LOGAN— The Logan Volleyball team was hungry for a win Thursday night, but the Bobcats of Sky View had other plans. Going into Thursday’s match, the Bobcats had won every set in their last six matches. They extended that streak to seven matches against the Grizzlies, as Sky View defeated Logan in three hard-fought sets.
Maddie Day and Taylor Duryea gave impressive offensive performances for the Bobcats, aiding their team’s victory. Sky View has now won 21 consecutive sets, and is currently riding a 12-match win-streak.
The Bobcats attacked early gaining a first set lead of 10-3, and held on to that lead, winning the first set, 25-17. Logan made a few mistakes that gave Sky View an early 3-0 lead in the second set. Again, the Bobcats didn’t look back, winning set two with a score of 25-13. Sky View continued its dominance at the net in set three, as most contested blocks fell in the Bobcats’ favor. The Lady Grizzlies never gave up, but ultimately dropped the third set, 25-18.
Sky View head coach Malayna Knowles praised her team’s balanced performance.
“I emphasize defense a lot, but our offense really stood out tonight. So I’ll take that. This is a much more offensively capable team than I’ve ever coached before,” Knowles said. “We focus a lot on our passing. We recognize that if we can’t pass, then it doesn’t matter how great our hitters are if we can’t get the ball to them.”
Despite the loss, Logan coach Dan Noack expressed no disappointment in his team.
“Our team this year is a big improvement from last season. The players have grown a lot as a team. In each match, we’re getting a bit better, a bit stronger,” he said.
The Bobcats (15-1, 4-0) will look to extend their streak of dominance when they host Mountain Crest on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Both the Bobcats and the Mustangs are undefeated in Region 5 action. Logan (9-7,1-3) travels to Bonneville that same day to take on the Lakers at 6 p.m.
MUSTANGS 3, BEES 2
Mountain Crest was able to keep its unblemished Region 5 record intact with a down to the wire win over Box Elder Tuesday, 3-2.
The Bees won the first set, 25-23, before the Mustangs responded with wins in the second and third sets to take the lead. However, with its back against the wall, Box Elder pulled out a thrilling 29-27 fourth set victory to even the match up and send it to the decisive fifth set.
The final stanza came down to the wire as well, with the Mustangs escaping with an 18-16 fifth set win to take the match. Kelsey Nelson tallied 52 assists and four blocks in the marathon match to lead the Mustangs, while Katie Harvey had 15 kills for MC.
Mountain Crest will travel to valley-rival Sky View on Tuesday, where one of the schools will emerge as the leader in region action.