Volleyball teams winding down region playOct 14, 2021 10:18AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Woods Cross’ Olivia Ruy (7) watches the ball as Viewmont’s Grace Mackay (13) sets for a return in the Wildcats’ 3-1 victory.
Bountiful High’s volleyball team was tested in a 5A/6A tournament at Mountain View High School Oct. 7-9 and lost its first matches of the season with two five-setters to Lone Peak and Mountain View.
“It was a great weekend of high-level volleyball,” said head coach Sarah Chism. “I am happy with how we played for the most part, and we have zeroed in on what we need to improve as we head into the final four region matches and then state.”
At the MVHS Tournament, Bountiful went 3-2. The Redhawks first swept Lehi 25-12, 25-14, 25-15 behind Mia Ray’s 10 kills – hitting .476 – and 10 digs with two blocks and an ace. Against Lone Peak, they battled back from losing the first two sets 24-26 and 16-25 to take the match the distance, winning the next two sets by identical scores of 25-21 and then losing the fifth 15-11. Jordyn Harvey pounded down 26 kills and recorded 14 digs to go with two blocks and an ace. The Redhawks bounced back with a 3-1 win over Pleasant Grove 19-25, 28-26, 25-21, 25-22 behind Evalyn Chism’s 32 assists, 20 digs, three kills and two blocks.
Against Delta, Taylor Harvey’s six kills and a block led Bountiful to a win in three sets 25-15, 25-18, 25-22. To end the tournament, the Redhawks lost to Mountain View, again bouncing back after losing the first two sets 25-17 and 25-19 to win the next two 25-22 and 25-23 to extend the match to five sets where they lost 15-11. Emrie Satuala put away 11 kills on 20 attempts, hitting .400, and also had three blocks defensively at the net.
In Region 5 play earlier in the week, Bountiful defeated Bonneville in straight sets 25-13, 25-16, 25-8 Oct. 5.
Jordyn Harvey put away 14 kills for the Redhawks with Satuala adding seven and Claire Cook five. Evi Chism ran the offense with 32 assists while she and Jordyn Harvey teamed up for six aces from the serving line.
Davis lost to Farmington 21-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-18 Oct. 5.
Aubrey Neilson led the Darts offensively with 14 kills while Hannah Cutright recorded 26 digs on the defensive side.
Against Layton Oct. 10, Davis pulled out a five-set victory 25-14, 25-20, 28-30, 23-25, 15-10.
Neilson had a monster game with 26 kills, while Cutright had 27 digs. Sett Katie Anderton had a double double with 25 assists and 11 digs.
Farmington beat Davis in four sets Oct. 5.
Sophie Wendt led the Phoenix with another triple double of 15 kills, 13 assists, and 10 digs.
Against Clearfield Oct. 7, Farmington won 25-18, 15-25, 25-21, 26-24. Wendt again recorded a triple double with 16 kills, 17 assists and 12 digs.
Viewmont lost in four sets to Woods Cross Oct. 5.
“This was a tough match,” said head coach Cathy Hope. “They just killed us on the net. We couldn’t stop their hitters. We did a lot of things good, but not great.”
Kassidy Mckean led the Vikings with nine kills and one block while Grace Mackay had five kills and was tops defensively with eight digs and two blocks at the net.
Against Box Elder Oct. 7, Viewmont won 25-22, 19-25, 27-25, 25-20.
“It was intense; exciting for sure!” Hope said.
Kaylee Smith put away 14 kills as well as 19 digs and four blocks on the defensive side. Hope also noted Maddie Lege’s two kills and one block that finished off the fourth set for the Vikings. She finished with nine kills and three blocks on the night.
Setter Macey Christian had a massive game with 42 assists, 21 digs and five kills.
Woods Cross defeated Viewmont 25-18, 25-14, 24-26, 25-12 Oct. 5.
Saane Katoa led offensively with 14 kills while Liv Ruy put away 11 and Lauren Bodell eight. Ruy also served up five aces.