The Beatrice volleyball team had everything going Friday night in a sweep of Fairbury.

The Lady O defeated Fairbury 25-23, 25-14, 25-20 to improve their record to 7-5 on the season.

Mariah Allen had 12 kills to lead the offense while Devyn Burroughs had seven solo blocks to lead the defense. That, combined with 10 team ace serves was the combination needed to take care of the Lady Jeffs.

The first set proved to be the toughest for the Lady O. Fairbury jumped out to an early 6-4 lead, but three straight ace serves by Ava Lovitt gave Beatrice a 7-6 lead.

Fairbury bounced back to take a 12-9 lead and force a Beatrice timeout, but Fairbury was able to extend their lead to 14-10 out of the timeout.

Burroughs started a 4-0 run for Beatrice with a kill and she also finished the run with two blocks, tying the set at 14-14.

Fairbury scored four of the next five points to regain a 19-15 advantage, but Beatrice answered by scoring four of the next five points to get within one at 20-19, forcing a Fairbury timeout.

Fairbury scored two straight points to make it 22-19, but a kills by Mariah Allen and McKenzie Osborne got Beatrice back to within one at 22-21.

Fairbury's Leah Mach registered a kill to extend the lead back to 23-21 for the Lady Jeffs, but two straight points by Beatrice including a kill from Lovitt tied it at 23-23.

Fairbury took a timeout and out of that timeout, Allen registered a kill to give Beatrice the lead. A Fairbury error gave Beatrice the 25-23 win.

In the second set, the two teams were tied 4-4 before Beatrice scored nine of the next 10 points to take a 13-5 lead. During that run, Ally Thavenet had three ace serves and a kill while Allen had two kills.

Fairbury ended the run with a point, but kills by Osborne and Allen made it 15-6. Beatrice then extended their lead to 23-9. Fairbury scored five of the next six points to make it 24-14 before Beatrice finally put the set away 25-14.

The third set was tied 4-4 early before Beatrice scored four straight points, including two kills by Thavenet to make it 8-4.

Fairbury came back with three straight points, including a kill by Mikasa Lierman and a double block by Lierman and Jessa Eden. 

Beatrice came back with three of the next four points including a kill by Allen and an ace serve by Mak Hatcliff. Another ace serve by Osborne made it 13-9 and forced a Fairbury timeout.

Out of the timeout, Allen registered back-to-back kills to make it 15-9. Beatrice then extended their lead to 18-11, forcing another Fairbury timeout.

Fairbury battled back, though. They dwindled their deficit down to two at 20-18, but Beatrice scored four of the next five points to extend their lead back to 24-19.

Burroughs' solo block put the set away at 25-20 and the match away at 3-0.

In addition to Allen's 12 kills, Osborne and Thavenet had five kills each while Lovitt had three kills and Burroughs and Hailey Schaaf had a kill each.

Lovitt had 10 assists while Osborne had nine assists. Thavenet had four of Beatrice's ace serves while Lovitt had three and Osborne, Allen and Hatcliff had one ace serve each.

Burroughs had seven of Beatrice's nine blocks while Allen had the other two blocks. Hatcliff had 16 digs, Osborne had 14 digs and Allen and Lovitt had 11 digs each.

Sara Huss led Fairbury with 10 kills while Mikasa Lierman had eight kills, Jessa Eden had seven kills, Leah Mach had six kills and Janessa Swanda had one kill. Izze Schwab had 28 assists for the Lady Jeffs

Defensively, Eden, Huss and Lierman had three blocks each while Swanda had two blocks and Karly McCord and Schwab had a block each. Swanda had nine digs.

Beatrice will be in action again on Thursday when they host a triangular with York and Seward.

Fairbury drops to 7-7 on the season and will host HTRS on Tuesday.

Other Sunland scores

BDS def. Meridian, 25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-12 (3-1)

Diller-Odell def. Tri County, 18-25, 25-13, 25-8, 25-15 (3-1)

Falls City SH def. Lewiston, 25-8, 25-9, 25-15 (3-0)

Southern def. JCC, 25-19, 25-11, 23-25, 25-27, 15-9 (3-2)

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