Wolves howl after easy win

Sep 27 2013 - 12:25am

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Fremont’s Amanda Wayment (23) rises to meet Davis’s Alexie Turner at the net Thursday in their match at Fremont High School in Plain City.
Fremont High School’s Amanda Wayment (23) gets the ball past Davis’s Johanna Purdy (13) and Maddie Corelli (5) during Fremont’s victory at home Thursday in Plain City.

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Fremont’s Amanda Wayment (23) rises to meet Davis’s Alexie Turner at the net Thursday in their match at Fremont High School in Plain City.
Fremont High School’s Amanda Wayment (23) gets the ball past Davis’s Johanna Purdy (13) and Maddie Corelli (5) during Fremont’s victory at home Thursday in Plain City.

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PLAIN CITY -- During the Darts' three-year reign as league champions -- they were a stellar 33-1 spanning 2010-12 -- Fremont was the lone team to topple Davis High in Region 1.

The league-leading Silver Wolves needed just 1 hour and 2 minutes Thursday to polish off the rebuilding Darts 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 in the Wolf Den.

"It feels good to beat Davis even though they're not the same team as they have been," said Fremont senior outside hitter Brooke Lamb. "I'm surprised we're undefeated after the first half. We knew it would be hard, but it was a goal to be unbeaten after the first half."

The Silver Wolves (14-3 overall, 6-0 league) swept every first-half league match.

"We've been playing pretty well against the better teams like Layton and Northridge. We really stepped it up against those teams," Lamb said. "Hopefully, we can keep this going for the rest of region.

"We have been blocking well and our defense has been good. We're getting our middles, Amanda (Wayment) and Jessica (Snarr), more involved."

The 17-year-old Lamb, a two-year starter, had 10 kills, three block assists, 10 digs and three aces. Whitney Wray had seven kills, two block assists and six digs; Jessica Quayle had six kills and two block assists; Snarr had six kills and four block assists; Wayment had five kills, four block assists, four digs and one ace; setter McKenzie Burrows had 27 assists, four kills, two block assists and four aces; and libero Megan Gallegos had six digs for Fremont, which had eight aces and committed seven service errors.

"We've been practicing on hitting over the block and on higher hits," Lamb said. "I am the go-to hitter and when we side-out, I have to put the ball away. It's fun being the go-to hitter; I like it."

Lamb and Burrows have been playing volleyball together since the third grade.

"We all play together a lot," Lamb said. "It's good to know where each other is going to be on setting and digging. Coach (Brock) Mitchell keeps us on our toes and gives us goals for each match. He didn't give us a goal for today. Just focus on this match and finish out the first half undefeated.

"It would mean a lot to me winning region as a senior," she said. "It will be tougher in the second half since we have beaten everybody. They will be coming after us."

The Silver Wolves last won a league title in 2006, sharing the Region 1 title with Northridge.

"We're well-rounded in every position and have no one dominating player," Lamb said. "We're all best friends even when we're not playing volleyball.

"It was a strong match and we played really well today," she said. "Sometimes we struggle with passing on serve-receive. We have to come out hard and not let any match slip away. We have to stay focused, go at each team strong and have everyone do their part."

The Darts' Abbie Darling had five kills and nine digs; Johanna Purdy had three kills and four digs; Lexie Turner had three kills and two solo blocks; MaryKate Buttars had three kills and three digs; and setter Kendall Sargent had 10 assists, three kills, 10 digs and three aces for Davis (7-15, 3-3), which had three aces and committed five service errors.

* Northridge def. Syracuse 25-15, 25-14, 25-20: At Syracuse, the Knights' Brittley Eldredge had 10 kills and three block assists; Janessa Cannell had nine kills and two assists; Kaitlin Verbitski had six kills, one block assist and three digs; Rachel Parson had nine kills, one block assist and five digs; and setter Tabby Williams had 31 assists, one block assist and three aces for Northridge (17-6, 5-1).

The Titans' Brooke Pehrson had six kills and two solo blocks; setter Chambray Taylor had 12 assists, two digs and one ace; and Emily Frei had five digs for Syracuse (2-4).

* Layton def. Weber 25-13, 25-14, 25-9: At Layton High, the Lancers' Eliza Katoa had 17 kills, three digs and seven aces; Rylee Cate had four kills, eight digs and one ace; Hannah Hill had five kills, four block assists and two aces; setter Mckell Moss had 26 assists, two kills and one ace; and libero Carrigan Price had eight digs for Layton (10-5, 4-2).

The Warriors' Mikala Lockwood had five kills and three solo blocks; Chase Doughty had four kills and two digs; Holly Stocker had two kills, one solo block, seven digs and one ace; and setter Ashlyn Capener had 14 assists and three digs for Weber (11-11-2, 1-5).

In a non-league match, Viewmont def. Cottonwood 25-14, 25-15, 25-14.

Region 5

* Bonneville def. Roy 25-18, 25-14, 25-20: At Washington Terrace, the Lakers' Sam Filiaga had eight kills, one solo block and two block assists; Taylor Anderson had six kills and two digs; Cortney Porter had three kills, seven digs and four aces; setter Elora Penrod had 16 assists, five digs and three aces; and setter Andy Hancock had 10 assists, one kill, four digs and one ace for Bonneville (9-7, 4-1).

The Royals are 1-7, 0-5.

In the other league match, defending state 4-A champion Sky View def. Logan 25-13, 25-9, 25-15.

The Bobcats are 11-4, 5-0; the Grizzlies are 5-9, 1-4.

Region 6

* Woods Cross def. Clearfield 25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-17: At Clearfield, the Falcons fell to 14-8, 4-2.

Region 10

* MORGAN DEF. JUAN DIEGO 25-16, 25-19, 25-8: At Morgan, the Trojans cruised to their third straight league victory.

Sophomore outside hitter Jaiden Farr led the way with 11 kills and four aces, while senior middle blocker McKenzie Schenk added 10 kills and an ace.

The Trojans struggled with their serve somewhat, including six service errors in set 1, but they righted the ship -- especially in set 3 -- and improved to 9-3.

Setter Jorry Randall contributed 19 assists and five aces for the Trojans, while fellow setter Kristi Rhead added 18 assists and seven kills. Libero Shaylie Duncan had four digs and Aubrey Saunders added four kills.

Region 11

* Bear River def. Ben Lomond 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-19: At Garland, the Bears' Alyssa Park had 15 kills, one solo block, four digs, one ace and 10 service points; setter Jenny Bitner had 25 assists, four kills, one solo block and five digs; freshman Jessica Rose had seven digs, 13 service points and one ace; freshman Abby Giles had two aces and eight service points; and Michelle Davis had six digs, two aces and seven service points for Bear River (3-9-2, 1-2).

The Scots are 0-2.

Region 14

* Layton Christian def. Maeser 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 25-14: At Layton Christian, the Eagles' Felicia Marshall had 21 kills, three solo blocks, two block assists and 25 digs; Vanessa Marshall had nine kills and 21 digs; Jordan Czenkus had six kills, five block assists and six aces; freshman Kylie Goodwin had five kills, three block assists and four digs; and setter Brianne Nichols had 42 assists, two solo blocks and 11 digs for Layton Christian (6-8, 3-1).

Region 18

* St. Joseph def. West Ridge 25-5, 25-2, 25-4: At St. Joseph High, the Jayhawks' Britt Sederholm had 10 kills, two digs and five aces; Jessica Bischoff had five kills, three digs and three aces; Audra Thurston had three kills and four aces; setter Emily Jackson had nine assists, one kill and two aces; setter Bailey Pacheco had eight assists and two aces; and libero Mady White had two digs, two kills and 10 aces for 1-A runner-up St. Joseph (16-0, 5-0), which has not dropped a set this year.

Standard-Examiner correspondent Jon Yorgason contributed to this report.

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