Leader Sports Writer
Bear River volleyball traveled for their first tournament of the season last weekend at Hunter High School playing tough matches and finishing 2-7.
Although this is a rebuilding year coach Megan Cooper was proud of the girls, saying, “I see a lot of great things that could happen this year as long as the girls stay focused and work together.”
The Bears were serving at an 80-90 percent the entire tournament but were lacking on their serve/receive passing. Several freshman saw playing time. “The first tournament is always the scariest for everyone,” Cooper said. “It’s always where I can see what our strengths and weaknesses are and work on them before our region matches.”
Katelyn Wiggins was the top server at the tournament with 13 aces and scored 46 points. Kelsey Hancock had 33 points and six aces, Sam Getz scored 32 points and nine aces, while sophomore Alyssa Park had 28 points and eight aces.
Park lead on hitting with 39 kills, Stephany Petersen had 30 kills and Getz had 17. Michelle Davis had 51 digs, Park 28 and Monica Olsen 15. In blocks, Petersen lead with six solo blocks, Getz four and Park two.
Up next for Bears is a match on Thursday, Aug. 23. Freshman and sophomores play at 3:30 p.m., at the middle school. JV plays at 4:45 p.m., followed by varsity at 6 p.m., at the Natatorium. The team will travel on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Ben Lomond.
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American Fork, lost 15-25, 20-25
Murray, won in three 25-23, 24-26, 15-12
Hunter, lost 17-25, 22-25
Box Elder,lost 23-25, 25-22, 9-15
Clearfield, lost 25-14, 25-14
Uintah, lost 21-25, 7-25
Timpview, lost 16-25, 25-17, 12-15
Ben Lomond, won 25-18, 25-18 confidence booster
Maple Mountain, lost 10-25, 21-25