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El Dorado sweeps D’backs

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From page A6 | March 31, 2014 |

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EL DORADO'S Nathan Combrink, No. 77, and D'back Michael Stevenson meet up at the net during Thursday's action on Canal Street. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

El Dorado High’s varsity boys volleyball program made quick work of intra-county rival Union Mine Thursday night at home, dropping the Diamondbacks in three straight games, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-7.

With an experienced roster featuring players who have developed collectively under head coach Alan Magat, the Cougars were well prepared to take on a D’back squad working to develop its fundamentals.

“With the nature of volleyball programs up here it can be a long process to develop a team with all that goes with it — and sometimes it can take longer than one season, but we hope to see (David) and Union Mine develop and continue to get better,” Magat said

El Dorado jumped out to an early lead in game one, with Tait Miller and Elijah Magat controlling the net with powerful kill attempts. Senior outside hitter Dominic Morgan was intelligent with his attacks as well, varying between a strong stroke or a light tip to open floor. Despite Union Mine’s best efforts to answer, the Cougars picked up the first game win handily.

Union Mine stepped up in game two, hanging with the hosts through much of the game before succumbing to sequences of miscommunication that allowed El Dorado to push through.

Game three started off as a repeat of game one, and quickly got out of hand with Magat serving torpedoes that pushed the visitors back into a funk. Union Mine fought for the seven points it recorded and showed resiliency, but could not find and answer for Magat’s serve and ended up buried under the Cougar momentum.

“We knew that El Dorado was a good team,” D’Back head coach David Rumbaugh said. “I think our big issue this year has been that we start slow. We step up and guys start getting excited and playing well together in games two and three — but it’s tough for the guys to get that mentality at the start (of the match).

“We’re looking to improve at this point,” Rumbaugh added. “We’re looking at this point like ‘okay this was the first round, we went 1-4, so the next round let’s try to be 3-2’ and just improve each time through.”

 

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