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Carbon soccer ties Uintah

Carbon's Adam Bedont repells a shot against goal during the first half of the game against Uintah. Even though the Utes had many more shots on goal, the Dino's had the lead at the end of the half.

By TERRY WILLIS
Sports reporter

It wasn't a win, but it wasn't a loss either.

The Carbon Dino soccer team played Uintah to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday afternoon. It was a hard fought game against a good opponent.

The Dinos were the first to put a goal through for a point. A cross from Florian Robbe to Fernando Mendoza gave Carbon the early lead. Throughout the entire first half Uintah took more shots on goal, 21-15, but goalie Adam Bedont repelled them all and the half ended 1-0 in favor of the Carbon kids.

Five minutes into the second period Cal Samuelson poked another one in for the Dinos and they had a 2-0 edge. Carbon out shot the Utes 12-5 in the half.

But a good team is never out of the game and Uintah hit two great shots of their own to tie it up. Because it was a preseason game, the game was called even at the end of regulation play.

"A win would have been better than a tie, but I saw a lot of positive in this game," said Carbon head coach Patrick Clifford. "Uintah is a good passing team and we played them 50-50. Our players passed well and are beginning to share the ball and not trying to do it all by themselves. It was a good physical, well played game on both sides with no cheap shots. We had fun"

The soccer team takes on Grantsville on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the field behind Carbon High.




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