It was a cross-county battle Wednesday night as the Fairfield Lady Lions (0-1) hosted the Lady Mustangs of Lynchburg-Clay (1-3) in a volleyball match that ended with a 3-0 win for the girls of Lynchburg.
The first and second sets were over rather quickly as the Lady Mustangs jumped on their opponents with scores of 25-9 and 25-10.
In the third match, the Lady Lions finally got their feet under them and gave Lynchburg a hard fought contest that ended in a win for Lynchburg but nut not before the Lady Lions gave them a scare with a final of 25-22.
The second set was the only time during the night that the Lady Mustangs found themselves trailing, albeit briefly.
“That last set was good for us,” said Mark Faust after the game. “In just about every match we’ve had this year, most of the sets have been real close and we just lost it at the end. So it was good to see us get a close set tonight.
“We did a good job of controlling the ball tonight. We passed it well which put us into some good positions to attack, and we served well. I think if we do those two things well, we’re going to be in pretty good shape and tonight it showed.
“I thought Kylie Camp played real well tonight both defensively at the net and offensively. She had six kills, Shelby Marshall had nine, and Hannah Magie had five.
“We were very balanced all the way around tonight. We have a big week next week with a couple big league games so if we can build a little momentum going into fair, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”
“Game three for us tonight was definitely an eye-opener for the girls on what their potential is,” said Fairfield coach Jeanette Cunningham after the loss. “Games one and two was a combination of nerves and a little bit of people out of position.
“I told the girls after the games that we came back from losing games one and two by pretty wide margins, and they came back and they fought and didn’t give up.
“Kami Magee stood out to me tonight. She is a freshman and is doing our setting and in her first home game she did her job really well.”
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.