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Carbondale volleyball gaining confidence as they get closer to the postseason

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CARBONDALE - In about a month, high school volleyball teams will hit the court for regional action.

The Carbondale Terriers are setting themselves up for a strong postseason run.

“We’re 15-0, we’ve won two tournaments,” said junior outside hitter Maddie Misner.  “We like to just keep playing our best volleyball.”

The Carbondale volleyball team is enjoying success so far this season.

“I think it really gives our team a lot of confidence and a lot of excitement for what’s to come,” explained junior libero Megan Bily.

However, the Terriers aren’t letting their 15-0 record cause them to lose focus. 

"I’m very proud of what we’ve done and what we’ve achieved, but you can’t let what you’ve done affect what you’re going to do," Bily said.

“We go into practice every day and we work our hardest," added Misner.  "We condition.  We always play to a high intensity level.”

What they hope to do is have a lengthy postseason run especially after the team was booted from the playoffs last year in a first-round loss to Harrisburg.

“I’ve mentioned to them that 2016 first round regional loss as you don’t ever want to feel that way again,” said Carbondale head coach Fae Ragan.

MADDIE MISNER: “It made me want to train harder and get better individually," said Misner.  "The team just coming in here in the summer and the team just working towards getting further than we did last year.”

The 15-0 start is good, but the Terriers all say it’s how this year finishes that will make or break this season.

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