With their win over Juab earlier this month, the NS volleyball team took their fourth straight region title.
This year’s seniors will have never known a year where they did not win region.
“It’s a pretty cool accomplishment to be a part of a team that has won so many region titles,” senior Jentry Ison said.
Just because they’ve won region for the past three years doesn’t mean it is always an easy ride. In their game against Juab, NS had to dig themselves out of holes they had put themselves into.
They started off really well winning the first set 25-15, but during the second set they started to struggle on the offensive side of their game, only winning the second set by two points.
“Not just one person was struggling with hitting, but the whole team was really struggling,” head coach Rickie Stewart said. “This is something we need to work on before our next game.”
With a total of 23 hitting errors, the team had to make up for the mistakes with great defense. Ison, as libero, was a major part in holding the defense together. Ison has taken on a mindset that will help out her team.
“I’m focusing on one game at a time; my goal is to get 2 percent better every game,” Ison said.
With the win against Carbon on Thursday, NS has gone 6-0 in region. NS picked up the offensive side of things really well in this game.
Junior Madisyn Allred, right side hitter for NS was able to get 6 kills with a .380 hitting average. This was the highest hitting average of the night.
“I played my best. I’m trying to help my team team become more confident,” Allred said.
With a lot of these girls having played together since middle school, it feels like a big accomplishment for them to have come this far together, but they’re not done yet they still have state.
“We’ve never really done well at state, so being ready for state is a goal going into these next games,” Stewart said.
The volleyball team participated in the Sevier Valley Center tournament, this past weekend, and was able to take first. They played 8 matches winning all of them.
With region over NS will be heading to state. With the preparations they have been taking they are feeling ready to play.