The Ottumwa Courier


October 31, 2013

Fairfield spikers fall in regional semifinals

TIFTON — Fairfield's senior-laden volleyball team season came to an end earlier the Trojans wanted to, falling to Clear Creek-Amana (25-20, 25-18, 25-21) in the Class 4A Region 8 semifinals.

"Over half the team is seniors, we didn't want this to be the end," Marissa Repp, who spearheaded Fairfield's offense with 11 kills, said. "We wanted to keep playing on and on. We just didn't want this season to end."

"We came up here with the intentions of winning the match and they gave it there all," Fairfield coach Nancy Diers added. "They practiced hard, they worked to do the best that they could. We were just out of system way too much in games one and two."

Repp agreed that her team made too many mistakes.

"We made too many unforced errors," Repp said. "We hit it out, we hit it in the net. We just made too many errors that didn't need to be made."

Fairfield got off to a stormy start, as the Trojans quickly fell behind 4-0 to Clear Creek-Amana. The Trojans responded with renewed vigor, ripping off two straight points that cut the deficit to two. A few minutes later, a kill by the Clippers' Hannah Stokes extended Clear Creek-Amana's lead to 6-3. Fairfield answered by ticking off four straight points that gave the Trojans their first lead of the game at 7-6.

From there, the Clippers gradually took control of things. A double block by Natalie Brimeyer and Stokes grew Clear Creek Amana's lead to 16-12. Marissa Repp did her best to keep her team in it with a thunderous kill that shaved the Clippers' lead down to 19-15. The Trojans continued to nibble away at Clear Creek-Amana's ever-shrinking lead, narrowing the gap to 22-20. Clear Creek-Amana, however, was able to bear down and score the next three points and win the game 25-20 win.

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