EPHRAIM, Utah (Aug. 19, 2017) — After jumping out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday night against Westminster College, the Snow College women’s volleyball team dropped the next two sets and had to battle it out with the Griffins in the fifth and final game. The Badgers took the final set, 15-10, to win the match. (25-21, 25-18, 33-35, 23-25, 15-10)
“This was a nice test for our team,” Snow College head coach Jeff Reynolds said. “Going with a mostly experienced line-up in the first two sets, we felt like we were able to keep the momentum and control the match in a way we felt we should have. We changed things up in the third and fourth sets to see what we could do with different lineups. We found out we still have some work to do there, including working on our serves — especially in match-point situations. Overall, it’s nice to get an early, preseason win against a four-year program.”
During the third set, the Griffins jumped out to an early six-point lead; however, Snow fought back and tied things up late in the match. The Badgers were unable to close the match after committing six consecutive service errors. Westminster went on to win the set, 35-33.
“That was pretty frustrating,” Reynolds said. “I’m not sure I’ve seen our team ever serve like that. But, I’m glad that happened now and not later, and hopefully we got that out of our system. Last week, we served exceptionally well. Tonight; not so much. The good news is we have a week to learn from our mistakes and work on those situations. I’m absolutely certain our team will be ready to go next weekend.”
Snow College will travel to Salt Lake next weekend to participate in a tournament at Salt Lake Community College. Snow will take on Lee College and Casper College on Friday, followed by matches against Western Wyoming and Northeastern on Saturday.