Varsity Boys Volleyball · Boys Volleyball Falls to Fairmont

The varsity boys volleyball team welcomed the Fairmont Firebirds to CHS for a rematch last night.  The Elks were looking for revenge after falling at Fairmont earlier in the season, 3-0.  A large, vocal crowd greeted both teams as these two rivals renewed their hostilities.

The visiting Firebirds came out swinging in the first set and rolled past the host Elks, 25-13, sending a strong message to the hosts that they had come to play and were intent on sweeping again.  The second set was much more competitive, but a late run by Fairmont lifted the visitors to a 25-21 win and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five match.  After trading points in the third set at the beginning, the Elks fell behind 12-8 and called a timeout.  They responded out of the timeout with an 8-0 run to take a 16-12 lead.  After Fairmont scored, the Elks closed the set on a 9-2 run to win, 25-15, and pull within 2-1.  The Elks came out strong in the fourth set, but could not maintain their momentum.  A big run by the Firebirds gave them a commanding lead.  The Elks made a run, but could not recover and lost set four, 25-19, to drop the match, 3-1.

In the opening match of the night, the JV A team also fell to the Firebirds, 2-0.

Now 4-14 on the year, the boys are back in action tomorrow night when they travel to Beavercreek High School to take on the Beavers.  JV B gets things started at 5:00, JV A follows at 6:00 and varsity wraps up the night at approximately 7:15.