Snow Canyon, Hurricane, Desert Hills all win at home – St George News
Pine View and Snow Canyon start their women’s volleyball game in Region 10, St. George, Utah Aug 31, 2021 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – The high school volleyball season kicked off on Tuesday night as teams from Region 10 began local competition.
Snow Canyon recovered from a 2-1 deficit to beat Pine View at home in a straight-set thriller, Hurricane beat Dixie and Desert Hills won at home against Cedar as the local teams began the race for the region championship 10.
Snow Canyon 3, Pine View 2
The Warriors rallied for a 15-11 victory in the fifth set to claim victory in a tied competitive contest in the Snow Canyon Gymnasium.
After the game, Snow Canyon coach Markay Thorkleson spoke to St. George News and quickly identified the key to victory.
“Heart and a lot of courage,” Thorkleson said. “They did a good job. Service was our theme to win the game tonight, tough serve. “
Junior Aggeliki Georgopoulou led the Warriors from the service line with seven aces. Sophomore Avery Thorkleson scored four aces and junior outside hitter Sophie Jaster had three aces in the win.
Snow Canyon started strong and won the opening set 25-13. But the visitors to Pine View showed courage and solid net play to win the next two sets 25-23, 25-16.
The Warriors regained their momentum in the fourth set. Georgopoulou had a solid serve, Camryn Sutterfield and Savannah Cheever had kills and Avery Thorkleson served an ace to win the set 25-16.
The deciding fifth set came and went, Snow Canyon’s lead never exceeding three until Avery Thorkleson’s ace provided the match winner.
“Our midfielders were huge with some big blocks at the end,” said coach Thorkleson. “And the exteriors started to light it up and put the ball away when we needed it.”
Hurricane 3, Dixie 1
The Tigers won the first two sets of their home game against the Flyers, 25-17 and 25-12.
Dixie returned to win the third set 25-18, but Hurricane then closed the door to visitors and won the match in the fourth set, 25-20.
Meg Carter led the way for the Tigers, registering 30 kills, 9 blocks and 72 assists. Aaliyah Alualu had 57 digs for Hurricane and Addison Crandall recorded 6 aces in the win.
The Flyers had 4 kills and 8 digs from Hali Smith. Hannah Blubaugh finished with 10 blocks, Elle Anderson recorded 8 assists and Talya Singleton led Dixie with 14 receptions.
Desert Hills 3, Cedar 0
The Thunder swept the Reds at home 27-25, 25-19, 25-23. Box scores were not available.
The Thursday evening Region 10 schedule is as follows:
- Desert Hills at Dixie, 7 p.m.
- Hurricane at Pine Valley, 7 p.m.
- Snow Canyon at Crimson Cliffs, 7 p.m.
- Cedar (goodbye)
Region 10 Women’s Volleyball Ranking (Regional Record, Overall)
- Hurricane, 1-0, 7-4.
- Desert Hills, 1-0, 3-2.
- Snow Canyon, 1-0, 5-5.
- View of the pines, 0-1, 6-3.
- Cedar, 0-1, 6-5.
- Dixie, 0-1, 0-9.
- Purple cliffs, 0-0, 1-3.
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