Falls City High’s volleyball team picked up their second win of the season Saturday at the Fairbury Invitational, as the girls wrapped up their busiest week of the season to date.
FC avenged a loss to Auburn earlier in the week with a two-set victory over the Bulldogs (25-22, 25-15) in their second match of the day Saturday. FC junior Chelsae Campbell served a team-high 11 points in the win. Fellow junior Lindsey Duerfeldt led FC with nine kills, while senior Madison Olberding put away seven kills and a team-high three solo blocks. Junior Baylee Vrtiska recorded 16 digs.
FC dropped their other two matches in Fairbury, the first to Sandy Creek (12-25, 13-25) and the second to the host Jeffs (13-25, 13-25). FC struggled at the net in the two losses, recording only 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Junior Maygan Ramsey picked up nine digs in the loss to Fairbury, while Campbell recorded seven digs and freshman Alyssa Frederick recorded six.
Olberding led the way against Sandy Creek with four kills and 13 digs, while Duerfeldt and Frederick put away three kills each.
The loss to Auburn came last Thursday in Auburn when the Bulldogs hosted FC and Nebraska City. FC fell 25-22 and 25-18 to the hosts before dropping a three-set match to Nebraska City, 25-14, 22-25, 14-25.
Olberding finished nine of her 15 kill attempts, picked up 13 team-high digs and also served four points in the loss to Nebraska City. Duerfeldt put away 5-of-11 kill attempts and Vrtiska paced FC seven service points and 13 assists, while also adding 11 digs.
Olberding, Duerfeldt and Vrtiska each recorded eight digs in the loss to Auburn; Olberding and Vrtiska served four points; Frederick and Ramsey served three points each.
FC’s first match of the busy week came last Tuesday on the road at Savannah (MO). Savannah came out strong with a 25-11 first-set victory, but the Lady Tigers battled back to make the second game interesting before falling 25-21. Duerfeldt led FC with five kills and 10 digs, Olberding put away four kills and served four points, and Vrtiska handed out 11 assists.
FC, now 2-9 on the season, travels to Plattsmouth tonight and then to Syracuse Thursday for a triangular with Nebraska City Lourdes. Tuesday and Thursday’s games are each scheduled for 5 p.m. starts.