San Juan volleyball team is 5-5
With ten matches in the first two weeks of the 2020 season, it has been a fast and furious start for the San Juan High School volleyball team. Under new head coach Marci Black, the Lady Broncos sport a 5-5 overall record and are 0-1 in Region 12.
In that time, the girls have two wins over rival Monticello and losses to Carbon and Kanab. They split games at the Dixie Fly High Invitational in St. George August 28-29, beating Water Canyon, Beaver, and Hurricane but losing to Delta, Kanab, and Tooele.
As the team nears the midpoint of the season, Coach Black said, “We’ve had some good moments and not so good moments, but I feel like we’re progressing in the right direction and getting better.”
Black explained that one of the biggest challenges so far is overcoming mistakes quickly without allowing opponents to go on long point runs. Passing is improving and the players are honing a solid serve percentage, which are both good signs.
Through nine of ten matches (stats for the August 20 meeting with Monticello are unavailable), Avina Cordova leads the way for San Juan with a 95.5 service percentage.
Jerika Torgerson sports a 94.9 percent, Bailey Brown is at 84.7, Kaeahliyah Howard is 82.6, and Sadie Brown is at 81.3 percent.
Bailey has 21 aces on the year so far, Howard has 17, Sadie 16, Torgerson 15, and Cordova 13. Torgerson has an impressive 119 kills through nine matches. Kinley Noyes has 53, Bailey and Sadie have 37 apiece, and Macy Jacobsen has 24.
Bailey leads the Lady Broncos with 135 assists. Cordova has 79, Halli Palmer has 20, and Sadie has 12. Torgerson leads San Juan in digs with 103. Sadie has 92, Bailey 88, Noyes 58, and Howard 45.
The Lady Broncos are set for Region 12 matchups at Richfield and South Sevier on September 11 and 12 before coming home to host the rival Grand Lady Red Devils on Tuesday, September 15.
Richfield and Grand are two of the top five 3A teams in the state.
The Utah High School Activities Association will release its first RPI of the 2020 season on Friday, September 11 at 9 a.m.