BHS volleyball continues strong start to seasonSep 02, 2022 12:02PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful swept Davis 3-0 Aug. 23 behind 20 kills – on 33 attempts with just two errors – and three aces from Jordyn Harvey. Elle Burleson and Taylor Harvey combined for 13 kills and four blocks at the net, with Macie Johnson also providing a wall with five blocks. Evalyn Chism had 30 assists to lead the offense, while she also topped defensively with 12 digs and added five blocks.
Against Morgan Aug. 25, the Redhawks also won in straight sets 25-10, 25-10, 25-17.
Jordyn Harvey put away 14 kills while Taylor Harvey had 10 kills with the sisters both hitting nearly .500. Burleson had five kills, three aces and six digs while Chism also filled up the stat sheet with 25 assists, four kills, four blocks and seven digs.
Bountiful is now 5-0 so far this season.
Davis lost to Bountiful 25-22, 25-23, 25-12 Aug. 23, its first loss of the season.
“They are a really good team with some excellent athletes,” said head coach McKay Barker. “We have some work to do, but we still feel confident about the season ahead.”
Aubrey Nielson led the Darts with 14 kills, and Loryn Helgesen and Brinley Bush both had seven kills each. Defensively, Cambria White led with eight digs.
Against Northridge Aug. 25, the Darts lost a tough five-setter 25-20, 18-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-7.
“It was a rough, competitive night,” Barker said. “We have some stuff to work on as a team.”
Nielsen and Helgesen both had 15 kills and three aces while Bush added 10 kills to lead the team offensively with Aimee Larsen running the offense with 48 assists. Defensively, Nielson, Helgesen and Larsen each recorded eight digs with Helgesen also stuffing three blocks.
After starting the season undefeated through six matches, Davis is now 6-2.
Farmington lost to Morgan 25-17, 25-18, 23-25, 25-20 Aug. 23. Leading the Phoenix were Sophie Wendt with 10 kills and Kenna Liwanag with four aces. On defense, Maggie Humenansky had 18 blocks at the net with Quincy Wilson recording 33 digs on the back line.
Against Viewmont Aug. 25, Farmington won 25-23, 25-8, 19-25, 16-25, 15-11.
“Viewmont is a fun team to play against. They have some big hitters,” said head coach Kate Hawkes. “I am proud of my girls being able to mentally come back and finish the match.”
Laina Whitney put away 14 kills while Wendt added 11. Whitney and Brady Day also served up three aces each from the line. Defensively, Lydia Schwemmer recorded seven blocks with Wilson leading on the back line with 41 digs. Also going toward the team’s 135 digs were Kenna Liwanag (25), Day (15), Mele Feifia (14) and Kaylee Monroe (11).
With the split this week, Farmington is now 9-5 this season.
Viewmont defeated Layton 25-10, 25-18, 25-23 behind 13 kills from Liza Montalbo. From the serving line, Macey Christian had four aces while Christian, Vanessa Haddock and Ashley Veach each had five digs to lead defensively, along with Julia Baird’s three blocks.
Against Farmington Aug. 25, the Vikings lost in five sets with Haddock and Montalbo combining for 20 kills and Maddie Lege adding nine. On defense, Veach and Montalbo recorded 13 and 12 digs respectively with Haddock and Lege each recording four blocks at the net.
Viewmont then lost to Mountain Ridge 25-17, 25-13, 25-15 Aug. 26.
The Vikings now have a 3-6 season record.
Woods Cross lost to SkyView 25-21, 25-22, 25-18 Aug. 23 while also losing to Riverton 28-30, 25-15, 25-20, 25-22 Aug. 25.
A highlight for the Wildcats in the match against Riverton was the sophomore team’s five-set win 25-16, 24-26, 15-12, 12-15, 15-5. Adia Cook had 15 kills to lead offensively with Siniva Faumui running the offense with 15 assists. Defensively, Bailey Anderson recorded 12 digs with Faumui (11 digs) and Cook (10 digs) also in double figures on the back line.
Woods Cross’ varsity squad is 0-3 early on this season.λ