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Snow College volleyball gets No. 8 ranking

Team member Portia Dye goes in for a spike.

Snow College volleyball gets No. 8 ranking

By Emily Staley

Staff writer

Sept. 21, 2017

 

EPHRAIM, Utah—The Snow College volleyball team has had a remarkable season so far.

According to coach Jeff Reynolds, at this time last year, the team was 10-2 and ranked ninth in the nation in junior college volleyball. This year, the team is 15-2 and ranked eighth. Out of 15 wins, 12 have been in three consecutive sets.

“The team continues to impress us as they look forward and progress,” Reynolds says. “After practicing hard, we go out on the court and put it all together. The team has a great work ethic.”

In their first tournament in Salt Lake City Aug. 25-26, the Badgers won all four of their games. They defeated Lee College, Casper College, Western Wyoming Community College and Northeastern Junior College.

In their next tournament, held in Prescott, Arizona, Snow came out with wins against South Mountain Community College, Yavapai College and Eastern Arizona College.

The wins were followed by a disappointing loss to New Mexico Military Institute, ending a seven-match winning streak.

But Snow in their next tournament, this time in Twin Falls, Idaho, Snow once again dominated. The team won all four games, conquering the Hutchinson Community College, Yavapai College, Monroe Community College and Arizona Western College.

The Badgers participated in the Southern Nevada Tournament last weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

They started out on Friday with a 1-3 loss against Seward County Community College,  but they ended the day right against the New Mexico Military Institute with a 3-0 win.

Both of Saturday’s games went as smooth as could be. The Badgers began the day against Miracosta College with a 3-0 victory. Then they dominated once again, this time against Palomar College with another 3-0 win.

“Our mindset is to take it one game at a time,” Reynolds says. “We will keep playing the way we play and focusing on what we are doing rather than focusing on what others are thinking.”

The team heads to Salt Lake City tomorrow to battle Salt Lake Community College and continues further north to play against Southern Idaho in Twin Falls on Saturday.