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Grand and Emery got together in Moab on Thursday night for the teams’ first region match.
Grand edged out Emery in the first set to win 25-23. The Lady Spartans took a 10-5 lead in the second set but then fell apart and lost the set 25-21.
In the third set, the teams went back and forth but Emery was able to prevail with a 25-23 win. Grand jumped off to a hot start in the fourth set and went up 11-3. The Lady Spartans did not give in and went on a 17-9 run to tie the game at 20.
Just like the other sets, back and forth it went until Grand was able to take a two point lead and win the set 27-25. It was a hard-fought game on both sides, but Grand walked away with the 3-1 victory in the thrilling match.
Emery (5-5, 0-1 Region 12) will be on the road again on Tuesday to play San Juan (4-0, 0-0 Region 12).