Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 21, 2021
Tooele looks to sweep Stansbury in region match tonight

The Tooele volleyball team will attempt to win its fourth-consecutive match tonight when it hosts rival Stansbury at 6 p.m.

Tooele defeated the Stallions 3-1 10 days ago at Stansbury 3-1. The Buffaloes dropped the first set 20-25, but then picked up steam to win the final three sets 25-20, 25-16, 26-24.

Tooele’s three-match run began with a 3-2 victory over Westlake in a tournament, then the victory at Stanbury followed by a  3-2 victory at Cottonwood Oct. 12.

With the victories, the Buffaloes improved to 12-11 overall and 6-4 in Region 7. Tooele wraps up the regular season on Tuesday at Hillcrest.

A pair of seniors have been strong on the attack this season with Zada Jackson at 107 kills and Salix Shirley with 92 kills. Overall, the team has 515 kills.

Setting up those kills has been senior Breanna Beer with 413 assists in 73 sets played.

Beer also has 52 ace serves with Sadie Baker with 28 aces, Kylee Makoni 23 aces, Kelsee Jhonson 18, Whitney Morgan 17, Paizlee Palmer 15, and Jackson 13.

Blocking leaders include Morgan at 63, Grace Prescott 53, Cicely Tate 40, and Beer 35.

Johnson has 348 digs, Shirley 157, Beer 146, Baker 143, and Jackson 112.

Stansbury is 10-10 on the season and 5-5 in Region 7. The Stallions conclude the regular season with a home game against Payson Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Kill leaders for the Stallions are Lexie Grigich with 80 and 72, respectively. Jasmine Sisar has served 41 aces and Becky Boone 30. Kesiah Philpot leads the team in blocking with 25.

Grigich has 122 digs, Rylan Heckler 118, Sisar 110 and Boone 72.

Boone has 165 assists and Sisar 146.

State play-in games are scheduled for Nov. 2 at pod sites, and the state tournament is set for Nov. 4-6 at Utah Valley University.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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