<strong>HYRUM—</strong> The Mountain Crest volleyball moved above .500 Thursday, when the Mustangs defeated South Summit High School in straight sets, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21. The win pushes Mountain Crest to 6-5 on the season.
“I think my team gets better each game we play,” MC head coach Lori Karaghouli said. “Each and every one of them just keeps get better and better and better. It’s exciting.”
Karaghouli said, among other things, the Mustangs ball movement has improved helping every aspect of their game.
“Our passing has improved a ton during games, our blocking is better,” Karaghouli said. “My outside hitters are hitting, a lot of things have improved.”
The Mustangs opened a seven point lead in the first set until South Summit came back cutting the lead to two points. Mountain Crest went on a five point scoring run to finish off the first set though and take the lead.
The two teams went point for point in the second set until Mountain Crest was able to open up another lead. Karaghouli attributed the point surge to MC’s ball movement.
“I think it was mostly our passing, getting the ball to our setters,” Karaghouli said. “It is what we focused on.”
The Mustangs won 25-15 after the final point was served out by a South Summit player.
Mountain Crest followed up its early success by sealing the match with a 25-21 third set victory. The Mustangs took a 20-13 lead, but watched it slip away with a few mistakes. South Summit came within three but Mountain Crest closed it out.
“It was our overall net play, we were more powerful on the net,” Karaghouli said.
The Mustangs will be back on the court against valley rival Logan High School on September 13.
<strong>SKY VIEW 3, WEST JORDAN 0</strong>
The Sky View Bobcats improved to an impressive 11-1 on the year, after beating a hot West Jordan team that had won two in a row prior to Thursday. The Bobcats won in three straight games 25-16, 25-23, and 25-21.
Sky View’s only loss came earlier this year against Springville. As Region 5 play is about to start, the Bobcats will look to keep improving on its almost perfect record against a weak Roy team.