BHS volleyball 6-0 to start the year; WX picks up first winSep 09, 2022 10:14AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful defeated Pleasant Grove 25-14, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17 Sept. 1 behind the stat-sheet filler in setter Evalyn Chism, who had 49 assists, eight kills, two blocks and 17 digs.
“Evalyn did a good job getting her hitters in a position to be successful and finding a way to win,” said head coach Sarah Chism, who also noted Taylor Harvey’s errorless game on 17 swings, which resulted in 12 kills. Harvey also stuffed 10 blocks at the net.
Jordan Harvey had 20 kills, Elle Burleson 11 and Claire Cook nine to also produce offensively for the Redhawks. Additionally, Cook had six aces while Jordan Harvey and Burleson combined for 15 digs on the back line.
Bountiful remains undefeated through six matches on the year.
Davis beat Morgan 25-22, 25-18, 25-13 Aug. 30.
Brinley Bush led the Darts with 11 kills while Aubrey Nielson had nine and Loryn Helgesen eight. Defensively, Bush and Nielsen recorded nine digs each while Cambria White had seven digs with Helgesen having three blocks at the net.
“Morgan is a great team,” said head coach McKay Barker. “It was a fun match!”
Against Farmington Sept. 1, Davis won 21-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-19 with Nielson, Helgesen and Bush all pounding down double-digit kills with 13, 12 and 10, respectively. Nielson and Aimee Larsen served up three aces each with Larsen directing the offense on 41 assists. On defense, Helgesen had five blocks and Leah Clark four while White recorded 20 digs on the night.
The Darts improved to 8-2 this year.
Farmington beat Weber 20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 Aug. 30.
Sophie Wendt put away 12 kills while Mele Fiefia had 10 and Kaylee Monroe nine, and Kenna Liwanag served up five aces. Defensively, Quincy Wilson recorded 14 digs with Fiefia, Liwanag, Wendt and Monroe each having 11 of their own and Laina Whitney stuffing four blocks at the net.
“It was a tough match,” said head coach Kate Hawkes. “The team worked hard to adjust after the first game and came back stronger. We made some big defensive plays against Weber’s big hitters and were able to carry the momentum to the end.”
In the 3-1 loss to Davis, Wendt and Monroe teamed up for 20 kills to lead the offense. Wilson’s 17 digs were tops from the back line.
“Davis is a great team, but we had a few questionable calls at crucial moments go against us as the visiting team and lost the momentum,” Hawkes said. “But, we came back swinging in the fourth game and competed until the match was over. We had big defensive plays from our libero Quincy Wilson and major kills from setter Sophie Wendt. It was a fun match and we are looking forward to playing Davis again.”
Farmington’s record now stands at 10-6.
Viewmont beat Stansbury 25-14, 25-14, 25-21 behind a balanced offensive attack, led by Maddie Lege with nine kills, Macey Christian seven, Julia Baird seven, Liza Montalbo six and Vanessa Haddock five. Haddock and Christian teamed up for seven aces from the serving line.
Haddock recorded eight digs with Montalbo having six to lead the Vikings defensively.
“Our serving percentage was between 90-100 percent for all of the servers,” said head coach Cathy Hope. “We just played well.”
Against Herriman Sept. 1, Viewmont lost 25-23, 25-12, 26-24. Montalbo and Lege combined for 15 kills with Lege recording three blocks to lead the team defensively.
“That was a tough one. Herriman is a great team!” said Hope. “I don’t know what happened in the second game. We just let a few good plays get into our heads. Our serving in this game was not fantastic. All in all, Herriman was a great team. I thought we competed well against them. I was proud of the team tonight.”
The Vikings’ record is 4-7 so far this season.
Woods Cross lost to Skyridge 25-19, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15 Aug. 30.
“We are just so darn close,” said head coach Josey Hilton.
Against Mountain Crest Sept. 1, the Wildcats picked up their first win of the season 25-23, 26-28, 27-25, 23-25, 15-12.
Olivia Ruy led the team on offense with 17 kills and on defense with 13 digs while Dani Brey had five of the team’s 15 aces.
“This was a really good win for us,” Hilton said. “Our keys to success were tough serves, disciplined defense, aggressive swings and staying consistent with our overall play and mindset.”
Woods Cross is now 1-4 this year. λ