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WXHS, BHS volleyball undefeated in early Region 5 play

Sep 07, 2023 03:21PM ● By Catherine Garrett

Woods Cross

Woods Cross beat Box Elder 25-11, 25-12, 25-17.

Sophomore Avery Poulton had 11 kills with freshman Ella Hinton putting away 10 and senior Akilisi Pahulu serving up two of the team’s six aces. Defensively, Hinton’s 17 digs were tops for the Wildcats while Poulton, Pahulu and senior Dani Brey each recorded nine digs.

“We played a really good game,” said head coach Josey Hilton. “Everyone was focused and doing their jobs, the team really came together. They all worked together as one team and all contributed to the success of the night.”

Against Roy Aug. 31, the Wildcats won 27-25, 25-16, 25-12. The team had 14 aces, including five by Pahulu and three by Hinton.

Hinton and freshman Alisi Tapa-atoutai both put away six kills to lead the offense. Defensively, Poulton recorded four blocks at the net and led with eight digs while Hinton, Pahulu and senior Dani Brey each had seven.

Woods Cross is now 7-3 this season and 2-0 in Region 5.


After two losses in the first week of the season, Bountiful picked up its first win with a 25-18, 25-19, 27-25.

Against Clearfield Aug. 31, 27-25, 25-22, 25-12.

With the two wins, Bountiful evened up its season record at 2-2 and begins Region 5 play at 2-0.


Farmington defeated Timpanogos Aug. 29 14-25, 25-18, 25-15, 27-25. 

Against Alta Aug. 31, the Phoenix won 25-15, 25-19, 25-21.

Senior Kaylee Monroe put away 13 kills on a .444 clip while senior Laina Whitney added nine kills, hitting .467. Seniors Brady Day and Aspen Peterson ran the offense with 42 and 14 assists, respectively. Senior Quincy Wilson’s 20 digs led the team on the back line.

Farmington is now 3-2 on the year.


Viewmont defeated Bonneville 20-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.

“Bonneville came out ready in the first set and we started out pretty equally matched, but they pulled away at the end, winning the first set,” said head coach Karl Lippa. “The second set, we made some adjustments to be more crisp on getting to our defensive spots and then third set was almost a repeat of the first set with a very tight score. The final set started with a 10-point serving run for us. Knowing that Bonneville was going to come back strong (and they did), my goal was to remind the girls that the only victories in the win-loss column come from a final score.”

Lippa said Bonneville came to the match prepared and well-coached. “I was super impressed by the job Coach Glover is doing at Bonneville,” Lippa said. “I was proud of our kids for how they rallied against a scrappy Bountiful team. Region 5 is always strong in volleyball, and this season appears to be no exception to that rule. I expect our Region to help prepare us mentally as the strength of the teams are high.”

Against Box Elder Aug. 31, the Vikings lost 25-14, 29-31, 25-18, 25-19.

“The match had a great crowd from both sides with an electric atmosphere,” said Lippa. “They played exceptional defense and limited our offense and hitters. We showed great fight, especially in the second set playing from behind down 20-24 and finally taking the second set 31-29. They came out fierce on their defense in the next two sets taking the match.”

Senior Julia Baird had 13 kills while senior Maddie Lege had five aces from the service line. Sophomore Miya Edgington ran the offense, recording 34 assists. On defense, Lege and Baird had three blocks each at the net with junior Vanessa Haddock recording 18 digs on the back line to go with senior Brittley Gines’ 11 digs.

Viewmont is now 6-6 overall this season and 1-1 in Region 5 play.


Davis lost to Bingham 25-12, 25-20, 25-15 Aug. 29.

The Darts were led by junior Anabell Briggs with six kills, hitting .267, with senior Emily Walker running the offense with 10 assists. Senior Loryn Helgesen and junior Olivia Checketts each had six digs for the defense.

Against Mountain Ridge Aug. 31, the Darts lost a tough five-setter 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 17-25, 15-6.

Helgesen’s 28 kills led Davis with junior Avery Jensen recording 30 assists offensively. On defense, senior Anna Harkness had 12 digs with Jensen adding nine and senior Jenna Sullivan covering the net with three blocks. 

The Darts are still looking for its first win through three matches this season.