With just a single match remaining in the regular season, the Salt Lake Community College women’s volleyball team is in a tight race for the region title. After wins last weekend against USU-Eastern and Colorado Northwestern Community College, the team is 7-2 in conference play and 19-7 overall as they prepare to take on Snow College in Ephraim this weekend in the regular season finale.
If the Lady Bruins can come out on top against the Badgers, it would put pressure on North Idaho College (7-1) to win their final two games to win region. College of Southern Idaho is also still mathematically in the race, though they’ve got a lot of work to do and need help in order to come out on top.
“I really think it comes down to heart and who really wants it badly enough,” SLCC head coach Sue Dulaney said. “We’ve worked hard these last two weeks with our team.”
Considering the importance of the season right now, Dulaney pointed out that there is no more room for error or bad days. “I think they (her players) realize (this),” she said. “I think they are finally getting it.”
Dulaney recognizes that her team’s matches last weekend against struggling opponents and this weekend’s finale are very important for confidence purposes.
“We wanna go out there and use these next three matches and get confidence,” Dulaney said before last weekend. “It’s time to go hard. We know that.”
Even though Snow is 1-6 in conference play, don’t let this fool you because they have taken teams to five games in a match and definitely have created a loyal fan base.
“They’re tough,” Dulaney said. “Don’t underestimate them.”
She encourages fans to come to this game since they could use the support away from home.