Coeur D’Alene, ID- The 7th ranked Bruin volleyball team fell in five sets to Southern Idaho last Friday in a Region 18 semifinal match, bringing their season to an end. The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 set lead but were unable to close out the win. Salt Lake finished the season 22-8.
Maddie Bushman led the way for Salt Lake with 13 kills and seven digs. Leyla Redondo added 11 kills, including three aces. MacKenzie Fahnestock earned a season-high five aces from the service line and Betty Van Lith ended the match with 35 set assists. Redondo was named the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Cedar City, UT- The SLCC women’s basketball team opened up the 2011-12 season with a 10-point loss to East Idaho Elite on Friday. Salt Lake had a chance to tie the game with four minutes remaining, but East Idaho sealed the win at the foul line, going 21-29 in the game.
Sophia Hepworth led Salt Lake with 17 points. Marissa Robbins added 13 off the bench and Chelsea Morgan had 12. Nicole Newbold had 11 points.
On Saturday, the Bruins struggled to find their tone in the first half against Central Arizona as they faced a 45-22 deficit, but a furious comeback in the second half kept things interesting. Despite the late surge, SLCC fell 79-72, losing its second straight contest. They are 0-2 on the season thus far.
Sophomore Sofia Hepworth led Salt Lake with a double-double, scoring 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Fawn Brady had 18 and Diamond Marchand added 14 points off the bench.
The Bruins will look for their first win next week as they host the SLCC Tournament in the LAC starting on Thursday, November 10th.