Fairview Warriors Add Three Wins

The Fairview Warriors added three wins to their overall record this week. When asked about their early season success, senior Savannah Manuel said, "Our drive has led us to our successes this season. Coming from Class C and not having a very good season last year made us determined to make a name for ourselves. I think that our grit is going to help us to continue to have a successful season."

Fairview Vs. MonDak

In a non-conference match-up against the MonDak Thunder on Sept. 12, the Fairview Warriors took a commanding lead in set one with Kallee Hopes serving ten straight serves, and that lead continued the rest of sets one and two, 25-8 and 25-14. In set three, MonDak took the lead early, 1-5, but the Warriors bounced back, tying the game at 8-8. Carly Buxbaum served three in a row, bringing the score to 11-8. Lowes served two aces, giving MonDak hope for a run, but Fairview earned the side out with a score of 23-18. Emily Johnson sealed the win for the set and match with a kill, 25-18. Leading the Warriors in kills was Macy Tjelde with nine, Johnson with eight, Hopes with two, and Abby Berry, Carly Buxbaum, and Isabelle Fry each had one. Berry led the team with two blocks, while Savannah Manuel, Hopes, Johnson, and Tjelde each had one block. Fry, Johnson, and Hopes each served three aces. Hopes led the team with 18 assists and seven digs. Johnson and Tjelde followed with six digs, while Berry had four.

Fairview Vs. Plentywood

On Sept. 14, the Fairview Warriors squared up against the Plentywood Wildcats. The evening started with both teams wearing yellow ribbons to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Grace McPherson beautifully singing the National Anthem. Set one began with several lead changes before Fairview had a late-game rally with a kill by Abby Berry, a block by Isabelle Fry, and another block by Kallee Hopes to take the score to 19-21. Plentywood missed the serve on game point, giving Fairview one more chance, but the Wildcats won the set 21-25. In set 2, Fairview got behind early, but Emily Johnson served seven in a row, earning two aces and helping the Warriors take the lead 9-6. Plentwood came back to tie the set at 11-11 and eventually took the lead 15-19. Fairview Warrior head coach Angie Hopes called a time-out with the score of 19-23. The Warriors came back strong from the time-out, scoring on a kill from Hopes, three strong serves from Macy Tjelde, and an ace from Berry. Fairview won the set 27-25. Sets 3 and 4 gave Plentywood (16-25) and Fairview (25-15) each one more win, tying the match to 2-2, so the teams had to go the distance in set 5. In set 5, Fairview started strong. An ace by Kambre Kloker made the lead 8-3, and Plentywood head coach called a time-out. Fairview blocking ended the game with a block from Johnson and Hopes to make the score 11-6 and blocks from Johnson scoring points 14 and 15 for Fairview. The final score was 15-8. Senior Abby Berry stated, "We try to encourage others and put a smile on each other's faces. We really try to come together as a team, laughing and smiling," when asked what it took to win set five after tough losses in sets one and three and a close score in set two. Johnson and Tjelde both ended the match with ten kills. Hopes added six kills, Berry two, and Kloker added one. Hopes finished with 15 assists, and Kloker added 12 assists. Kloker and Tjelde each served three aces, while Berry and Johnson each served two. Johnson had two blocks, while Fry and Tjelde each had one. All Warriors completed digs: Hopes (10), Berry (9), Johnson (8), Kloker (7), Tjelde (5), Buxbaum (3), and Fry (2). 

Fairview Vs. Malta

Fairview swept Malta in three sets on Sept. 15 (25-18, 26-24, and 25-16), improving their conference record to 2-1 (5-2 overall). After several lead exchanges in set 1, Emily Johnson fired up her team with an impressive kill, taking the score to 16-12. Malta came back 17-16, but a block from Johnson prevented the tie. Fairview came out strong after a time-out, with three aces from Kambre Kloker, a block, and then a kill from Macy Tjelde to end the set. Set two was a nail-biter as the scores were tied at 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24. Fairview finally ended the set 26-24 and led throughout set 3. The Warriors did a great job of keeping the ball in play. Kallee Hopes led the team with ten digs, Johnson had nine, Abby Berry had seven, Kloker and Tjelde each had six, and Carly Buxbaum had five. Kloker served up five aces and added ten assists. Hopes had 12 assists, and Isabelle Fry added two assists. Tjelde added 12 kills and three blocks. Johnson added eight kills for the night.

The Fairview Warriors celebrate Homecoming this week. The Warriors volleyball host the Poplar Indians in a Class B match-up on Friday, Sept. 22, and then the Warriors travel to Culbertson on Sept. 23.


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