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Despite loss, Lady Dino coach likes what he sees

Sun Advocate sports reporter

Carbon's Liz Kobe knocks one over the net for a score. Carbon will soon be embroiled in Region 8 play.

A big strong Grantsville team came into town last Thursday to put the Carbon Dinos to the test.

Despite giving it their all, Carbon was not able to come out on top. It took five games for the team to admit defeat, but in the end it was Grantsville who prevailed.

Carbon took the first game in a decisive fashion with a 25-17 win. The second game went down to the wire with Grantsville taking it 26-24. They then kept their momentum alive with another 25-19 win.

The Dinos battled back and captured game four, 25-22.

In the fifth and deciding game Grantsville got to 15 first and the match was theirs.

Coach Bean knew this would be a tough team to beat. They are one of the best teams in their region. He was disappointed in the team's serving. Too many unforced errors gave unearned points to Granstville.

"Our team has beaten Grantsville before," he reported, "you can't give up easy points and expect to win."

But mostly he had good things to say about his team's performance. He felt they played better than the Tuesday night game in which they won the match.

He also pointed out the play of two of his players. McKenzie Bentley and Britni Greenwood were outstanding with their outside play. Bean hopes to see a bit more consistency out of his squad if they expect to lead region 8 play this year.

The sophomores and JV squad will participate in the Carbon tournament over the weekend.

The team will travel to Lehi today (Tuesday) for an away game before starting region play.

That first region contest will come when Juan Diego comes to Price on Sept. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.

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