LANCASTER — Fairfield Christian overcame some errors that have been plaguing it all season to beat visiting Millersport 25-14, 25-18, 20-25, 25-18 in nonleague volleyball action Monday.
The Knights (7-7) set the tone early and rolled to the win, avenging a loss to the Lakers earlier this season.
“I’m very happy with our play tonight,” Fairfield Christian coach Mary Beth Deweese said. “We played consistently tonight and didn’t make too many errors.”
The Knights jumped out to an early 11-3 in the first set, then chipped away for the win. The second set was similar, with Fairfield Christian pulling away from a 13-10 lead to take the win.
“We have had a lot of serving errors and a lot of attacking errors this season, and I think our players had that under control,” Deweese said. “They seemed to have more confidence tonight.”
With the match on the line, the Lakers (3-10) responded in the third, rolling to a solid victory. But the Knights were too much and cruised to a decisive win in the fourth to take the match.
“We’re a little disappointed, but the kids played hard,” Millersport coach Julie Whetstone said. “We’ve struggled all season. We lost a starter at the beginning of the year, and our middle (hitter) just came back. We’ve adjusted our rotation four or five times, but the kids have done everything I’ve asked them to do.”
Brie Keyes led the Lakers with 12 kills, and Jo Whetstone had 21 assists and seven service points. DiAnna Schneider added 11 digs, and Kyra Young had seven service points, including two aces.
“The girls were busting after balls tonight, and that’s all I can ask of them,” Whetstone said. “They left everything on the floor.”
The Knights were led by Lindsey Beatty with 13 kills, 10 digs and 14 service points, while Lyndsay Noland added 22 assists.
“We’re getting ready to start round two of the (Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League),” Deweese said. “I’m hoping this gives us the confidence to beat a couple of teams that we should have beaten the first time around.”