The Moffat County High School volleyball team finished the first week of the regular season on a winning note Saturday at the high school gym by sweeping the Uintah Utes.
In the varsity match, the Bulldogs edged the Utes in three games. MCHS lost the first game, 12-15, and won the next two, 15-6 and 15-9. The junior varsity team downed the Utes, 15-6 and 15-10.
The freshmen team won in three games, 15-12, 5-15 and 15-8.
"It feels good to get the win tonight (Saturday)," said coach Vicki Haddan. "We really needed this win after losing to West Grand on Thursday. Hopefully this win will get our kids going again."
On Thursday against West Grand, the varsity team lost in three games 15-8, 8-15 and 4-15. The junior varsity team downed West Grand, 15-4 and 15-9 while the freshmen won 15-6 and 15-0.
"West Grand is a really good team," said Haddan. "We played really well in the first. I think that we surprised them and they best us in the next two."
Senior Sarah Haslem was pleased with the way the Bulldogs played against the Utes.
"It was a lot of fun on the court today against the Utes," said Haslem. "We really got after it and we did what we needed to do. It was really awesome to beat Uintah this year, becuase they beat us twice last year. We lost earlier in the week and we really came back and played with a lot of heart and got it done. We had a lot of people here and it's great the fans came out and supported us."
Senior Cammie Hillewaert finished with seven kills against the Utes and senior Megan Gregg had six, while Haslem finished with five. Junior setter Emily Mortensen finished with 22 assists.
The Bulldogs will next be in action Thursday on the road against Rangely with the varsity team set to take the court at 5:30 p.m.
The freshmen team will play at 3:30 p.m and the junior varsity team at 4:30 p.m.