FAIRBURY – The Beatrice volleyball team traveled west Thursday night and got a sweep of Fairbury.

The Lady O beat the Lady Jeffs in straight sets 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.

In the first set, Beatrice motored out to a 4-1 lead behind kills from Ally Thavenet and Devyn Burroughs, but Fairbury’s Sara Huss and Janessa Swanda came back with back-to-back kills to make it 4-3.

Beatrice’s scored the next four points to make it 8-3, mostly due to Fairbury errors. The Lady Jeffs called a timeout to regroup.

It worked, as Jessa Eden recorded a block out of the timeout and Swanda and Huss got kills to make it 8-6. Beatrice broke up the Fairbury run, but Huss came back with two more kills to make it 9-8.

Fairbury would tie it at 9-9, But Beatrice scored three in a row to make it 12-9. Thavenet scored two of those three points with kills.

Beatrice would maintain that small lead for a while, but Fairbury got back within one at 17-16. Beatrice answered with a 3-0 run behind two kills from Burroughs to make it 20-16. The Lady O was able to side out from there to the 25-19 win.

It took some time before either team could gain an advantage in the second set. It was back and forth early until the score was 10-9 when Beatrice scored five straight points to make it 15-9. Jessica Fujan and Thavenet had kills during the run and Monica Fujan had an ace serve.

Fairbury got within four at 15-11, but Beatrice re-extended the lead to 19-13. Fairbur would score four straight points to make it 19-17, but a kill by Burroughs and a block by Monica Fujan got Beatrice’s lead back to 21-17.

Mackenzie Osborne would have three kills down the stretch and Thavenet also had a kill to get Beatrice the 25-19 win.

Beatrice motored out to a 4-1 lead in the final set, but Fairbury fought back to tie it at 7-7. Beatrice scored three straight points to re-gain the advantage. After a Fairbury point, Thavenet and Burroughs registered kills to make it 12-8.

After another Fairbury points, Beatrice came back with two points including a kill from Jessica Fujan to make it 14-9.

Fairbury dwindled the lead back down to 14-12, but Beatrice scored six of the next seven points to open a 20-13 lead. They would be able to coast to the 25-15 win from there.

With the win, Beatrice improves to 7-5 on the season and will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Crete. Fairbury falls to 3-11 and will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to HTRS.

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