Emotion in sports can be a good thing or a bad thing. Teams that can't control their emotions risk losing focus. Photographers love covering passionate teams. Win or lose, pictures full of emotion are just better.

The Clear Falls volleyball team seems to have just the right kind. The Knights celebrate hard throughout the whole match when things are going well, but don't get negative after mistakes. This positive attitude has helped them sweep three straight opponents so far in the 5A playoffs.

Clear Falls coach Lyndsay Hodges and her team celebrate a point during the third set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. The Knights swept the Oilers in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-21) to advance to the regional semifinals on Friday.

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Clear Falls' Ashlynn Dunbar, from right, celebrates a point with Skyler Tankersley and Alyssa Enneking during the third set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston.

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Clear Falls' Rachel Bobo celebrates a point during the third set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. Clear Falls' Alyssa Enneking celebrates a point during the first set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston.

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Clear Falls' Alyssa Enneking, Kacey Stephenson, Ashlynn Dunbar, Morgan St. Germain and Katie Bludau celebrate after a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston.

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Clear Falls' Alyssa Enneking, right, Rachel Bobo and Morgan St. Germain celebrate a point during the first set of a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston.

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Clear Falls' Madelyn St. Germain, Madisson Gibson, Katie Ulrich, Morgan St. Germain, Alyssa Enneking and Skyler Tankersley celebrate after a regional quarterfinal playoff match against Pearland on Tuesday night November 12, 2013 at the Aldine ISD M.O. Campbell Center in Houston.

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Contact photographer Kevin M. Cox at kevin.cox@galvnews.comSee more photos and order reprints at MyCapture.

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