The Emery Spartans played host to the Richfield Wildcats on Tuesday evening.
Before the match, the Emery volleyball players presented Richfield with hygiene baskets that they had been gathering during the season as a service project that supported the “Be Brave Baylee Foundation.”
Baylee was from Richfield and was in a tragic accident on July 4, 2015 that left her burned over 65% of her body. Baylee fought hard and endured 27 surgeries and many setbacks. She fought with all she had but sadly, she passed away on Nov.15, 2015.
Baylee Hoaldridge lived life of true happiness and inspired thousands to do the same.The mission of the Be Brave Baylee Foundation is to further her legacy of inspiration and hope by helping transform the lives of burn survivors and their families around the world.
Emery was able to present Richfield with many Baylee Baskets and Baylee Bags to give to the patients in the University of Utah Burn Unit.
Also that evening, the Emery seniors and their parents were honored in their last region game. Emery got the tight win over Richfield, as it took five sets to get the job done.
Richfield took the first set, 25-19. Emery battled back in the second set and won 25-23. Richfield then took a close third set, 25-23. Emery won the fourth set 25-13, forcing a fifth set. Emery battled hard and pulled off the win in the fifth set with a score of 15-11, getting the overall win.
The victory forced a three-way tie for third for the upcoming playoffs. A coin flip took place on Wednesday morning to break the tie. South Sevier was awarded third, Emery was named fourth and Grandwas fifth after the toss.
Emery will now prepare to head to the state volleyball tournament to be hosted at the Utah Valley University in Orem on Wednesday, Oct. 24.