Lady Vikes find trouble in Eureka
|East Carbon's Samantha Madrid goes high for the ball during a recent home game with Meridian. The Lady Vikes are tied for the Region 18 lead.|
It started out as a good road trip as the girls from East Carbon crushed the Lady Miners from Tintic 15-11 and 15-3 in the first set on Tuesday evening.
But when the Eureka kids came out after the break, they had changed their minds about losing. They took the Lady Vikes to the end on a 16-14 decision, which should have broken their backs, but for some reason it gave them new life as they out lasted East Carbon 15-12 and 15-11 to win the second set. That handed the Lady Vikes their first league loss of the season putting them at 7-1 in Region 18.
While it would have been nice for the girls to return with a perfect 8-0 record giving them the region lead exclusively, they still are having a great season and share the top of the standing with Dugway, who has an identical record.
That means a face off next week as Dugway comes to the east side of Carbon County for a showdown.
That double set of games will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Viking gym.