Fairfield Ledger

Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 26, 2016

Trojans end regular season 21-11

By ANDY HALLMAN Ledger news editor | Oct 17, 2016
Photo by: ANDY HALLMAN/Ledger photo Danae Drish, right, bumps the ball in a match earlier this year. In Saturday’s home quadrangular, Drish went 20-20 from the service line with two aces. Also pictured are Shelby Heston (11), Ashtyn Drish, left, and Kaylee Watson (24).

The Fairfield varsity volleyball team went 2-1 in its home quadrangular Saturday against Prairie City-Monroe, Davis County and Centerville.

Centerville fell in all three of its matches while the other three schools tied with 2-1 records. Prairie City-Monroe was declared the champion because it won the greatest percentage of its games. Fairfield was second place because it went 4-3 in game scores to Prairie-City’s record of 5-2. Davis County finished 5-4 in game scores.

The Trojans breezed by Centerville in their first game 25-11. Centerville put up more of a fight in game two but still lost to the Trojans 25-20. Fairfield played Prairie City-Monroe close but fell 25-23 and 25-19. Fairfield lost its first game to Davis County 25-22, but rebounded to win the next two, 25-21 and 17-15.

Danae Drish went 20-20 with two aces from the service line. Ashtyn Drish was a perfect 22-22 with an ace. Brooke McLain went 27-29 with two aces. Kara Jeffrey was 37-39 and Kaylee Watson went 28-31 with four aces.

Jeffrey and Allison Godwin tied for the team lead in kills with 18 apiece. Shelby Heston had 15 kills.

Ashtyn Drish had 31 assists to lead the team, followed by Jeffrey with 27. Lily Hoskins and Danae Drish each had four. Watson earned 31 digs, while Danae Drish was right behind her with 29. Ashtyn Drish had 18. Godwin and Julia Fritz each had four blocks while Ashtyn Drish had five.

Watson’s serve-receive percentage was 75, completing 24 of 32 returns. Danae Drish went 27-37 for 73 percent. As a team, the Trojans had a percentage of 69.

“This was a great, competitive tournament,” said Trojan head coach Diana Drish. “The girls played with a lot of fire today. It was a great day leading up to the first round of the tournament.”

The Trojans finish the regular season with a record of 21-11. Fairfield will host Oskaloosa at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the regional tournament.

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