Though they only have one region loss (to Region 1 foe Fremont), the Lady Darts volleyball team still has a chance to at least share the region title with a win.
A couple of wins and some help, and the Lady Darts could end up repeating as Region 1 champs and getting another No. 1 seed heading into the state 5A volleyball tournament.
The volleyball team has had a resurgence ever since Lori Salvo jumped ship from Viewmont to Davis.
The former long-standing coach with the Vikings, leading both the volleyball and basketball teams at times, went to the Darts at the start of the 2010 season.
She took over a team that was 26-8 overall, but only finished 9-5 and in fourth place following the 2009 season.
In 2010, Salvo’s first year as head coach for the Darts, Davis finished with an unblemished region record, nearly making it to the state finals in 5A volleyball.
A semi-final loss, however, had the Darts finish in third rather than first, despite the single loss.
Currently, Salvo and the rest of the Lady Darts continue to tear through Region 1 despite the loss of three teams due to the realignment.
The team’s 7-1 region record is reflective of their dominance, posting a 24-4 overall record while losing only to state 3A title contenders Delta, region opponent Layton and an Idaho team before region play.
Part of the Darts run includes a current seven-match win streak, not dropping a game since opening region play with a loss to Fremont.
Should they win the Region 1 crown, they’ll likely face the Jordan Beetdiggers, the No. 4 team from Region 3.
They also have the chance to open with Alta, should they finish second in the region.
Davis will have one more game before heading to the state 5A volleyball tournament, which begins Friday, Nov. 4.
The tournament will last two days with a winners and losers bracket similar to years past.
The tournament final will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at Utah Valley University in Orem.