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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 22, 2017

Trojans make quick work of Chiefs

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Aug 31, 2017
Ashtyn Drish serves during a match earlier this season.

KEOKUK – The Trojan varsity volleyball team swept away Keokuk on the road Tuesday night.

Fairfield won each game handily by scores of 25-10, 25-9 and 25-13. The win improves the team’s match record to 3-1.

Grace Stever was 9-9 in serves with four aces. Alie Kensett went 8-8 with two aces. Ashtyn Drish was a flawless 10-10 with one ace.

Kara Jeffrey led the team in kills with eight, to go with a 16-17 hitting performance. Alison Godwin went 12-13 in hitting and spiked seven kills. Julia Fritz was 13-15 with four kills.

Jeffrey also led the Trojans in assists with 15. Ashtyn Drish had eight.

Danae Drish led the way in digs as she stopped 15 balls from touching the floor. Bryanna Popejoy contributed 11. Jillian Dunlap, Kensett and Ashtyn Drish each had eight.

The Chiefs had a tough time scoring against Fairfield’s front line. Godwin blocked five shots right back to the opponent. Ashtyn Drish and Cami Schaefer each had two blocks.

Danae Drish posted a 66 percent serve-receive percentage.

Trojan head coach Diana Drish said her team ran its plays smoothly, just like the girls have been practicing for weeks.

“It was a great night of connecting our pass, set and attack,” she said.

Trojan fans will get to see the girls in action tonight when they host Mt. Pleasant.

The junior varsity game starts at 5:45 p.m., and the varsity follows at 7 p.m.

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