Monticello volleyball splits games and gets set for busy week
On Tuesday, October 5 the Monticello and Grand County volleyball teams met in Monticello to close out their annual season series.
The Red Devils beat the Buckaroos in straight sets on August 24 in Moab and were looking for a sweep, but Monticello was ready to compete on their home court.
In the opening set, Taylor Lewis got a nice kill and Kylie Rogers blocked Madison Munger in the middle. But Grand inched past the home team 25-17.
In the second, Saydi Young was credited with a kill from the back row. Red Devil hitters making kill stats were seniors Hallie Packard, Alexis Carroll, and Tenney Cook, and the visitors took the set 25-18.
In the third set, Rosy Beh got two ace serves. Ali Barry blocked Packard in the middle and Lainey Bohannon on the side. Young had a fantastic ace serve to the far corner.
Freshman Alise Lewis got a kill on the outside angle. Digging well for the home team were Taylor Barry, Jade Nielson, and Beh. The Bucks battled hard to take the third set 27-25.
In the fourth, Jessi Slack got the opportunity to hit into middle blocker Munger for a kill. Barry also killed in the middle. Abbi Christensen racked up 22 assists on the match. But Grand bested the Bucks 25-15 to take the match 3-1.
Following the tough loss, the Lady Bucks traveled to Green River on Thursday, October 7. The Pirates honored their own seniors and gave gifts to the visiting seniors consisting of everything orange.
The Lady Bucks were missing a few players, but managed to inch past Green River in straight sets, 25-22, 25-23, and 25-19.
Rosy Beh racked up three ace serves in the first set. Christensen pushed to the back corner for a kill. Young was blocked but dug the ball to get another set up for a kill.
Jade Nielson had a clutch dig in the second set. Rogers aced her serve. Alise Lewis killed in the middle.
In the third, Young aced and Christensen killed on the outside. Taylor Barry was credited with eight assists and four digs, Slack with four digs. Emmry Wilcox got six kills and four digs on the night.
Following the past week’s action, Monticello is 9-11, ranked #12 in the 1A RPI standings. This week is a busy one for the Buckaroos. They hosted the Whitehorse Raiders on Tuesday, October 12 in the final home match of the regular season and senior night.
Friday and Saturday, October 15-16 the girls head to Richfield for a two-day tournament at the Sevier Valley Center that will provide plenty of tough competition.