Head coach Ryan Lewis wasn't happy with what she was seeing from her club's offensive attack on Friday.
The Lady Lions won the first set and were down just two in the second, but Lisso wanted to talk it over after her club's eighth hitting error over the first 18 points of the set.
"I called timeout and basically told them to get their focus together and get out of the habit of playing down against teams we should dominate," Lewis said. "I told them they aren't going to make a kill every time, but go back up with confidence and put the next one down just as hard."
It was a message that must have been well received, because the No. 10 Lady Lions went on to maul Venus the rest of the way, scoring 17 of the final 28 in the second set before dominating the third for the sweep. Dublin (20-6) won 25-22, 25-21 and 25-18 at Roy and Lynn Neff Gym, giving the second-year head coach her first 20-win season.
London Jones and Faith Faulkner led the way at the net, knocking down nine kills each in the short match that saw Dublin outscore Venus 75-61 overall. Keili Cannon paced a strong defensive performance, as she didn't need more than three sets to amass 33 digs.
"Our defense played really well, and that's been the case most of the year," Lewis said. "Our hitting struggled early, but then it all came together and we finally dominated in the third set."
Dublin visits Evant Tuesday, and still faces Keene and Godley before beginning district play.