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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 3, 2016

Trojans down Washington, prepare for home quad

By ANDY HALLMAN Ledger news editor | Oct 14, 2016
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Fairfield’s Ashtyn Drish (4) jumps to hit the ball Thursday against Washington. The Trojans treated their guests to a 3-0 sweep.

The Fairfield Trojans’ varsity volleyball team made quick work of the visiting Washington Demons Thursday night as the home team swept their guests 3-0.

The Trojans ran away with the first game 25-10. The second game was a more tense, back and forth affair. Halfway through, it looked like Washington might mount a rally and steal one to even the series. The Trojans kept the Demons at bay and went on to win 25-19. Fairfield put the finishing touches on a terrific performance with a 25-17 win in the final set.

Ashtyn Drish was a perfect 20-20 serving with an ace. Kaylee Watson went 12-12 with two aces. Danae Drish was 16-16. Alison Godwin was the Trojans’ most fearsome frontcourt player as she smashed 11 kills on 19-21 hitting. Kara Jeffrey was right behind her with 10 kills. Shelby Heston finished with five.

Watson led the team in digs with 20, while Ashtyn Drish had 15. Ashtyn Drish also had 17 assists to lead the Trojans. Jeffrey had five and Lily Hoskins had four. Godwin and Julia Fritz tied for the lead in blocks with three.

The win is the Trojans’ 19th of the season to go with 10 losses. They will strive for their 20th victory Saturday in their home quadrangular meet with Centerville, Davis County and Prairie City-Monroe. Action begins at 9 a.m. at Fairfield High School.

Saturday’s quad will be the last matches of the regular season. The postseason will begin Wednesday when the Trojans host Oskaloosa in the first round of regional playoffs. Fairfield played Oskaloosa Saturday in the Indians’ home tournament, where the Trojans fell in two games by scores of 21-16 and 21-12.

In 2015, the Trojans defeated Oskaloosa in the regional semi-final before falling to Pella in the regional final.

 

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