The Grand County Lady Devils’ volleyball team won another five-set thriller against South Sevier on Saturday, bringing their record within the region up to 3-5.
The Devils took an early lead in the match, edging the Rams 25-21. Things got out of hand a bit after the first set, however, and the Devils saw themselves falling behind after losing the next two sets, 25-17 and 25-21.
It wasn’t until a last-minute rally that enabled the girls to pull ahead, taking the fifth and final set 15-12, inching past the Rams and adding yet another nail-biter to an already intense season.
According to head coach Brittney Melton, there were a few key plays that helped the girls outmatch their opponents, including a massive block in the final set that really shifted the momentum in their favor.
Melton also adds that their win was a team effort, and that the “girls really stepped up and played well.”
The Devils are also a very young team this year, with four of their eleven total freshmen holding key starting positions. Both inexperience and injuries may be playing a factor in the Devils’ success this year, but they aren’t letting adversity hold them back as they press forward into the remainder of the season.
Grand will face rival Monticello this week, and they will no doubt be looking to eliminate any shadow of doubt as to whether or not they mean business.
Coach Melton also stated that a win against Manti on Friday, Oct. 13 would put them in the running for the state tournament.