The Tooele volleyball team is a young group this season, with underclassmen filling a number of key roles for the Buffaloes.
That has led to some growing pains in the early going, and Tuesday’s three-set loss to Region 10 foe Uintah at Tooele High School was another challenge in the Buffs’ ongoing development process. The visiting Utes (9-6, 4-0 Region 10), currently tied with Stansbury for the top spot in the region standings, beat the Buffs 25-17, 25-22, 25-15.
Brinley Smith led Tooele (2-5, 2-3) with eight kills and two aces, and Aysha Lewis added six kills and three aces. Gracee Dalton had 16 digs, Breanna Beer had 13, Allie Miles had 12 and Lewis and Emma Higley each had 10. Beer had 15 assists as well for the Buffaloes.
Tooele played host to Ben Lomond in another region match on Thursday evening after press time. The Buffs will face county rival Stansbury next Thursday at home to begin the second half of the Region 10 schedule.