The Ottumwa Courier


October 25, 2013

Trojans sweep on senior night


That's putting it mildly!

The game one blueprint was again followed to perfection in game two, where The Trojans only missed one serve while the visitors had five service errors.

Greiner had a kill at the net off an errant Bloodhound pass for a quick 2-0 Fairfield lead. The visitors tied it at two, but then Fairfield would hold small leads until Fort Madison tied it again at 16.

Two kills by Molly Ryan kept the Trojans up 9-7. A couple of points later Greiner's kill gave Fairfield a 12-8 lead. Back-to-back kills by Fort Madison's Meagan Hoenig pulled the visitors to within one at 16-15. Then the Trojans took control and put the game away. Sydney Burnett keyed the late Trojan play with a five-point service run for a 21-16 lead. Again the hitting by Fort Madison let them down. While Repp was getting two late kills for the Trojans, the Bloodhounds had three late hitting errors that sealed the game two win for Fairfield.

"I think our defense really took them out of how they wanted to attack," said Diers. "The third game they were going to the tip to try and get it down.”

Realizing that Fairfield had missed only two serves in the first two games, it would be hard to imagine a better effort.

Not so fast my friend.

The Trojans were a perfect 26 of 26 in game three. This helped the defense continue to cover the floor and take away the offense of the visitors.

One of the leaders of the Fairfield defense, Cheyanne Laux, talked about her team's play.

"We've been a little inconsistent this season on defense. Tonight, our front row was good with their positioning and that helps us set up the rest of our defense. It helps me get to balls when they are that tough.”

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