Grand freshman Madison Munger spikes the ball against Monticello on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Moab. The Lady Red Devils swept the Lady Buckaroos in non-region action. [Photo by Murice D. Miller / Moab Sun News]

The Grand County High School volleyball team took care of business at home against Monticello on Thursday, Sept. 6, winning in a 3-0 sweep, before hitting the road for a pair of region matches. On Friday, Sept. 7, Grand earned another 3-0 sweep at Manti; and on Saturday, Sept. 8, the Lady Red Devils lost a five-game thriller, 3-2, at North Sanpete.

The Lady Red Devils made quick work of the Lady Templars in Manti on Friday, claiming the first game 25-17, the second at 25-13 and the third game with a score of 25-13.

The following day in Mt. Pleasant, Grand’s game-winning streak was ended at six when they dropped the first game, 25-15, to the 2017 3A runner-up Lady Hawks. The Lady Red Devils got back on track, however, winning the next two games, 25-16 and 25-19, before North Sanpete refused to go down on its home floor, winning game four 25-22. The Lady Hawks won the fifth game 15-11 to take the match 3-2.

“The girls played so good; they played so hard,” Grand assistant volleyball coach Monica Oldroyd said. “We got to the fifth set and made some mistakes so it got away from us, which is a bummer. But it showed the girls they can play with anyone in the state.”

Oldroyd said the Lady Red Devils have continuously gotten better since the season began, and she praised the teamwork Grand has exhibited.

“We were able to run some things offensively,” she said. “We’re getting stronger and better, game by game.”

The Lady Red Devils will continue their string of road matches this week. They were scheduled to play at San Juan on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and they play in Castle Dale at Emery on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Grand is scheduled to return home on Thursday, Sept. 20, versus South Sevier. Both varsity matches are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Red Devils fall to North Sanpete in five games

“The girls played so good; they played so hard. We got to the fifth set and made some mistakes so it got away from us, which is a bummer. But it showed the girls they can play with anyone in the state.”