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Lady Dinos dispatch Cougars

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Homecoming week was good for the Lady Dino Volleyball squad. After sweeping ALA on Tuesday, they quickly dispatched Union in three on Thursday. The final scores were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-17.

Each set of the night seemed to follow the same script. Carbon would jump out quick and then settle in as the Cougars would catch up and keep it close in the middle of each set. The Dinos would then find their rhythm and confidence and put away the set.

Amanda Freestone and Sara Potts continue to be the Dino force at the net. Freestone had 14 kills and Potts added 11 to keep Union off balance on the night. Alexis Oliver ran a tight offense with 27 assists to distribute the ball around. Kacylia Ivory had 14 digs on the night.

After the Lady Dinos led the crowd in the school song after the match, Oliver commented about the win.

"It was awesome." she said. "We have Rachel (Scoggins) back and that helps. We did seem to lose our focus a little, but we don't yell at each other this season and we are playing like a team."

Coach Bob Potts agrees that losing focus in the middle of the match is a problem this season.

"They get up and seem to settle in," he said. "It is something we have to work on and that is our consistency."

The coach said that he talked with them about it during the game.

"On our last time out, I told them to go out and be a new team and it seemed to work. They just need to move on after a mistake and don't let up. We have our biggest game ahead of us next week and we will be ready for it."

Carbon heads to take on Wasatch next week. Carbon is on top at 3-0 in region action. Wasatch and Park City are sitting at 1-1 in second place.

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