ROY -- If the Lakers want a second-place league finish, they have two days to get their minds right before their regular-season finale.
After getting swept twice over a three-day span last week, Bonneville needed a bounce-back win in the worst way. Standing in the way were the last-place Royals, who had already been eliminated from state 4-A tournament contention.
Roy High, which had been swept in nine of 10 previous Region 5 matches, took the Lakers to four sets Tuesday in Ted Smith Gymnasium.
In an uneven performance, Bonneville persevered with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-27, 25-15 league victory in 1 hour and 27 minutes.
"I'm happy with the win, but the play was definitely ragged," said Bonneville coach Angie Williams. "It was a big emphasis to not overlook Roy. I told the girls that Roy wanted this match more than we did.
"All season long the girls have come back, and that came back to bite them last week," she said. "We told them to get the lead and keep it."
The Lakers steamed to a 24-19 set 3 lead before capsizing.
In set 4, Bonneville bolted took a commanding 19-8 advantage on a Royals' hitting error.
"We didn't show up to play last week (in back-to-back losses to Box Elder and Logan)," Williams said. "To me, it looked like we thought we would just walk in and win and not give it everything.
"I'm extremely upset by that attitude," she said. "To have worked that hard all season and put ourselves in a good position, and then to see things unravel was very disappointing.
"I reminded the girls about what happened last week," Williams said. "I didn't want to brush aside those two losses as if they didn't happen. I want them to learn from their mistakes."
A road breakthrough over Mountain Crest on Friday gives the Lakers a season sweep of the Mustangs and the No. 2 seed in Region 5.
"We had a tough practice Monday," Williams said. "I told the girls that practice tomorrow will be as though it's the biggest match of the year."
The Lakers' Taylor Anderson had 11 kills, one dig and four aces; Cortney Porter had 10 kills, one solo block, a block assist, 17 digs and three aces; Ellie Jensen had six kills, one block assist and two digs; Sam Filiaga had four kills, one solo block, two block assists and two digs; setter Elora Penrod had 18 assists, four digs and two aces; setter Andy Hancock had 16 assists, five digs and one ace; and libero Haylee Sotomayor had 17 digs, four assists and six aces for Bonneville (15-14 overall, 7-4 league), which had 16 aces and committed 13 service errors.
"Defensively, we were communicating better and going all-out on balls that would have fallen in," Williams said. "They went on scoring runs when they had chances.
"We have to focus on what we do between now and Friday. We had some eligibility issues going on last week, and the girls who were in there didn't do their job," she said.
Williams says too many outside distractions made the girls lose focus.
"We haven't peaked too early," she said. "I saw some leadership emerge, especially in set 4, which we lacked last week."
The Royals (1-13, 0-11) close out the season Thursday against defending 4-A champion Sky View.
* Box Elder def. Ogden 24-26, 25-19, 25-15, 25-27, 15-10: At Brigham City, the Bees' Mallory Mueller had 18 kills, one solo block and three block assists; Stephanie Crapse had 12 kills, one solo block, three block assists, 14 digs and two aces; setter Ashley Green had 17 assists and nine aces; and setter Ali Lee had 13 assists, six digs and one ace for the Bees (14-12-1, 7-5).
The Tigers' Chloe Oki had 22 kills, one solo block, 10 digs and seven service points; Catey Patrolia had eight kills and one solo block; Tori Brown had six kills and one solo block; and setter Clara Call had 40 assists, one kill, nine digs and 12 service points for Ogden (5-28, 2-9), which has been eliminated from 4-A contention.
In the other league match, Sky View def. Logan 25-13, 25-10, 25-16.
* Woods Cross def. Clearfield 25-20, 22-25, 29-27, 20-25, 15-6: At Woods Cross, the Falcons fell to 18-12, 8-5.
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