Freshman Fillies beat Chanute, Coffeyville

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Register/Jocelyn Sheets
Alexa Fawson passes the volleyball during a recent home match for the Iola High School freshmen. On Tuesday, the freshman Fillies went 2-1 on the road at Chanute High School, beating the host school and Coffeyville and losing to Fort Scott.

CHANUTE — Iola High’s freshmen had a rough start in Tuesday’s road trip to Chanute to play three matches.
The Fillies lost to Fort Scott in three sets — 25-14, 9-25, 15-5 — plus starting setter Tessa Rowe went out with an injury.
Iola responded with back-to-back victories over Coffeyville and Chanute.
“The girls are really excited because they said they had never beaten Chanute in middle school volleyball,” said Casey Greenwood, IHS assistant coach. “We’re down to seven girls with Tessa’s injury. Reagan Ford, who had never set for us, stepped into the setter’s spot and did a great job.”
The Fillies beat Coffeyville 25-15, 25-12. Alexa Fawson served five aces and had three kills at the net for Iola.
Katie Thompson served up five aces and had one kill at the net. Reagan Ford had three service aces and Alyssa Zimmerman had two aces. Chanel Coyne had two kills. Breanna Stout downed a kill.
Iola and Chanute battled through two tight sets before the Fillies won, 25-23, 26-24. Fawson pounded down seven kills for Iola plus had one service ace.
Coyne had three service aces and Zimmerman had two aces. Stout had one service ace and one kill. Ford and Thompson had one ace serve each.
“I’m proud of the way all the girls played and the fact that we keep improving,” Greenwood said.
In the loss to Fort Scott, Zimmerman delivered seven service aces for Iola. Fawson had four ace serves and one kill.
Ford had two service aces while Stout and Rowe had one ace each. Coyne had a kill and Thompson downed two kills.
Iola (2-4) returns to action Sept. 19 in the Iola Freshman/C-team Invitational.