Bobcats stay scorching, sweep Mustangs | Faculty Sports activities
SMITHFIELD — To say Sky View is on a roll is perhaps an understatement.
The Bobcat volleyball staff was beneath quarantine for almost two weeks, however since returning has been on a tear. Sky View was recent off successful its personal match final weekend — Servin’ Up North Facet Event — and simply stored on rolling Monday in a Area 11 make-up match with Mountain Crest.
The Bobcats trailed simply as soon as. Within the second set the Mustangs held a 1-0 lead. In any other case it was just about all Sky View in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 win.
“All of us actually complement one another,” Bobcat Haley McUne stated. “We get one another excited and prepare for each set. … Mountain Crest is an effective staff. I do know a few of their gamers are simply coming again, however they’re a very good staff. Regardless of the scores, it was an excellent match, and I had loads of enjoyable.”
The Bobcats (19-5 general, 7-0 area) have now received 14 straight matches.
“It’s very nice to be taking part in as a staff,” SV proper aspect hitter Brinley Forsgren stated. “We have now been on an excellent run and that undoubtedly has given us some confidence.”
Mountain Crest (17-9, 3-5) has additionally handled bumps within the highway. Many of the Mustangs are again, however making an attempt to get again to full velocity has been a problem as they’ve misplaced 4 straight now.
“We simply had a bizarre vibe on the courtroom,” MC head coach Kindra Anderson stated. “A few of us actually fought for it and a few of us didn’t. We simply couldn’t work collectively. … Sky View is an effective program. You need to present up and play your greatest in opposition to them. In case you don’t try this, they don’t offer you stuff in any respect.”
The Mustangs have been led by Kiera Crosbie with eight kills. Gracie Garlock and Ella Douglass every had six kills. Douglass additionally had a block and served up three of the seven aces by Mountain Crest.
The Bobcats hit .402 as a staff. Forsgren had seven kills with none errors, hitting 538. McUne led the staff with 15 kills, hitting .684. Melanie Hiatt had 12 kills and hit .421.
“Brinley (Forsgren) performed rather well,” SV head coach Sheila Sorensen stated. “… We served at 92 % as Kaitlyn Hiatt had three aces and 31 assists. It was an excellent night time for lots of ladies. This staff actually will get alongside on and off the courtroom. It’s enjoyable to observe them.”
Abigail Doxey crammed in for injured stating libero Kelsey Spackman and had a team-high 13 digs.
The hosts used a 11-2 run to start out the opening set and by no means seemed again. Melanie Hiatt capped the surge with back-to-back aces.
Mountain Crest did rally with three straight aces by Douglass to get inside 12-8. The Mustangs bought no nearer because the Bobcats went on a 9-1 spurt. Melanie Hiatt ended the primary set with a kill.
“We undoubtedly got here out with loads of power and loads of hearth,” Forsgren stated.
After the temporary lead within the second set, Mountain Crest did tie it up 4 occasions within the early going. Sky View used a 7-1 run to get some respiration room and held off a number of runs by the Mustangs. McUne hit house the ultimate level to complete the second set.
“I actually don’t have to teach them a lot,” Sorensen stated. “They simply go play for one another.”
Jenna Gibbons served up the eighth Bobcat ace of the night time early within the third set, and the Bobcat hitters continued to be purple scorching. McUne had three kills throughout a 9-3 surge as Sky View constructed a 15-7 lead. McUne additionally had three kills down the stretch, together with the ultimate finisher of the match.
“We missed the sport so much,” McUne stated. “All of us in quarantine actually needed to get again on the courtroom. We would like a state title, and we felt like sitting at house wasn’t going to assist. We actually needed to get again.”
Sky View has one other busy week with matches at Ridgeline on Tuesday and at Inexperienced Canyon on Wednesday.
“They’re actually comfortable to be on the market taking part in,” Sorensen stated.
The Bobcats went 5-0 over the weekend of their match. They took care of Rigby (Idaho) within the title match, 25-14, 25-15, 25-19. Sky View didn’t drop a set within the match.
Inexperienced Canyon and Ridgeline additionally competed within the Sky View-hosted match final weekend. The Wolves went 4-2, ending third. The Riverhawks additionally went 4-2 and took fourth. Sky View beat Inexperienced Canyon 25-23, 25-22, 25-17. Inexperienced Canyon received in 4 in opposition to Ridgeline 14-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-21 to avenge a loss to the Riverhawks in area play final week.