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BURLINGTON — The Burlington High School volleyball team just needed a win.
It had been nearly two weeks and seven straight losses since the Grayhounds last tasted victory, but Burlington found their groove against first-place Fairfield.
There is nothing like Senior Night to give a team added energy. It gave the Grayhounds what they needed to overcome slow starts in all three sets and grab a 25-20, 25-18, 25-19 sweep of Fairfield in a Southeast Conference match Tuesday at Johannsen Gymnasium.
Burlington was able to carve up the Trojans defense with aggressive serving and take advantage of overpasses.
“It’s not like we’re getting blown out," Burlington head coach Amber Taeger said. "That’s the most frustrating part of looking at a 3-17 record. I feel like we’re playing at a decent level, just not consistently. Tonight we were consistent. We were able to keep momentum when we had it. We were able to get it back when we lost it.
“That was the best defensive game that they’ve had all season.”
Fairfield was led in kills by Anna Dunlap, who finished the night with nine. Brynley Allison dished out 11 assists. Maddie Jones finished with 10 assists,a nd Kiya Robertson led the squad with nine digs.
It was Fairfield’s first Southeast Conference loss of the season. The Trojans are now tied with Mt. Pleasant in conference play, though they beat the Panthers at home earlier this season.
Fairfield’s final regular season SEC game will be next Tuesday at Washington.