Details: September 20, 2010 at Bethany Christian High School. Senior night activities begin at 4:15 and the match begins at 4:30
Last Season Review: Fairfield defeated us twice, both 4-1 finals. The last time was in the Sectional semi-final.
3 Interesting Facts:
- Among our 8 common opponents, we have had the same scores against 6.
- We have either eliminated or been eliminated by Fairfield in the past 3 Sectionals.
- Every position, for both teams, has a 67% or higher winning percentage.
Fairfield Details: Fairfield is 15-1 on the season so far, with their only loss coming against Columbia City by a 3-2 score. Sound familiar? We also lost to Columbia City by the same score. They have defeated similar opponents to us throughout the year: Westview (3-2), Jimtown (5-0), Goshen (4-1), Concord (3-2), Fremont (5-0), Churubusco (5-0), and NorthWood (5-0).
Bethany Christian Details: We enter this match with a 12-1 record, our only loss was 3-2 to Columbia City back in August. We come off a good tournament over in Merrillville, which saw us advance 4 of 5 positions into the winners bracket.
Projected Fairfield Lineup:
#1S: Wyatt Stutuzman (14-2)
#2S: Josh Mullet (11-4)
#3S: Malachi Randolph (11-3)
#1D: Brad Shipley-Jordan Hostetler (14-2)
#2D: Josh Ketcham-Nate Kropf (12-4)
Outlook: This is the most evenly matched game that we've played this season. Our scores are incredibly even, even among specific positions. We've got advantages at some spots, they've got advantages in others. It is "Senior Night" for us, so perhaps we'll get a little boost of energy from that. In the end, I think that this match will simply come down to who plays better. I know that sounds simplistic, but with so little between us, it will just be on who performs. I liked the way we played this weekend, hopefully we can bring that energy and focus to the match tonight. This is a big one, let's be excited and confident.