PLAIN CITY -- It would not be Fremont volleyball without a Wray of sunshine.
Preceded by two older sisters, junior outside hitter Whitney Wray rang up a double-double Tuesday as the Silver Wolves seized control of the league race with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 31-29 Region 1 victory over second-place Northridge in 1 hour and 47 minutes in the Wolf Den.
One streak ended Tuesday with Fremont playing its first four-set match in league play, but another streak continued with the Silver Wolves winning their seventh consecutive match.
"I was more concerned about winning the match," said the 16-year-old Wray. "We knew we weren't going to go through region not losing a set."
Wray had a career-high 21 kills, including the final two kills in set 4, three block assists and 17 digs for Fremont (15-3 overall, 7-0 league).
"Set 4 was intense. I was feeling it and wanted the ball," Wray said. "I wanted the team to finish. I came in ready to play.
"I was hoping to do my best and it happened," she said. "(Setter) McKenzie (Burrows) set me more than usual today because I was hitting well early."
After losing twice to the 'Ridge at the Round Table Rumble on Aug. 31, the Silver Wolves have taken two straight against Northridge.
"I think we had the advantage playing on our home court and beating them before in region," Wray said. "We looked at this as a potential region championship match.
"We're in a really good position. We need to make sure that holds up and can't let down against any team," she said. "We've always had this potential, so it came down to play together and finish a match."
Brooke Lamb had 18 kills, one solo block, three block assists and 10 digs; Amanda Wayment had six kills, one block assist and four digs; Jessica Snarr had five kills and 10 block assists; Jessica Quayle had five kills, four block assists, six assists and 14 digs; Burrows had 48 assists, three kills, one solo block, a block assist, 25 digs and three aces; and libero Megan Gallegos had 35 digs and one ace for Fremont, which had four aces and committed 13 service errors.
"We did a really good job of playing together and stayed focused through all the bad times," Wray said. "The last two matches are as well as we have played this season. We plan on winning region this year and breaking that streak."
The Silver Wolves last won the Region 1 title in 2006.
"I'm kind of my own player, but it was nice to have two older sisters (Bethany, a redshirt senior at the University of Oregon, and Kaisha, who is serving an LDS Church mission in Taiwan) play here before me," Wray said.
"We were expecting Northridge to come out for blood today. Losing to them twice (at the Round Table Rumble) made us a little angry at first, but later it just made us want to beat them more. Our big rival in volleyball is Northridge," she said.
"They always give us a good match, and a couple of their players play for coach (Brock) Mitchell's club team. It will mean a lot to me winning the region title," Wray said. "It will look good on that (blue) banner along with a state title."
The Knights' Kaitlin Verbitski had 12 kills, one block assist, 17 digs and one ace; Brittley Eldredge had 11 kills and five block assists; Alex Gardner had seven kills, four block assists and one ace; Rachel Parson had four kills and five digs; Keana Smalls had two kills, three block assists and two digs; setter Tabby Williams had 35 assists, two kills, nine digs and two aces; and libero Kelly Erwin had 40 digs for Northridge (17-7, 5-2), which had four aces and committed three service errors.
* Davis def. Viewmont 25-18, 25-23, 25-17: At Bountiful, the Darts' Abbie Darling had 10 kills, 15 digs and three aces; MaryKate Buttars had eight kills, one block assist, an assist and six digs; Johanna Purdy had five kills and four digs; setter Kendall Sargent had 17 assists, 10 kills, six block assists, seven digs and three aces; and setter Kenzie Nicol had 19 assists, four kills, two block assists, nine digs and five aces for three-time defending league champion Davis (8-15, 4-3).
The Vikings' Amanda Varley had 12 kills for Viewmont (7-9, 0-7).
* Weber def. Syracuse 23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 29-27, 15-13: At Syracuse, the Warriors' Holly Stocker had 17 kills, nine digs and two aces; Mikala Lockwood had eight kills and four solo blocks; Chase Doughty had five kills and 16 digs; Hadley Handsaker had five kills, four solo blocks and three aces; Karlie Miller had five kills, two solo blocks, 14 digs and three aces; setter Ashlyn Capener had 40 assists and nine digs; and libero Ellie Zurbuchen had 20 digs for Weber (12-11-2, 2-5).
The Titans' Marlee Adams had 15 kills and 12 digs; Brooke Pehrson had eight kills and three solo blocks; Hanna Anderson had six kills, one solo block, three block assists and three aces; setter Chambray Taylor had 33 assists, three digs and three aces; and libero Abbey Bowden had eight digs and two aces for Syracuse (2-5).
* Bonneville def. Mountain Crest 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 14-25, 15-9: At Washington Terrace, the Lakers' Cortney Porter had a career-high 21 kills, two solo blocks, 10 digs and one ace; Taylor Anderson had nine kills, seven digs and four aces; Sam Filiaga had nine kills, two solo blocks, two block assists and two digs; Sadie Lane had seven kills; setter Elora Penrod had 22 assists and nine digs; setter Andy Hancock had 20 assists and 10 digs; and libero Haylee Sotomayor had 18 digs and four aces for Bonneville (10-7, 5-1).
The Mustangs are 12-4, 4-2.
* Sky View def. Roy 25-10, 25-4, 25-11: At Smithfield, the defending state 4-A champion Bobcats improved to 12-4, 6-0 at the midpoint of league play.
The last-place Royals are 1-8, 0-6.
* Logan def. Ogden 25-17, 25-17, 25-15: At Ogden High, the Tigers' Chloe Oki had eight kills, nine digs and three service points; Addison Bowen had five kills, three solo blocks and seven digs; Madi Kramer had four kills, eight digs and eight service points; and setter Clara Call had 14 assists, one solo block and two service points for Ogden (2-14, 1-5).
The Grizzlies are 6-9, 2-4.
* Bountiful def. Clearfield 26-24, 31-29, 25-19: At Clearfield, the Falcons fell to 14-10, 4-3.
* Morgan def. Park City 25-19, 25-19, 25-22: At Park City, the Trojans' Jaiden Farr had 12 kills and three solo blocks; McKenzie Schenk had six kills and two solo blocks; Kennedy Wortman had three kills; setter Jorry Randall had 19 assists and three digs; setter Kristi Rhead had 13 assists, seven kills, two digs and three aces; Breanna Hurlbut had nine digs; Casey Thomson had six digs; and Shaylie Duncan had three digs for Morgan (10-3, 4-0).
* Stansbury def. Ben Lomond 25-20, 25-17, 25-18: At Stansbury Park, the Stallions are 3-7, 1-2; the Scots are 0-3.
* Layton Christian def. Merit 25-12, 25-11, 25-10: At Springville, the Eagles' Felicia Marshall had eight kills, 18 digs and six aces; Vanessa Marshall had seven kills and three aces; Jordan Czenkus had three kills and three aces; setter Brianne Nichols had 20 assists and three aces; freshman Kylie Goodwin had three kills, one solo block, a block assist and six digs; and freshman Hannah Perry had three kills and two solo blocks for Layton Christian (7-8, 4-1).
* St. Joseph def. Intermountain Christian 25-12, 25-12, 25-10: At St. Joseph High, the Jayhawks' Britt Sederholm had 13 kills, four digs and one ace; Jessica Bischoff had eight kills, one solo block and three digs; Audra Thurston had six kills, one solo block and an ace; Daniele Shinaut had two kills and one assist; setter Emily Jackson had 17 assists, three digs and three aces; setter Bailey Pacheco had eight assists, five digs and four aces; and libero Mady White had five digs and one ace for 1-A runner-up St. Joseph (17-0, 6-0), which has not dropped a set this year.
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