Burlington Invite rough on Fairfield volleyball
The Trojans had another rough Saturday tournament this past weekend.
Fairfield traveled to the Burlington Invite and went 2-3 on the day.
The first game Fairfield played was against Davis County. The Trojans jumped out to an 8-2 lead.
“We were just clipping along and then we got into a passing and hitting rut,” Fairfield coach Nancy Diers said. “They started well, but in the second game it’s like we couldn’t do anything.”
The Trojans dropped the match 19-21, 7-21.
Next up was Fort Madison. This was another close game, but it was ultimately decided by Fairfield’s eight serving errors. The Trojans lost this match 14-21, 21-18, 19-21.
“It put us behind the eight ball for the rest of the day,” Diers said.
Marisa Repp led the team against Fort Madison with nine kills. Molly Ryan had the team’s only block.
Mount Pleasant proved to be an even tougher task. Diers wanted her team to put the pressure on the Panthers and cause them to make mistakes. Her team is the one who felt the pressure, and they lost 17-21, 18-24.
Fairfield got back to winning by defeating Galesburg 8-21, 21-7, 15-13.
“It gave us a little momentum and it was the bright spot of the day,” Diers said.
Hannah Greiner led the Trojans with nine kills. Kelsey Roberts had nine assists and Sydney Burnett had five assists of her own.
The day came to a close with a 21-12, 12-21, 15-13 victory over Burlington. Greiner led the team in kills with eight. Greiner and Repp each had a block. Brooke Stever and McKenna Ledger each had three kills.
Fairfield travels to Fort Madison Tuesday for another conference showdown.