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Woods Cross, Bountiful on top of Region 5 volleyball

Sep 15, 2023 10:15AM ● By Catherine Garrett
 Maddie Lege, Viewmont (black jersey) spikes between two Northridge defenders, Lia Brown (14) and Elise Williams. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

Maddie Lege, Viewmont (black jersey) spikes between two Northridge defenders, Lia Brown (14) and Elise Williams. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

Woods Cross

Woods Cross defeated Clearfield Sept. 7 25-18, 25-20, 25-13.

Senior Millie Oscarson had eight kills, hitting .700, to lead the offense with freshman setter recording 15 assists. Defensively, senior Dani Brey and sophomore Avery Poulton both recorded 11 digs on the back line.

The Wildcats are now 3-0 in Region 5 play and 8-3 overall.


Bountiful picked up its third Region 5 win of the season with a sweep of Bonneville Sept. 6 25-21, 25-20, 25-18.

“Bonneville really showed up and gave us some good, fun competition,” said head coach Kelsie White. “They are a good team and I’m excited to watch them through region play this season. I was really proud of my girls for staying consistent throughout the whole match and having the confidence to take risks and compete at a high level.”

At the Utah Valley Invitational Sept. 7-9, the Redhawks lost to Salem Hills and Pleasant Grove in five sets. “They were back-and-forth matches and that seemed to be a theme for us this tournament as we went to five against Pleasant Grove as well,” White said. “Taylor Harvey was a key player for us on the outside, giving us the confidence and consistency we needed in key moments throughout the weekend. She brings such a high level of skill and competitiveness that is contagious throughout the team. Hallie Hewlett showed great leadership racking up assists on the front and back rows while also giving us a strong advantage with her serving. Milika Satuala as well showed teams her impressive athleticism and ability to execute from both the right and the middle. Being able to spread our offense from Taylor, Milika and Macey Johnson put up a huge challenge for other teams. Our passing made it possible for our front row to execute, which is something we have spent extra time in training, and it showed this weekend.”

Bountiful pulled out a 3-2 win over Riverton along with a 3-0 sweep of Brighton at the invite as well to take sixth place.

“I couldn’t be more proud of how our girls fought,” White said. “Overall, this weekend gave the girls more confidence in what we can do and a clearer direction on how to keep improving. I’m so lucky to coach these girls and see them succeed.” 

Bountiful’s record is 5-5 with a 3-0 Region 5 mark.

Julia Baird, Viewmont (black jersey) concentrates while going up for a Spike against Bailee Tucker, Northridge. The Vikings held on to win the Match 3 games to 2. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle


Viewmont prevailed in a five-set match over Northridge Sept. 7 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-7.

“The match was balanced on both sides,” said head coach Karl Lippa. “Our main strength was winning the serve-receive battle, and Northridge’s main strength was their offensive execution. I was proud of our players for their extra focus at the beginning of the fifth set with such a strong start. That initial point surge helped to preserve the consecutive scoring rallies that Northridge fought to climb back into the set.”

Freshman Klancee Larsen put away 16 kills to lead the Vikings offensively while junior Vanessa Haddock and senior Maddie Lege both had eight kills. Haddock served five aces with senior Julia Baird adding four and senior Brittley Gines three. Senior Miya Edgington and junior CJ Johnson ran the offense with 17 and 12 assists, respectively. On defense, Haddock was huge with 20 digs while Baird recorded 12 and Gines 11. At the net, Haddock, Larsen and senior Sydney Hansen each had three blocks.

“Both teams had a mix of senior members mixed in with underclassmen on the floor at all times, which also factored into the balance of the match,” said Lippa. “There was also great energy in the gym with great crowd participation.”

Viewmont is now 7-6 on the season and 2-1 in Region 5 play.


Davis got its first win of the season with a victory over Morgan 25-17, 25-21, 25-10 Sept. 6.

Senior Kennedy Thompson led the Darts with nine kills while junior Avery Jensen and senior Emily Walker ran the offense with 15 and 14 assists, respectively. On defense, senior Anna Harkness recorded 12 digs.

At the Utah Valley Invitational Sept. 7-9, Davis defeated Park City 3-0, Timpanogos 3-1 and Brighton 3-0 while being swept by Brighton, Bingham and Cedar.

The Darts are now 4-6 so far this season.


Farmington lost to Skyline Sept. 6 14-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-21 behind nine kills from senior Kaylee Monroe and junior Ellyse Taylor. Seniors Jenna Goates and Laina Whitney both put away seven kills to also help offensively while Monroe also served up three aces. Senior setter Brady Day ran the Phoenix offense with 28 assists while also finishing a double-double with 16 digs. Senior Quincy Wilson’s 19 digs led defensively while Goates and Whitney had three and two blocks, respectively, along the net. Monroe also added 13 digs on the back row.

At the Ridgeline Varsity Tournament Sept. 8-9, Farmington beat Box Elder 2-1, Provo 3-1, Bonneville 3-0 and Uintah 3-1 with straight-set losses to Clearfield and Ridgeline.

The Phoenix squad is now 5-5 on the young season.