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Demon Volleyball Hosts Fairfield for First Home Game of the Season

Posted: Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Washington Demon volleyball team makes their first home stand tonight against conference opponent Fairfield.

Washington has had some struggles after their win in the first game of the season, but with the first host game brings more Washington fans to fill the stands.

Washington is 1-7 this year, and in their last game against Mt. Pleasant, who beat Fairfield, Sydney Hoffman and Victoria Bennett led the team in kills with two each. Sam Mullens had four assists, and Hoffman added five digs to her numbers.

Fairfield is technically still ranked No. 15 in the state despite the loss to Mt. Pleasant and a 2-2 record. The Trojans are led by Marisa Repp in the kill category with 29, with Hanna Greiner right behind with 21. Sydney Burnett has 40 assists on the year and Cheyenne Laux has 69 digs.

Demon head coach Julianna Berg says she’s not worried about focusing on Fairfield, but rather brings her teams focus inward on her own team.

“We really just focus on us and what are we doing as a team, I know the girls get excited about the game and they want to look up stats and they want to kind of scout out the other team, and I tell them, ‘No let’s not even worry about the other team, let’s go in focused on us,’ because when you go in thinking some team is going to be great, or they have some outstanding hitter, or something like that, it can kind of be a mental distraction for you,” Berg said. “I look ahead at our schedule and I’m absolutely aware of who we are playing and kind of where they are in our conference but I’m not focused on that at all.”

Washington and Fairfield play tonight at Washington with the first serve around 7 P.M.