Don't look now, but the West Jordan High volleyball team is making a name for itself.
The Jaguars may not be undefeated and looking to claim the 5A title this year, but they are passing through unchartered territory this season.Tuesday night West Jordan defeated Brighton 15-5, 15-3 to win a school-record fourth preseason game. The Jaguars used a great hitting attack and the blocking of Jeanette Graves, Tiffani Kershaw and Amber Mann to lead them to victory.
After not winning a regular season game last year, Jaguar head coach Jodi O'Farrell is hoping to finish in the top three in Region 3 this season, which would be quite an accomplishment. West Jordan gets its first attempt at a region win on Thursday when it opens region play at powerhouse Bingham.
Elsewhere in the state:
Bonneville def. Northridge
At Bonneville, the Lakers opened region play successfully with a home win over the Knights. Tasha Grow had eight kills, six blocks and three aces for third-ranked Bonneville (1-0) while teammate Karla Koop added 13 assists. Northridge fell to 1-1 with the loss.
Weber def. Fremont 15-13, 15-6
At Fremont, the second-ranked Warriors fought off the tough Silver Wolves to earn another region victory. Weber (2-0) received eight kills from Caroline Steuer and six from Jennifer Buhrley in the win.
Roy def. Clearfield 15-10, 15-11
At Roy, Holly Peterson's five kills helped lead the Royals past the Falcons. Holly Whimpey and Aimee Jones each had five assists for Roy (1-1), which handed Clearfield (0-1) its first region loss.
Box Elder def. Bear River
7-15, 15-7, 15-13
At Bear River, the Bees came from behind and then held off a late rally to defeat the Bears. The hitting of Renee Elmer and Lisa Richards helped Bear River (0-1) come back from a 10-6 deficit in the third game to a 13-13 tie before Box Elder (1-1) scored the last two points for the win.
Logan def. Mountain Crest
15-17, 15-7, 15-5
At Logan, a big crowd showed up to watch the fifth-ranked Grizzlies earn a big home victory over the second-ranked Mustangs. Logan improved to 2-0 with a great team effort, led by the hitting display of Holly Hansen. Mountain Crest (1-1) suffered its first loss of the year.
Sky View def. Ogden 15-8, 15-3
At Sky View, the third-ranked Bobcats used their strong serving and blocking game to defeat the Tigers. Sky View (2-0) was successful on 39 of 40 service attempts with 11 aces that proved too much for Ogden (0-2).
Emery def. Carbon 15-13, 15-12
At Carbon, the Spartans picked up a huge region road victory by knocking off the third-ranked Dinos. Emery (2-0) was led by the play of Amy Childs who had 10 assists and Misty Warner with eight saves.
Delta def. Richfield
13-15, 15-2, 15-4
At Richfield, the Wildcats won their first game in a regular season match against the Rabbits since 1988 but lost a tough three-game match. After losing the first game, fifth-ranked Delta (1-1) rebounded behind the net domination of Karen Freeman and Christy Greathouse. Richfield fell to 0-2 with the loss.
Morgan def. N. Summit 15-2, 15-8
At Morgan, the second-ranked Trojans improved to 2-1 in region play with a win over the Braves. Jodi Mullen had eight kills and four aces for Morgan, while teammate Stephanie Walker had 11 assists.
Millard def. Manti 15-5, 15-4
At Manti, Shelly Nixon and Cynthia Olson combined for nine kills to lead the Eagles past the Templars. Brandy Robinson went 9 for 9 from the service line for Millard (3-0), which handed Manti (2-1) its first region loss.
Salt Lake Lutheran def. Rowland Hall-St. Marks 15-6, 15-10
At Salt Lake Lutheran, the Lynx tripped up the Winged Lions again in a match that was closer than the score would indicate. Erica Thoen used a great tip game to lead the way for Salt Lake Lutheran (2-0).
Wasatch Academy def. Meridian 15-11, 16-14 and 15-11, 15-11
At Orem, the Tigers used the efforts of Casey Brinkley to lead them to a pair of wins over the Mongooses. Nisha Elkington played well for Meridian (0-2) in a losing effort.
Cyprus def. Murray 15-8, 15-5
At Murray, the Pirates picked up a road victory by downing the Spartans. Cammie Baker had six kills and four aces to lead the way for Cyprus.
Provo def. T'ville 9-15, 15-9, 16-14
At Taylorsville, a back and forth third game eventually went to the Bulldogs as they defeated the Warriors. Provo jumped out to a 10-6 lead in the final game but watched Taylorsville take a 14-12 lead behind the efforts of Stephanie Johnston. The Bulldogs then clawed their way back to grab the game and match.
Woods Cross def. Tooele 15-7, 15-8
At Tooele, the Wildcats used four kills from Jodi Brisko and a pair of kills from Megan Lovell to defeat the Buffaloes. Jen Fairbanks had five kills to lead the way for Tooele.
Granite def. West 15-11, 15-4
At Granite, the Farmers picked up a good home win by defeating the Panthers. Mellisa Beau served seven aces while teammate Holly Carpenter smashed six kills for Granite.
East def. Hunter 15-3, 15-4
At Hunter, the fourth-ranked Leopards remained on the prowl with a road win over the Wolverines. Elyse Stowell and Faye Kuma combined for 10 kills for East.
Olympus def. Jordan
11-15, 15-11, 15-9
At Olympus, the Titans climbed out of an early hole and rallied to defeat the Beetdiggers. Dore Lelepali played well in a losing effort for Jordan.
Bingham def. Davis
15-10, 9-15, 15-13
At Bingham, the Miners continued their impressive preseason by sneaking past the Darts. Jen Clayton's 10 kills were tops for Bingham while Heidi Olsen, Emily Van Dyke and Kathy Anderson combined for 14 blocks for the Miners.
Judge def. Park City 15-5, 16-14
At Judge, a great serving and passing effort by the Bulldogs propelled them past the Miners.
Intermountain Christian def. Dugway 15-3, 15-6
At Dugway, the third-ranked Lions received a strong hitting attack from Allison Heiser to lead them past the Mustangs.