SYRACUSE -- One setback did not derail the Silver Wolves' title aspirations.
But league-leading Fremont can't afford another misstep in a quest for its first Region 1 volleyball title since 2006.
After Tuesday's five-set loss to Layton, the Silver Wolves regained their footing Thursday with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory over faltering Syracuse High in 1 hour and 1 minute.
"We got off to a little bit of a slow start and we picked it up," said Fremont senior setter McKenzie Burrows. "We were all ready to come out and get another win before our break in league play."
The Silver Wolves (17-4 overall, 9-1 league), don't have another Region 1 match until Oct. 24.
"We learned a lot from that loss. Layton played really well," Burrows said. "It wasn't our best match and Layton worked hard for the win."
Each team is in this weekend's Claim Jumper tournament being played at Bingham and Corner Canyon.
"We're looking forward to playing each other again. We can't wait for another good match with Layton," said the 17-year-old Burrows. "It's hard to always play to your best level, and we're not going to overlook anybody. We're going back to the basics and keep rolling from here."
Burrows had 28 assists, three kills and two aces. The Silver Wolves' Whitney Wray had 11 kills, one solo block, three block assists and two aces; Brooke Lamb had 11 kills, three digs and one ace; Jessica Snarr had five kills and two block assists; Mandi Lamb had three kills and two digs; Maryah Tipping had two kills and one block assist; Shaydel Banfield had two kills, two digs and one ace; and libero Megan Gallegos had six digs.
"Subbing a lot creates some problems as far as maintaining a rhythm, but they each came in and played at a high level," Burrows said. "We like to give our other players some court time and get them some experience."
Burrows says the loss to Layton will be beneficial to the Silver Wolves.
"Some of our plays, we didn't block or dig well," she said. "In the long run, that loss will make us focus more defensively. Nobody likes to lose. We'll take the loss, work with it and make the best of it.
"We talk a lot about being humble, while staying confident and not getting cocky," Burrows said. "We're still in good shape, but we have to stay in good shape for the rest of region play. We wanted to work on the things we needed to get done, get over the loss and not look back on anything."
The Titans' Marlee Adams had eight kills, three digs and two aces; Brinlee Hamblin had six kills and one solo block; and libero Abbey Bowden had five digs for Syracuse (13-9-1, 2-7), on a five-match skid.
* Northridge def. Davis 26-24, 26-28, 25-21, 25-27, 15-5: On Tuesday at Kaysville, the Knights' Rachel Parson had a career-high 28 kills, 11 digs and one ace; Kaitlin Verbitski had 15 kills, two block assists, 13 digs and three aces; Brittley Eldredge had six kills and five block assists; Alex Gardner had five kills, three block assists, three digs and three aces; Janessa Cannell had five kills and one block assist; Keana Smalls had four kills and two block assists; setter Tabby Williams had a career-high 50 assists, three kills, three block assists, eight digs and two aces; libero Kelly Erwin had 31 digs; and Ashley Vernier had four digs and two aces.
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