Girls Varsity Volleyball · Bengals take Senior Night momentum into volleyball playoffs

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By Christine Yee for BHS Yearbook

The last of Graysen Trupp’s 11 kills of the night sent the seniors home with a, 3-1, win over Skyline. On their night. In front of their biggest home crowd. Over a team that had beaten them, 3-0, a month earlier.

The Bengals (20-7) look to keep up their momentum as they host Provo (5-21) tonight at 6 in the first round of the UHSAA 5A Volleyball Championship tournament.

The first set of the Oct. 29 match seemed like it would be a repeat of the first matchup. The Bengals came out flat, missed easy digs, and failed to rally each other. They lost 25-14.

That was the last time.

The Bengals dominated the next set 25-18. Senior Adi Terry gave credit to the home crowd. “The crowd was so loud and they just helped boost us so much and keep us up,” she said.

They fought off the Eagles in closer sets, 26-24 and finally 25-22. Sophomore Savannah Cottam led the team with 14 kills, an average of 3.5 per set. Adi Terry led in serving aces with 7. Sophomore Graysen Trupp finished with 5 blocks.

Senior Chelbi Mims, who is recovering from an injury, gave props to her teammates. “It was a really good last game,” she said. “Senior Night is usually really emotional. And people tend to get caught up in the emotions and don’t play their best. I think they went out there and played their hearts out.”