Lady Rockets top CCD, fall to CNE

Fayetteville’s Lexi Estes hammers down a spike in the Sept. 19 match against Clermont Northeastern.
Fayetteville’s Lexi Estes hammers down a spike in the Sept. 19 match against Clermont Northeastern.

Fayetteville volleyball team even at 6-6

By Wade Linville –

The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets stood at an overall record of 6-6 after claiming a victory over Cincinnati Country Day on Sept. 17 and then suffering a loss to the Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets on Sept. 19.
The Fayetteville-Perry volleyball team was on the road for Saturday’s match at CCD, winning a match that lasted only three sets.
It was Fayetteville winning set one 25-15 to start off the match, and with a 25-10 win in set two it was the visiting Lady Rockets taking a 2-0 match lead.
The Lady Rockets capped off the match win with a 25-15 win in set three.
The Fayetteville squad suffered their sixth loss of the season by falling to CNE in a match that lasted three sets on Monday.
Coming off a 25-22 loss in set one, Fayetteville-Perry found themselves down 2-0 in the match with a 25-6 loss in set two.
CNE’s Gigi Beebe landed a serve to give her team an early 1-0 lead in set three. CNE would go on to score the next two points to take a 3-0 lead, but then it was the home-standing Lady Rockets rallying back behind the service of Alisa Stahl to tie the set at 3-3.
A 6-0 run put Fayetteville on top 6-3, but then it was CNE scoring the next three points to tie the game at six apiece.
A kill by CNE’s Katherine Kelley left Fayetteville trailing 7-6 in set three.
The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets found themselves on top once again, as a kill by Lexi Estes gave them a 10-9 advantage.
The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets rose to their biggest lead of the set, holding a 17-12 advantage after a kill by Taylor Cornett. But CNE would quickly chip away at the Fayetteville lead, and it was a spike by Kelley that landed for a point to tie the set at 19 apiece.
CNE upped their lead to 23-21, but a kill by Estes cut their lead to just one.
A kill by CNE’s Erika Gregston left Fayetteville trailing 24-22, but then it was a kill by Fayetteville’s Faith Stegbauer that sliced the CNE lead to just one once again.
Stegbauer came through with another kill to tie the set at 24 apiece, but it was CNE scoring the next two points to cap off a 26-24 win in set three and seal a 3-0 match victory.
The Fayetteville-Perry Lady Rockets were scheduled to be back in action Tuesday, Sept. 20 in a home match against the Eastern Lady Warriors, and on Sept. 21 they will host the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats for a Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest.