High School Volleyball: Tuesday Night Highlights, Roundup


Corner Canyon 3, Orem 2

The Chargers and Tigers traded sets in their game Tuesday night, but in the fifth set, it was Corner Canyon who delivered. The Chargers ran away with a 15-5 advantage in the final set to secure victory over an Orem team that had already collected seven wins this season.

After posting a losing record in 2021, Corner Canyon’s early efforts seem to indicate he’s ready to make some noise this season.

“Tonight’s game was excellent. Orem is a solid team, with excellent service and a good attacking system. It was our second game of the season, so we’re still playing with our lineups and team chemistry. It was a little difficult, but we made some good adjustments and kept it simple as we figured things out. I’m excited for this season. These girls are trainable and ready to work,” Corner Canyon coach Melinda Ricks said.

Jordan 3, Kearns 2

A year after finishing with just two wins, Jordan worked hard to claim his sixth victory of the season against Kearns in a five-set thriller on Tuesday night.

The Beetdiggers were at their best late in the game, as they won the final two sets to seal the result. Although competition will increase as the team transitions to Region 8 competition, the strong start to the season is certainly a welcome sight for a program that hasn’t been able to earn much in recent years. .

“Our seniors have had five coaches in four years. One of them even told them that he would rather carry a paper bag than watch them play volleyball. We entered this offseason – after two more coaching changes – to prove them all wrong. These athletes have raised the bar and chosen to go through every test and experience with an enthusiasm unheard of in this program. We have a lot of work to do, but we refuse to swim in comfortable water and we will work hard to create a unique environment for these incredible women,” said Jordan’s coach, Crystal Nye.

Murray 3, Roy 2

After winning the first two sets, it looked like Murray was ready to overtake Roy, but the Royals stormed in, forcing a fifth set.

Although the momentum seemed to be back on Roy’s side, the Spartans were able to stave off Roy and dominate the fifth set, 15-5, to move to 2-1 and avoid a losing record early in the season. It was an impressive response for a Murray team looking to establish themselves in Region 6.

“Our girls played very well, they gave their all and didn’t give up even when it was difficult. Roy came in hot with some crazy talented hitters and it tested our girls, especially on the line, but we were able to finish strong. Big shout out to Roy’s No. 14 for his swing – one of the best hitters we’ve seen. Murray has been going through a lot of changes lately but the girls are doing really well and we’re going to focus on one game at a time,” Murray’s coach KaCee Weber said.

Maple Mountain 3, Lonely Peak 0

It was a strong showing for Maple Mountain on Tuesday night against the defending 6A champions. The Golden Eagles prevailed against the Knights, winning in straight sets to improve to 3-1 on the year – the only loss coming to Bountiful.

The results mark a rocky start for Lone Peak, which fell 0-2 to start its 2022 season.

“Our girls fought from start to finish. We just have this relentless attitude about competing, no matter who’s on the other side of the net. For us, it’s about working hard in every rally, the whole rally. We did a good job of service, getting them out of the system. That’s how we’re gonna beat the best teams in the state. Morgan (Pratt) did a fantastic job in her setter role for this program. She is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached and her leadership role is fading throughout the team,” said Maple Mountain coach Adam Longmore.

Abundant 3, Davis 0

The two undefeated Davis County teams squared off, vying for a chance to maintain their perfect records on Tuesday night. It took just three sets for the Redhawks to hand the Darts their first loss this season and advance their cause as the best team in the state.

Bountiful are yet to drop a set this season. The team was led by Evalyn Chism, who finished with 30 assists, three blocks and seven digs, while Jordyn Harvey threw 20 kills, an ace and a block in the Redhawks’ dominating victory – their fourth of the season .

“Davis are a tough team that I think will make some noise in 6A this year. I was happy with how we held steady and made the right adjustments at the right time to secure a good team win,” said Bountiful coach Sarah Chism.

Sky View 3, Woods Cross 0

Coming into the season projected as the third-best 4A side, Sky View played the role Tuesday night in their straight-sets road win over a formidable Woods Cross side.

Melanie Hiatt led the way for the Bobcats, scoring eight kills, nine digs and two blocks, to go along with Brynn Hart’s 24 assists, three digs and five aces. Sky View improved to 2-0 on the season with the win.

“The team reacted well to some different positions. We stayed calm and kept fighting despite some rough spots early on. They focused on each other and kept fighting for the win. So proud of the way they treat each other and enjoy playing with each other,” said Sky View head coach Sheila Sorensen.


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