Bountiful volleyball wraps up Region 5 titleNov 04, 2021 12:20PM ● By Catherine Garrett
The Bountiful High volleyball team won the Region 5 title, securing the championship with a sweep of Box Elder Oct. 26. (Photo courtesy Sarah Chism)
With a three-set sweep over Box Elder Oct. 26, the Bountiful High volleyball team won the Region 5 title, finishing with a 9-1 record.
Bountiful defeated Box Elder 25-16, 25-13, 25-13 Oct. 26 on senior night in honoring Mia Ray, Emrie Satuala and Ashlee Rasmussen, who combined for 21 kills in the match.
“These girls have been part of our program for all four years,” said head coach Sarah Chism. “They have contributed on four teams that earned two region titles and taken 12th, sixth and third in state. Their teammates voted all three of them as captains this season. They have grown from quiet, unsure freshman into strong, confident senior leaders. We are grateful for their dedication and hard work over the past four years, and we are so excited to see where life takes them.”
Taylor Harvey also had eight kills with Jordyn Harvey adding seven. Ray and Evalyn Chism served up five aces each with Jordyn Harvey adding four of the team’s 18 aces. Defensively, Ray recorded 10 digs with Evalyn Chism getting up eight.
The top-seeded Redhawks received a bye in the first round of the 5A state tournament and were scheduled to play Nov. 4 at Utah Valley University, host site for state volleyball tournaments.
Woods Cross defeated Bonneville 25-10, 25-19, 25-6 Oct. 26.
“Bonneville was short-handed with two players out with concussions,” said head coach Nicole Hogan. “Other than the second set where we had a mental letdown, I was pleased with our serving and passing.”
Liv Ruy put away 19 kills, hitting .571, and served up four aces to lead the Wildcats. A highlight of the match was Lisi Pahulu’s 20 serves in a row – which included three aces – in the third set.
The fourth-seeded Woods Cross squad received a bye for the first round of the 5A state tournament and began play Nov. 4.
Viewmont outlasted Northridge 25-22, 19-25, 25-17, 26-28, 16-14 Oct. 26.
“This game was so intense and evenly matched,” said head coach Cathy Hope. “It really just came down to who fought harder to win it. The last two sets were nail-biters.”
The Vikings were down in the fifth set 11 to 14 until Grace Mackay put away a “momentum-changing kill,” according to Hope. Liza Montalbo “served us back into the game” and then Maddie Lege’s block for match point ended it for Viewmont.
“I could not be more proud of their determination to fight and not give up with a score of 11-14,” Hope said.
Montalbo put away 14 kills to lead the Vikings while Mackay added 12 and Kaylee Smith nine. Macey Christian had 39 assists in running the offense with Montalbo having three aces from the serving line. Viewmont had 110 team digs led by Montalbo’s 23, Mackay’s 22, Anela Brianes’ 20, Christian’s 19 and Smith’s 16.
“Liza had a great game, and our middles – Lege and Kassidy Mckean – have really stepped up their game in the last few matches.”
Lege had six kills, six blocks and two aces while Mckean put away seven kills to go with three blocks.
The Vikings are scheduled to host a play-in match Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. against the winner of the 5 p.m. Wasatch/Springville match to continue into the postseason.
“We look forward to climbing up the bracket for the state tournament,” Hope said.
Davis finished the regular season with a 25-13, 25-10, 25-19 loss to Syracuse Oct. 26.
Aubrey Neilson led the Darts with eight kills while Katie Anderton was tops defensively with 11 digs.
14th-seeded Davis was set to play Granger Nov. 2 for the chance to advance in the 6A tourney.
Farmington lost to Fremont 21-25, 10-25, 26-24, 8-25 Oct. 26.
“It was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-type match,” said head coach April Painter. “We played hard the first and third sets with great defense and energy, but we were a completely different team in sets two and four. We are working to maintain consistency going into the state tournament.”
The Phoenix squad, coming in ranked 18th, was scheduled to face Roy in the first round of the 6A state tournament Nov. 2.