The Grand County Lady Devils volleyball team (12-12, 4-7) hit a bit of a rough patch in October, overcoming Manti but falling to North Sanpete last week on the road.
In their first match Oct. 13 against Manti, the girls came out strong. The Lady Devils bested the Lady Templars in a three-set match, scoring 25-23, 25-12 and 25-14. Star player Jaci Shumway led the charge, scoring nine aces to help secure the win.
After clearing their first day on the road with a win, things started to go downhill for Grand County — with the Devils losing a 3-0 match to the North Sanpete Hawks on Oct. 14.
The Hawks took the match 25-14, 25-16 and 25-12, clearing Grand in similar fashion as their last matchup in September.
Last week’s matchups leave the girls sitting at the number 60 spot in the statewide rankings, and in 9th place in the Utah Class 3A Region 15 rankings overall.
The Lady Devils will no doubt need to recover and regroup before facing their bitter rivals this week, the San Juan Broncos.
The Lady Devils played San Juan on the road on Wednesday to round out Region 15 play. Read the Oct. 26 issue of The Times-Independent for full coverage of that game. Grand County also has fifth place locked up in Region 15, with the state tournament for the Lady Devils beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 25 at Utah Valley University against the Delta Lady Rabbits, the No. 2 team in Region 14.