Lady Bronco volleyball and soccer winding down regular seasons, tennis heads to state

The San Juan High School volleyball team was looking to break a four-game losing streak this past week when they took to the court against Carbon on Tuesday, September 22 and Kanab Thursday, September 24.

In the first match of the week, the Lady Broncos traveled to Price for a Region 12 contest with the Lady Dinos. Carbon wasted no time showing why they’re ranked #3 in the 3A volleyball RPI, downing San Juan in straight sets 25-19, 25-18, and 25-18.

Maycee Conway got the best service rating for San Juan with a 2.56, Avina Cordova got a 2.09, and Jerika Torgerson had a 1.63 in the match. Cordova hit all 11 of her service attempts on the night.

Torgerson led the Lady Broncos with 12 kills, Bailey Brown had five, and Kinley Noyes and Sadie Brown both got four.

Bailey Brown dug 13 Carbon hits, while Torgerson, Sadie Brown, and Kaeahliyah Howard had 12, 11, and 10 respectively.

Two nights later, San Juan came back home to welcome the Kanab Lady Cowboys to town. Kanab jumped out to a 25-15 set one win, but the Lady Broncos answered, winning set two 25-16.

The third set was hard-fought, but San Juan fell just short, losing 26-24, and the Lady Cowboys closed out the Lady Broncos with a 25-22 fourth set.

Two San Juan players, Conway and Cordova, served for 100 percent in the match. Torgerson had the best service rating for the Lady Broncos at 2.67, Conway hit a 2.50, Cordova got a 2.22, and Howard weighed in with a 2.05.

Torgerson once again led with 15 kills, Macy Jacobsen got seven, and Bailey Brown tallied six. Noyes, Jacobsen, Torgerson, and Sadie Brown were all credited with one block apiece.

The losses drop San Juan to 5-11 on the year. They’re 0-6 in Region 12 and ranked #17 in the most recent 3A volleyball RPI with just four matches remaining in the regular season.

The Lady Broncos stay at home to take on the South Sevier Lady Rams and Richfield Lady Wildcats in key Region 12 matchups this Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3.

Girls soccer
The San Juan girls soccer team suffered two losses at home this past week, 6-0 to Carbon on September 22 and 6-2 to Emery on September 24.

The Lady Broncos fell to 2-7-1 on the year, 0-6-1 in Region 12, and to #15 in the Utah High School Activities Association RPI standings for 3A girls soccer.

Though San Juan allowed 12 combined goals in the losses, senior goalkeeper Emilie Palmer was once again strong, stopping 45 shots. Elizabeth Pugh and Emily Jacobsen scored a goal apiece in the loss to Emery.

Through 10 games, Jacobsen continues to lead the Lady Broncos offensively with 14 goals. Kyrell Patterson has two and Shae Nielson, Ashlyn Palmer, and Pugh have one each. Emilie Palmer is averaging more than 19 saves per game.

Just three Region 12 matches remain in the regular season. They’re on the road this week, at South Sevier on September 29 and at Grand on Thursday, October 1.

They come back home to host South Sevier in the regular season finale next Tuesday, October 6. The 3A girls soccer state tournament begins October 10.

Girls tennis
It was a solid performance for the San Juan girls tennis team at the Region 12 girls tennis championships at South Sevier and Richfield high schools on Friday, September 25.

Makaeli Begaye won fifth place in the second singles category while Irie Shumway and Adia Eberling took fifth in second doubles.

All three players will represent the Lady Broncos at the 3A Utah Girls Tennis Championship at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on October 2-3.

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