SOUTHLAKE — Southlake Carroll coach Arthur Stanfield is starting to make up goals and rewards on the fly these days.
The Dragons dominated Justin Northwest 25-19, 25-10, 25-12 on Tuesday at Carroll High School. And despite the fact that Carroll ran its record to 32-1, 4-0 in District 3-5A, both Stanfield and his players were talking about focus and complacency.
We got off to a terrible start, and weve done that in the last three matches, Stanfield said. Im always looking for ways to reset the bar and measure things in a different way. Right now, Ive promised them a Saturday off if they can meet some different goals.
Against Northwest, the Dragons met one of them, holding the Texans under 20 points in each set.
They did so without the play of starting libero Cat McCoy, a coachs decision brought on by what Stanfield said was a violation of team protocol.
McCoy is on the verge of surpassing 400 digs on the season and has committed to play at Texas next year.
Without her, though, Southlake didnt miss a beat.
Christen Sikora had five kills and served three aces to lead 14 different scorers for Carroll.
Sikora helped key a 10-3 run in the first set that helped separate the Dragons early.
Coach usually plays some different lineups when we get it going, Sikora said. If we have a big lead, we change things up to try and stay focused. For us, its about concentrating on each set so that when we get to the playoffs, were ready for the competition to get better.
Tessa Harfield led the Texans with eight kills, and Camryn Berryhill had seven kills and three blocks.
Special to the Star-Telegram
Southlake Carroll’s Timarie Nymeyer, left, spikes the ball past Northwest’s Shelby Stinnett in the first set of the Dragons’ sweep on Tuesday.
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