Volleyball takes fourth place at conference

On Thursday October 18th the Fairbury volleyball team played against Fillmore Central for their last game of the conference tournament. The girls finished in fourth place which is an improvement from last year as they finished in seventh.

This is the school’s second year in the SNC conference and volleyball coach Hannah Rundle believes that this year has been a big improvement in the conference since previous years.

“Overall, I was very satisfied with our performance and think it was a great way to get ready for our last season week and roll into postseason,” Rundle said.

Although the girls lost against Fillmore Central, they definitely had some changes from the previous game on Tuesday. Isadora Schwab ’20 said that the change from the Thayer Central game on Tuesday to the Thursday game is that they played a lot harder.

“I think that’s always a good thing in sports, playing hard, working hard, doing your best. I think that if we continue to do that we’ll find it, we’ll find our groove and we’ll be able to start winning,” Schwab said.

Schwab thinks that the team also needs to make some improvements for the upcoming games. The biggest improvement would be teamwork.

“Working as a team, unity, that has been a big word for us this past week, I think if we work on teamwork and working hard as a team and have trust and relationships with each other I think it will start to click with us,” Schwab said.

The final score of Thursday night’s game was 22 to 25 on the first set and 20 to 25 on the second set out of three sets. Rundle thinks that the team competed hard and Schwab said that she is ready to see what happens in the upcoming games.

“We play first on Monday, I’m looking for a couple dubs, I think if we work hard, work as a team, take care of what needs to be taken care of, we can get it, so I’m excited to see what happens,” Schwab said._MG_0890The volleyball team in a huddle during a timeout in a game at the Falls City Invite. This was the first game of the day and the girls won. Photo By K. Starck