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Fairfield finishes season at Fort Madison

By Justin Webster | Oct 25, 2017
Photo by: Justin Webster Fairfield seniors pictured left to right are Alie Kensett, Kristen Daugherty and Ashtyn Drish.

Fairfield volleyball coach Diana Drish and her 2017 Trojan team fell 3-1 Tuesday night in Fort Madison to the No. 14 ranked Bloodhounds, ending their season with a 24-9 record.

Coach Drish said after the game, “To watch them play with excitement and with their hearts full, to watch them jump from the bench and cheer brings tears to my eyes. We wanted them to go out with their heads held high, and that they did.”

After losing the first set 25-18, the Trojans battled back in game two but fell behind two sets to zero with a tough 22-25 loss.

Coach Drish said they left it all on the court and that showed in game three with a 25-22 Trojans win.

“We took game three away from Fort Madison and had the lead many times in game four,” said Drish. “They made Fort Madison work for their win. We had them nervous.”

Game four’s final score was 25-22 for the third set in a row, and unfortunately, it was the third and decisive win for the Bloodhounds who will now travel to No. 1 Xavier for the Class 4A Region 7 championship Monday at 7 p.m.

Statistical leaders were Alison Godwin with 13 kills and seven blocks, Kara Jeffrey with 12 kills and nine assists and Ashtyn Drish with her 17 assists. Shaylin and Danae Drish also combined to go 29-29 serving with Shaylin dropping an ace.

Coach Drish had some additional comments she wanted to pass along.

“To my seniors, you lead well and we thank you. To our upcoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors you have a legacy to uphold and I can’t wait for it to begin with you.” She continued, “To our fans, I seriously can’t thank you enough for your support! The girls showed you their love back tonight by giving you the best volleyball of the season.”

Coach Drish ended her thoughts on her 19th season with Fairfield volleyball as expected, “So proud to be a Trojan!”

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