ELDRIDGE — It was a year of masks but they couldn’t hide the dejection in the faces of the Fairfield volleyball team Thursday.
The Trojans final match of 2020 ended in a Class 4A Region 8 semifinal to the third-ranked North Scott Lancers 25-8, 25-13, 25-8.
“It’s always hard for a season to end, however, going out hard and playing aggressive is what you ask for,” Fairfield head coach Diana Drish said.
Olivia Jones went 8-for-8 serving and Maddie Jones 5-for-5 in Thursday’s loss. Anna Dunlap had four kills, Macy Rasyburn two and Olivia Jones three. Brynley Allison and Maddie Jones combined for 10 assists. Kiya Robertson had seven digs while Allison and Olivia Jones had six each. Mallory Lyon put down four blocks while Olivia Jones and Rayburn had three blocks each.
“The team played well,” Drish said. “They fought hard. We had some great blocking at the net and some great digs. The team peaked at the right time of the year.”
The Trojans finished the season 12-21. They took third place in the Southeast Conference Tournament and third in the regular season.