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Snow takes crown in Badger Bash Tournament
 September 15, 2013

EPHRAIM, Utah –Snow College made the most of its first chance to play before its home fans, winning four matches to take the crown in the Badger Bash Tournament for the second straight year. The 13th ranked Badgers ran their record to 12-4 by downing all four guests in the Friday/Saturday round robin tourney played on Snow’s home court.

The Lady Badgers swept both Colorado Northwestern and Adams State University JV’s 3-0 on Friday and then took a pair of 3-1 matches from Colby Community College (Kansas) and Yavapai College (Arizona) on Saturday.

Colby swept Adams State in its opening match Friday before sneaking by Yavapai 3-2 in Friday’s final match. Colby (now 10-4 on the season) downed CNCC 3-1 on Saturday before losing to Snow.

The Yavapai Roughriders came into the tourney with a record of 12-2, but stumbled a bit in Ephraim losing to Colby and Snow to drop to 14-4 on the season.

Yavapai stormed to a 25-17 win in the first set against Snow, but the Badgers roared back to take the next three, 25-22, 26-16, 25-11. The Roughriders took advantage on a bevy of service errors by the Badgers to take a decisive first set win.

“We were able to run in a stream of players who were more on their serve game,” said Snow head coach Keven John. “It was really a team effort.”

Coach John was pleased with the depth of his squad which allowed him to make changes when needed. “Erika (Kelly) came off the bench and got us a couple of really tough serves,” John said, “And Riley (Somsen) and Samantha (Lewis) especially came on and served well.”

Brenna DeYoung had 14 kills against Yavapai from her middle position while Madi Packer with 12 kills and Aly Stephenson with 10 supplied the power from the outside. Packer came into the tourney with the third highest kill total nationally and finished with 46 kills to run her season total to 268. DeYoung was right behind with 45 kills and added 12 blocks.

Snow College will take a week off before opening play in the Scenic West Athletic Conference hosting No. 11 ranked Salt Lake Community College on Sept. 27.

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