Mountain View volleyball with multiple wins against nationally ranked teams


Brock Hansen

Mountain View High School as they sweep the Alta hawks this Tuesday.

At the start of the season Mountain View scheduled three teams that were nationally ranked in the preseason rankings. They have now played five nationally ranked teams thanks to the prestigious Durango Classic. Mia Lee, a senior on the team that makes a big impact, says this heading into the season playing multiple nationally ranked teams, “Going into the season with such a competitive schedule is always exciting. Being put up against nationally ranked teams isn’t something you get to do everyday but as a team we’re ready for it. We worked really hard to be prepared for the games and that work ended up paying off!” They started out the season playing Lone Peak, a power house in Utah. Mountain View beat them in the 5th set. The second nationally ranked team they played was Skyview (Idaho). They rolled through them in a 3-0 sweep. They then went undefeated in the first half of region beating one of their rivals Timpview 3-1.

This Thursday Mountain View traveled down to Las Vegas to play in a tournament with the top 64 teams in the nation. Mia Lee talked about how they were feeling going into this big tournament, “Going into this last tournament we were all really excited! As a team we’ve been to this tournament once before and we didn’t finish or play how we wanted to or expected to play. After those losses we came back and evaluated things that we needed to work on and improved in them. With the new things that we learned we felt confident with our skills going in. Leading up to going this time we made goals to finish higher than we had before even if we didn’t win the whole thing. They played their third nationally ranked team on their schedule, Bishop Gorman (Nevada). The Mountain View volleyball team beat the powerhouse team Bishop Gorman in a 3-0 sweep. They had three players with double-digit kills. Mia Lee with 12, Kelly Wesly with 14, and Lucy Perez with 16. Mountain View played in the prestigious Durango Classic where some of the best teams in the nation go to play. They beat the nationally ranked team Redondo Union (California) in a 2-0 sweep. Mountain View had a successful tournament however they lost two games. One was against the power school, Mater Dei (California) and the team Torrey Pines (California). The Bruins ended up placing 10th out of 64 of the top teams in the country.

The Bruins hope to continue rolling through region these upcoming weeks as they went undefeated in the first half of region before the tournament. Mountain View lost in the state championship game against Bountiful last year, but they plan on making an appearance in the state playoff but with a different outcome. The Bruins are playing at their peak right now and they are very confident with how they think the rest of the season will unfold.