Desert Hills begins region title defense with big win over Cedar

Cedar at Desert Hills, St. George, Utah, September 4, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

(Note: St. George News originally erroneously reported that Cedar had won the match, when, in fact, Desert hills won easily. We sincerely apologize for the mistake.)

Desert Hills opened region with a convincing straight set victory over Cedar Thursday night, 25-13, 25-14, 25-10. The Thunder won the region-opener in convincing fashion and look to defend their region championship after not allowing Cedar more than 14 points in any one game.

DHHS is 1-0 on region and 2-0 overall.

The win makes Cedar 0-1 in region and 6-5 overall. That record includes victories over East, Maple Mountain and Highland.

Desert Hills, was playing just its second official match, having defeated Union in the preseason. DH is at Dixie Tuesday night. Cedar is home for Canyon View.

Meanwhile, defending state champ Hurricane opened region play by knocking off Dixie 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23). The Lady Tigers won two preseason matches and are 3-0 overall. Hurricane is at Pine View Tuesday. Dixie hosts Desert Hills Tuesday.

Snow Canyon crushed Canyon View Thursday night 3-0. “Crash” Parker had 18 kills and Jordan Gines spiked home nine more in the big SC win. The Lady Warriors are off Tuesday and play host to Pine View next Thursday.

STGNews photographer Robert Hoppie was the the DH-Cedar match Thursday night and sent us this photo gallery:

Click on photo to enlarge it, then use your left-right arrow keys to cycle through the gallery. 

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