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Volleyball comes alive with victory over Park City

Amanda Freestone goes high as she sends a smash over for a point on game one of the sweep over the Park City Miners. The Dinos swept the Miners in three games.
Darian Smith serves up one of her three aces in game three as she helps shut down Park City Tuesday night.

By TERRY WILLIS
Sun Advocate sports reporter

As the second half of conference play resumes, the Lady Dinos got back to their winning ways with a three game sweep of Park City on Tuesday night. Carbon downed the Miners 25-17, 25-19, and 25-17 to take sole possession of first place in Region 10.

In the first set, Carbon came out strong and established the tone of the match. But Park City wasn't ready to roll over, taking advantage of Dino miscues and climbed back in.

However the Dinos were not about to lose and turned it on in the final plays to take game one.

In game two it was Park City who had the edge most of the entire match. Carbon trailed by a point or two until they tied it up at 19. Then again the Dinos took control and finished off the Miners to grab the second set.

Smelling a sweep, the Dinos jumped out early in game three and it looked like it would be a lopsided win. Coach Bob Potts rotated in many of his younger players and they held their own against the Park City starters.

The Miners did add a few points to make it a closer final score, but lost the game and the match.

Potts was happy with the outcome and the performance of the team. Joy Malone was back in the line-up and had 12 kills. Sara Potts also played strong on offense and matched Malone with 12 kills of her own.

Shaylee Donathan was credited with 17 assists. Coach Potts also pointed out that Park City served to her a lot and Merlinda Molinar was instrumental in stepping in and setting throughout the game when Donathan fielded the first hit. Kacylia Ivory was again key to the defense with 12 defensive digs.

Darian Smith put three service aces over in game three to ice things up for Carbon. The play of Miranda Averett and Amanda Freestone on the front line was also a big factor for the win according to Coach Potts.

The team will head to Salt Lake for a tournament over the weekend before resuming region action against Union on Oct.13 here in Price.

Wasatch lost to pesky ALA and that gives Carbon the top spot in region 10 action at 4-1. Wasatch now trails at 3-2.




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