In its inaugural season, the Carbon boy’s volleyball squad got their feet wet taking part in 26 matches going 8-18. Last week they started post-season play in the 3A State Championships earning a win in the first match against Wasatch Academy. They would face two more opponents taking losses in both matches and closing the season.

Carbon was a perfect 2-0 in both matches with Wasatch Academy in the regular season, and the same result happened in this match with a 3-0 win, 25-20, 25-23, and 25-20.

Evan Lancaster collected 16 kills in the match while Jack Hedin had 15, and Charles Tima added 10. Zeke Wilson had nine kills and five service aces, and Alexis Bueno earned 20 assists in the win.

In their next match, the Dinos faced eventual state champion Grantsville. Carbon couldn’t find a way to topple the Cowboys losing in straight sets 25-15, 25-13, and 25-20. The loss to the Cowboys dropped Carbon into the one-loss bracket.

Tima, Wilson, and Lancaster would collect four kills each in the loss. Carter Warburton added nine digs for Carbon.

Up next was Salt Lake Academy. They finished the regular season with a 20-12 record and were sent to the one-loss bracket by the Ogden Tigers. In a win-or-go-home match for both teams, the Dinos were handed a straight-set loss 25-21, and 27-25.

Wilson collected five kills and four service aces for Carbon. Warburton, Tima, and Lancaster each collected seven digs, and Bueno had four assists in the loss.

The Dinos finished the season 8-18 with a 4-2 region mark. Coach Landon Fehlberg was a guest on KOAL’s Drive Time Sports after the loss to Grantsville and was asked after battling with the No.1 team does this give Carbon the feeling that they belong?

” Yes, and that’s true I think from the beginning, when we went up and played a really tough tournament, the boys were kind of like well maybe let’s see how this season goes. After our first home match against Ogden, I told the boys that I didn’t necessarily expect us to go undefeated, but you don’t have to go undefeated to compete. And slowly after we got that first win we could see the mindset start to change. They have the mindset of we do belong, we do win, and we can win, we can do and play volleyball. From a coaching perspective, even when they lose, you want them to see their improvement and I think that is just a testament to just how much these boys have grown this season.”

Tune into Drive Time Sports for a complete wrap-up of the 2024 Carbon boys volleyball season in the coming weeks.