Snow Canyon went on the road and pulled out a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Kanab Cowboys in the season opener for both teams (21-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 15-12). Sammi Johnston had a team-high 13 kills and Ally Dunston added nine for the Warriors. Camryn Johnson had 25 assists in the win. As a team, Snow Canyon had 15 aces on the night.
Up next for Snow Canyon is another road game as the Warriors take on Union Thursday at 6 p.m.
Volleyball: Dixie 3, Richfield 1
The Dixie Flyers opened the season with an impressive 3-1 victory over Richfield on the road (25-15, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21). Tyler Stilson led the team with eight kills, Shawnee Jones had seven and Risha Tiatia added six.
“The kids fought hard, and it was good to start with Richfield,” said Dixie head coach Stacy Leavitt. “They made our hitters and setters work for every point. The girls battled and our setter’s took control towards the end of the match and did a great job leading the team.”
Up next for Dixie is another road game as the Flyers take on North Sanpete Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Volleyball: Panguitch 3, Hurricane 2
The Hurricane Tigers were looking for their first victory of the season against Panguitch Thursday night. Unfortunately, the Tigers will have to wait a bit longer after falling in five sets to the Bobcats (21-25, 25-20, 9-25, 25-20, 10-15).
Soccer: Hurricane remains unbeaten with 1-0 win over Canyon View
Kylee Stevens’ lone goal in the first half gave the Tigers a 1-0 win over the visiting Falcons despite several chances to score in both halves. The game was delayed around 45 minutes in the first half due to a passing lightning storm.
Tennis: Pine View 4, Snow Canyon 1
A strong performance in singles lifted Pine View to a comfortable win over Snow Canyon on Thursday afternoon. Hattie Erekson bested Brielle Nielsen at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 2 singles, Brielle Callahan beat Shayli Habibian 6-1, 6-1. Julia Meyer grabbed a win at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Eme Benson.
In doubles, Snow Canyon got its lone point with a win at No. 1 doubles. Addy Southam and Charlotte Apple prevailed in a three-set match over Charisse Snow and Ryann Blaser, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. The Panthers’ No. 2 doubles team of Kiralyn Mulloy and Hannah Obray won 6-0, 6-2.
Tennis: Dixie 5, Cedar 0 (Wednesday)
The Flyers swept Cedar on Wednesday and head up to Spanish Fork for a tournament this weekend.
Tennis: Desert Hills 3, Hurricane 2 (Wednesday)
Desert Hills used a mixed lineup to narrowly defeat the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon.
Dixie State women’s soccer picked fifth in preseason poll
After an 11-win season last year, the Dixie State women’s soccer team was picked to finish in sixth place in the PacWest preseason poll released Thursday by the conference. Azusa Pacific was picked to finish first and garnered six first-place votes and 184 points total, while defending champion Point Loma also received six first-place votes and 182 total points.
The Trailblazers return six regular starters from last season, including leading scorer Darian McCloy. DSU opens its season with a home exhibition against the College of Southern Nevada on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Follow The Spectrum & Daily News on Twitter @Spectrumnews