Fairview Volleyball Picks Up Two More Wins

The Fairview Warrior Volleyball team cruised past the Poplar Indians, 3-0, and the Culbertson Cowgirls, 3-0, in last week’s matchups, improving their conference record to 3-1 and overall record to 6-2.

The Fairview Warriors hosted the Poplar Indians for a conference match on Friday afternoon for the Warrior Volleyball Homecoming game. Set one versus Poplar started with seven ties before the Warriors built up a five-point lead, 15-10, helped out with two aces from Macy Tjelde and two kills from Kallee Hopes. Even against Poplar’s strong play at the net, Abby Berry and Hopes each added aces and increased the lead to 21-14. Poplar’s head coach called a time-out, but the Warriors rattled off points 22-24, including a block from Emily Johnson. Johnson ended the game, 25-14, with an ace. Set two was tied up at 2-2, but Fairview took the lead, 7-5, before Poplar edged ahead 7-8 and 8-11. Four serves from Abby Berry tied up the game again at 12-12 before Johnson took control at the net, scoring points 17 and 18 from blocks for Fairview. Poplar once again called a time-out, but two aces from Carly Buxbaum scored points 21 and 24 for Fairview and ended the set with a score of 25-14. Set three traded points from missed serves, 4-4. Tjelde served six in a row mid-set, helping the Warriors to take the lead to 14-7. Johnson battled at the net again to earn point 15 for Fairview. Strong serving from Poplar’s #2 gave hope for a late-game rally, but Fairview finished the set to take the match, 25-18. Junior Kambre Kloker stated, “I think all of us have a passion for the game of volleyball which helps with reaching our goal of having a successful season.”

Fairview Kills: Tjelde 7, Hopes 6, Johnson 6, Kambre Kloker 3, and Buxbaum 1. Aces: Tjelde 5, Berry 4, Hopes 4, Johnson 2, Hopes 2, Buxbaum 2, Kloker 1. Assists: Hopes 10, Kloker 9, Buxbaum 1, Savannah Manuel 1. Digs: Kloker 8, Hopes 8, Johnson 2, Berry 2, Manuel 2, Tjelde 1, Isabelle Fry 1. Blocks: Tjelde 3, Hopes 2, Fry 1, Berry 1.

The Warriors traveled to Culbertson on Sept. 23 for their 8th match of the season. Fairview took the lead early in set one, 7-5, and continued that lead with aggressive play at the net by Berry scoring points 8, 9, and 13. Tjelde then served nine in a row, taking the score to 16-6. Kambre Kloker ended set one with an ace, 25-14. In set two, Culbertson had a chance to tie the set 6-6 but missed the serve, and Fairview took the lead 7-5. A kill from Hopes earned Fairview the side out, and Hopes served back-to-back aces, increasing Fairview’s lead to 12-7. After three serves in a row by Tjelde, 21-15, Culbertson’s head coach called a time-out, but Fairview finished set two with a tip kill from Berry and an ace from Hopes 25-17. The Warriors carried the energy to the 3rd set as Hopes set up Kloker, Johnson, and Buxbaum earning points 1, 2, and 3. A back-row attack from Tjelde prevented the tie and gave the Warriors the lead 10-8. Two kills from Kloker, an ace from Hopes, and errors on Culbertson extended the Warrior’s lead to 16-9. A kill from Tjelde, ace from Kloker, and a block from Hopes finished the set and match, 25-14.

Fairview - Kills: Johnson 8, Tjelde 7, Hopes 5, Kloker 4, Berry 1, Buxbaum 1. Aces: Tjelde 6, Hopes 3, Kloker 2. Assists: Hopes 13, Kloker 8, Fry 3, Berry 1. Digs: Tjelde 14, Berry 5, Hopes 4, Manuel 2, Kloker 1, Johnson 1. Blocks: Berry 3, Johnson 2, Hopes 1, Tjelde 1.

As the Fairview Warriors travel to Harlem on Sept. 29 and Glasgow on Sept. 30 for two conference matches, Coach Hopes stated, “Our goal this year has been to improve each day. We set daily goals as well as game goals for the team to work toward. We have set high standards for the girls and they have done a fabulous job focusing on the process of improvement. It is our goal to continue to improve each week so we can play our best during the District and Divisional Tournaments.”


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