DRAPER, Utah – No. 2 Mountain View volleyball defeated Park City in four sets (28-30, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18) in the 5A semifinals on Friday at Corner Canyon High School.
“The last three weeks we have been playing so well,” Mountain View head coach Dave Neeley told the Daily Herald. “I’m super-excited [for the championship]. If we play like we’ve been playing, it won’t matter who we are playing [tomorrow].”
Sophomore Mia Lee led Mountain View with 13 kills on .650 hitting and five blocks. Senior Allyah Tokelau, sophomore Lucy Perez and sophomore Sydney White had nine kills each. Senior Julia Cavalcanti had six aces for the Bruins.
In an opening set that Mountain View looked poised to win, the Miners fought back to take a tightly contested first set after pulling away late and winning 30-28.
Trailing 5-10 in set two, Julia Cavalcanti recorded five aces as part of an 11-0 run that gave the Bruins a 16-10 lead. With the momentum now shifted to its own side, Mountain View cruised to a 25-20 second set victory.
The Bruins had 15 kills (including five from Mia Lee) and finished the set on an 8-3 run, winning it 25-19 after a kill from Julia Cavalcanti.
Mountain View pulled away late for the second consecutive set, closing out the set on a 9-3 run, winning it 25-18 and taking the match.
Bruins are bound for the championship game. 3-1 over Park City. 2:00 pm tomorrow the can complete their title defense. Great job ladies. pic.twitter.com/86Tlx8MWly
— MVHS Bruins (@mvhsbruins) November 6, 2020
The Bruins will look to defend their title from last season as they take on No. 4 seed and Region 7 foe Timpview at 2 p.m. MST on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Hillcrest High School. The game will be livestreamed on KSL.com. The teams split matches in the regular season, with Mountain View winning the most recent contest on Oct. 26.
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