Falls City High’s volleyball team dropped all three of their home matches last week to fall to 6-20 on the season. The Lady Tigers lost to St. Joe Lafayette (MO) in three sets last Tuesday and were on the wrong end of both matches in Thursday’s home triangular with Auburn and Marysville (KS).
Lafayette put FC away, 25-21, 25-17 and 25-17. Chelsea Campbell and Alyssa Frederick were both perfect on their serves, as Campbell converted 11-for-11 attempts with five points scored and Frederick went 9-for-9, also with five points scored. Frederick, who is just a freshman, had a solid all-around game against Lafayette and added 16 digs, five kills and two blocks to her stat line. Madison Olberding put away five kills and Libby Bauman finished the match with eight blocks, including six solo stuffs.
Thursday FC won a tight first set over Marysville, 27-25, but fell behind 16-4 in the second set before roaring back to cut the Bulldogs lead to four points, 20-16. Marysville regained control, however, and won the second, 25-19, then put FC away quickly in the third, 25-12. FC served the ball well in the loss, converting 59-of-60 attempts with six aces.
Maygan Ramsey and Baylee Vrtiska were perfect on their serve attempts. Ramsey finished 18-for-18 with four aces, while also adding five blocks and five kills. Vrtiska finished 12-for-12 serving, while Frederick, Olberding and Lindsey Duerfeldt each put away four kills.
FC’s final 2013 home match was against Auburn in the nightcap of the triangular. FC split their previous to contests with the Bulldogs, but the Lady Tigers struggled with their serves (41-of-47) and were put away in two sets, 25-19 and 25-17. Duerfeldt (4 kills), Campbell (8-8 serving,) and Bauman (5 blocks, 3 solo) led FC, individually.
The Lady Tigers will look to put an end to their recent five-game losing skid tonight at a triangular with Wymore Southern (8-13) and hosts, Johnson-Brock (13-8). FC wraps up their regular season next Tuesday at dual in Fairbury, then turn their attention to postseason play and the Class C1-1 subdistrict tournament in Beatrice. FC will most likely see Auburn (11-12) in the first round and be seeded third, while Johnson County Central (4-21) appears to be headed for a match with No. 8 Syracuse (22-3).