Clipper Sports Editor
WOODS CROSS – The Woods Cross Wildcats volleyball team accomplished two things when they took down Clearfield at home Tuesday night.
They won their 13th straight volleyball match --keeping its winning streak alive in the process-- and captured the Region 6 volleyball title outright before Thursday’s home finale.
Thursday’s win over Clearfield came in five sets (25-20, 22-25, 29-27, 20-25, 15-6), only the third time the Wildcats have had to play a fifth set in order to get a win.
Woods Cross won the first set thanks to strong service play. Lexi Lewis and Lindsey Tagge each had two service aces, and the Wildcats totaled five aces as a whole. Tagge’s second ace closed out the first set and gave the Wildcats the 1-0 lead.
After Clearfield took the second set to tie the match, both the Falcons and Wildcats fought back and forth to capture the third set. Woods Cross took the initial lead, but fell behind quickly before Coach Stefani Jensen called a time out.
Afterward, the Wildcats took back the lead and the back and forth battle finally ended when Lewis picked up the kill at the net.
Clearfield took the fourth set in comeback fashion, forcing the fifth and final set to be played. The set started with Jessica Jensen getting a solo block for Woods Cross’ first point, and the Wildcats charged ahead by capturing 10 of 13 points in the set.
Bailee Barton picked up kills for Woods Cross’ 13th and 15th points to close the match.
Bryli Knell finished with 20 assists and five service aces, and Lacey McEwan had 12 kills and a solo block in the win.
Woods Cross will finish the regular season at home Thursday against Judge Memorial. The game will start at 5:15 p.m.