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Volleyball hits tourney in St.George

Markette Tanner sets the ball for Emery.
KristiAnn Grange hits the ball over the net for Emery.

Sports Writer

The Emery High Lady Spartans opened the 2009 season at a tournament at the Dixie Center put on by Dixie High School. Although Emery finished with a 2-4 record, Coach Kris Bell was generally happy with her team and thought that the girls really played pretty good.

Kris said, "As a group, the girls played well. We need consistency for an entire game but we had moments that we really played well."

With last season's team being a senior dominated team, Coach Bell and the team went into this tournament thinking that this was a good place for the girls to earn their way into the starting line-up. Bell came home knowing that the starting line-up for the next game is still not set because of good play by many girls.

Emery played Parowan first on Friday and won 25-18 and 25-13. Emery looked good in easily winning this match. Emery then played Pine View and lost in three games. The scores were 25-22, 21-25 and 14-16. Emery had their opportunities against this 4-A school.

Emery then lost 23-25 and 23-25 to South Sevier. Again the opportunities were there. Emery then defeated Grantsville in three games. The scores were 25-16, 22-25 and 15-1. Emery played well in the two games they won and decently in the third game.

Emery finished the tournament with games against a pair of 5-A teams. Emery lost to Roy 18-25 and 22-25. Emery then closed out the tournament with a loss against Spanish Fork. Emery lost 12-25 and 16-25. This was the only match that Emery did not look good in.

Emery travels to Park City this Thursday for a non-region match.

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