CANFIELD OH- In a season opener characterized by tenacious defense, United emerged victorious in a hard-fought road game against South Range, clinching a narrow 29-27 win.

Addy Blazer led the scoring efforts for United with a game-high 11 points, showcasing her offensive prowess. Grace Knight contributed 9 points in a valuable supporting role.

On the South Range side, Devin Sauerwein scored 8 points, while Sydney Penick added 7 points in a resilient effort.

United will now return home for their opener in their own gym on Thursday, hosting Lisbon. Meanwhile, South Range aims to bounce back from the close defeat as they face Boardman on Wednesday.