Carbon Dinos slay Juan Diego at home
|Erika Potts, Megan Garvin and Britni Greenwood concentrate on their opponents in a recent game. The Dino squad knows it has to stay focused if it wants to stay strong through the final round of region play. The Dinos have had an impressive beginning to the season and are looking to finish strong.|
The Carbon Dino volleyball team wrapped up its first run through its region eight opponents with a perfect record. The team did not lose even one game in the first four match-ups. Tuesday nights sweep at Juan Diego completed the run.
Coach Johnson felt like this wasn't the best play she has seen from her squad recently, but good enough to keep the streak alive as they beat Juan Diego 25-15, 26-19 and 25-16. The team core stepped up and put up some great stats. Carbon had nine service aces in the match, six of those came from Megan Garvin. She also had another 16 kills. Erika Potts led the defense with 15 defensive digs along with Julia Potts who had 12. Julia Potts ran the offense again with 24 set assists. Britni Greenwood also contributed 11 defensive digs and sophomore Joy Malone had another solid game as well.
The Dinos start the second half of the season on Thursday at Canyonview. Even though they are playing at their peak right now, they know the second time you play a team is more difficult because they have tried to make adjustments. But, as Johnson pointed out, so have the Dinos and they are ready to take on their opponents again in their run for the state title.
In the eyes of the upstate press Hurricane and Carbon are pretty even in their power rankings. The fact that Hurricane has to play in a mixed 3 and 4A division may give them a bit of an edge as they head toward the tournament. Johnson feels like her team is taking that into consideration as they also think about the end of the season. They will have to keep up their level of play for the rest of the season, no matter who their match-up may be.
The Delta Rabbits will travel into Price next Tuesday to take their shot at Carbon starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon High gym.