Trojans sweep Burlington Notre Dame InviteFairfield went 4-0 on the day
All the games were winnable.
The Fairfield Trojans volleyball team arrived at the Burlington Notre Dame Invite Saturday knowing that they had a legitimate shot to win the tournament.
“Coming in, it was ours to win,” Fairfield coach Nancy Diers said. “It’s a good tournament to start the year with because the competition is pretty good but it’s also one where we can win it.”
The Trojans (7-2) did exactly what they were hoping to do. Fairfield left Burlington with a 4-0 record.
Their day started off with a matchup against Keokuk. The Trojans handled it easily, winning 21-13, 21-15. Marisa Repp led the team with eight kills and Cheyanne Laux came through with 17 digs.
“We had the opportunity to run our plays,” Diers said. “We got to do some different things that we have been looking to try.”
Burlington Notre Dame was up next. After blazing through the first set, the Trojans had trouble putting away the Nikes. Fairfield finally put them away after the second set was tied at 17. The final score was 21-9, 21-18. Repp and Hannah Greiner each had five kills.
It only got easier from there. Fairfield disposed of Centerville by the score of 21-5, 21-11. Madison Roberts helped out Repp and Greiner up front with four kills.
“They are notoriously a bit of a pain for us,” Diers said about Centerville. “They always seem to play us well. This time we kind of overpowered them with our front line hitting.”
The championship match against Danville was not a test for Fairfield either. The score was 21-12, 21-7. Many varsity players saw playing time as Diers unloaded her bench.
“It was a nice victory for the kids,” Diers said.
The Trojans don’t play again until Saturday when they travel to the Ottumwa Invite.
*Notes: Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment went 0-3 at the Burlington Notre Dame Invite. It lost to Louisa-Muscatine (21-7, 21-8), Danville (21-11, 21-5) and Burlington Notre Dame (21-10, 21-13)
The Fairfield freshmen and JV teams play tonight at home. The JV plays Pekin and Danville at the middle school starting at 5 p.m. The freshmen play at the high school against Pekin, Danville and North Scott. The freshmen quadrangular starts at 5 p.m