San Juan opens state tournament with a couple wins, set for a semifinal matchup with Union Cougars
The San Juan High School volleyball team finished the regular season with 21 wins and four losses. They earned the top spot in the UHSAA 3A volleyball RPI standings and a bye in the first round of the state tournament.
They opened the second round of the tourney Tuesday, October 29 with an easy sweep of the Providence Hall Lady Patriots at Utah Valley University in Orem.
It was an exciting battle in the state quarterfinals with the Lady Broncos taking on North Sanpete Tuesday afternoon. San Juan shot down the Lady Hawks in four sets to advance to the state semifinals for the second straight year.
San Juan rival Grand County was leading Union 14-7 in the fifth set of their semifinal matchup, but the Lady Cougars scored nine straight to take down the Lady Red Devils.
It sets up a state semifinal showdown between #1 San Juan and #4 Union Wednesday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m.
The winner will advance to the state championship game set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
San Juan Head Coach Kelli Keyes said the team’s focus as they continue tournament play is “to control everything that we can and stay positive and mentally strong.”
It goes without saying that the Lady Broncos would love to bring home a state championship.
Regardless of the result though, Keyes said, “I am very proud and honored to coach these girls. My assistant coaches, Jana Rogers and Ally Anderson, have been absolutely superb. It really has been a great year.”