The Fairfield volleyball team and head coach Diana Drish took a road trip north to Marion Saturday for four matches at Linn-Mar High School, going 1-3 on the day.
The Lions dominated game one against the Trojans, winning 21-7, before sweeping Fairfield with a much closer game two victory, 21-17.
Senior Alison Godwin and junior Chloe Stever shared the team-lead in kills with three each while Kara Jeffrey had four assists, Danae Drish had 14 digs and Godwin, Jeffrey and senior Bryanna Popejoy each had 100-percent serve efficiencies, all team highs.
The Trojans lost both games to the school?s Class 3A rival from the north, 21-18.
Godwin had five of the 11 kills, junior Lily Hoskins had six assists, Drish had nine digs and went 12-12 serving, all team highs.
The Trojans came rushing out of the gate against the other orange and black Trojans, winning 21-12 in game one.
The second game was close, but Fairfield couldn?t close out East, losing 21-15.
Although the opponents from Waterloo have nearly twice as many 9th-11th graders as Fairfield, 742 to 375, the smaller Trojans prevailed in game three 15-13 to take the match 2-1.
Godwin smashed nine kills, Drish scooped 11 digs, as did Jeffrey, who also bumped nine assists, while senior Alexis Jones had four blocks, all team highs.
The team also combined for 43-46 serve success, good for nearly 94-percent efficiency with seven aces.
Two tough losses to close out a long day, Fairfield fell 21-15 in game one and 22-20 in game two.
Jeffrey had eight kills and was 10-10 serving with two aces, Hoskins had 10 assists and Drish had 16 digs, each team highs.
The Trojans are now 6-5 overall and 2-1 in the Southeast Conference as they travel to rival Washington for a match this evening.
The Demons are just 2-8 on the season and 1-2 versus SEC schools, although their match with Mt. Pleasant was at Grinnell on Aug. 25 and was not an SEC match.
First serve is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.