Valley high school volleyballers notched some wins and losses at Border War
EVANSTON — Lyman and Mountain View both faced opponents at the net at the Evanston Border Wars volleyball tournament with Lyman taking three of their four matches and Mountain View taking two of two.
Both teams had played earlier at the Cokeville Invite kicking off their action of the court this season. Tournaments like these two pit the teams against multiple teams, they will never face in the regular season. This competition at the net included teams from Wyoming, Utah and Idaho and was played in Evanston last Friday and Saturday.
Following last week’s action on the court Lyman was in first for the 3A SW quad with a 9-5 record as of Sept. 4. Mountain View was on Lyman’s heels also with a 9-5 record. Pinedale was third with a 6-6, followed by Lander in fourth place with a 3-6 record.
As for others in the 3A with top records, NE Buffalo has a 10-2 record and SE Wheatland has an 8-4 record.
The LHS Eagles took it on the chin in their first meet at Evanston when they faced North Summit, Utah. North Summit took the match in two hard fought battles on Friday, 26-24, 25-20. The Eagles were back on the court against Murray, Utah and they took this match with two sets doubling Murray’s scores, 25-13, 25-12.
In their third game of the Border Wars on Friday, Lyman faced Uinta at the net taking the win, 25-14, 25-22. Their fourth game of the day was against South Summit. This proved to be more intense, but the Eagles still aced the matches, 25-19, 25-18.
Lyman was back on the floor last Saturday, where they won two of their four matches. They lost to Syracuse, 25-22, 25-14, and lost to Bonneville, 25-21, 25-16. They aced out two matches taking the win over Bonneville in three sets,26,27, 27-25, 15-3 and Juan Diego, 25-16, 25-20.
“Overall, I was happy with our performance against schools, who in some cases, are much much larger than us. The girls played hard and competed in every single match,” LHS head coach Brecia Hansen said. “I do love this tournament because wherever we have weaknesses, they will be exposed. As such, it gives me a good indication of what my team needs to go back to the gym and work on. In the end, the matches we played this weekend will help us as we move into our regular season.”
Paige Rose proved to be a leader for the team. She had six aces, 167 digs and was the serve receive leader. Hailey Eldredge had 71 kills and Morgan Anderson made 11 blocks.
MOUNTAIN VIEW BUFFALOS
The Mountain View Buffalos took on Murray, Utah, in their first game of the Border Wars last Friday. The Buffalos won this match, 25-13, 25-12, proving to be tough at the net. The Buffalos next match was against Uinta. This proved to be a tougher match, but the Buffalos still took the win, 25-17, 25-22.
The tables were turned on Mountain View in their third game at the Border Wars, They faced North Summit and played hard, but North Summit was more than the Buffalos could handle. They won with one close set and with one with a little more room on the score, 25-20, 25-16. The Buffalos faced another determined team in their next game. South Summit took the win, 25-20, 25-16.