kills with 20 from Emrie Satuala. Evalyn Chism recorded nearly 100 assists in running the offense while also leading the team defensively with 42 digs. Elle Burleson had 31 digs, Jordyn Harvey had 27 and Mia Ray got 23. From the service line, Jordyn Harvey served 16 aces with Evi Chism adding eight. At the net, Satuala, Ashlee Rasmussen and Taylor Harvey combined for 24 blocks.
Bountiful also defeated Brighton 3-1 Sept. 7, with a “big night” with 11 kills from Satuala in the middle, according to Coach Chism. Jordyn Harvey led with 14 kills while Ray recorded 11 and Taylor Harvey eight.
Woods Cross defeated Mountain Crest 25-19-, 22-25, 25-18, 25-18 Sept. 7.
“We were a bit rusty from the long weekend,” said head coach Nicole Hogan.
The Wildcats were led by Olivia Ruy with 14 kills while Danielle Sullivan served up four aces. Defensively, Nora Campbell recorded 20 digs with Ruy adding 10 and Lauren Bodell had 11 blocks at the net.
Against Copper Hills Sept. 9, Woods Cross won 25-23, 19-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-13.
“It was a good win for us,” Hogan said. “We were able to pull it out in five. We still have a lot of areas to improve in, but the girls needed that win. Copper Hills is a wonderful program so to get a win in their gym is nice.”
Ruy put away 14 kills and Bodell had 11. Sullivan again had four aces while Campbell again got up 20 digs with Ruy also recording 16 digs. Ruy, Bodell and Sullivan each had nine blocks in the match.
Viewmont swept Herriman 25-12, 25-23, 25-23 Sept. 9.
Liza Montalbo was tops offensively with 14 kills while setter Macey Christian had a strong game with four aces, a block and 22 assists.
Head coach Cathy Hope noted the play of Grace Mackay who “really stepped up with four blocks against their strong outside hitter” while also recording four kills and 12 digs. “Grace really shut her down,” Hope said. “Grace has gone from playing middle blocker in years past to right side for me this year because that is where she is needed. This has turned out to be quite an asset for us because of her blocking as well as learning to hit on the right side. She is fun to watch as she gets more comfortable with this position.”
Hope also credited the Vikings’ defense, saying that “they were on their ‘A’ game.”
Davis and Farmington
Davis defeated Farmington 25-19, 25-20, 11-25, 25-18 Sept. 9.
The Darts were led by Loryn Helgesen who had 13 kills, hitting . 417, and Aubrey Nielson who also recorded 13 kills. Nielson was tops on defense with 14 digs.
Sophie Wendt had a triple double for the Phoenix with 12 kills, 12 assists and 13 digs.