AUSTINTOWN OH- Falcons Beat Boardman on Senior Night
The Falcons and their seniors took to the court of Austintown Fitch High School for the last time this season.
As The Falcons faced, crosstown rival, and upcoming Boardman Spartans. Both teams brought the energy, as hundreds of fans lined the bleachers in celebration of a season that was.
Fitch jumped ahead 1 set to 0 after winning the first set by 10. After the excitement of senior night settled down, Boardman was able to cut the deficit in half, falling to The Falcons by just 5 in set 2.
By set 3, with their backs against the wall, The Spartans battled Fitch in a close one. However, The Lady Spartans remained resilient, downing the Falcons in set 3 by a score of 25-23. Thanks in part to the fantastic play of Jenna Olexa and Gia Triveri, each with 8 kills and a combined 28 digs between the two.
Set 4 was winding down to be a close one. With both teams exchanging scores until the late stages of the set.
Austintown had some key contributions by younger players, such as sophomore Afton Roby who had 3 blocks on the night. As well as junior Avery Rosko who stepped up as the libero for Fitch.
However, it was the captains for Austintown that came up big down the stretch. Jocelyn Jourdan, with her game leading 24 kills, helped fuel The Falcons to take a lead late in set 4. But it was senior Alyssa Leskovac that finished it off. After a long volley back and forth, a free ball sent over to Fitch, they got it to Leskovac. Ballgame.
Scores of the sets:
Set 1 Fitch 25 – Boardman 15
Set 2 Fitch 25 – Boardman 20
Set 3 Boardman 25 – Fitch 23
Set 4 Fitch 25 – Boardman 19
Key stats for the game
Fitch stat leaders
Jocelyn Jourdan: 24 Kills
Sammi Misik: 15 Digs
Erin Burke: 35 Assists
Afton Roby: 3 Blocks
Boardman stat leaders
Gia Triveri: 8 Kills, 18 Digs, 1 Block
Jenna Olexa: 8 Kills, 10 Digs, 1 Block
Cianna Johnson: 4 Kills, 3 Blocks
Gianna Cicchillo: 16 Digs
Kamryn Duritza: 23 Assists
Boardman will host Warren on Tuesday, October 12th for their senior night. As Fitch will travel to Poland to face The Bulldogs Monday, October 11th.
*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell