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Dino soccer team continues to improve their skills

Sports reporter

Ashley McFarlane dribbles the ball during a home game earlier this year. The Dinos traveled to Lehi this past week where the team suffered a 7-0 loss. This brings the Dinos overall record to 2-5-1 so far this season.

The soccer season continued for the Dinos last Thursday as the team traveled to Lehi. Curruntly, Lehi is ranked number one in the region eight standings which made the match up a challenge for the Dinos.

Because of lighening, the game was delayed about 15 minutes but when the competition began the athletes found themselves playing in the wind and rain. This didn't dampen the Dinos spirits however.

According to Dinos coach Dave Capalbo, "Lehi passes the ball so well that it looks like they have 20 players on the field. They are always in the proper spot, their passes are perfect and they have so much team speed I was amazed."

Despite the quick speed of Lehi, the Dinos kept up as best as possible. Unfortunately, the best efforts of the Dinos was not enough to capture a victory as Carbon was defeated by Lehi 7-0.

"Playing against opponents one-on-one with eye-opening ball skills and speed is the best practice my girls will ever get. We are years behind these other cities in developing our youth skills. There are a dozen players on this team who until a month ago had never played competitive soccer before in their lives. They are fast, athletic, love to play rough and maybe most important of all, they are willing to stay focused on improving," explained coach Capalbo.

As the Dinos continue to improve their skills, coach Capalbo reminds them that even a couple of wins is great.

"Learning the ball skills and game strategy will only come with years of experience," concluded coach Capalbo.

Currently, the Dinos overall record is 2-5-1 and the team plans to improve this record in the weeks to come.

The Dinos will compete this Thursday as the team travels to North Sanpete. The home game for the Dinos which was scheduled for Sept. 10 against Delta was changed to Sept. 9.

The Dinos will return to their home field Sept. 26 to take on Lehi for the final time this season.

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